One Love; One and Only #4 (Series)
by Christie Ridgway (Author)
This review is from: July 16, 2017 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
It’s been ten years, but when Alexander “Zan” Elliott walked back into Mackenzie “Mac” Walkers life it felt like a punch to the gut as the emotions swept over her.
Ten years ago Zan walked out and never made any promises that he’d be back, effectively taking Mac’s heart with her. He may not have made any promises to return, but with each year he was away a postcard would arrive from an unknown destination, with no return address, signed only -Z.
Mac had not way of reaching out to him, no way of truly closing off the past, and he made sure she never forgot him. She hated him for it.
So when Zan Elliot came waltzing back into town Mackenzie Walker had a few choice words for him. She was no longer a love sick teenager. She was a woman with a mind of her own and she planned to tell him what she thought of him and his leaving and especially his postcards.
Zan left ten years ago, a promise he’d made to his grandfather to leave the mountain. Zan has traveled the world and now that his grandfather had passed, he was back to settle the estate. Zan wasn’t sure how long he planned to stay, but one thing was certain, he wanted Mac for as long as he could have her.
Ten years wasn’t long enough to squash the burning desire he left behind when he left Blue Arrow Lake. She may be a woman and not the young teenager he left behind, but he was still drawn to her like a moth to a flame. If only his family secrets didn’t hurt her and her family during his stay maybe he wouldn’t break her heart when he left this time.
This second chance love story is filled with family and is the fourth in the One and Only series. I hadn’t read the previous three books, but I had no trouble jumping right in and following along.
Along with Zan and Mac’s story there is a second storyline involving a second chance love story weaved in. It involves the couple, Tilda Smith and Ash Robbins. I thoroughly enjoyed reading their story just as much as reading Zan and Mac’s. Their second chance at love is somewhat similar, but they are younger which means they have different problems to face in regards to if they want to be together.
Reading both stories simultaneously was a big reminder when it comes to age difference. A few years makes all difference when it comes to life decisions and whether it is the right time to make them. A teenager with school or just beginning life has huge obstacles before them, where as a young twenty-four or twenty-five year old is just that much more of an adult. Excellent job Christie Ridgway.