Till I kissed you by Laura Trentham
Release date: August 2, 2016
Publisher: St. Martin Press paperbacks
My Rating: 4
Buy here: Amazon
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?
So. This is book number three in this series and the first one I've read. Yes, I'm reading in the wrong order, but it's OK. After reading number 3 I can tell y'all that it can be read as a stand-alone.
I have a soft place in my heart from Southern towns (I was born and raised in Charleston, SC) and let me tell you, if Cottonbloom was a real place, I'd be there in a flash. The author did such an amazing job describing the town.
This is all about getting second chances at love. Everyone knows that when you're in High School it's very easy to sway someone in one way or another. Especially when parents are involved. Regan and Sawyer were HS sweethearts. Regan was the cheerleader and Sawyer was the football player from the other side of the tracks so to speak. A misunderstanding happened and Regan and Sawyer were over. Fast forward 11 years or so later and Regan is the mayor of Cottonbloom, Ms amd Sawyer is the mayor of the Parish of Cottonbloom, Louisiana. A little mystery, a little dueling festivals, and a lot of chemistry and you have the recipe for a hot southern romance. I loved this book and now I'll be reading book one :)