Thursday, June 7, 2018

C Reviews: Just Look Up by Courtney Walsh

Series: Harbour Pointe #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Tyndale House
Released: July 4, 2017
416 pages
About the Book:
After tirelessly climbing the ranks of her Chicago-based interior design firm, Lane Kelley is about to land her dream promotion when devastating news about her brother draws her back home—a quaint tourist town full of memories she’d just as soon forget. With her cell phone and laptop always within reach, Lane aims to check on her brother while staying focused on work—something her eclectic family doesn’t understand.

Ryan Brooks never expected to settle down in Harbor Pointe, Michigan, but after his final tour of duty, it was the only place that felt like home. Now knee-deep in a renovation project that could boost tourism for the struggling town, he is thrilled to see Lane, the girl he secretly once loved, even if the circumstances of her homecoming aren’t ideal.

Their reunion gets off to a rocky start, however, when Ryan can’t find a trace of the girl he once knew in the woman she is today. As he slowly chips away at the walls Lane has built, secrets from his past collide with a terrible truth even he is reluctant to believe. Facing a crossroads that could define his future with Lane and jeopardize his relationship with the surrogate family he’s found in the Kelleys, Ryan hopes Lane can see that maybe what really matters has been right in front of her all along—if only she’d just look up.

My Rating & Thoughts:    🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟    (5 stars)

I loved this book. Courtney Walsh has quickly become one of my favorite authors. I felt like i connected with the characters, but also I loved the theme of looking up from the phone/tablet/computer, etc and being present in the moment with family and friends, as this is something that I have been making an effort to focus on in my life.

Both Lane and Ryan are dealing with past issues and struggles. Ryan recognizes that his old school days crush, Lane has changed from who she was when they were growing up and he sets out to help her through the process if healing her past hurts and help her to look up. As Lane lets down the walls in her life and starts to heal her issues, she realizes that what she thought she wanted and had been pursuing in life was really just trying to fill in those wounds and was not what she truly wanted. I enjoyed seeing her change and heal emotionally.

I recommend this book and I am looking forward to the next installment in this series, Just Let Go, which has just released earlier this week!

(I purchased my copy of this book, opinions expressed in this review
are my honest opinion and completely my own.)


Other Books by Courtney: 
Change-of-Heart_thumb  Hometown Girl  Just Let Go 

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