Monday, September 5, 2016

ARC Review: Then He Kissed Me by Laura Trentham

Title: Then He Kissed Me

Author: Laura Trentham


Can two hearts come together in one bitterly divided town?

As a boy, Nash Hawthorne spent countless afternoons on the Louisiana side of Cottonbloom with Tally Fournette, wading in the river, peeling oranges, and catching frogs. When illness stole his mother, Nash yearned to take Tally and run away - for good. Instead, he crossed the state line to live with his aunt. It was a short distance as the crow flies, but it swept him into a whole new world...

After Nash left, Tally managed to struggle through her own losses without him. but now that she's crossed paths with him again - at Cottonbloom College, where grown-up, gorgeous Nash teaches history - she is reminded of their cherished youthful connection...and an attraction that has only gotten stronger with age. Between Tally's possessive ex and Nash's snobbish aunt, no one things they belong together. In a town torn apart by old resentments and rivalries, can they find their way back to the life they once shared - and turn their long-lost dreams into a real and lasting love?


I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

Then He Kissed Me, the second book in Laura Trentham's Cottonbloom series, was a phenomenal contemporary romance novel. Seriously, people, this book was all types of amazing. First off, I loved that the hero of this book wasn't your typical alpha male. Nash was nerdy and adorable and I loved him so much. Secondly, I loved Tally. She was great heroine to follow in this book and while I wasn't able to personally identify with her character, I did connect with her. Thirdly, the romance in this book was absolutely marvelous. I love me a good romance with characters who have a ton of history and Tally and Nash totally had that going for them and more. Lastly, I just really loved the setting of Cottonbloom. This small town setting really wins this book for me. There is just something about the types of situations and characters that arise when you have a book set in small towns that I just can't get enough of and Cottonbloom is my all-time favorite. Overall, I really, really loved this book! It is one of my all-time favorite romances ever and I highly recommend it to all romance lovers!

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