Then There Was You (Angel Falls, #1)
Fresh from her residency, Serafina Langdon returns to her hometown to join her father's general medical practice a year after her fiancé jilted her. More than anything, Sara just wants to move on, but that becomes impossible once she discovers that the man who was responsible for her broken engagement, and who is also her ex-fiance's best friend, is now the Angel Falls chief of police.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, avoiding Sara becomes the last thing he wants to do. She's not the woman he used to know, and he's falling for her. But when her ex-fiancé returns to Angel Falls, Colton will have to decide if the woman he's always fighting with is also worth fighting for.

Then There Was You (Angel Falls, #1) Details

TitleThen There Was You (Angel Falls, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 29th, 2018
PublisherForever
ISBN-139781455541805
Rating
GenreRomance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary

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Then There Was You (Angel Falls, #1) Review

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Irene
    January 1, 1970
    4 stars
  • 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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  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    A definite must read by Miranda Liasson. I loved both Colton and Sara and really enjoyed reading about their trials and tribulations. When they finally saw past the past and looked into the future, the only one that they could see was each other.Colton. Yes he was a regular bully in high school. But, he reminded me of the little boy pulling the little girls pigtails just to get her attention because he liked her and didn't know how to tell her. But, there were quite a few miscues between him and A definite must read by Miranda Liasson. I loved both Colton and Sara and really enjoyed reading about their trials and tribulations. When they finally saw past the past and looked into the future, the only one that they could see was each other.Colton. Yes he was a regular bully in high school. But, he reminded me of the little boy pulling the little girls pigtails just to get her attention because he liked her and didn't know how to tell her. But, there were quite a few miscues between him and Sara. He doesn't hold it against her that she blames him for her failed engagement. She always thought he was trouble and she was dating his best friend, Tagg. When his chance to maybe make her see that he was interested in her, one little lie ended it all. He has a lot to make up for and to make Sara see him as the man he is today. He has to prove himself to his Red and he totally understands why. He'll give her time and space but, he won't back down. All it takes is one night, the look of fear on her face and he's stepping back. He'll never put a woman through what his mother went through when his father was killed in the line of duty. Now, she confused, he's miserable and it's going to take a lot of groveling, again, to get her back in his life where she belongs.Sara has conflicted feelings about being back in Angel Falls. She never thought that this is where she would be. Her life was planned out with Tagg until Colton ruined it all by having Valerie jump out of the cake. She trusted him to make sure Tagg was fine, home and ready for the wedding. No, Colton let him run off with the floozy. But, did she really know the trut?. Seeing Colt again, listening to his barbs, she knows that he was to blame. Until, she sees the man behind the quips, how he really treats people, how much the residents of Angel Falls respect him and the job he does. As she is starting to see a totally different side of the man that she hated for years, her feelings start to change. There is a fine line between love and hate and she may have crossed it. Then There Was You was such and pleasant and enjoyable read. I loved the back and forth between Colton and Sara. What started off as hate, turned to love as the truth came out about a lot of things. Sara had a backbone and wasn't afraid to give her opinions. Colt knew how to grovel, on more than one occasion and wasn't ashamed to do it. But, it was the people of Angel Falls that truly brought them together at long last. I loved the family drama in Colton's life, the family dynamic in Sara's. They all played an important role in the story and brought everything together.Miranda Liasson is a new-to-me author and I am looking forward to reading more from her. Luckily, this is the first in the series and I am really interested in seeing where she takes these delightful people. She wrote a beautiful love story that held a lot of emotions with a wonderful ending that, after reading it twice, still brought tears to my eyes.
