Best friends once, lovers never, yet an attraction that can't be ignored.
Five years ago, Julia Bell walked away from her life the moment her high school diploma was in her hand. She left her family and friends behind to start over and escape the chokehold of small town life in Benton Hill. But an urgent call from her little sister brings Julia back to her hometown wholly unprepared for what awaits her.
Ben Miller was always the nice guy. Just before high school graduation, he stepped out of that role hoping to capture the heart of the woman he loved. Instead, in quick succession he lost the girl, and the future he worked so hard to achieve.
Even though Julia and Ben are drawn to each other, echoes of the past block them at every turn. Secrets are exposed, and reality needs to be dealt with if they can ever hope to move past the bittersweet junction that pulled them apart.
Julia Bell left her small town five years ago, and everyone in it, without looking back. Now she is home after being lured there under false pretenses. What she finds waiting for her is more than she could have ever expected. Julia feels betrayed immediately, and it is going to take a lot to get her to overcome that. We follow Julia as her return home stirs up memories that she would have preferred to leave buried. She is confronted by her past with her best friend Ben, her ex-boyfriend, Mike, and her sister, Clary. I loved the interaction of the characters. There was a closeness between them all that I felt connected to.
Julia is forced to face these people and take a long look at herself. This book is a coming of age, emotional roller coaster ride that I didn't want to get off of. Once I started reading, I didn't put the book down until I finished. This is a great journey of leaving, loving, and second chances.
I give Bittersweet Junction by Ivy Sinclair 5 stars. Really great read!
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