Author: S.L. Scott
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 22, 2017
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.
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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.”
3.5 Stars - Worth a Reader's Time
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Sometimes you meet the right person, but for some reason the life and fate intervene and the time isn't right. Jason and Delilah are former small town sweethearts who've had life intervene and now find themselves with a potential second chance.
Jason is a character we met in the Savage duet and having seen him there, some of the baggage he brings home with him makes sense. After meeting Jason in the Savage duet, it was interesting to get to know him better here. There were times when it was a little difficult to reconcile the sweet and romantic man here with the character we've met previously.
Delilah carries her own baggage from the relationship she had after her split with Jason. She is a character that I liked, empathized with, and rooted for, but she is also one of the things I struggled with a little bit as I read.
I genuinely enjoyed Solace and had a hard time putting it down once I got started reading. It was captivating to see the years fade away and a relationship being rebuilt. That being said, there were several things I struggled with as I read. I think some of them fall under the heading of me being nit picky, so I'm not going to list them all. The biggest two were Delilah and the town where they lived. I had a hard time understanding why if Delilah and Jason had the great relationship the both felt like they did, she let outside forces cause her doubt and set situations into motion. In terms of the town, the reactions to Jason being back and how town's people treated Delilah (and allowed her to be treated) stumped me.
These issues weren't enough to keep me from reveling in the sweet and swoony moments between our reunited sweethearts and I am curious to see if Ms. Scott shares Shelby's (Delilah's sister) story with us in the future.
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Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro.
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