Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Review: Then He Kissed Me by Laura Trentham

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?

Then He Kissed Me features two childhood best friends, Tally Fournette and Nash Hawthorne, separated by the river when Nash's mother dies.  Nash is drawn to Tally once again, and Tally agrees to be his friend, even though she doesn't feel deserving.  Theirs is a slow-building romance -- Nash has to convince Tally of his intentions -- but it was one I greatly enjoyed.  This book didn't disappoint!  

(A very special thank you to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of Then He Kissed Me.)

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