Then There Was You
"Emotional, heartwarming romance you can't put down."-- Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author Welcome to Angel Falls, a town so delightful even enemies can't help falling in love!Angel Falls is the last place Sara Langdon wants to be. Her hometown may be charming, but it's also filled with memories of her "wedding-that-never-was." Yet Sara's grandmother needs her, and joining her dad at his medical practice gives Sara time to figure out what she wants for her future. But when her first patient turns out to be Colton Walker, the man who sabotaged her wedding, Sara starts to wonder if she'll ever be able to escape her past.As police chief, Colton Walker is devoted to his small town, and he's equally determined to avoid its newest resident. He and Sara have always gotten along like oil and water, and since the bachelor party incident, he's her Enemy #1. But after sharing an unexpected--and unexpectedly hot--kiss, Colton starts to wonder if the woman he's always fighting with is the one he should be fighting for. Praise for Miranda Liasson: "Liasson will make you laugh and melt your heart in this can't miss read."-- Marina Adair, #1 bestselling author of Summer in Napa "Liasson (The Baby Project) ably tugs at the heartstrings with this poignant contemporary"--Publisher's Weekly

Then There Was You Details

TitleThen There Was You
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 29th, 2018
PublisherForever
ISBN-139781455541805
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GenreRomance, Contemporary

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  • Cristina | CristiinaReads
    January 1, 1970
    ➳When destiny has a path fro two individuals that is blocked from being together, but years later are put back together to just be simply inseparable... ➳Not a lot of the time do I encounter upon a novel that is written in the third point of view in which I end up loving. However, with this beautiful romance my mind is set to keep reading more of Miranda Liasson's novel. Her writing is one that at first had me questioning whether I would love the novel or not due to all the drama and "extra" ad ➳When destiny has a path fro two individuals that is blocked from being together, but years later are put back together to just be simply inseparable... ➳Not a lot of the time do I encounter upon a novel that is written in the third point of view in which I end up loving. However, with this beautiful romance my mind is set to keep reading more of Miranda Liasson's novel. Her writing is one that at first had me questioning whether I would love the novel or not due to all the drama and "extra" addition being added to the romance novel. But once you keep reading and find out that everything is connected in someway, you start to let you heart in towards the romance of Colton and Sarah. Bot characters have known each other since high school as they both live in a small town where everyone knows everyone and everything every individual does. ➳Colton and Sarah have had opportunities in the past to be together, to express their actual affection towards each other. Fate had something else up their sleeves instead of letting them be together as one. Years later, after graduating to be a doctor, Sarah makes her way back to their small town. That's when she encounters upon Colton, now as a cop and as the most sweetest individual the town has ever met. To me, I find Colton to be just the most amazing "jerk" I have read in a romance novel. Both of them together spark a chemistry that I found soul-soothing to read and love.➳Overall this was a romance that took a turn of events that I was truly not expecting. From the fireworks scene, to the birthday pie, to the admiration Colton and Sarah have towards each other, every scene is worth reading and is beyond heart-warming. Thank you to the wonderful ladies at ForeverRomance giving me a chance with this novel.➳ARC kindly provided by Forever Romance, in exchange for an honest review...➳Follow Me On:Blog ♕ Instagram ♕ Facebook ♕ Twitter
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  • Claire Robinson
    January 1, 1970
    4 - "...The angels are never wrong." Stars!Then There Was You is the first book in Miranda Liasson’s new Angel Falls series. We have a bit of a second chance vibe going on with Police Chief Colton Walker and Dr. Sara Langdon’s reconnection, when she returns to town after a decade away. Irritating her was too much fun… You know the boy at school that pulled your hair, called you names and generally seemed to be a nuisance wherever you went, and not because he didn’t like you, but for reasons you 4 - "...The angels are never wrong." Stars!Then There Was You is the first book in Miranda Liasson’s new Angel Falls series. We have a bit of a second chance vibe going on with Police Chief Colton Walker and Dr. Sara Langdon’s reconnection, when she returns to town after a decade away. Irritating her was too much fun… You know the boy at school that pulled your hair, called you names and generally seemed to be a nuisance wherever you went, and not because he didn’t like you, but for reasons you only work out as you get older? Well Colton Walker was that to Sara growing up. Being her boyfriend's best friend didn’t really help things either, especially when she then assumes that he plays a massive part in him leaving her on the eve of their wedding for the woman that jumps out of his Stag Party cake."I’m sort of liking this enemies vibe… Lots of sexual tension… It’s like watching a rom-com."You can tell from the offset that this is the beginning of a series, with a whole bunch of secondary characters introduced, and a whole lot of background being incorporated into Sara’s return to town. To be honest it was almost too much to take in, because at the 30% mark I almost called time, what with the overload of information and a very slow start to the relationship between Colton and Sara, I was erring into bored territory."I was wrong about you… Maybe you’re wrong about me too…"But there was something about the pair of them when they did get page time together, that made me stick it out, and I am glad I did because when the author stepped away from dumping every other characters back story and focused on the two of them together; I. Was. Hooked! One kiss. One lie. One missed opportunity. I can understand why though because it’s easy to see that all of them are going to play pivotal parts in future books, with a few of them likely to take center stage now these two have sorted themselves out. "How about we start again..?"But I think the dispersal of the information may have been better off spread out through the entire book rather than all at the start, but if like me you find yourself struggling do stick with because the second half more than makes up for it."I don’t care about the past anymore… Not our past or your past… it’s time to take a new course… For both of us."No news on when the next book is due, but I hope its sooner rather than later. This is an author that I have only recently discovered, but I am liking her writing a little more with each book I read."Life is just too short to hate cake." ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.
