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By Mia Sheridan
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Publisher Description

From the NYT bestselling author of Archer's Voice, Mia Sheridan, comes a small town friends-to-lovers romance.

Dirt poor. Hillbilly. Backwoods hick. Mountain folk.

Tenleigh Falyn struggles each day to survive in the small, poverty-stricken mining town where she lives with her sister and mentally ill mother. Her dream of winning the yearly Tyton Coal scholarship is all that keeps her going. With it, she would get a free ride to a college of her choice and finally escape the harshness of this life. Secure a career that could one day get her family out of Dennville.

But Kyland Barrett has worked just as tirelessly to win this scholarship, desperate to leave behind the town that has brought him so much pain. Through near-starvation, deep loneliness, and against all odds, he'll let nothing stand in his way—certainly not the girl who's his main competition.

Then, one moment changes everything. Tenleigh and Kyland find themselves turning from strangers to friends, then tipping dangerously close to love. They're both determined not to form any lasting attachment, but the longer they're together, the more hopeless it seems.

Only one of them gets to win. Only one of them gets to leave. And when that day comes, what happens to the one left behind?

36 Reviews

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“I really liked this one, it was full of heartbreak and hard times and I like how it ended. I will say I had a few moments of "well that's actually not love but codependency" but overall I love the way this author writes and I could easily over look it!”
“Drama. Good lord but this book does have the drama. Plot? Not much. Depth? Nope. The blurb was really interesting to me. I love a small-town romance, but I need to be guided into loving the community, and in this particular situation, I wanted to understand WHY they both wanted to leave it. Sure, I can infer that they want to escape a small rural life to see the world, escape poverty, earn money, etc., but there was barely any back story into the characters and no real driving force. The pacing is so choppy as well. It’s very jarring to me to time jump multiple times. Even if some were relatively short, it took me out of the story. I tried to really see the slow-burn for what it was, but overall it lacked the romance building elements that I needed to feel connected. 3 ⭐️ Thank you NetGalley & the publisher for this gifted advanced copy!”
“This was one of the most heartfelt books I’ve ever read, it takes you on a journey of hardship, struggle, poverty, etc. I love love love both of the main characters and love their love for each other so much”

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