In a feel-good romance that will steal your heart, a charming small town brings together two people who could each use a fresh start—and it’s all thanks to a little pillowtalk.
Kennedy Walters used to be lucky in love—until tragedy struck. Now she’s come to the lakeside town of Lyra Valley to finally put the past behind her. But while Kennedy’s staying at a local B&B, she is shocked to find herself undeniably drawn to a sweet-talking hometown heartthrob. Kennedy isn’t sure if she’s ready to move on—and yet one look in Aaron Sheppard’s eyes makes her wish he’d make his move.
Aaron returned to Lyra Valley because he was fed up with the big city and everything he was missing: beautiful, down-to-earth girls like Kennedy. Turns out Aaron has more in common with Kennedy than he realized, and suddenly he wonders if he should give her a little space. But after a power outage strands them together, their innocent flirtation turns to intimate conversation. And over the course of a night that neither will ever forget, Aaron and Kennedy learn just how compatible they could be—if only they’d let themselves fall into each other’s arms.
PUBLICATION DATE 4th APRIL 2017
Look for Cassie Mae’s charming All About Love novels:
DOING IT FOR LOVE | NO INTEREST IN LOVE | CRAZY ABOUT LOVE
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
It is so heart breaking when a young person dies. It makes you think of the years that they have been cheated out of but when they leave a loved one behind that person too sometimes forgets how to live and the thought of falling in love again is unthinkable. Kennedy and Jared thought they would be with each other forever but tragically Jared lost his life to cancer. A year after Jared’s death Kennedy is fighting with her emotions to let him go. She knows that she must move on but she just feels guilty to live her life without him and the thought of another relationship is simply not on the cards. The first step that she takes is to return Jared’s ashes to the town where he grew up but although she goes out each day she can’t lay him to rest and returns with the urn in tact to her sister in laws day after day.
Fate has a way of playing with emotions and feelings because something has made Aaron come back to his home town too. He use to be Jared’s best mate until 5 minutes of passion with one of Jared’s previous girlfriends ended a life time of friendship. Now it is too late to seek his forgiveness. Once Kennedy and Aaron set eyes on each other there is an instant attraction but will Kennedy be able to move forward with her life and can Jared get his head around the fact that he isn’t stealing his best friends girl again.
This is a book that plays with your emotions because you can see exactly where Kennedy and Aaron are coming from. I found that I could put myself in their shoes and understand the frustrations they were feeling. Cassie Mae has done a fine job in creating a story around such a taboo subject to a lot of people. The guilt of being alive while as humans we are social beings that need love and nurture. Yes this is quite a heavy topic but Cassie Mae’s writing just makes you get at the back of this pair and push for them to learn to live again. To cherish what they had but be able to make new memories not waste the now moments and precious future.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Since publishing her bestselling debut, Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend, she’s signed several Romance titles with Random House Loveswept, and founded CookieLynn Publishing Services. She is represented by Sharon Pelletier at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.
Along with writing, Cassie likes to binge-watch Once Upon a Time and The Flash. She can quote Harry Potter lines quick as a whip. And she likes kissing her hubby, but only if his facial hair is trimmed. She also likes cheesecake to a very obsessive degree.
You can stalk, talk, or send pictures of Luke Bryan to her on her Facebook page.