Welcome back to the down of Delia, Georgia. Melinda Harris brings you back to your favorite town in Georgia to help Rose find herself after years of being married to a man she just aimed to please. Freshly single, but not quite sure she will ever be ready to mingle - she is focused on her Mom's recovery from her own Deee-VORCE and working at Geoffrey's for David - her savior when moving back to Delia.
Enter David's godson, Nix. Strong, silent type. I will admit, he was an odd one. Following her home to ensure her safety and never really interacting the way a normal man interested in a woman would. Luckily, I wasn't alone in finding these actions out of the ordinary. Rose thanked him for his concern, but ensured him she was ok. And from there, a friendship formed. Feeling forced at first, but the emotions were always there. And Melinda's never fail banter was present throughout this 3rd installment.
No romance is complete without the ups and downs needed to build the complex connection we all crave. And this one does not disappoint. We are talking cross-country flights, hand-written letters, a misunderstood and unwanted kiss from a well-known actor, threats of bodily harm from well-intended friends,marriages, babies, proposals, hoping over bar tops, meeting the family, death and heartache.
It is the way the Melinda weaves her stories together that gets me everytime. You care about everything going on. David and Lila are not just a couple of supporting characters to Rose & Nix's story - you are rooting for them to find their way with each other. You are just excited for the wedding shower - you want to go back and RE-READ the story of how they got there. You aren't just excited to see Ollie's name in print - you are back to harassing the author for more Ollie! The pain, the mistrust, the tears (happy and sad) the good times, the bad - they are all equally important when they flow out of Melinda's fingertips. And the music. It is always there. From the hums to the confessions of love through lyrics while sleeping to choosing the driving playlist.
With Nix & Rose, it is the little things. The little things that make up the grand gestures. I will not give away the story - but if I was to plan their wedding, it would be by a lake... there would be a jon boat in the center and the cake...EPIC. It would be a towering masterpiece made up entirely of blueberry Munchkins from Dunkin Donuts.