Title: Where the Heart Lies
Publisher: Carina Press
Pub Date: July 16th , 2012
Author: Michelle Garren Flye
Received From: NetGalley
All widowed Alicia Galloway has left of her war-hero husband are the flag that draped his coffin and his final wishes: to move to his hometown, take over the family bookstore and enjoy a simple, quiet life with their two small children. When she arrives, her husband's best friend makes that new life anything but simple. How can she be so drawn to Liam Addison?
Liam only intended to help Alicia get settled. But one unexpected kiss awakens his long-held forbidden feelings. Soon, the town busybodies swoop in to warn Alicia away from him. Because no matter the man he's become, he'll never live down his reputation as town troublemaker and wolfish womanizer.
No one wants the war hero's sweet widow and the supposedly former bad boy together. But the more everyone tries to keep them apart, the closer he and Alicia get. And the more determined Liam is to prove he's a changed man. Will it be enough to convince Alicia to let a new love in her life?
By the title of this book I truly expected to find characters lying to one another over and over again, but instead I found some great characters and relationships. Alicia is the widow of a war hero, following through with a plan they had made together to move to his hometown and take over his Father's bookstore. With two young kids and a hard road ahead of her she is greeted by her late husband Ty's high school best friend. Liam has a reputation the precedes him and as it turns out eyes for Alicia.
Together they must conquer the small town talk, determine their feelings, handle more loss, and some very old secrets. But these things they can and will do. This was a great book with likable characters and a few interesting surprises, all things that kept me engaged.