Return to Hummingbird Way
Includes a bonus novella
by Reese Ryan
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Pub Date 25 Apr 2023 | Archive Date 30 Oct 2023
In this heartwarming small‑town romance, can three months, two planning projects, and a meddling grandmother finally make two high school hate crushes see just how right they are for each other?
Ambitious real estate agent Sinclair Buchanan is ecstatic to be her best friend’s maid-of-honor—until she discovers the best man is Garrett Davenport. Sin and Rett’s mutual hate crush ignited when they were teens and hasn’t let up since . . . except for that one extremely hot (and extremely regrettable) night they shared five years ago.
Nothing gets Rett fired up like going toe-to-toe with Sinclair. She’s as infuriatingly stubborn, and as absolutely gorgeous, as when he fell for her back in high school. Working together to plan their best friends’ last-minute wedding is one thing, but when his matchmaking grandmother gets involved Rett knows he’s in deep. Attraction has always simmered between them, but this time, they’re both in danger of losing their hearts.
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Reese Ryan has done it again. A romantic entanglement between former mortal enemies.
If you are looking for a storyline that touches on family dynamics, carrying around baggage and trying to find that elusive thing called love then Return to Hummingbird Way is the book for you. The story starts out rather slow in the beginning and I can attribute that to some of the backstory. One of the main character Sinclair was annoying and a little selfish in the beginning but her character began to evolve as the story progressed and she was able to shed some of that baggage she was carrying. Garrett was misunderstood by some but displayed a genuine love for Mama Mae that was very touching and will have you in your feelings. Mama Mae was a hoot and a half and will have you laughing at some of her matchmaking schemes.
This story gave you history, love had some moments that will make you think. Garrett was faced with things that occurred when he was a child that carried over into his adulthood. Overcoming that displayed his growth and perseverance as he got older.
You will love this journey to uncovering love and forgiveness.
I absolutely loved every minute of this book! It’s a very touching, small town, enemies to lovers romance.
Garrett and Sinclair were perfect for each other, according to everyone in town. I love that they’d secretly pined for each other since they were kids and referred to each other as a hate-crush. For some reason that was really cute to me! Their relationship was mature from start to finish which is a huge plus for me! I stan a book that opts for good adult communication rather than the third act breakup than gives the MCs a sudden epiphany! It was a nice touch that Rett was the one stopping Sin from walking away from hard conversations. We love a man who’s not scared to do the work a relationship takes!
Amongst Rett and Sin’s beautiful love story, we also get intertwining stories of friendship and family. The story goes on a journey with the MCs as they learn new things about themselves, each other, and the town they grew up in. It felt like a true grown and sexy novel, emphasis on the grown! There was banter without immaturity. Disagreements without dramatics. This was well done, an easy 5⭐️!
Return to Hummingbird Way by Reese Ryan was my first book by this author and I’m glad to say I adored it.
Ryan has written a meaningful, touching, and beautiful small town romance story.
I really enjoyed her style of writing. It was sweet but also real.
The characters are relatable and realistic.
The story was captivating and I couldn't put it down.
I look forward to reading more of this authors work!
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