Any Day Now (Sullivan's Crossing #2) by Robyn Carr
Rating: Very Good
Description: For Sierra Jones, Sullivan's Crossing is meant to be a brief stopover. She's put her troubled past behind her but the path forward isn't yet clear. A visit with her big brother Cal and his new bride, Maggie, seems to be the best option to help her get back on her feet.
Not wanting to burden or depend on anyone, Sierra is surprised to find the Crossing offers so much more than a place to rest her head. Cal and Maggie welcome her into their busy lives and she quickly finds herself bonding with Sully, the quirky campground owner who is the father figure she's always wanted. But when her past catches up with her, it's a special man and an adorable puppy who give her the strength to face the truth and fight for a brighter future. In Sullivan's Crossing Sierra learns to cherish the family you are given and the family you choose.
Genre: Romance - Contemporary
Why I Picked This Book: Robyn Carr is an author I really need to read more from and I loved the sound of this one.
My Impression: I enjoyed my first visit to Sullivan's Crossing so much and loved Sierra right away. She's fought some of her demons but there is still more fighting to be done and she's still running from her past. She's reluctant to get to attached to those around her but at the same time desperately wants to belong. I loved watching her start to relax and start to enjoy being part of a community. Her relationship with Sully was so special and funny. They weren't related but they may as well have been. I liked her relationship with Moody as well as their discussions on sobriety. But honestly, my favorite was the relationship between Molly and Sierra. It was just pure joy.
The romance between Connie and Sierra was slow building and sweet. I loved how honest Connie was about his past and his feelings. He didn't press Sierra for more and he didn't get mad even though he knew she wasn't telling him everything. But somehow at the same time he didn't fall into Too Good to Be True territory. He just came off as a good guy who respected and cared for those around him. He does have some issues but he's upfront about them and there was one scene with his mother which was just a treat.
Carr does a fantastic job of creating the feel of a community around the story of the main couple. We see quite a lot of Sully and his friends and hear their stories as well as getting to see more of Cal (Sierra's brother) and his new wife and Sully's daughter, Maggie. There is also a lovely subplot around Tom, Cal's carpenter, and his long time friend Lola that was so sweet. This is the second book in the the Sullivan's Crossing series but I had no problem starting here though now I really want to read the first book. I thoroughly enjoyed this read and can't wait for my next visit to Sullivan's Crossing!
Would I Read More of this Series/Author?: Absolutely! I'm hoping to get to the first book in the series soon and am looking forward to book #3.
Would I Recommend this Book?: Definitely! This is a great read for fans of contemporary romance and women's fiction.