Last Bridge Before Home by Lily Malone. (2020).
(Chalk Hill #3)
**4 out of 5 stars**
Jaydah has never felt that Chalk Hill is like home. Home is supposed to be safe and her home is anything but. Jaydah knows that Brix has never understood her need for secrets and it’s better if he stays away. But Brix has always loved the independent, private and proud Jaydah. When he returns home it’s a sweet reunion but they are quickly fighting about the usual: her father and her family that doesn’t include him. But underneath her tough exterior Jaydah is drowning and she has one chance to change everything. Is she brave enough to let Brix in or will her father keep them apart forever?
You can definitely read this without reading the previous two in the series (you may just miss some references and be out of context on some things).
However if you HAVE read the other two, you’ll find this one with a darker storyline with family domestic violence playing a huge part in this one as well as introducing a disabled character and her difficulties. It made quite emotional reading because of course we know that people do suffer like this in reality. On the romance side of things, it was very clear that Brix and Jaydah loved each other and it was more a matter of how they could be together. Once again the Chalk Hill community sounded like a gorgeous place to live, both community and landscape wise. I’m a bit sad this book competes the Honeychurch family set, I’ve really enjoyed getting to know each brother and following his love story. A great end to the trilogy, I’d happily recommend this one.