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  • DJ Sakata
    January 1, 1970
    Favorite Quotes:He had one claim to fame: he’d bedded more women than an eighties rock star.He doesn’t beat children or kill cats. Plus I’m twenty-nine. He’s not perfect, but who is? Maybe he’s as close as I’m going to come.Don’t ever marry a man who doesn’t look at you like you’re chocolate ice cream…Life is just too short to hate cake.My Review:Regardless of the author, I seem to brace myself when diving into the start any new series with an equal sense of trepidation and anticipation. My resp Favorite Quotes:He had one claim to fame: he’d bedded more women than an eighties rock star.He doesn’t beat children or kill cats. Plus I’m twenty-nine. He’s not perfect, but who is? Maybe he’s as close as I’m going to come.Don’t ever marry a man who doesn’t look at you like you’re chocolate ice cream…Life is just too short to hate cake.My Review:Regardless of the author, I seem to brace myself when diving into the start any new series with an equal sense of trepidation and anticipation. My response to this sparkling entry was a zealous fist pump and head cheerleader worthy squeal. I needed something fresh and engaging and Sara’s less than confident return to her small-town was just what I needed. The storylines were appealing as well as relevant and relatable, the characters were endearing and realistic, and the writing was pleasantly easy to follow yet craftily observant and amusing, and held my interest throughout. The richly detailed narrative made excellent work of introducing the town and key characters while cunningly laying the groundwork and setting up the series for subsequent installments, and I am eager to schedule a return visit for a family dinner or two at Nonna’s and perhaps some coffee and cake at the Bean. And that’s that.
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  • Gretchen (About That Story)
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely adored this. It was a wonderful story filled with so much heart and love that completely filled me up. Excellent read!Fun fact: the cover pulled me in. Seriously how cute is it? Then the synopsis got me because I love tension and animosity between characters so I was really excited about what was to come and I was not disappointed. I loved this so much. Colton and Sara were the best. They were great characters, genuine and hard working and so caring. They had this great antagonism h I absolutely adored this. It was a wonderful story filled with so much heart and love that completely filled me up. Excellent read!Fun fact: the cover pulled me in. Seriously how cute is it? Then the synopsis got me because I love tension and animosity between characters so I was really excited about what was to come and I was not disappointed. I loved this so much. Colton and Sara were the best. They were great characters, genuine and hard working and so caring. They had this great antagonism happening that had me smiling and truly enjoyed watching them connect and work through everything. I loved learning their histories and see who they were, who they are, and who they're growing to be. There's a a nice amount of tension and a bit of mild drama but it's really sweetness and fun. It was just so incredibly entertaining as they went through all their ups and downs, I couldn't get enough.This was so much more than this budding relationship between Colton and Sara. It's about family, friendships, and really connecting and opening up. There were so many amazing details making this one extraordinary story. It was like all the smaller stories woven in were giving the main couple a run for their money because honestly, I loved them just as much. It was all so well thought out. The secondary characters were really wonderful, helping to create some touching and emotional scenes that really pulled at my heart strings.The story was so wonderful and really liked the build as Colton and Sara come together. It had such a great pace giving me just what I need at just the right time. This was sweet and loving and funny and just full of so much heart. I am so glad the adorable cover caught my eye and I decided to try a new-to-me author. This was just what I needed and I enjoyed every second!Complimentary copy received for honest review.
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  • Sheyla ✎
    January 1, 1970
    A really cute love story!I'm a sucker for hate to love romances and this one fits the bill. I also enjoyed small town romances and the setting in Then There Was You is just that. Sara Langdon is back to her hometown of Angel Falls. She's a physician and she has come back home to help with the care of her grandmother who's suffering from dementia. In the meantime, Sara has joined her father's small-town medical practice after training at Columbia.Sara left town after her engagement dissolved whe A really cute love story!I'm a sucker for hate to love romances and this one fits the bill. I also enjoyed small town romances and the setting in Then There Was You is just that. Sara Langdon is back to her hometown of Angel Falls. She's a physician and she has come back home to help with the care of her grandmother who's suffering from dementia. In the meantime, Sara has joined her father's small-town medical practice after training at Columbia.Sara left town after her engagement dissolved when the groom-to-be, Tagg, sleeps with the "cake girl". Since then, Sara can't eat any type of cake. She blames part of her debacle on Colton Walker, her ex-fiancée's best friend. She has known Colton for a long time. He used to make fun of her when they were teenagers which explain Sara's dislike of him. So when she learns, he's her first patient she has a mini meltdown but in the end, she does her job. Sara might dislike Colton but she's also not blind, he is H.O.T. But nothing can happen there, right?Colton Bentley Walker is the police chief in Angel Falls. He had a hard time growing up after his parents pass away. He went to live with his grandmother and he had to take care of his younger sister Hannah, He had a lot of responsibilities from a young age and now, as the police chief, his responsibility is even bigger now that the whole town depends on him. Colton is a family man and he knows his behavior as a kid towards Sara was awful, He was a moron but maybe now, they can become friends except his reactions to her are all completely unexpected.Then There Was You is perfect for someone who enjoys romances in a small town setting. It was engaging from the beginning and above all, sweet and cozy. I was left wanting to read more books about other interesting characters I liked in this novel. I hope maybe we get a book or two.Cliffhanger: No4/5 FangsA complimentary copy was provided by Forever via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
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  • Heidi
    January 1, 1970
