Goodreads Review

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?

A feel good vibe, with great in-depth characters. Where the story is as beautiful as it equally is frustrating. Where I laughed, smiled & squeezes out a tear or two.


4 Behold & Salivate Stars

We’re back in Cottonbloom peeps, where there is more than just a physical separation between Louisiana and the Mississippi ‘Sips and the blue collar swamp rats. I’m for the swamp rats.

Two childhood friends split due to tragic circumstances. But as grownups they meet again. This is a friends to lover’s story.

Nerdy Nash Hawthorne isn’t that nerdy anymore. He is more like an old school Indiana Jones. Yum! He has come back to Cottonbloom as a professor at the college and because of his Aunt Leora but there is one more important factor. And that is Tallulah Fournette.

Tallulah ‘Tally’ Fournette owns her own business but she doesn’t give herself any recognition to her successes. She puts herself down and really frustrated me. With her problem of dyslexia and self-confidant she has always gone for the rough and tumble men as she never thought that she deserved better.

They rekindle their friendship and it comes to more. Nash is sure what he wants

The feeling was something he’d carried with him since before he could remember. He was meant to love Tallulah Fournette.

I loved the humour in the book.

“That’s not good. I’ll be implicated if someone starts digging for dirt. “How so?” “I might have been involved in the bunny kerfuffle last month.”

This story is about second chances, missed chances and taking a chances. About living life to the full of no regrets or what ifs shouldn’t happen. Of overcoming fears and moving on from the past into the future. Of love, of friendship, a sense of community and of making amends. Of letting go.

Two of my favourite characters in the book are Birdie & Ms. Effie.

Nash is just so adorable

“Yes, the thought of your mouth on me gave me an asthma attack. If you actually do it, I might have a heart attack.

Will Kayla & Jeremy, as well as Boone & Emma get a book


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