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  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I admit completely to the fact the reason I wanted to read this book was because of that beautiful cover.  Something about it just screamed READ ME NOW!  I love small town contemporaries and this sounded right up my alley.  What I wasn't expecting was to fall in love with this story from the very beginning.  THEN THERE WAS YOU was captivating and I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I admit completely to the fact the reason I wanted to read this book was because of that beautiful cover.  Something about it just screamed READ ME NOW!  I love small town contemporaries and this sounded right up my alley.  What I wasn't expecting was to fall in love with this story from the very beginning.  THEN THERE WAS YOU was captivating and unputdownable.Sara has moved back to her hometown because of her grandmothers' declining health and to work at her father's medical practice.  A year ago her fiance and high school sweetheart called off the wedding days before it was due to happen and cheated on her at his bachelor party.  She knows coming back to town will mean dealing with the town's pity over what happened, and also dealing with her ex's best friend Colton (now the Chief of Police), whom she fully blames for enabling the cheating. Sara and Colton start off from a place of enemies to lovers but it was just a beautiful story of these two people that should've been together all along.  Some miscommunication and bad luck prevented that and it was endearing to see them find their way to each other now.  I think this lacked the animosity I was expecting from an enemies to lovers but I didn't feel I missed that.  It's just the perfect small town romance that I love to read at this time of year.  I adored the main characters, individually and together.  But also the whole cast of characters introduced in this book, which means I can't wait to read more from Angel Falls.This was my first time reading Miranda Liasson but it definitely won't be the last and highly recommend you put this on your summer to-read lists.*ARC provided by publisherReviewed by Francesca❤ ♡ Don't want to miss any of our posts? Subscribe to our blog by email! ♡ ❤
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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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  • Kate Olson
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to Forever Romance for this free review copy!.This super sweet romance has so much small town charm combined with the always-popular long-lost hometown love drama. A female doctor returning to her hometown after being abandoned by her fiancée right before their wedding + the town’s male police chief who was a teenage crush = a delightful cozy reading experience. The family dynamics were wonderful with the addition of Cookie and Nonna, the matriarchs of the two families. I loved how the fa Thanks to Forever Romance for this free review copy!.This super sweet romance has so much small town charm combined with the always-popular long-lost hometown love drama. A female doctor returning to her hometown after being abandoned by her fiancée right before their wedding + the town’s male police chief who was a teenage crush = a delightful cozy reading experience. The family dynamics were wonderful with the addition of Cookie and Nonna, the matriarchs of the two families. I loved how the families banded together to make sure everyone was always being taken care of ❤️.Recommended to traditional contemporary romance fans! This is the first book in the new Angel Falls series, with book 2 releasing in January 2019!
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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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  • Bindi Boo
    January 1, 1970
    3.75 stars
  • Liz
    January 1, 1970
    Cute and charming story!
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Myka
    January 1, 1970
    Was a decent enough read, but its cons were unfortunately too problematic to ignore. The writing is okay but nothing special or groundbreaking and lacked that emotional punch, feeling a little too impersonal; and there were quite a lot of moments where you had to suspend your disbelief. I'll leave a few quotes to give you a feel of the uncomfortable girl-hate and evil-painting-of-a-woman concerning a girl they barely knew that occurred somewhere in the first third of the story:"Just that Everly’ Was a decent enough read, but its cons were unfortunately too problematic to ignore. The writing is okay but nothing special or groundbreaking and lacked that emotional punch, feeling a little too impersonal; and there were quite a lot of moments where you had to suspend your disbelief. I'll leave a few quotes to give you a feel of the uncomfortable girl-hate and evil-painting-of-a-woman concerning a girl they barely knew that occurred somewhere in the first third of the story:"Just that Everly’s acting like the Eveready sex bunny.""That man wants to do you, and you drove him into the arms of that horrible woman.""But deep inside, she knew Everly posed no threat. The threat she worried about was much closer than Everly and her new boobs. It was inside Sara’s own heart."Also: Colton kept screwing up, and at one important point, I thought Sara forgave him too easily. The way Tagg was written is a bit odd too. When you realize this is actually a Pride and Prejudice retelling of sorts, it'll make a bit more sense, though not in that I'm-awed-this-is-clever way. Also also: the dogs were probably the most one-dimensional characters in the story, serving merely as a device or some kind of decoration lolOverall: The blurb was the (most) well-written part of the book.
