REVIEW: Leaving Yesterday 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’s 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.

Title:  Leaving Yesterday
Series:  Laurel Falls
Book #: 1
Author:  Zoe Dawson
Approximate Book Length:  268 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate


When I started this book, I’ll be honest, I was expecting a fairly “standard” experience. I expected to like it, but in a forgettable – just another romance book – kind of way. I was wrong! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and almost everything about it. I didn’t like jumping perspectives so much, but I understand why it was written that way.

Other than that, I loved every single character and want more of them. There’s very vivid imagery. There were so many things that could have happened or been over dramatized, but none of that occurred – good on Zoe Dawson! Overall it was sweet and heartwarming, and not just because of the romance.

Bottom Line:

Leaving Yesterday is a book that sucked me in from page one and held me till the last page. If you’re looking for a feel-good read, pick up this awesomeness!