Review: Leaving Yesterday by Zoe Dawson

Leaving Yesterday
A Laurel Falls #1
by Zoe Dawson

Rafferty Hamilton doesn’t plan on putting down roots anytime soon. With her divorce final, the hotel heiress has left Manhattan behind to scout new locations for her family’s chain of resorts. Which is why it’s so frustrating to be stranded in Laurel Falls while a good-looking, slow-talking, Stetson-wearing mechanic takes his sweet time with her overheated coupe.

A decorated vet who paid his dues in Afghanistan, Trace Black can fix anything with an engine and get it revving—even Rafferty’s ridiculous sports car. He couldn’t say the same for the knockout driver, who looks like she’s never gripped a gear shaft in her life. Women like Rafferty don’t usually stick around in Laurel Falls, but Trace finds himself showing her everything his hometown has to offer before she cruises on down the road.

As the days pass, Rafferty finds herself charmed by the pace of life and the openhearted warmth of the residents. She’s even tempted to trust again—and it’s all thanks to Trace. He’s not the kind of guy she’s used to falling for, but he just might be the man she needs.

It seems like lately I've been very into small-town romance. I just like the feel of them. Not to complicated, just a good romance story. Leaving Yesterday is that kind of story. It's in a sweet small-town, with characters you want to get to know. 

I really enjoyed both main character in this story. You will feel so bad for Rafferty and how sad she feels about her broken marriage. Trace is a very stand up guy. When his family needed him he was there for them. He has a few hang-ups but that's what makes him more likable. No ones that perfect, other then myself. 

Both Rafferty and Trace seemed to fall into a relationship quickly, very quickly but for them it worked. I didn't feel like the story was rushed or something was missing. I'm sure in real life Trace wouldn't have been happy with the way Rafferty inserted herself in his family life, or maybe he wouldn't have.  
It broke me heart for Trace and his brother for what they are going through with their younger brother. He's going through a very emotional time and it's good to see how they all stick together. Leaving Yesterday is a charming, heartwarming story that will leaving you wanting more of the people in this town. 

If you've read Leaving Yesterday or any other book by Zoe Dawson I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! 

Look for Maybe Tomorrow book #2
Out October 11th


  1. Nice review. This sounds like a series I would enjoy.

    1. I think you would really like it. It's a very comfortable read. I really enjoyed it.


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