    Four stars: A sweet second chance romance with delightful characters. Sara is hesitant about returning home to Angel Falls. She is happy to be home to help with her grandmother who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but she isn’t thrilled to be returning to the place where she was left jilted by her fiancé two days before their wedding. Then to make matters worse, she keeps running into Colton Walker, the police chief, who teased her in high school. As Sara settles in, she begins to see th Four stars: A sweet second chance romance with delightful characters. Sara is hesitant about returning home to Angel Falls. She is happy to be home to help with her grandmother who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but she isn’t thrilled to be returning to the place where she was left jilted by her fiancé two days before their wedding. Then to make matters worse, she keeps running into Colton Walker, the police chief, who teased her in high school. As Sara settles in, she begins to see that maybe Colton isn’t who she thought he was, but why should she care? Except there was that one hot kiss. Will Sara find a place to put down her roots?What I Liked:*Then There Was You is a different kind of second chance romance because there really wasn’t much of a first romance. I was swept up in the romance, and I adored the characters and the setting. This book is oozing with small town charm and it is cute and cozy, just right for summer reading or whenever you want a pick me up.*I enjoyed the characters. Sara is a fun main character. She is now a successful doctor returning home, but she carries a lot of insecurity. Deep down inside she is still that nerdy teenage girl with glasses. Her confidence falters because the one man she gave her heart to betrayed her horribly. I liked seeing Sara grow and find her way as she established herself in her father’s medical practice and amongst the town. It is a slow journey, but it was well worth the time. Then there is Colton. Colton had a rough childhood, and he wasn’t always the nicest guy in high school. He has gone above and beyond to make up for his past, especially when it comes to the citizens of Angel Falls. Colton is kind, considerate and he looks after everyone. I especially loved getting in his head to see how he really felt about Sara. I also enjoyed many of the secondary characters in Sara’s family like her stepmother, Rachel, her sister, Gaby, and her adorable Nonna. These characters are fun and genuine and they make you feel right at home. *The romance is one of stops and starts, going all the way back to high school. It is antagonistic at first as Sara believes that she doesn’t like Colton. It takes a long time to take root and even longer to blossom. When it finally reaches its full potential it is so sweet, well worth the wait. I liked that it started out prickly, then moved into a shaky friendship before it took hold. *I appreciated the focus on family. Both Sara and Colton are deeply devoted to their families. I loved how both of them looked out for their family members and sacrificed for them. There are some wonderful family moments in this one. *I have to admit, I didn’t like Tagg at all, especially the more I learned about him. I was pleasantly surprised at the end by his nice gesture. *The ending is lovely. It ends in a good happy place that will leave you smiling. And The Not So Much:*I am hoping that there is going to be another book or two with these characters. I was left wanting to see if Rafe, Sara’s brother, would take that step and ask out Sara’s friend. I also wanted to see Gaby find herself a good man. *I was curious to know more about Sara’s mom who passed away when Sara was a teen. I wanted to know more about what she was like, and how the girls coped with her passing. *Nonna is adorable. I would love more of her character just because she is so darn cute. Then There Was You is a charming romance with fun, likable characters, a cozy setting, strong familial bonds and a cute second chance romance. This was an easy read, perfect for when you want a nice, light romance without drama and angst. I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own, and I was not compensated for this review. [email protected] Day Ramblings.
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  • Dixie-Lee Campbell
    January 1, 1970
    This book lifted my spirits ! I will have more to say later ... but right now I am just enjoying the flipping through the pages in my mind. Sigh. A whole bunch of emotions ... happiness .. some tears ... happy tears and moving tears that made me sigh. and humour to boot ! ... and some aggravation brought on occasionally. 5star. ... & I love Nonna !
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  • Francoise
    January 1, 1970
    4 StarsMiranda Liasson’s new series starts with a bang, with a mix of deep emotions, antagonism, humor and a heartfelt romance that kept me completely engaged.Sara and Colton are the perfect antagonists. They have a history, one that ended in a not so pretty fashion but needs to be dealt with. The push pull between them was perfect and both Sara and Colton surprised me with their more vulnerable sides. Both are hiding insecurities that have plagued them for most of their lives. Their interaction 4 StarsMiranda Liasson’s new series starts with a bang, with a mix of deep emotions, antagonism, humor and a heartfelt romance that kept me completely engaged.Sara and Colton are the perfect antagonists. They have a history, one that ended in a not so pretty fashion but needs to be dealt with. The push pull between them was perfect and both Sara and Colton surprised me with their more vulnerable sides. Both are hiding insecurities that have plagued them for most of their lives. Their interaction begins on rocky ground when Sara returns to her small town to join her father’s medical practice and help her ailing grandmother. For her sake, she is willing to face the demons of her past, and that includes Colton. Colton was the popular jock in high school, until a knee injury changed everything. He is now the police chief of their quaint small town. He is charming and well-liked by most everyone who knows him. As Sara and Colton spend time together, there is plenty of heat and tension between them. Old misunderstandings continue to drive them apart. At first there's plenty of animosity between them, but they can't keep it up. Colton used to think that Sara was spoiled and didn’t have to struggle for anything. The reality is different.This story warmed my heart, it was a lovely slow burn romance to get lost in. Sara and Colton were perfect together, their chemistry leaped off the pages. I loved the quirky small-town vibe and the characters’ strong sense of family. Miranda Liasson is a new to me author I'm definitely putting on my reading list.ARC generously provided by Forever Romance, via NetGalley.
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  • Morelia (Strandedinbooks)
    January 1, 1970
    Man, oh man. Aside from the enemies to lovers trope being one of my absolute favorites, the characters just DID it for me! Sara and Colton are my new favs and would it be too much to ask for more of them? They're just too perfect!I picked this one up at random after I received a copy and it certainly lived up to its front cover blurb because I seriously couldn't put it down! I was so enamored with not only our main couple, but with all of the amazing and lively secondary characters whom I can't Man, oh man. Aside from the enemies to lovers trope being one of my absolute favorites, the characters just DID it for me! Sara and Colton are my new favs and would it be too much to ask for more of them? They're just too perfect!I picked this one up at random after I received a copy and it certainly lived up to its front cover blurb because I seriously couldn't put it down! I was so enamored with not only our main couple, but with all of the amazing and lively secondary characters whom I can't wait to read more of!This one was so full of heart, sharp one-liners and some definite tear-worthy moments. I couldn't recommend it enough!
