Best Contemporary Romance Novels

Going Home by Haven Saunders

Can two childhood friends navigate their complex past to forge a future together… or will the past be too much to overcome?

Cloverton police officer Melanie Hart juggles the demands of her job and raising her two young daughters alone after her husband abandoned them years ago. Mel isn’t complaining, though having great kids and a few close friends doesn’t do much to ease her loneliness. Dean Gorman never thought he’d return to Cloverton after creating a successful career as a photojournalist. However, he is drawn to his hometown to document the loss of their biggest employer, Cloverton Lumber, and the ripple effect it has had on the town. While exploring the vacant building, he is nearly arrested for trespassing by Mel, his childhood friend and the woman who broke his heart. Despite his determination to move on and leave Cloverton in the past, Dean doesn’t know if he can walk away from love once again. Can Melanie and Dean navigate the complexities of their past to forge a future together or will the past be too much to overcome? A note from the author:
“As someone who grew up in the Midwest, I absolutely love small-town romances. Toss in a second chance at love for the main characters, and I’m all in!”
Haven Saunders