Then Came You
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Mia DeAngelis knew it was time to make a change. Wanting to provide a better life for herself and her ten-year-old nephew, Ben, she took a chance and moved to the small town of Compass Cove. Now, the college librarian is adapting to a new job, a new town, and living with her feisty seventy-eight-year-old grandmother. Mia is determined to make it all work, hoping the coastal hamlet gives both her and Ben the sense of community, family and belonging they both want so much.
Adam Miller, a retired NFL quarterback, has come back to Compass Cove to start over after an injury puts an end to his high-octane life. Settling into the small town routine proves to be a challenge, but his job coaching at Jennings College gives him a sense of purpose, while keeping him connected to the game he loves.
There couldn't be two people more different, yet the minute they meet, friends and family have no doubt they belong together. Now if Mia and Adam can only get out or their own way and embrace a little home town magic, they can find the happy ever after they both crave...
Another emotion filled book from Jeannie Moon!! The story, the writing, and the secondary characters are all exceptional but what makes this one unforgettable are the core characters of Mia, Ben, and Adam. You can just feel the chemistry and depth of feeling they have for each other. Mia and Adam are both people looking for a fresh start after life served them up some pretty hard times. They never give up even though their journey to their HEA is bumpy.
This is truly an amazing read and one I will be recommending to everyone.
Love this book!!
Sweet baby Jesus, I LOVE this book!! Finally, a heroine who is doing everything she can to create a wonderful new life for her nephew...without being a hyper-independent martyr. I've had enough of those to last a lifetime! Mia is like a modern day mixture of Mary Poppins and Nanny McPhee (lol, without the wart and unibrow!) Ben is loved and nurtured by her protectiveness, but not smothered by Mia's fears, like getting hurt playing sports. Her willingness to let him hang out with Adam, the so-not-her-type jock, demonstrated to me that although she might not have given birth to Ben, she's his mom in every way that counts. Mom's sacrifice their wants for those of their children.
Adam is a charming rogue with a little bit (!) of a history where women are concerned (oh, that ex! Even her name was snooty!) but he's instantly drawn to Mia as well as Ben. He's the perfect example of that guy who the reader instantly falls in love with but he's unfairly judged by both himself and others.
Thrown in a cast of fun and quirky characters (Nana!) and an evil queen (Mia's mom) and you have a beautiful story of love, sacrifice and redemption. I can't wait to visit Compass Cove again. 5 very enthusiastic stars!
I received an ARC from Netgalley and the publisher. All gushing thoughts and opinions are honest and all my own!
A heartwarming emotional read of finding love when you least expect it. A great start to a new series, that is set on Compass Cove in New York. Mia has returned to Compass Cove, where she had so many summer memories, as the new librarian at the local college. She is raising her nephew, Ben. Adam is a retired NFL quarterback from injuries, where he is now coaching football. Returning home was not in the card for Adam, along with falling in love with Mia.
The sense of small town community is felt through out this story. Loved Mia and Adam, neither expecting to find love but with the help of the local town people and the magic of the compass with help them with their HEA.
I highly recommend this book, it was a book that I could not put down. Jeannie Moon has out done herself.