Always a Love Song by Charley Clarke is one second chance romance that I am so glad I was able to read. It’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed such a beautiful love story.
This is the tale of Bridget Callahan and Alexandra (Alex) Marlow. At the beginning of the book, Bridget is a popular pop singer who has just broken up with her fianceé, a famous actor. She decides to go to her home town for a little time away, and to work on writing songs with her fellow songwriter for her new album. This will be the first visit in five years though. The reason she has been avoiding going home is her first love, who owns a bar in the small town. There are still hard feelings between Bridget and Alex, and their first encounters are very strained, but can they both overcome their broken hearts and hurt feelings to reconnect in some way?
I am delighted at how well this story is written. The depth of the characters, the strength of the plot and its progression, the way the author uses flashbacks in the perfect spots to compliment the tale, and the emotions she creates with this story is just excellent. I believe this is the author’s debut full length novel. If it is, I can’t wait to read more of her work. If you love a great, well-written second chance romance, then this is the book for you.
I received an ARC from Ylva Publishing for an honest review.