I really do enjoy a good second chance love story and Circling Back is definitely a good one. Stella leaves town with a broken heart and a baby on the way. The two guys that she grew up being best friends with and became even more than that had kept a secret from her. She leaves without a word and gives up her baby for adoption. I loved that it was an open adoption and she was able to have a relationship with her child. I also wasn't thrilled with the fact that she denied that same option to the father. When her daughter forces her hand years later, she comes home to face the men she left behind. To say they are shocked is mild which is totally understandable. This also makes the threesome clear the air on what happened years ago and realize that there are still feelings shared between them. I really enjoyed their story.
I give Circling Back 4 hearts!
A second chance is only the beginning...
Stella fled home at seventeen with a broken heart, an unplanned pregnancy, and a vow never to look back. Twenty years later, she has a career she enjoys and a solid relationship with the child she placed for open adoption. When that child goes in search of her birth father and calls for assistance, Stella is forced to return to her hometown and face the men who broke her heart, one of whom fathered her child.
Gavin and Holden raised a lot of hell as teenagers. They broke the law, broke their mother's hearts, and almost broke each other before they finally got their act together. Through all the ups and downs, they stuck by each other and managed to build a happy life together. The one thing they couldn’t do was forget the woman they’d loved and lost.
Forced to face the past and each other after so many years is no small feat. The trio does their best to make amends and put the past behind them while forging new bonds. Old feelings are rekindled and new emotions emerge from the ashes of their youthful indiscretions. Something remarkable could be on the horizon if they’re strong enough to navigate the pitfalls of a triad relationship and stand strong against the outside forces conspiring to bring them to their knees.
Amanda Young lives in Virginia with her husband, daughter, and two pampered pooches. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found chasing after a mischievous toddler or daydreaming about the characters in her next book. She loves to hear from her readers, and can be found on Facebook and Twitter. Her website, www.amandayoung.org, is where you can find up-to-date information on all of Amanda’s current and upcoming releases.