The Girl Most Likely To… by Susan Donovan. Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks, December 2008

Kat Cavanaugh was sixteen when she hitchhiked out of Persuasion, West Virginia and vowed never to return. Who could blame her? She’d just stumbled upon her father’s adulterous affair, found out she was pregnant, got dumped by her boyfriend, and kicked out of her house and school . . . all in a single afternoon. Twenty years have gone by and Kat’s back—gorgeous, rich, and looking for an apology from everyone who’d turned their backs on her. First on that list is Riley Bohland, the boy who broke her heart before she could tell him about the baby.

But Kat didn’t count on Riley having his own axe to grind, or that he’d be just as delicious as he was at sixteen. She also didn’t count on her heart opening at the sight of him. When their anger ignites a passion intense enough to burn through two decades of secrets and lies, Kat must question everything she thought she knew about her past. And what about her future? The only place to find the answers may be in Riley’s arms…

This is the story of Katherine Cavanaugh who left Persuasion, West Virginia, at sixteen, kicked out by her parents and boyfriend, alone and pregnant and vowed never to return.  She was taken in by a lovely woman who cared for her and her baby son.  Twenty years later, Kat returns to Persuasion with revenge on her mind only to discover that everything including the life of her son was built on lies.  Can the lies from the past give her the life she craves?   This was an enjoyable story. [3.5 stars – liked it]

*new-to-me author

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