Published by Self on 09/22/2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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He puts the Bad in bad boy.
She puts the Sweet in sweetheart.
When a hired gun burns out from the life he’s been living, he returns to the small country town where rumors run rampant and everyone goes to church on Sunday.
With sins and secrets trailing Jason Koster home, he is searching for redemption in hopes of living a life less complicated. He didn’t expect to find the only girl he ever loved now a recently single woman running her family farm.
Delilah Noelle never needed much, but she wanted Jason Koster—one time love of her life. When misunderstandings tear the former beauty queen and quarterback apart, can a second chance heal their broken hearts?
Will the years and circumstances that have passed be too much to bridge the distance to a future together?
Solace is a heartwarming small town romance with plenty of action and swoons that will have this hometown hero vying for the affections of his high school sweetheart.
Author: S.L. Scott
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 22, 2017
Solace by S.L Scott was an emotional and heartwarming second chance at romance story. This is a standalone, however, it does feature Jason Koster, who we first meet in The Kingwood Duet. You do not have to read the duet to read this book. They are separate stories; however, The Kingwood duet is a great read as well, just saying.
The Jason we see in Solace is different. He is at a crossroads in life and heads back home. Feeling a bit lost and restless, he needs time to decide what is next for him. With Delilah, we see a side of Jason that is sweet and romantic. The demons from the last few years haunt him, but being home begins to bring him some peace and direction.
Delilah’s life has not been an easy one. She is now running her family’s farm alone and has had her own’s struggles. Even so, she was strong and confident. Because of what has happened to her in the time he was gone, she is weary of letting Jason in again. But she is drawn to the man he is now.
Jason and Delilah were young sweethearts who loved each other deeply, but circumstances drove them apart. The years they spend apart were hard for both of them, but once they are face-to-face again, the old feelings are still there and stronger than ever. Can they find a way back to each other or is too late for them?
I loved Solace. It was romantic, full of hope and really a sweet story. The drama and angst were on the light side. I was captivated by the story and the characters. Jason and Delilah have so much history, chemistry and love for each other. You could feel it with every word. This was a beautiful second chance at love story and a must read!
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I used to think she couldn’t resist me, but she had no problem earlier this week. I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve when it comes to Ms. Noelle. Let’s see if she still can. “I’ll be right back.”
“What?” my mom asks, watching me get out of the car. “Where are you going? The light’s going to turn green any second.”
I keep walking.
She sees me. Even though her pretty eyes are hidden behind big sunglasses, I can figure they’re probably damn wide right now. Reaching for the truck door lock, her finger pushes it down just as I arrive. She can kid herself like that. She knows deep down that I’ll never hurt her, but I might pressure her into giving me a little of her time.
Standing on the other side of her door, I knock. Delilah finally looks up and points at the light. It’s green. I shrug. I make the lame twist of the wrist roll down your window motion with my hand because I have a feeling she might not understand if I pretend to push a button to roll it down.
“Get back in your car, Jason,” she says through the glass.
“No. Roll down your window.” To sugarcoat it, I add, “Please.”
“What do you mean why? I want to talk to you and I don’t want shout through the glass.”
Huffing, the glass slides down slowly. “What is it?” She keeps her hands on the steering wheel and her grip seems to tighten just a bit.
She glances my way, so I say, “I want to see you.”
“You’re seeing me, Jason, so if that’s all there is, I’ll be going no—”
The glass starts to roll up, but I clamp my palm over it. She releases the button and looks up at me. “I don’t know what happened the other day, what turned your mood so quickly, but I’d like another chance for us to talk this time.”
“It’s not a good idea.”
“It’s a great idea, actually. All you have to say is yes.”
My smile tilts into a smirk. “You haven’t changed much.”
“Then you haven’t been paying attention.”