Ticket To Ride
Passing Through #2
Passing Through #2
By Sarah Hegger
Releasing June 19, 2019
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Everybody know Claire Winters is …*ahem*… not a nice person. She struts into town in her designer heels only when she wants money from her estranged father.
Except for retired special-forces straight talker, Finn Williams, who came to Twin Elks searching for the peace and contentment missing in his life. Finn likes Claire just fine and is not shy to show it.
Irresistibly drawn to each, will mistrust, lies and deceit destroy Claire and Finn’s happily ever after before it begins?
In Ticket to Ride (Passing Through #2) by Sarah Hegger, Claire Matthews hates returning to her hometown of Twin Elks. But she's back for a reason and that's to claim what she believes is hers. However, she never expected to fall in love and find herself wanting to stay in the small town her mother loathed and couldn't wait to get away from. Will she take a chance on Finn or will she return to her life in Boston with a broken heart?
Having been absolutely charmed by the first book of this series, I was so glad to see many of the characters I loved back in this book and I've got to say this story is every bit as entertaining as the first called Drove All Night. The way this story started had me worried what kind of trouble Claire was going to cause for the good people of Twin Elks because she's not a very nice person. Then again, it doesn't help that she associates with the one person everyone doesn't seem to like in Tara. However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine come face-to-face for the first time where this story really takes off, as Finn isn't afraid to speak his mind to her and reading the way she reacts to him had me smiling. Since I thought she was going to be a total witch.
As for the dialogue, it was extremely engaging because of the main characters back stories, this couple's growing relationship and the secondary characters that make this story fun, especially the children with their need to include Claire and make her feel part of the family. Will she be willing to get close to those that care about her? Will she finally realize how wrong she's been about everything? Will she get to know her father and find that things aren't at all what she believed when it comes to the relationship between her parents?
With the main characters, I absolutely loved Finn. He's been through so much in his life, which hasn't always been easy with a mother like his. Yet, I liked the man he's become and he's stronger for everything he's been through. He's also resilient and I loved his determination to win the heroine over because he sees something in her that few others see. Is her mean girl persona a front to keep people at a distance? While the heroine, she's strong, brave, loyal to those she believes deserve it and I liked the decisions she makes throughout this story because she doesn't needs friends that treat her like one certain so-called friend does. I also liked that she gave Twin Elks and Finn a chance because she needs him just as much as he needs her.
Overall, Ms. Hegger has delivered another really good read for this series where the chemistry between this couple was strong from the moment they meet and gets stronger the more time they spend together; the romance was hot and shows how good these two are together; and the ending had me worried for this couple's happy ever after with what happens but had me loving how Finn makes things right. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up nicely and has me looking forward to the next book of this series. I would recommend Ticket to Ride by Sarah Hegger, if you enjoy small town romances, the enemy to lovers trope or books by authors Tara Cromer, Donna Kauffman, Marina Adair and Jill Sanders.
Born British and raised in South Africa, Sarah Hegger suffers from an incurable case of wanderlust. Her match? A hot Canadian engineer, whose marriage proposal she accepted six short weeks after they first met. Together they’ve made homes in seven different cities across three different continents (and back again once or twice). If only it made her multilingual, but the best she can manage is idiosyncratic English, fluent Afrikaans, conversant Russian, pigeon Portuguese, even worse Zulu and enough French to get herself into trouble.
Mimicking her globe trotting adventures, Sarah’s career path began as a gainfully employed actress, drifted into public relations, settled a moment in advertising, and eventually took root in the fertile soil of her first love, writing. She also moonlights as a wife and mother.
She currently lives in Colorado with her teenage daughters, two retrievers and aforementioned husband. Part footloose buccaneer, part quixotic observer of life, Sarah’s restless heart is most content when reading or writing books.