This Time Around
#2, Love In The Heartland
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From bestselling author Stacey Lynn comes This Time Around, an emotional and sexy standalone contemporary romance!
Five years ago I married the man of my dreams. He was supposed to be my last first kiss--my happily ever after. He promised to hand me the world, but in one night, all of those promises were shattered.
Now, I was barely surviving the tragic loss of my husband, struggling daily to manage what was left of the life we'd promised to build together, when Cooper Hawke unexpectedly walked into my life.
The Hollywood heartthrob had plenty secrets of his own and his eyes held the same darkness as mine. I couldn't stop myself from needing to know why. And as much as I tried to keep him out of my heart, he slipped past all my defenses.
We both had pasts that destroyed our trust and had broken our hearts, but nothing will stop Cooper from trying to convince me we could have it all this time around.
Loved this book!
Cooper and Rebecca's story really struck a chord with me. These were two people from totally different places and yet their broken souls found a connection in each other that they wouldn't have found anywhere else. Both of them are lost after their marriages have ended. Cooper's going through a divorce from a wife he thought he was meant to have forever with and Rebecca lost the love of her life in an accident. When Cooper heads to Rebecca's ranch to escape Hollywood for a while, he never would have expected to find love there.
This story had me all twisted up inside. I absolutely adored Cooper. He wasn't a typical Hollywood guy who slept his way around. He believed in relationships and forever and I think that makes him such a great character. He was smitten with Rebecca. She was a tougher nut to crack with all she had been through. I loved her strength and the woman that she was. These two got under my skin and I fell in love with their story. I was only about a quarter into the book when I knew this was a story I was going to hold near and dear. Fantastic read and I hope there are many more stories to come in this small town!
Review: This Time Around
This Time Around by Stacey Lynn is a contemporary romance about two people struggling with their past and learning to move forward, becoming the best of friends while doing so. Told in dual POV this book absolutely blew my socks off with it's gentle blend of moving on from a lost love and learning to love again mixed with some sexy moments that made me swoon!
Rebecca is still mourning the loss of her husband. She is harboring a secret about his last days that no one else knows and she is too ashamed to share. It's making the loss of Joseph even worse for her - se can't miss him without also being mad at him and being mad at a dead man just causes her crippling guilt. When her uncle decides to send an A-list Hollywood actor/heartthrob to her ranch for the summer to give him a chance to get away and to also help her now she is on her own she reluctantly agrees.
Cooper is desperate to get away from the spotlight and the paparazzi that has been hounding him thanks to his soon-to-be ex-wife and her flair for dramatics. When his agent, Max, suggests a trip to Kansas for the summer to get away he takes him up on the offer. Anything has to be better than LA right now. What he doesn't expect is the closed-off beauty ghat is Rebecca Splendid or his undeniable attraction to not just her physical appearance but her strength and determination and kindness.
Romantic, slightly suspenseful, heartwarming, sexy and detailed this story was everything you want in a romance. Enjoy!
Loved Cooper and Rebecca!
This was a great read! It had me in tears at some spots, and swooning at others. If ever there were two characters that needed each other, it was Cooper and Rebecca. They both were probably at their lowest when meeting, and they just clicked (even if Rebecca didn’t want to lol) I loved seeing each of their characters grow, and the story line was fantastic. There was a huge suspense element that I felt could have been touched on more, and it wasn’t really resolved. Other than that, this was a great read I would definitely recommend.