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  • Laura Wollam
    January 1, 1970
    What a great enemies to lovers romance! Sara and Colton make the perfect pair. The conflict draws you in and has you rooting for them to find their way into each other's arms and hearts. The build-up in the story is wonderful, and you won't be disappointed in the end.
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  • Jaime Fiction Fangirls Book Review
    January 1, 1970
    This was my first read by this author but, because I enjoyed this story so much, it won’t be my last. I fancy a good enemies to lovers romance. I REALLY fancy a GREAT missed opportunity/enemies to lovers/second chance romance!!Colton was everything I love in a good Hero. Give me a hard-working blue-collar man who has lived a good life and is a genuinely good person, who might be dealing with some baggage over a cocky billionaire any day. Colton has known loss in his life and he struggles with be This was my first read by this author but, because I enjoyed this story so much, it won’t be my last. I fancy a good enemies to lovers romance. I REALLY fancy a GREAT missed opportunity/enemies to lovers/second chance romance!!Colton was everything I love in a good Hero. Give me a hard-working blue-collar man who has lived a good life and is a genuinely good person, who might be dealing with some baggage over a cocky billionaire any day. Colton has known loss in his life and he struggles with being “good enough” but it’s obvious that he cares about everyone and is more than just good enough he’s deserving of happiness. It just so happens that his happiness might come from his best friends ex-fiancé, Sara. Sara was burned by her ex-fiancé a year ago, but before that she was burned by his best friend over ten years ago. Back in town to care for her ailing Nona and join her fathers family practice, the last thing she expects to have to deal with is the man she holds responsible for losing her fiancé. Colton and Sara have a past and they’ve never really been out friendly terms, but the feelings their sharing now that she’s returned home are anything but friendly. I really enjoyed this story. It was a slow but steady burning romance with little angst but plenty of resistance. The way that Sara and Colton slowly give into their feelings while still sort of guarding their hearts was realistic and honest. I love how much of a role their families played in their lives and I can’t wait to see each of their siblings get their HEA’s too. (I hope that’s where this series is going anyways.) *I received an ARC from NetGalley for voluntary r view
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  • Ayekah
    January 1, 1970
    Another great story from Miranda. When Sara goes home to help look after her beloved Nonna who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimers, she joins her father in his medical practice, also working in the local ER. One of her first patients that night was none other than the man she felt ruined her future. Colton, now the town police chief (and uber hot) but then her fiancée's best men and the one who didn't stop him from sleeping with the party cake girl Val. In fact her ex and Val were still toget Another great story from Miranda. When Sara goes home to help look after her beloved Nonna who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimers, she joins her father in his medical practice, also working in the local ER. One of her first patients that night was none other than the man she felt ruined her future. Colton, now the town police chief (and uber hot) but then her fiancée's best men and the one who didn't stop him from sleeping with the party cake girl Val. In fact her ex and Val were still together. Sara and Tagg had plans; med school, fellowships, a future, family, kids and even dog. That all went to hell and she blamed Colt for every single lousy thing that happened. She went on to finish school, winning a coveted award and had options for a fellowship but when Nonna needed her, she returned home. She tried to pass off Colt's chart that night but it was a no go and she decided to face him.Colt looked a little scared, but Colt's obnoxious behavior overrode every single thing in the room.Still an ass with a mouth that never stopped busting Sara's chops you'd think as grown ups and him being the Chief of Police in their small town he'd have learned to shut it but no. Sara got her licks in too, but the two just seemed to live to egg each other on and make each other angry.There as a lot Sara didn't know about that night of the bachelor party and at some point Colt knew he'd tell her. Question was when. Sara's Nonna loved Colt and both families got along really well.Sara's brother and Colt were good friends and Colt did his best to take care of everyone in town. It was the small behind the scene things that no one saw that he did that made him such a great person and hard to stay mad at. It took these two a while to adjust to each other and for Sara to adjust to working with her father. Then there was a lot of past that Colt had never shared with Sara and she with him that came out.This story had a lot of side characters and little stories that kept things moving and of course everyone had an opinion. I loved Nona. She was a peach. While her disease was very early onset, there were times when you just had to laugh because she knew darn well what she was doing especially when it came to Colt and Sara. Toward the end of the story Tagg makes a token appearance, why I don't know. It wasn't necessary to the plot. Seriously it wasn't. The other thing I wished that there wasn't so much time spent on the inner dialogue of the two main characters. It was a tad distracting for me as a reader. The big question is does all end well for these two? Does Sara take flight to another job as Colt so often feared she would or would she stay? There are a few other loose ends that were left, that I'm sure we'll see in upcoming books and I can't wait.This was a great read and I'd read it again. **arc from NetGalley and Publisher for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.**
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  • ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
    January 1, 1970
    ARC received via Netgalley for an honest reviewThis is the first Miranda Liasson book I have read, and what a sweet, pleasant surprise it was.I am a sucker for small town stories, a frenemies to lovers story, a second chance at love story, and Then There Was You had a little bit of it all.Sara and Colton's story is sweet, tender and a whole lotta adorable. They have been destined to come together, even if it has taken a lot of years, and oh my I couldnt' help but be their biggest cheerleader.Fam ARC received via Netgalley for an honest reviewThis is the first Miranda Liasson book I have read, and what a sweet, pleasant surprise it was.I am a sucker for small town stories, a frenemies to lovers story, a second chance at love story, and Then There Was You had a little bit of it all.Sara and Colton's story is sweet, tender and a whole lotta adorable. They have been destined to come together, even if it has taken a lot of years, and oh my I couldnt' help but be their biggest cheerleader.Family, douchey exes, so many things that could conspire against them getting their HEA, but fight for it. Even when they are just plain old fighting.I adored the small town-y vibe to this story, where everyone knows everyone's business, everyone has everyone's back.Wonderful characters, endearing story, I read this book in one afternoon.I will be going back to read Ms Liasson's earlier works, and look forward to more of this new-to-me author in the future.
