by Mignon Mykel
Loving Meadows, #1
Publication Date: December 19, 2016
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Synopsis: He calms me.
An unexpected long-distance friendship showed Gracelyn Dewey the ease of some relationships. Very few people could get past her walls and even then, fewer had the ability to see through her anxieties.
With him, she finds more—but circumstances wouldn’t allow them to keep it. Instead, they find an easy friendship with one another.
Until it wasn’t easy any more.
She grounds me.
In his line of work, Sawyer Meadows sees some gut wrenching things. He sees broken people, wounded people, fearful people. He loves his job, yet is losing a piece of himself in the mix.
But there was always her. Drawn to her quiet smile, he has always known she was meant to be something special to him.
A fact that became painfully evident when she found someone else to hold her.
Somewhere along the way, we lost it.
They are given one weekend together to fix their friendship.
The days can’t go off without any hitches though. When her recent past and his career collide, they’ll have to decide—is the distance enough to keep them apart? Or are they through letting everything else dictate their happiness?
She’s my saving grace, and I plan on saving her in the process.
This is my first book by Mignon Mykel, and I’ve already added her others to my TBR list. I loved this story and the characters. I’m a huge fan of the friends-to-lovers trope. The author seamlessly brought the past and present together to give us glimpses into Sawyer and Grace’s five years of friendship and their falling in love with one another. What I loved most about this book was the fact that they both felt that instant sense of peace when they were near each other. Sawyer settled Grace’s anxiety, and Grace grounded Sawyer from the horrors he witnessed as a detective. Sawyer was such a sweet and caring man. I loved his closeness with his sister and his patience and understanding towards Grace. And I liked Grace’s light-hearted attitude and loving nature when she wasn’t in her head. It was clear they belonged together and that they were both fighting their feelings. I enjoyed how their story unfolded and was surprised by the author’s ability to incorporate so much detail within this short story.
ABOUT MIGNON MYKEL
Mignon Mykel is the author of the Prescott Family series, as well as the short-novella erotic romance series, O’Gallagher Nights. When not sitting at Starbucks writing whatever her characters tell her to, you can find her hiking in the mountains of her new home in Arizona.