From Here to You starts off with quite the ‘bang’ when Darby Dixon leaves her abusive fiance at the altar upon finding out she’s pregnant with his child. Darby lost a lot of the courage to stand up for herself while in her relationship, but pulls herself together and leaves town in order to start a new life and protect her baby.
She finds herself in Colorado Springs where she meets Scott “Trex” Trexler in the hotel where she managed to find a job as a receptionist. Trex is in town to head security at a top secret facility with his team from his former Marine unit. Trex sees Darby for the first time and realizes she’s the ‘one’ he’s been waiting for so long and struggles with the secrets he feels he must keep from her. The story really picks up with signs of the increasing threat that Darby’s ex will find her.
I liked the mystery in the first part of the book as we’re being introduced to the main characters, along with discovering their secrets. The set of secondary characters, especially the camaraderie amongst Trex’ team, really carried the story. From Here to You is the start to a new series by Jamie McGuire, so I’m hopeful that these characters get their stories played out – especially Naomi and Kitsch from Trex’ team and Zeke, one of the hotshot firefighters that stayed at the hotel and befriended Darby. Though I was hooked for the start and climax near the end of the book, I found that I couldn’t connect with the romance that was supposed to have come through between Trex and Darby. I have nothing against love-at-first-sight stories, but I couldn’t connect with how their relationship developed and the decisions they made based on fairly shaky foundations.
I am writing to share an update on behalf of all of us at The Girly Book Club as we manage COVID-19. As we all know, the events of the past days and weeks have been unprecedented and our team continues to monitor and navigate this rapidly changing situation with the rest of the world.
At the GBC, we care deeply about doing what we can to keep our people and communities well – we are grounded in this intention, which makes difficult choices a little easier to make.
As a result, we have cancelled ALL of our global in-person monthly meetings for March. As a result, we will be holding a GLOBAL GBC Book Club, which we hope will appeal to our members far and wide (more info below.)
We’ll be honoring all tickets sold for March meetings and transferring them to April’s meetings or you can request a refund if you’d prefer.