All This Time past times Melissa Tagg

All This Time took me, well, all this time to read for 1 unproblematic reason: I didn’t desire the Walker Family serial to come upwards to an end!

(Yes, that is a bad joke, but I don’t apologize for it!)

Bear McKinley’s past times refuses to permit go. 

Ten years ago, Bear gave upwards everything—his liberty together with his reputation—for his mess of a family. But subsequently years of distance together with likewise many attempts at starting over, he lastly has a novel life doing noble operate inward Brazil . . . until his past times catches upwards to him 1 time again. Suddenly he finds himself dorsum inward Maple Valley, charged amongst the assist of his missing brother’s children, convinced he’s out of minute chances to brand his life count. And yet, amongst every solar daytime that passes, these kids, this quirky town together with the adult woman he never stopped missing assist field the holes inward his heart. Maybe this is the fresh start he’s been longing for all along. But every bit his newfound promise grows, together with thus does the mystery surrounding his brother’s activities—and when the threat reaches into the lives of those he loves, it’s clear he can’t run away this time.

Fear holds Raegan’s futurity captive. 

Raegan Walker is fine. She’s happy working a slew of part-time jobs, yet living inward her childhood chamber together with rarely venturing from her hometown. At least, that’s what she tells everyone . . . together with herself. But she can’t assist wondering what might’ve happened if she hadn’t abandoned her fine art together with thus many years ago—and if Bear McKinley had never left. When Bear returns together with she’s commissioned for a icon that only mightiness revive her artistic ambition all inward 1 week, it’s fourth dimension to lastly achieve for to a greater extent than than fine. But doing together with thus way facing the fears that accept held her dorsum all this time, including admitting the hush-hush she’s kept from Bear together with her family. With her dream together with her ticker on the line, how much volition Raegan accept to jeopardy to lastly chase her happy ending?

Ah, Bear together with Raegan. I’ve been waiting for their storey for what seems similar forever … together with directly that I’ve lastly read it, I tin give the axe tell that it was only every bit wonderful every bit I’d hoped!

When readers showtime met Bear together with Raegan inward Tagg’s Walker Family prequel novella Three Little Words, they were “just” friends. Their friendlationship continued throughout the series. Raegan evidently wanted more, but they both knew it was only a affair of fourth dimension earlier Bear would live leaving. I e’er idea that was a lame excuse for non beingness together—Bear could modify his heed together with stay, or Raegan could exit amongst him. But All This Time finally makes clear why that couldn’t happen: Bear’s past times compelled him to leave, together with Raegan’s fears compelled her to stay.

Much of the novel focuses on Bear’s together with Raegan’s private journeys … journeys that practise destination upwards overlapping. Bear desperately wants to exit his past times behind—the past times he hid from everyone inward Maple Valley. But it keeps coming dorsum to haunt him, together with when he returns to Maple Valley, it’s amongst his niece together with nephew—part of that past—in tow. Raegan has kept things hidden, too—her fears, a panic disorder, together with her truthful emotions—in large business office because she never recovered from her mother’s death. Bear together with Raegan lastly plow to each other every bit they operate through their issues, together with the resulting romance is only every bit sweetness together with swoon-worthy every bit I’d hoped it would be!

I absolutely loved this novel—it has romance, identify unit of measurement drama, suspense, together with a surprise ending that was together with thus perfectly Bear & Raegan that I wondered why I didn’t anticipate it. It’s a cracking determination to the Walker Family series, together with I’m deplorable to exit Maple Valley behind! 5 stars.

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Read my reviews of the Walker Family books Three Little Words (5 stars), From the Start (5 stars), together with Like Never Before (5 stars) together with the “Walker-adjacent” novellas One Enchanted Christmas (5 stars) together with One Enchanted Eve (5 stars).

Melissa Tagg is a erstwhile reporter, electrical flow nonprofit grant author together with full Iowa girl. She writes romantic comedies inward the banter-filled mode of her favorite 1930s together with 40s classic films. The minute majority inward her pop Walker Family series, Like Never Before, was named past times Publishers Weekly to their saltation 2016 “Religion together with Spirituality” Top 10 list. When she’s non writing she tin give the axe live flora hanging out amongst the coolest identify unit of measurement ever, watching old movies, together with daydreaming nearly her following book. Melissa loves connecting amongst readers at together with on Facebook together with Instagram.

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