Then He Kissed Me (Cottonbloom Novels, #2)Then He Kissed Me by Laura Trentham

Expected publication: June 28th 2016 by St. Martin’s Paperbacks
1250077648 (ISBN13: 9781250077646)

Summary is from Goodreads:

Can two hearts come together in one 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 the 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 thinks 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?

My Thoughts:

This is book two in the Cottonbloom series from author Laura Trentham and I say I’m just as wowed by this one as I was by book 1, Kiss Me That Way. THEN HE KISSED ME is Nash and Tally’s story, this is another second chance romance but again it’s not a true second chance as they were way too young to truly be in love the first time. So I’d more likely classify it as a friends to lovers story. Nash and Tally knew each other as kids, they were best friends, they lost each other as kids at the same time as their lives forever changed. Now they are grown up and possibly ready to be more than they ever were before. I found the story to be fast-paced, engaging and realistic. The characters draw you into their lives and make you want to be part of everything. I loved the setting, Cottonbloom regardless of which side you like better its a great setting. I loved seeing Cade and Monroe again and learning a bit more about the town and it’s “characters”. This is a series that quickly pulls you in and you just don’t want to leave! Fans of small town romances will adore this series and this book. I loved that Nash and Tally seem like opposites but really aren’t as different as you might at first think. A great read! Highly Recommended!!

Reviewed by WendyK

Rating: 5

Heat Reating: Hot but on the milder side
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