No one in the quaint town of West Yellowstone, Montana knows that unassuming geography teacher Keira Knudsen moonlights as sensational travel blogger Kat Wanderfull. No one, that is, except for her first love, Robbie Matthews, who has just discovered the woman he is falling for online is the same one that broke his heart five years ago.
But Robbie has another problem: the mother of his daughter, Anabelle, has resurfaced after a three-year absence determined to rip Anabelle away from him. Robbie needs a steady paycheck for a chance at custody, and now, on the eve of a grand adventure that could give Keira a chance to flee her old, troubled life once and for all, she is in need of assistance.
With so much broken trust between them, Keira and Robbie must keep an arms-length away to make this partnership work. But the more time they spend together, exploring majestic places and sharing new experiences, the closer they get–until their secrets and dreams threaten to cost them everything.
If you are looking for a contemporary romance novel that will take you on lighthearted romantic adventure then you should pick up Janine Rosche’s debut novel, This Wandering Heart. This story was unique, and really highlighted how difficult it can be to move on from your past, even if you still care about someone. The road trip element of this story was fun and provided a way for these characters to really step outside their every day routine and tackle some of their issues along the way. I wasn’t the biggest fan of Kat and had a hard time connecting with her motivation and view point. Robbie was down to earth and humorous, however I thought he repetitively overlooked Kat’s many flaws and I wanted him to hold her more accountable for her words and actions at times. I loved that Annabelle, Robbie’s Daughter, was a big feature of this book. She was charming and it allowed the reader to see how capable and caring Robbie is. I’m not going to give spoilers, however I was happy with the conclusion of this book!
*I was given a copy of this book by the Publisher, however I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions and thoughts are my own.