Author: Laura Trentham
Publisher: St Martin’s Press
Rating: 5 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: It’s summertime in Cottonbloom, where two lovers find themselves at a crossroads just as things start to heat up. . .
Regan Lovell grew up on the wealthy Mississippi side of Cottonbloom—and now, as mayor, she’s determined to save it from the fate of so many small towns. Part of her plan to help the local economy is the Labor Day tomato festival. If only she wasn’t being undermined by Sawyer Fournette, who’s planning a crayfish-themed celebration on the Louisiana side of the river on the very same weekend. The pranks and sabotage are getting out of hand, and she’s had it with him—no matter how much she enjoyed those stolen hours in his truck bed, so many years ago…
Sawyer knows that Regan’s never forgiven him for breaking her heart—but despite his reputation as a low-class swamp rat, he’d never hurt the woman who still secretly drives him crazy with desire. Someone in Cottonbloom has it out for her, though, and Sawyer intends to watch her back…and the rest of her too, if she can ever let go of her distrust. But will a common enemy be enough to unite them—and finally fulfill the promises they made one passionate night under the stars?
Review: What a great follow up to the Cottonbloom series! I love that little town that lies smack dab between Louisiana and Mississippi–it’s almost like home. It seems small towns operate pretty much the same whether they’re in Texas, Virginia, or Mississippi. Just like a dysfunctional family with that one crazy uncle with the shady past, we don’t hide crazy down here, we parade it around in the front porch.
Regan Lovell has been doing her best to rebuild the town of Cottonbloom, Mississippi. As mayor, she sees a lot of things that need to be fixed and finding the ad for the contest in Heart of Dixie magazine seemed like the answer to her dreams. Unfortunately, her nemesis, Sawyer Fournette, head of the Louisiana side of Cottonbloom, has also entered the same contest and intends for the Louisiana side to win Best Small Town Festival in the South and the grant money.
I adore these two characters. Set against the backdrop of a sleepy little town they both love, Regan and Sawyer are fighting their feelings for one another, fighting to keep their towns alive and prosperous, and fighting to free themselves from the pain in their past and forge a new future. Will they be able to do it together?
Gorgeous heart-warming tale! Thanks