Melanie Wolfe is back home following her father's
death, in order to take over the family operation in
Snowberry Creek. Giving up her librarian job in Spokane
wouldn't have been her first choice, but Snowberry Creek was
her great-great-grandfather's creation, and the family has a
reputation to uphold. Only two Wolfe's are left in town
now; Melanie and her mother Sandra.
While visiting her father's grave, she spies a lone soldier
standing at a nearby grave. Thinking he might be there for
the wedding of a soldier that was in his troop, Melanie
approaches and nearly faints to see Spencer Lang standing in
front of his own stone, alive and back from Afghanistan.
Spence was to marry Callie Redding, his best friend, but is
about to find out Nick Jenkins, a friend and fellow
soldier, has claimed that roll.
Spence follows Melanie to the wedding, which ends up being
the worst shock imaginable for everyone. Spence makes a
fool of himself when he's unable to contain his rage.
Worrying about Spence, Melanie follows him to a bar where he
settles into console himself with booze. Spence becomes
completely incoherent and unable to function, so Melanie
takes him home to the Wolfe mansion to sober him up. The
town bad boy was not someone Melanie's parents wanted for
her, even though she carried a torch through school for
Spence. She agrees to rent the cottage to Spence until he
can clear up some financial and legal issues before moving
on, and the attraction quickly becomes more for both. When
Spence sets up a loan as co-signer for Melanie through the
bank so she won't lose the family company, he has to find a
way to get the proud woman to accept his help. Melanie is
only concerned about losing Spence when he decides to hit
the road on his Harley again. Something has to penetrate
Spence's hard shell to accept life again.
I enjoyed the plot of A REASON TO LOVE by Alexis Morgan and
the various emotions of each of the characters. Following
the emotional state of a man coming back from Afghanistan,
and after being held captive and living the horrors of a
war, is a roller coaster of what this man and others have
endured. I have not had the pleasure of reading any other
works by Alexis Morgan, but I am impressed with her deep and
adventurous weave between love and hate. I'm entranced with
A REASON TO LOVE which compelled me to keep reading to the
very last page which is just as passionate and heartwarming
as the first page.
After a devastating tour in Afghanistan, all Spencer Lang
wants is for life to return to normal. But when he rides
into his hometown on his Harley, he learns that his friends
and family have tried to move past their heartbreak since he
was reported killed-in-actionâ€”and the woman he loved is
about to marry his best friend. Now, all he can do is pick
up the pieces of his life.
Years ago Melanie Wolfe left town, with no intention of ever
coming back. But when her father dies, she reluctantly
returns home to salvage the family business. Reuniting with
Spencer, her high school crush, complicates the already
thorny situation, especially when she begins losing her
heart to him all over again.
As Spencer and Melanie work to restore order to her familyâ€™s
company, two damaged hearts face an unexpected new future
that is filled with possibilities and love.