Annebelle Roth was afraid. She was afraid she'd get stuck in the small New England town she grew up in. She was afraid her high-school boyfriend Riley would break her heart. She was afraid a lifetime of regrets would follow them if they never left. & so, they broke up. One headed to California, the other New York, and the years passed away.
Now, Annebelle’s back - with two degrees in her pocket and plans to stay no more then a couple of weeks, she’s still certain Riverdale couldn’t possibly give her all that she wants. But sometimes everything you’re looking for is where you least expect it. Soon, she finds herself sticking around, helping the town, and learning more about her self and others then she ever expected.
Riley’s returned as well, and Annebelle begins to discover that eight years apart hasn't stopped the butterflies from fluttering in her stomach at the sight of him. But is it too late for the two of them? The girl who wanted Riley in high school is still vying for his attention – and it appears she's finally getting it. And Annebelle’s own experiences make it harder than ever for her to believe she's meant for a fairy-tale ending.
But things aren't as they seem, and Annebelle can't fight fate. With the help of her family, friends and Riverdale's residents, Annebelle might just discover the hometown she was so determined to run from is the very place she should have been running towards instead.
Reaching Riverdale is out now!