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  • Linda Zagon
    January 1, 1970
    IMG_2891.JPGMy Review of “Then There Was You” by Miranda Liasson Forever(Grand Central Publishing) Publishing Date May 29, 2018“Then There Was You” by Miranda Liaison is an enjoyable, heartwarming, and endearing story. The Genres for this novel are Women’s Fiction and Romance. The timeline of the story is mostly in the present year and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events.The author describes the characters as mostly likable , complicated, complex, and each has his/her s IMG_2891.JPGMy Review of “Then There Was You” by Miranda Liasson Forever(Grand Central Publishing) Publishing Date May 29, 2018“Then There Was You” by Miranda Liaison is an enjoyable, heartwarming, and endearing story. The Genres for this novel are Women’s Fiction and Romance. The timeline of the story is mostly in the present year and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events.The author describes the characters as mostly likable , complicated, complex, and each has his/her set of problems. There are some secrets, lies and betrayals that surface. Sarah Langdon , a physician has returned home to Angel Falls to join her father’s practice and help take care of her forgetful grandmother. Sarah doesn’t date much since her wedding had been cancelled the year before.Colton Walker is the Chief of Police, and has been at odds with Sarah for years. Both Colin and Sarah argue if they see each other.It doesn’t take much to set them off. So why would their family members think they should date?I appreciate that the author discusses the importance of family and friends, emotional support, love and hope. I also like that the topic of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is brought up. Also mentioned are the topics of communication and honesty. I would recommend this delightful book for those readers that like Romance and Women’s Fiction. I received an ARC from NetGalley for my honest review.
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  • Veronica
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.Then There Was You is an enemies to lovers, small town romance between the Doctor (Sara) and a Cop (Colton), so for me the story had a lot going for it before it even began. As I read the book I liked the family aspects to the story and the small town setting where everyone knows everyone else and their business. I liked Sara’s struggle to gain her father’s respect in the workplace and the way that Colton serves his communit I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.Then There Was You is an enemies to lovers, small town romance between the Doctor (Sara) and a Cop (Colton), so for me the story had a lot going for it before it even began. As I read the book I liked the family aspects to the story and the small town setting where everyone knows everyone else and their business. I liked Sara’s struggle to gain her father’s respect in the workplace and the way that Colton serves his community as the local police chief. But from Sara’s first interaction with Colton we can feel real animosity and hurt on Sara’s part over the way that Colton treated her in the past and this really stuck with me. So and the story develops and we see Colton is a good guy in the here and now (and he really is a good guy), it took me a long time to warm up to him. Then, just when I start liking Colton he does something weak and stupid and I was back to disliking him. Sara and Colton’s road to happiness is a rocky one but it has a satisfying conclusion. Then There Was you is an enjoyable read and has plenty of good elements and romance but my dislike of Colton probably kept me from loving this book as much as I thought I would.
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  • Isha Coleman
    January 1, 1970
    The quality that appeals to me most about a Miranda Liasson read is her ability to keep it real, without losing her adorable brand of charm. Then There Was You is a journey of life lessons and at times harsh truths, tempered by heartache and humor. In life and in love things happen for a reason. It's the knowledge gained from those experiences that shape us into who we are. Sara had a front row seat to heartache, perhaps happily ever after is right around the corner.
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  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    A good enough premise, which was what caught my eye. However, in the end I found it to be lacking. The writing felt a little forced and the story, well, it wasn't as good as the summary portrayed it to be. Overall execution was a 2 star rating for me, because I was able to get through it, so it had to be just okay. Okay was not what I wanted. I barely managed to finish it and that was because I took breaks. If a book really grabs me then I barely take breaks.
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  • Irene
    January 1, 1970
    4 stars
  • Liz
    January 1, 1970
    Cute and charming story!
  • Diane
    January 1, 1970
    Give me a book with great characters, a well developed storyline and a small town setting reminiscent of my own small town and I’m a very happy bookaholic. Sara, our heroine, is filled with trepidation because returning to the scene of her humiliation puts her in close proximity to the man she holds responsible for ruining her life. Colton, her ex-fiancé’s best friend and the town’s police chief, is loved by one and all in Angel Falls, and that infuriates Sara to no end. The entire town is witne Give me a book with great characters, a well developed storyline and a small town setting reminiscent of my own small town and I’m a very happy bookaholic. Sara, our heroine, is filled with trepidation because returning to the scene of her humiliation puts her in close proximity to the man she holds responsible for ruining her life. Colton, her ex-fiancé’s best friend and the town’s police chief, is loved by one and all in Angel Falls, and that infuriates Sara to no end. The entire town is witness to Sara’s humiliation and Colton’s regret which is one of the reasons why small town dynamics are so appealing to me. Add in the drama of family dynamics and a whole town full of well meaning busybodies and there’s nothing more to do but sit down and enjoy the fireworks. It is said that there’s a fine line between love and hate, and I so enjoyed watching these two delightful characters dance around each other before fate finally helps them take the plunge into love. I read an early copy of this book through NetGalley and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.
