Mary Kay Andrews
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publish Date: June 5, 2012
Source: Public Library
Annajane Hudgens, Mason Bayless
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Annajane Hudgens truly believes she is over her ex-husband, Mason Bayless. They’ve been divorced for four years, she’s engaged to a new, terrific guy, and she’s ready to leave the small town where she and Mason had so much history. She is so over Mason that she has absolutely no problem attending his wedding to the beautiful, intelligent, delightful Celia. But when fate intervenes and the wedding is called to a halt as the bride is literally walking down the aisle, Annajane begins to realize that maybe she’s been given a second chance. Maybe everything happens for a reason. And maybe, just maybe, she wants Mason back.
But there are secrets afoot in this small southern town. On the peaceful surface of Hideaway Lake, Annajane discovers that the past is never really gone. Even if there are people determined to keep Annajane from getting what she wants, happiness might be hers for the taking, and the life she once had with Mason in this sleepy lake town might be in her future.
I've always been a fan of Andrews since I first discovered her, and Spring Fever was no exception.
Annajane and Mason are still very much in love with each other although they've been divorced for quite some time. Both of them are now engaged to other people. Mason's fiancee is a scheming gold digger and Annajane's fiancee seems to be a bit of a slacker hippie type. Mason was the typical southern gentleman who does the right thing despite the fact that it may not best for him. He and Annajane try to ignore the attraction between with little success.
The real show stealer was Sophie, Mason's five-year old daughter. She was so adorable, you couldn't help but love her to pieces. I liked how the author incorporate tidbits from their past to show them falling in love and their marriage falling apart. To me that provided me with a better connection with both characters.
The story provided just enough twists and turns that I didn't see coming, but not twists that were so far out there that they were unbelievable. These are characters I would love to see the author revisit in the future.