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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Kiss Me That Way by Laura Trentham - Book Review & Giveaway

About Laura Trentham

An award-winning author, Laura Trentham was born and raised in a small town in Tennessee. Although, she loved English and reading in high school, she was convinced an English degree equated to starvation. She chose the next most logical major—Chemical Engineering—and worked in a hard hat and steel toed boots for several years.

She writes sexy, small town contemporaries and smoking hot Regency historicals. The first two books of her Falcon Football series were named Top Picks by RT Book Reviews magazine. When not lost in a cozy Southern town or Regency England, she's shuttling kids to soccer, helping with homework, and avoiding the Mt. Everest-sized pile of laundry that is almost as large as the to-be- read pile of books on her nightstand.


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Review by Suze
Cottonbloom has two sides that are divided by a river. There's an upscale and a downscale part and there's some competition between the two. Monroe was born in the richer part of town. When she was a teenager she lived alone with an alcoholic mother who didn't always make the smartest choices. Monroe found safety with Cade, who's from the poorer side of town. He also didn't have an easy childhood because his parents died and he had to take care of his brother and sister. When they were old enough to lead their own lives he left Cottonbloom and Monroe and made something of himself. Now he's back after being injured to stay with is brother and sister for a while.
Monroe is a physical therapist and she's helping Cade with his injuries. He didn't expect seeing her again would release so many feelings inside him, both old and new. It's scary and he is surprised by the intensity. Monroe is a lot tougher than she was back then, but her softer side remains. She loved Cade when she was younger and she never found someone who came even close to him. Cade is passionate, loyal and fiercely protective. He works in Seattle though and isn't in Cottonbloom to stay. He doesn't really want to leave, but there's a flourishing business for him to go back to. Will he and Monroe get the chance to discover if there's something special between them or will Monroe's heart be broken all over again?
Kiss Me That Way is a wonderful romantic story about two people who come from different backgrounds, but found each other because of their difficult childhoods. Monroe and Cade needed friendship and someone to confide in and they were lucky to have such a special connection. Now that Cade is back in Cottonbloom they meet again and there's a lot of chemistry between them. They have a great and deep connection that's more than friendship and love alone. Laura Trentham describes that bond in a beautiful way. There's so much tenderness and understanding and the tension between them only intensifies that. It's all about trust and daring to be vulnerable, which results in a strong story.
 Cottonbloom is a fantastic setting. I loved Laura Trentham's descriptions of the colorful town, the two rivaling sides and the beauty of the place. I liked the history of the people mixed with the fantastic small town atmosphere. It made me fall in love with this story straight away. I enjoyed reading this book very much and am happy it's the first part of a series as I can't wait to read more about the inhabitants of this lovely town.

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  1. Thank you so much for the opportunity 😊😊

  2. Thanks so much for hosting and reviewing!! Glad you enjoyed it:)

  3. Thank you for the lovely review :)