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  • Mary
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. Sara wasn't sure she wanted to return her hometown but when her Nonna was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, she knew she had no choice. She left a year ago with her head down and shamed because her fiance' called off the wedding the day before.Colton has always thought highly of Sara and when she moves back to town, he wants to make a move. The only thing is that Sara blames him for her ex leaving her. Colt's done a lot of things I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. Sara wasn't sure she wanted to return her hometown but when her Nonna was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, she knew she had no choice. She left a year ago with her head down and shamed because her fiance' called off the wedding the day before.Colton has always thought highly of Sara and when she moves back to town, he wants to make a move. The only thing is that Sara blames him for her ex leaving her. Colt's done a lot of things, but he's not taking the blame for Tagg's straying.As Sara and Colt work out their past issues, they both realize that what you really want may be standing right in front of you but it still takes a lot of time and effort to make it work. ~~Wicked Reads Review Team~~
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  • Deb
    January 1, 1970
    This is hands down my favorite book by Miranda Liasson. The characters are completely relatable and likable. Dr. Sara Langdon returns to her hometown a year after her fiancé cancels their wedding and leaves her for the woman who jumped out of the cake at his bachelor party. She comes home to partner with her father at his practice, but mostly to help care for her grandmother who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. Her big noisy family provide laughs, love, and support (what could be bet This is hands down my favorite book by Miranda Liasson. The characters are completely relatable and likable. Dr. Sara Langdon returns to her hometown a year after her fiancé cancels their wedding and leaves her for the woman who jumped out of the cake at his bachelor party. She comes home to partner with her father at his practice, but mostly to help care for her grandmother who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. Her big noisy family provide laughs, love, and support (what could be better?). Her path crosses almost immediately with Police chief Colton Walker whom she blames for her wedding going up in flames. Colton is best friends with Sara's ex, and also teased her mercilessly when they were growing up together. The two of them slowly become friends, move past some lies that kept them apart, and gradually figure out how good they are for each other. This book has soul searching emotion and humor that kept me engaged from the opening pages until the end. I look forward to reading the other stories in this series. I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Pat
    January 1, 1970
    A second chance love story that made me cry, and want to shake Sara and Colton to get them to talk to each other. I especially loved the way the family surrounded Nonna with love, respect and protection. The last few years of my Mom’s life were lived under the terrible cloud of Dementia. Ms. Liasson captured the lost hope and sadness of this terrible disease. Full review on May [email protected] http://www.tbqsbookpalace.com
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  • Brandy
    January 1, 1970
    I'm a little behind from being both sick and in the hospital, so I apologize ahead of time. Ms. Liasson is one of my top favorite authors. An amazing author. One of those few who, just when you thought you couldn't love her previous release more, she comes out with her new release, which is even better, and you don't know how that's possible. One of those rare authors, who I don't think is capable of writing a bad story. I was first attracted to this book, both by being written by Ms. Liasson an I'm a little behind from being both sick and in the hospital, so I apologize ahead of time. Ms. Liasson is one of my top favorite authors. An amazing author. One of those few who, just when you thought you couldn't love her previous release more, she comes out with her new release, which is even better, and you don't know how that's possible. One of those rare authors, who I don't think is capable of writing a bad story. I was first attracted to this book, both by being written by Ms. Liasson and 2. The unique cover. Then There Was You is the first book in her brand new, Angel Falls series. Set in Angel Falls, Ohio.I loved both the heroine and hero, Dr. Serafina 'Sara' Langdon and small town Cop, Colton 'Colt' Bentley Walker. I loved the entire Langer family. Though it did take me some time to warm up to Dr. Langdon Sr. , Sara's father. I did though, of course. I really liked Rachel, the Step Mom. I thought she was a sweetheart. So patient and kind. And great with Gram, which earned her extra points in my book. She was so good for the Langdon family. I loved that she wasn't the clichéd horrible Step Mother. This book deals with Alzheimer's, with Sara's Gram, so there are some heavier moments. But not overly so. It's heartwarming. Perfectly balanced with lightness, humor, love, and romance. Lol moment on Sara's sister, Gabby's boyfriend's hair description. I just love the Langdon family. One of my favorite things about hero, Colt? Was that not only did he help the Langdon's look after Gram's, but he also took care of his own Grandma and teenaged sister. Which made him even more likable and attractive to me. I loved his sister, Hannah and his Grandma too. I loved all of Sara's siblings and look forward to them getting their own HEAI received an ARC copy from net galley for an honest review.
