After abandoning her daughter with her brother, Kaitlyn Reed feels like everyone is judging her past, in At Home in Last Chance by Cathleen Armstrong. It doesn’t help that everyone in Last Chance, New Mexico seems to know everything about everyone. Steven Braden also feels the judgment from others in the town. When his brother put his life on hold to run Steven’s bar, and then Steven decided he didn’t want to own a bar once returning home, he felt disapproval from his family and the town. Against her better judgment, and the advice of others, Kaitlyn decides to give Steven and chance. Soon, Kaitlyn, her daughter Olivia, and Steven are spending time with each other. The book looks at their relationship and if they can overcome the past, while also dealing with the illness of a family member.
I really enjoyed this book and the relationship between Kaitlyn and Steven. They both helped the other find out what they wanted out of their lives while learning that you don’t always have to be the person you were in the past. Although I read other books in this series, I think this would read well as a stand-alone book because there is enough of an introduction to the other characters in the series. It was great to read about some of the other characters and where their lives have gone after the first two books in the series.
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