Somebody Like You (A Darling, VT Novel #1)

Author: Donna Alward

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Rating: 4 stars

Buy Links: Amazon 

Type: Novel in Series

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Blurb: A kiss to last a lifetime

Aiden Gallagher was only five years old when he appeared in a photograph on the Kissing Bridge. The town of Darling, Vermont, has used Aiden’s image on the famed bridge—local legend has it that a kiss there results in everlasting love—as part of its tourism campaign. Now, twenty years later, Aiden is asked to recreate the moment with the woman he once kissed: Laurel Stone.

Recently divorced, there’s nothing Laurel wants less than to pretend happily-ever-after with Aiden. As teenagers, their romance was no fairy tale—and Laurel has never quite forgiven Aiden for breaking her heart. But now that she is back in her hometown, and keeps bumping into police officer Aiden, Laurel can’t deny that there’s still a strong flicker between her and her old flame. Could it be that the Kissing Bridge is working its magic on Laurel and Aiden—and that all true love ever needed was a second chance?


Review: Starting over is awkward. Moving back to your small hometown where everyone knows each other’s secrets is embarrassing, especially when your life has provided fodder for twenty small towns, not just one. And last, running into the boy that broke your heart in high school and realizing he knows your humiliating story?

Almost enough to make you consider hiding out somewhere.

Laurel’s home in Darling, VT. Now she’s not only having to deal with a rash of petty crimes at her gardening shop, she’s having to face off with her nemesis, Aiden. The fact that he’s a cop would be funny any other day. Having to deal with him totally sucks. She’s also remembering how hot he is and how crushed she was by his deception.

She’d thought he really liked her.

Aiden is just as bewildered as Laurel by the crazy chemistry and unspoken feelings stirred up by seeing her again. It’d been nine years since she’d realized their date was a bet and had emptied a milkshake over his head in the cafeteria. He’d never met anyone else who confused and enchanted him all at the same time. Was there a chance of making their friendship work?

Or maybe turning that friendship into love?

Great small town story with broad appeal. Love some of the secondary characters and hope to see them in their own books soon! Thanks

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