Till I Kissed You (Cottonbloom Novels #3)

It’s summertime in Cottonbloom, where two lovers find themselves at a crossroads just as things start to heat up. . .

Sutton 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 Sutton’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?

My Review: Now I liked this book much better than Than He Kissed Me. In Till I Kissed You the 3rd book in Lauren Trentham, Cottonbloom series. We’re introduced to Sutton and Sawyer. You know how it went, the rich should never mix with the commoners. But Sutton didn’t let that stand in her way of loving Sawyer. However, over time these use to be lovers are at odds. Even though distance separates them, the pranks that were brushed off as teenage pranks has escalated. Sutton and Sawyer must put their difference aside until the prankster has been eliminated.

This book I felt the chemistry between Sutton and Sawyer better than Nash and Tally. Again this book started off slow, but further along in the story it picked up its pace and was steady until the end.

Till I Kissed You goes on sale August 2, 2016

OVERALL RATING

Golden starGolden starGolden starGolden star

Then He Kissed Me (Cottonbloom Novels #2)

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 Review: Then He Kissed Me is the 2nd book in Laura Trentham Cottonbloom series, a contemporary romance. It’s about 320 pages. It can be read as a stand-alone. I thought this was the 1st book in the series. About two friends find their way back to each other. Nash Hawthorne and Tally Fournette was friends when they were younger. But when tragedy struck Nash’s life, he left Cottonbloom and Tally. Now Nash is back and he wants a second change with the only girl he considered his best friend.

This book was very slow, I couldn’t really feel connect to these two characters. The character development just wasn’t there.

Then He Kissed Me on sale June 28

OVERALL RATING

Golden starGolden starGolden star