Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Review - - Reunited on Sugar Maple Road

Reunited on Sugar Maple Road
by Debbie Mason
Highland Falls - Book 6
Publisher: Forever
Release Date: September 5, 2023
Reviewed by PJ

Highland Falls police officer Emma Scott is a workaholic who doesn’t do small talk, hugs, or anything else touchy-feely. Ever since her fiancĂ©’s death over a year ago, Emma’s been sleepwalking through life, and her family is growing increasingly worried about her. Enter Josh Callahan, her brother’s best friend. Josh is obnoxiously good-looking and, even more annoyingly, in a perpetually cheerful mood. Though he may drive her crazy, his suggestion to fake date him is brilliant because there are no feelings involvedAt least, not at first.

High school football coach and volunteer firefighter Josh Callahan is a fun-loving guy who is all about friends, family, and community. After his wife left him, he committed to staying 
uncommitted, except now he’s earned the nickname “Heartbreaker of Highland Falls.” Spending time with Emma will improve his rep while she can
remember what it means to get out and enjoy life again. And his plan works…until Josh realizes that the feelings he has for Emma are all too real.  But is Emma ready to share her heart again?

PJ's Thoughts:

If you enjoy contemporary romance that's low on steam but huge on heart, with emotional depth that brings the tears and humor that has you laughing out loud, Debbie Mason is an author who should be on your must-read list. I've been reading her since her debut and she continues to pull my heartstrings, getting better and better with each book she writes. 

Reunited on Sugar Maple Road brings Mason's Highland Falls series to a conclusion with another heart-tugger that I've already read twice. Her characters become like family. I'm totally invested in them, in their struggles and their happiness, immersed in the ups and downs of their lives. Whether it's Emma and her journey through grief, Josh and his realization that his best friend's pesky sister holds his heart, a dog who captured my affection, or any of the secondary characters who bring humor, richness, and poignant emotion to their lives - even a few ghosts stuck in the in-between - I'm with them, rooting them on, every step of the way, not ever wanting to say goodbye. 

If you enjoy friends-to-lovers romance with fake relationships, second chances, grief, healing, mysteries to be solved, well-placed humor, and poignant emotion, give this one a try. I loved it. 

While Reunited on Sugar Maple Road is the sixth and final book in Mason's Highland Falls series, it's written in such a way that it can be enjoyed on its own. I, of course, highly recommend the entire series but readers who have not yet discovered these stories, should not hesitate to jump in here...and then go back to the beginning and enjoy everyone's journeys to love.


  1. Thanks for this wonderful introduction to this book, series and author. I don't know how I have missed Ms Mason's work, but I have. Hope to overcome that lack soon.

  2. Great review! I love this series. Thank you

  3. I do love her books. She gets me every time. Her characters are people I would love to be around. She's become an auto-buy for me.

  4. Debbie Mason's books are always enjoyable and go for the heart in various ways. Thank you for the review. Patricia B.