Sweet Pea Summer by Alys Murray / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @writeralys  



Full Bloom Farm #2

Can you ever really forget your first love?

It’s been eight long years since May Anderson’s high school sweetheart Tom Riley drove down Main Street in his truck, leaving Hillsboro—and May—in his rearview mirror. Now he’s back and, try as they might, the pair can’t avoid each other.

As Hillsboro prepares to host the prestigious North West Food and Wine Festival, Tom and May are reluctantly called in to plan the big event. Tom needs May’s help to repair his bad-boy reputation and, with the whole town counting on them, May and Tom need to learn to trust each other again.

May is determined to protect her heart, but a lot has changed since high school. She can’t help but notice how the skinny boy she used to know is now a man who perfectly fills out his button-down, and Tom can’t seem to tear his gaze away from May’s sweet smile. It’s clear old feelings are surfacing again, but there is a secret keeping them apart and, until they find the courage to face it, their second chance summer will be only that…




The author takes us back to Hillboro where we meet the Andersons again and it’s great to see them.

In the first part we are introduced to them, but the focus is on the second daughter Harper. Now the spotlight is on Amelia or better known as May, the youngest one.

Lying is when you don’t tell the truth. That’s not rocket science. You also lie though when people assume something is true and you know it isn’t but you choose to keep schtum to protect yourself.

You feel ashamed, but you are afraid to come clean. So you hide while you drown in regrets and wish you could turn back the clock and do it all very differently.

If you want a chance to make things better, there is only one thing to do: fess up and accept the consequences either good or bad …

It was great to be back in the small village. I love the way the people stand up for each other, but on the other hand it also means that they close ranks when they don’t like what they think you have done. It’s a two edged sword.

True love always wins. Sometimes you have to climb some huge mountains to get there, but when you keep believing, you will get there.

I suppose the author will treat us to the story of Rose next time. Looking forward to it. 4 stars.

Thank you, Alys Murray and Bookouture


About the author

Alys Murray is an author who writes for the romantic in all of us. Though she graduated with a degree in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a Master’s in Film Studies from King’s College London, her irrepressible love of romance led her to a career as an author, and she couldn’t be happier to write these stories! Currently splitting time between her home state of Louisiana and London, she enjoys kissing books, Star Wars, and creating original pie recipes for all of her books. Tobey Maguire is her Spider-Man. 


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