Series: Hope #7
Release Date: May 2, 2017
Publisher: Jove (Berkley)
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In the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Don’t Let Go, it’s never too late for a second chance at first love…
When Loretta Simmons returns to Hope, Oklahoma, after a disastrous marriage, she’s determined to remain independent for the sake of her daughter. The only thing standing in her way is Deacon Fox—the man she loved and walked away from years ago.
Since Loretta owns the bookstore right next to his current renovation project, Deacon can’t escape the woman who broke his heart. Throw in her adorable little girl and one ridiculously oversized dog, and they’re almost a family. Only he can’t be that guy—what they had was once in a lifetime.
But love has a funny way of re-opening a door you thought was firmly closed…
My ThoughtsI absolutely loved LOVE ME AGAIN. This second-chance romance is full of heart and loads of laughs!
Loretta is a strong heroine. She’s moved back to Hope for a fresh start for herself and her daughter Hazel. Loretta’s bought a home, opened a business and seems to be doing well… until her high school sweetheart Deacon begins working in the building next door to her book store.
Deacon is a smokin’ hot contractor with a sexy smile and muscles for miles. He’s handsome, successful and single. The only problem he has is that the woman who broke his heart 12 years ago is back in town with a daughter in tow; but every time she smiles, it does all kinds of things to his head and other places. Deacon’s plans of ignoring Loretta fall apart as his company is hired to renovate the building next to hers. It’s not long before their chemistry reignites a fiery passion that neither of them can escape from… nor do they want to.
Deacon is so freakin’ swoon-worthy! First of all, he’s a buff contractor doing manual labor all day with some very nice… perks 😉 I definitely want tickets to his gun show! But it’s not his body that won me over. Deacon is amazing to Loretta’s daughter Hazel. You gotta love a man who’s great with kids!
What I loved most about this book was Hazel’s dog, Otis. Every scene with this dog was brilliant! I laughed so much! He is an essential part of the story and I love how the author incorporates pets throughout the whole series.
LOVE ME AGAIN is an ideal contemporary romance. A second chance at first love and a big goofy dog are just a few of the many wonderful things about this book. I highly recommend it and any book by Jaci Burton.