4.5 Enchanting Stars! What a fun, intriguing, and sexy, second chance romance! I love the concept of this story with it's touch of mystery and enchanting scavenger hunt! Presley and Hunter are young lovers making plans for their future. Presley was blindsided and heartbroken when Hunter leaves suddenly on a secret adventure. In the years that follow, She works hard to heal her heart and become a successful Art Curator while Hunter became a famous adventurer. When Presley has the chance of a lifetime to find buried treasure, she wasn't expecting to be teamed up with the one man she never got over. Hunter is excited to have a second chance to make things right with Presley. Presley and Hunter work together uncovering a seductive puzzle through clues from the old Valentino letters, that takes them on a scavenger hunt. As they research the clues, they easily fall back into their flirty banter filled with steamy innuendo. They also begin to dissect each others love lives, causing old feelings to resurface. They soon discover that their approach to treasure seeking is completely different and they're involved for very different reasons. Can they trust each other when they start to uncover the mystery? I had so much fun watching them work together so skillfully, playing off each others strengths. I loved how their relationship unfolded synonymously with the beautiful love story that was described through the Valentino Love Letters. All through this adventure, I also enjoyed seeing Presley and Hunter change and grow, wanting the others success more than their own. This story was so much fun and the twists and turns this adventure took were exciting, and kept me engaged from the very start. The ending surprised me and I loved how sweet, and enchanting it was. I was completely captivated by this unique, irresistible, and seductive romance.
Sweet, angsty read. PS It’s Always Been You is a swoony, angsty second chance romance by one of my top authors, Lauren Blakely. Presley Turner and Hunter Armstrong had a short, steamy romance ten years ago, but separately to pursue their careers. Now, ten years later, fate has brought them back together. Hunter is keen to get their va-va-voom going again, but Presley knows she’d never survive the heartache she suffered the first time around. But, Hunter has his ways. There’s a mystery to be solved and only he and Presley can uncover the answers. All too soon she finds herself alone with him and it’s like they’d never parted. Unfortunately, she was right about the heartbreak awaiting her and it’s all down to Mr Armstrong. He’s got his work cut out for him to make things right with the girl he never forgot. Hunter was a sexy, hot guy, but he was a bit of an idiot too. He made some questionable decisions and Presley should have stuck to her guns a bit longer than she did. I loved how it all ended though. Love does redeem us after all.
Great second chance romance for Hunter and Presley. They spent 6 romantic months together and she thought they would be together forever but that was not the case. Fast forward 10 years and they are brought back together on an amazing scavenger hunt. You will get two romances in this story and fall in love with both couples, old and new. Loved this read. I highly recommend this fun read to find an escape. I read an early review copy of this book and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.