Return to Hummingbird Way (Holly Grove Island #2) by Reese Ryan #bookreview #contemporary #romance

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Title: Return to Hummingbird Way

Author: Reese Ryan

Publisher: Forever

Publication Date: April 25, 2023

Page Count: 529

My rating: 4 stars

About the book:

In this heartwarming small‑town romance, can three months, two planning projects, and a meddling grandmother finally make two high school hate crushes see just how right they are for each other? 

Ambitious real estate agent Sinclair Buchanan is ecstatic to be her best friend’s maid-of-honor—until she discovers the best man is Garrett Davenport. Sin and Rett’s mutual hate crush ignited when they were teens and hasn’t let up since . . . except for that one extremely hot (and extremely regrettable) night they shared five years ago. 

Nothing gets Rett fired up like going toe-to-toe with Sinclair. She’s as infuriatingly stubborn, and as absolutely gorgeous, as when he fell for her back in high school. Working together to plan their best friends’ last-minute wedding is one thing, but when his matchmaking grandmother gets involved Rett knows he’s in deep. Attraction has always simmered between them, but this time, they’re both in danger of losing their hearts.

Return to Hummingbird Way by Reese Ryan is the second book in the contemporary romance Holly Grove Island series. As with a lot of romance series the main characters in each of the Holly Grove Island series change with each new book so they can be read as a standalone or in any order if choosing to do so.

Return to Hummingbird Way is a mix of a second chance romance and an enemies to lovers story. Sinclair Buchanan is a top selling real estate agent on Holly Grove Island and Garrett Davenport was her old high school nemesis. Sinclair and Garrett did share one passionate night together five years ago but nothing came of it.

Now Sinclair and Garrett are going to be the maid of honor and best man at their friends upcoming wedding bringing the two back together again. Not only does the wedding plans push Sinclair and Garrett together but soon they find some matchmaking happening with family but a relationship between the pair may not be able to last.

The Holly Grove Island series is one that I have followed from the beginning and was happy to return to in this second book. It was fun seeing glimpses of the previous characters in the story but certainly not necessary to have read the first book to enjoy this one. I love the character growth shown in this second edition and of course loved returning to the lovely setting of Holly Grove but the best was probably the meddling matchmaker that gave a few chuckles along the way! Will be looking forward to the next to come in the series.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

Find this book online:

Goodreads  /  Amazon

About the author:

Awarding-winning author Reese Ryan writes sexy, emotional romantic fiction featuring 30+ somethings finding love while navigating career and family drama.

Past president of her local Romance Writers of America chapter and a panelist at the 2017 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Reese is the host of the YouTube show Story Behind the Story where romance readers and authors connect. She is also an advocate for the romance genre and diversity in fiction.

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