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  • Lynn (Ellesea Loves Reading)
    January 1, 1970
    Dr Sara Langdon put aside her painful personal feelings as she returns to Angel Falls because her grandmother needs her. As the police chief, crossing paths with Colton Walker is always going to be inevitable in this small town but she wasn't expecting it to be so soon after her arrival. In her absence, the man whose actions were the catalyst for her fiancé dumping her before her wedding is a good friend of her brother but her grandmother too.Angel Falls Police Chief Colton Walker loves his life Dr Sara Langdon put aside her painful personal feelings as she returns to Angel Falls because her grandmother needs her. As the police chief, crossing paths with Colton Walker is always going to be inevitable in this small town but she wasn't expecting it to be so soon after her arrival. In her absence, the man whose actions were the catalyst for her fiancé dumping her before her wedding is a good friend of her brother but her grandmother too.Angel Falls Police Chief Colton Walker loves his life and works in the small town he calls home. When his best friend's ex-fiancée arrives back to help care for her elderly grandmother he knew he was heading for trouble. Especially when the woman isn't aware of all the facts...the truth.When you're blamed for causing the break-up and ensuing embarrassment for the bride jilted before her wedding, Colton's coping strategy towards Sara does little to improve their fractured relationship. His actions aggravate her anger towards him until the truths from their high school years are uncovered and changes their attitude and feelings towards each other for the better.Sworn enemies to lovers, this is a slow burn romance with sexual tension sizzling in the background. The protagonists both struggle to ignore their attraction to each other and use defence mechanisms to try to counteract the draw to each other. With them both basing their attitudes on what they believe to be true of the other, it isn't until Tagg, the person with links to them both that the truth begins to surface. Only he also wants Sara back...As the first book in this Angel Falls series, The There Was You has established a wonderful foundation for future novels set against this small town backdrop. The secondary characters lend a warm family and community spirit to the proceedings. I really enjoyed how the families of both protagonists complemented them and their tentative relationship as we learn more about them too. Whilst I mostly loved this aspect of the narrative, there's phase in the middle of the novel where I would have preferred more emphasis on Sara and Colton. Overall, I appreciated the sentiment enough to continue and read more from this Angel Falls series and Ms Liasson.4 stars***arc generously received courtesy of Forever via NetGalley***
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  • Gaele
    January 1, 1970
    Back in town to care for her aging Grandmother, and taking a place in her father’s medical practice after Colombia, Sara never thought she’d ne back in the place that held so many difficult memories. Her engagement fell apart two days before the wedding when her fiancé slept with the “cake girl”, and she’s not been able to eat cake since. His best friend, Colton, the bane of her teenaged years, also is to blame in her mind – with the added resentment for his relentless teasing, so she’s determin Back in town to care for her aging Grandmother, and taking a place in her father’s medical practice after Colombia, Sara never thought she’d ne back in the place that held so many difficult memories. Her engagement fell apart two days before the wedding when her fiancé slept with the “cake girl”, and she’s not been able to eat cake since. His best friend, Colton, the bane of her teenaged years, also is to blame in her mind – with the added resentment for his relentless teasing, so she’s determined to ignore him, or not run into him: whichever comes first. Colton is all grown up now, and is the Police chief in Angel Falls. His childhood was a difficult one, his parents died when he was young, and he and his younger sister had to move in with his grandmother. He’s realized that his treatment of Sara was wrong, and can’t blame her when her reaction to him is less than warm. Together the two are a big pile of unexpected: Sara still holds a boatload of insecurities and hurt, but she can’t help but see that Colton has matured and perhaps he’s not quite the despicable being she believed him to be. Colton, for his part, believes he just wants to be friends, friendly and nothing more, but he can’t quite seem to get Sara out of his mind. Despite the two being adults, the early stages of their romance is very sweet as they start to see one another as they are now. Of course, others in the story see the two of them as well-matched, and the lovely moments with secondary characters and family members add layers of understanding to the personalities here. Sara’s grandmother, newly diagnosed with dementia is particularly telling – the laughter and sadness that weigh on everyone, and the real enjoyment in company of family, friends and the little town that shines through. A lovely, sweet story that brings plenty of atmosphere and small town ‘everyone knows your history’ flair to readers. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. Review first appeared at I am, Indeed
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  • Janga
    January 1, 1970
    Then There was You introduces Liasson’s Angel Falls series, and it does exactly what a first book in a small-town series needs to do. First, it establishes Angel Falls as the kind of heartwarming but imperfect place that readers will want to revisit. Second, it introduces a cast of characters that readers will want to know more about. Sara’s family is an interesting group. They have suffered from the death of her mother when the Langdon siblings were young, and now they are dealing with their g Then There was You introduces Liasson’s Angel Falls series, and it does exactly what a first book in a small-town series needs to do. First, it establishes Angel Falls as the kind of heartwarming but imperfect place that readers will want to revisit. Second, it introduces a cast of characters that readers will want to know more about. Sara’s family is an interesting group. They have suffered from the death of her mother when the Langdon siblings were young, and now they are dealing with their grandmother’s Alzheimer’s. Their father has remarried, but his silence about his first wife bothers his daughters. Lawyer Gabby is dissatisfied with her job and seems to be settling in the romance department. Firefighter Rafe’s life has been filled with loss, and he now avoids commitment. Readers will be longing for both their stories.Colton’s relationship with his young sister Hannah furnishes some leavening humor as well as some touching moments, and young as Hannah is, she is already in love. Will he prove to be the love of her life? Most important, Sara and Colton are believable, likable characters who are interesting people as individuals and whose romance offers an enemies-to-lovers tale with a bit of a twist that will win contemporary romance fans, especially those who have a fondness for that trope.Kudos to Liasson for making the Alzheimer’s thread read true. This is not anther trendy disease story. This author shows the pain of losing someone you love by degrees, the need to cherish the moments when the real person shines through, the difficulty of recognizing the patient’s autonomy as long as possible while protecting them from the dangers into which they may wander, and the reality of laughing sometimes to keep from crying. I’ve been there, and I confess this story moved me to tears more than once. At the same times, Nonna’s story never overshadows the romance. And I love the fact that her unfiltered comments move several threads in the right direction.See full review at The Romance Dish:http://www.theromancedish.com/2018/05...
