Truly, Madly, Deeply by Erika Kelly

“Explore Heartfelt Romance in ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’ by Erika Kelly – A Standalone Gem in the Calamity Falls Series”

In “Truly, Madly, Deeply” by Erika Kelly, Grace Giordano’s world crumbles when she discovers her fiancé’s betrayal just minutes before their wedding. Fleeing the church, she serendipitously crosses paths with Jaime Dupree, her fiancé’s friend and groomsman. Jaime’s offer of refuge at his ranch becomes the sanctuary Grace needs to collect her thoughts.

Haunted by guilt over his friend’s accident, Jaime has spent years denying himself happiness. Devoting his life to raising his daughter and managing his professional hockey team, he finds unexpected connection with Grace. However, his deep-seated guilt becomes a barrier, causing him to push her away. Can Grace break through his emotional walls and help him confront the ghosts of his past?

As the twelfth installment in the Calamity Falls Small Town series, “Truly, Madly, Deeply” introduces readers to a standalone romance with captivating characters. Although I approached this as a newcomer to the series, the narrative was accessible, and the main love story unfolded seamlessly. However, Jaime’s backstory assumes familiarity with characters and events from previous books, making it clear that the series is interconnected.

Erika Kelly’s writing is beautifully crafted, revealing layers of complexity in the main characters. The story unfolds as a poignant journey of self-discovery, guilt, healing, and a slow-burning romance. While the romance aspect stands alone, the fuller understanding of Jaime’s background may benefit those familiar with the earlier books in the series. Overall, “Truly, Madly, Deeply” is a compelling read, and I eagerly anticipate exploring more of Erika Kelly’s works in the future.

Rating: 3.5/5
Series: Calamity Falls
Tropes: Small Town, Baker, Foodie Romance, Close Proximity, Runaway Bride, SIngle Dad, Aftersports
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