For Avery Montgomery, the devastation of losing her parents in a tragic accident has left her completely shattered. As she begins to pick up the pieces of her once perfect life, she uncovers a secret that will forever change her—she’s adopted!
In a search for answers, Avery ventures to Portland where she rents a room from Jonah, a quirky artist who quickly becomes her best friend. His house puts her in close proximity to the metaphysical shop run by her birth mother, the free-spirited Marianna Hutchins. Avery enters The Crystal Moon fully intending to confront Marianna, but instead she chickens out and inquires about a job. She's hired; yet remains leery about confessing her secret.
As Avery settles into town, she has an embarrassing encounter with Gabe, the incredibly attractive man who works a few doors down. Despite the awkward introduction, there is undeniable chemistry, but after a recent heartbreak all he’s looking for is friendship.
Everyone deserves a second chance. Will Avery get hers with a new family? Will Gabe allow himself a second chance at love? Will they embrace their new relationships, or will they simply decide to take? a rain check?
Man, what a story this was! There was some heartache, a lot of humor, friendship, romance and even some angst. Each character had their own journey and their own story. Each relationship and friendship was different. There was nothing neat and easy about this story. It was relatable because the characters felt so real. They didn’t always make the right choice and things don’t always go as planned.
The relationship with Jonah and Avery had me cracking up. That was some seriously hilarious writing right there. I really enjoyed watching this friendship grow throughout the story. They had me entertained, for sure.
Then there was Gabe & Avery. There was nothing neat and pretty about that story. I really liked the fact that Gabe had his own story. It helped keep the story unique and interesting. Both characters had their own journey to get through to make it to each other. It made them real and relatable.
I really enjoyed this story! There were just so many elements that made it the fantastic read that it was!
About the Author
Gypsy Rae Choszer grew up in valley below Mount Timpanogos where she watched the apricot trees in her backyard bloom every spring. When she was eighteen she packed her bags and ran away to the exotic locale of Mesa Arizona to begin the work of being an adult.
Gypsy’s love of reading began as a child when her mom would take her to their local library and let her bring home stacks of whatever she wanted. This often lead to Gypsy reading with a dictionary nearby to explain words like “ass” and “bastard.”
In her spare time she likes to explore photography, make jewelry, eat chocolate, and mix magical potions.
When she’s not writing, you can find Gypsy hanging out at home with her husband and best friend, their three children, a neurotic dog, and four chickens. However, Gypsy knows her family will not be complete until she brings home a peacock and a goat.