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  • Deborah E Kehoe
    January 1, 1970
    Sara Langdon has returned home to Angel Falls a year after her fiancee broke up with her two days before their wedding. She can’t help but blame his best man Colton for not keeping him on the straight and narrow, instead letting him fall for the girl who jumped out of the cake. Sara is now back after finishing her residency and partners up with her father at his medical practice, while living with her grandmother who has just started showing signs of dementia. When she has to sew Sheriff Colton Sara Langdon has returned home to Angel Falls a year after her fiancee broke up with her two days before their wedding. She can’t help but blame his best man Colton for not keeping him on the straight and narrow, instead letting him fall for the girl who jumped out of the cake. Sara is now back after finishing her residency and partners up with her father at his medical practice, while living with her grandmother who has just started showing signs of dementia. When she has to sew Sheriff Colton Walker’s arm closed she has to face her past a little sooner than she’d like. She and Colton have known each other since childhood and have never gotten along, but there was always an underlying tension and now that she’s single, that tension is of the sexual variety.Then There Was You is your typical enemies to lovers trope and Sara and Colton take their time fighting before they get to the lovers part. It creates a nice tension to their story, but also gives the reader a little time to get to know their pasts and why they always hated each other. Sara’s reason for being back in Angel Falls is a great subplot and humanizes Sara making her more three dimensional. Without dealing with the effects of dementia on a family, as well as learning how to partner with her father in a medical practice I think she would have been just like a lot of other romance heroines, pretty vanilla. Instead we see all that Sara’s got going on in her life, and there is a lot of it! She deals with those problems, while still agonizing over Colton and his behavior towards their budding relationship.If we had not gotten those family subplots for both Sara and Colton I think I wouldn’t have liked this book as much as I did. There were a few moments between them as a couple that were pretty cliche, but how they dealt with their families, and then each other at the end of the book rounded out their characters and made me like them as a couple. There were a few moments where I wanted to kick Colton in the rear, but that added to the tension in the book very nicely. If you are a fan of Miranda Liasson’s you will love this book- it’s a good start to a brand new series. ❤❤❤❣I received a copy of this book through NetGalley for my honest review and it was honest!
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  • Amy A
    January 1, 1970
    After a year away, Sara Langdon is moving back to Angel Falls. She's missed her family and friends and she wants to help care for her grandmother who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's, but the dissolution of her wedding after she found her fiance, Tagg, had cheated caused Sara to need some space. Now she's back and ready to work alongside her father at his medical practice. Now, the only thing she has to contend with, besides her return adding to the small-town gossip, is the person she ho After a year away, Sara Langdon is moving back to Angel Falls. She's missed her family and friends and she wants to help care for her grandmother who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's, but the dissolution of her wedding after she found her fiance, Tagg, had cheated caused Sara to need some space. Now she's back and ready to work alongside her father at his medical practice. Now, the only thing she has to contend with, besides her return adding to the small-town gossip, is the person she holds responsible for the break-up of her would be marriage: Colton Walker. Colton has changed a lot since high school when he used to antagonize Sara almost non-stop regardless that she was dating his best friend. And ever since what happened at the bachelor party, he knows that Sara wants nothing to do with him. However, these two can't seem to avoid running into each other, and after a shared kiss one night, they both begin to wonder if the very thing they've been looking for has been right in front of them the whole time. I really love small town settings in my romances and this enemies-to-lovers story embodies all that is charming in a place where everybody knows everyone else and secrets are hard to keep. The spark between Sara and Colton was so great, I kinda wished that Miranda Liasson had drawn out the initial animosity between the pair a little bit longer before adding in the unavoidable relationship. I loved the backstory between Colton and Sara and the history they share. The fact that hindsight is always 20/20 and sometimes we remember things differently over time. I liked that there were layers involved in Sara and Colton's interactions, like more going on behind the scenes than either one was aware at the time, and it still resonates ten years later. It goes hand-in-hand - and brings it into perspective - with the idea of Sara's grandmother, diagnosed with Alzheimer's, slowly and sadly losing her memories and not always being able to rely on whether she's speaking from the present or from the past. The Langdon family is predominantly featured in this book and I was very excited to learn that Gabby would be featured next in her own book The Way You Love Me. Overall, I really liked this sweet contemporary romance. I think if you're looking for something light and heartwarming, Then There Was You is perfect. I had never read anything else by Miranda Liasson, but she's now definitely on my list of authors to watch. *ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Misty (Red's Romance Review's)
    January 1, 1970
    Sara Langdon has her doubts about returning home to Angel Falls, it is a place that holds a lot of hurtful memories that she doesn't really want to drudge up from her past, nor face the man at the center of said memories. But her grandmother has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and needs her help, so that takes priority over her painful past. But once she is in town and settled, the man she thought she'd have to worry about doesn't seem as important as the one who wrecked her wedding, her n Sara Langdon has her doubts about returning home to Angel Falls, it is a place that holds a lot of hurtful memories that she doesn't really want to drudge up from her past, nor face the man at the center of said memories. But her grandmother has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and needs her help, so that takes priority over her painful past. But once she is in town and settled, the man she thought she'd have to worry about doesn't seem as important as the one who wrecked her wedding, her nemesis Colton Walker. Every time she turns around he is lurking, and ready to reek havoc on her life... and maybe her heart too!Colton Walker knows he is not one of Sara Langdon's favorite people, they have a history riddled with playful torment, arguing, and a incident that ended a wedding... her wedding to be exact. But he is a changed man now, one who is more compassionate, and within minutes of being reunited Sara she takes notice, and the walls between them start to fall away, and the sparks start to fly! But can he really find love with someone who use to belong to his best friend? Then There Was You is a heartfelt enemies to lovers story that will spawn the feels, curl your toes, and leave you smiling! This was quite an impressive first read, the angsty intense love/hate relationship between Sara and Colton brought on some serious steamy times that had me swooning one moment, and some feisty banter that had me giggling the next. I loved this story and it's wonderfully crafted stars, it pulled me in within the first few sentences, and completely swallowed me up, it was quite the addictive little tale! If you are looking for a small town romance read riddled with humor and heart than I highly recommend you get your hands on this one, it's sure to treat to you to enjoyable time!I requested an advanced copy of this title from NetGalley, and voluntarily read and reviewed.
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