Tessa Jacobson是南方小城里一名颇有抱负的作家，最近正心碎如粉：她的男朋友甩了她，带着乐队和一名漂亮的女歌手去了纳什维尔。三周后的一个周末，Tessa在餐馆等位的时候遇到了好莱坞明星Nate Wilder，并立即被他吸引。尽管仍处于心碎阶段，Tessa还是感觉到了爱情的火花，俩人开始了秘密约会。Tessa爱上了Nate，一切都似乎很完美，直到一次沟通上的误会使她突然提出了分手。
This was one of the things Tessa loved about living in a small town – everything was in walkable distance, but the atmosphere was homey and cozy, unlike bigger cities. She’d studied journalism at Georgia State in downtown Atlanta, so she knew what it was like to live in both worlds, and moving back home to Clearhill had definitely been the perfect choice for her after she graduated. It would take something really special to get her to move back to a big city.
With her spirits livened a bit, she spent the rest of the morning pounding out the road closure article before leaving to meet Natalie at the Corner Café, their favorite place for lunch.
Scanning the crowded bistro, she spotted Natalie at a small table near the window. Natalie waved, and Tessa hurried over, draping her emerald-green pea coat over the back of the metal chair before sitting down.
“Hello, lady,” Natalie said with a grin gracing her flawless face, pushing a cup of cinnamon hot chocolate, the Corner’s signature drink, towards Tessa.
Tessa and Natalie, while both beautiful, were completely opposite in looks. Natalie was blonde, fair-skinned, tall and wafer thin, while Tessa was dark-haired with a peach complexion and a petite, hourglass figure.
“Quit trying so hard to cheer me up,” Tessa muttered, but she couldn’t help but smile after taking her first sip of the delicious warmth.
“Tessa, as your best friend since third grade, it’s my job to cheer you up and remind you that this whole situation is really in your best interest,” Natalie reminded her for what seemed like the twentieth time.
——By Bettye Perry
Big Love in a Small Town is an emotional, angsty, passionate, sexy, and captivating read. The ending was perfect and made all the angst and heartache worthwhile. Although I struggled deeply with Davis attitude and behavior, I truly loved so much about this book. Tessa was such a fantastic and vibrant character. I adored everything about her charismatic and endearing character. I highly recommended this story to anyone looking for a realistic, emotional, and memorable read that's overflowing with heart and soul.