{Review} Then He Kissed Me by Laura Trentham

{Review} Then He Kissed Me by Laura TrenthamThen He Kissed Me by Laura Trentham
Also by this author: Slow and Steady Rush, Caught Up in the Touch, Melting Into You, Kiss Me That Way, Till I Kissed You, Candy Cane Christmas
Series: Cottonbloom Novels #2
Also in this series: Kiss Me That Way, Till I Kissed You, Candy Cane Christmas
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on June 28, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Friends to More, Second Chance Romance, Small Town Romance
Character(s): Professors/Teachers, Southern Guys
Pages: 301
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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?

Kassiah: After reading the first book in the Cottonbloom Series, Then He Kissed Me quickly became one of my most-anticipated reads of the year. I really loved Kiss Me That Way, and I could hardly wait for Nash’s story.

Trentham didn’t disappoint.

Gah, what can I even say about this story? I’ll try to compose myself.

Tallulah (aka Tally) and Nash were BFFs growing up until Nash had to move away following the death of his mother. Nash and Tally lost touch, but now, almost twenty years later, Nash is back, teaching History at the local university and totally just as sweet and even swoonier than before.

“Tallulah Fournette. How could I ever forget you?”

I loved the history between these two, and I just loved how their relationship progressed.

“I want to kiss you.” The words fell between them like it was a done deal, yet he moved more like a predator, slowly, cautiously, giving her a fighting chance at escape. “Not a peck on the cheek like when we were eight, but an honest-to-goodness, grown-up, man-woman kiss.”

This was a sweet, fast-paced read without too much drama and no one acting childish and stupid. I loved every moment, and I can’t wait for Sawyer’s story next.

No doubt about it, Laura Trentham is easily one of the most-under-appreciated romance authors of her time. She consistently delivers crazy hot romances between likable, authentic characters who have realistic storylines and make you want to root for them the whole way through. If you haven’t read anything from her, this series–this book–is a great place to start.

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Overall: 5

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