Summary from Goodreads:
A river divides Cottonbloom in two: the upscale enclave on the Mississippi side and the rundown, rough and tumble side in Louisiana. They’re worlds apart—but nothing can build a bridge like love…
Cade Fournette never had it easy Cottonbloom. He stuck around long enough to raise his orphaned siblings and then hightailed it out West—and never looked back. Even though he’s made a success of himself in Seattle, Cade never lost the toughness and the angry edge that helped him survive down South. His only weak spot: the girl he left behind…
Monroe Kirby came from the wealthy side of town, but that didn’t protect her from her mother’s drinking—or her mother’s boyfriend. It was Cade who did that, on a long-ago hot September night, before he disappeared…along with a piece of her heart. Now Monroe is a physical therapist who can fight for herself, and it’s Cade who could use some conditioning when he makes an unexpected return back home. Will he and Monroe pick up where they left off and finally explore their mutual passion—or will the scars and secrets of the past divide them once more?
Wow! This is one of those reads that leaves you eager for more. I am sooo happy that I was able to complete the series, but at the same time I’m sad to say I’ve read the 3 books. I want more!
KISS ME THAT WAY is a wonderful beginning. The storyline is engaging and fast-paced, the characters are realistic and pull you into their lives. The setting is one I’d love to visit! It may be fictional but it doesn’t feel that way. KISS ME THAT WAY is a second chance at love kinda story, I say kinda because they really weren’t “in love” the first time around but it still fits that type of story. Cade and Monroe were part of each other’s lives but too young to be “in love” or at least Cade thought Monroe was too young. I loved watching these two reconnect, watching Cade come to terms with his past and recapture the family he had. I also really liked how the author give Monroe a chance to face her demons and to overcome them. Overall this was one of those stories that you really hate to leave. I wanted to visit with Cade and Monroe and the rest of CottonBloom some more. I loved the town. I want to see a map! I want to visit! Fans of small town contemporary romances will find this one to be perfect. I highly recommend KISS ME THAT WAY to all! You’ll be so glad you read this one. Be warned once you find your way to Cottonbloom you aren’t going to want to leave! So glad these books are being released so close together. So don’t worry once you read KISS ME THAT WAY you won’t have to wait long for the next two stories.
Reviewed by WendyK
Heat Rating: Hot (but on the milder side)