Review: Follow Your Arrow by A.M. Willard

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☆☆➹⁀☆ 4 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

What It’s About:

All I wanted to do was run my bookstore, forget my failed marriage, and escape my past. But life on a tiny island makes that tough, especially when rumors are swirling that Justin Albott, famous mystery writer and my first love, is returning to the island.

I’ve watched his career. Stocked my bookstore with hardcovers that bear his glossy photo. There seems to be two sides to his personality. The online persona, who smiles when prompted, and the one that I remember—the thief of hearts. The one who just walked into my store and crooked that familiar grin.

We’ve both changed over the years. I’m no longer married, and he’s no longer the boy who left me behind.

I’d give anything to know why he’s really come back and if that kiss between us was real.

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My Thoughts:

Follow Your Arrow is a sweet romance with a little mystery thrown in.  I was not expecting the mystery aspect of this story, and that was a nice little bonus from author A.M. Willard.

Childhood friends and love-interests, Leslie and Justin, were torn apart by circumstances beyond their control.  When Justin left their small hometown, he left behind a girl who loved him fully. When bookstore owner, Leslie, is confronted by the return of the successful author, Justin, she erects another foot on the cement wall she has built around her heart.

Follow Your Arrow is a very angsty read; Leslie hides from her problems and feelings, and Justin’s excuses for staying away are weak.  Ms. Willard’s main characters are interesting, but the two secondary characters are incredible.  Justin and Leslie are encouraged to explore their loves and losses by their good friends, Haddie and Elliot; these two deserve a story of their own!

While the second-chance romance was good, it would have been great if the mystery aspect had been further explored throughout the story.  To some degree, I felt the mystery was added in merely to create a conflict for the story’s zenith.  None-the-less, Follow Your Arrow is a lovely romance with a message of following your heart and your destiny.  How could a book lover not love a romance involving an author and a bookstore owner?


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About the author: Bestselling Author, A.M. Willard resides in Savannah, Georgia. She joined the Peach State many years ago after leaving the crystal blue waters and sugary white sand behind from the Panhandle of Florida. She’s also known for being a wife, mother, and caretaker for her farm animals. A.M. loves anything sassy, glittery, and is a sucker for the Hallmark Channel. That last one might be the reason she believes in soulmates or it could be because she married her high school sweetheart for twenty years ago.

After releasing her first novella series back in 2014, A.M. set out on a new goal to bring her readers a broad range of romantic stories from her desk. This includes Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance, and from time to time some Sexy Romance.

A.M. is an active member of RWA (Romance Writers of America).


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