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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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  • 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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  • books are love
    January 1, 1970
    Received in exchange for a honest review.I didn’t fall in love with Sara as quickly as I did Colton.Why? Colton was more real and honest with himself. He was honorable and had a love for his town and his family. So much so that he gave up his dreams to take care of his aunt and sister. He took blame for something to help ease Sara’s pain and let her think better of her ex than he should. He was kind, caring, smart and fun. I loved how got Sara’s hackles raised just to get a rise out of her and h Received in exchange for a honest review.I didn’t fall in love with Sara as quickly as I did Colton.Why? Colton was more real and honest with himself. He was honorable and had a love for his town and his family. So much so that he gave up his dreams to take care of his aunt and sister. He took blame for something to help ease Sara’s pain and let her think better of her ex than he should. He was kind, caring, smart and fun. I loved how got Sara’s hackles raised just to get a rise out of her and how he was helping the young teen try to fix his mistakes and become something. How he believed in his town and the people in it. he was afraid though. Afraid that his job and the danger of it would hurt those he loved so he did keep people at a distance.Sara comes back to her hometown with some anger in her but also hoping to have her dad be proud of her. To show him that she is his partner at the medical practice and that together they can be an awesome team. At first she is confused about what she wanted. Did she want to stay in the hometown and have to deal with the memories of the wedding that didn’t happen and what the town thought. Of running into her ex’s parents and of the man she thought ruined her impending nuptials Colton. Or did she want to stay in town and be there with her family.when she runs into Colton again, it is when she has control and is in charge of helping him. Only he did get to her and set her on edge without even meaning to. She doesn’t see him for who he is only the man that ruined her wedding or not wedding. She didn’t want to lay blame on who deserved her wrath but on the best friend. The one who was loyal to her fiancee but also who she thought hated her. Only he never really hated her. He was that way because of his feelings towards her. He felt that since his best friend wanted her and he felt he owed him and his family he backed away. Than one moment in college changed it all. Sara went from giving Colton and chance to despising him. A misunderstanding that showed the true colors of her ex. And when she finds out the truth her views begin to change. She sees the man her brother is buddies with and who her grandmother loves and welcomes like family. The man who the town is fond of and protects. The caring kind loving man. The man who has earned the respect of others through is loyalty and fairness. And she gives in to her feelings. When this happens these two give us some sensual moments. Don’t get me wrong we still get entertained by them and those family dinners at Sara’s families houses but we also see the love and respect they have for one another. We see Sara begin to see her stepmother in a new light and appreciate her. She gets closer to her family and has her father show her how he really feels. She finds love a feeling of satety and home with Colton.the story is fun and sweet. There are some intimate moments, moments of jealousy when the ex comes back but also clarity for this is when Sara really sees Colton and how much she loves him, we see Colton struggle with doing what he thinks is right and what is right for his heart, we see family and loyalty as well. We get both Sara’s and Colton’s view and I do like Colton’s more because we see the raw moments more. We see him learn to trust Sara but also be scared and do silly things. He learns from his silliness as well. Sara’s view has us see her confusion, anger and her journey to finding her father and herself but also appreciating her stepmother and falling in love even though it frightens her. A great love story that has you smile and be enthralled and entertained by the two main characters as they find their way to each other and their HEA.
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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 Munro
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book via a goodreads giveaway.Many of you know I am not a fan of romance novels; however, every now and then the synopsis for the novel is intriguing enough for me to take a chance at reading it. Sometimes I am disappointed; this time I was not.This was a basically, true to life book. People with dysfunctional families who had shed their dysfunction to become community pillars; people who help other people; people who have been burned in relationships; people who are over protect I received this book via a goodreads giveaway.Many of you know I am not a fan of romance novels; however, every now and then the synopsis for the novel is intriguing enough for me to take a chance at reading it. Sometimes I am disappointed; this time I was not.This was a basically, true to life book. People with dysfunctional families who had shed their dysfunction to become community pillars; people who help other people; people who have been burned in relationships; people who are over protective and people who are afraid to commit! If that is not normal, everyday people and life, I’m not sure what is!One year ago, Serafine (Sara) Langdon had her heart ripped from her chest when her fiancé, Tagg,a man she had dated throughout high school and college left her after a wild bachelor party. Her anger and hurt are still fresh; but the man she holds responsible not keeping Tagg in line, Colton Walker, is someone she never wants to see again in her life!Of course, she has also decided to join her father’s family practice back in Angel Falls, only to learn that her adversary, Colton has become Police Chief and is loved and respected by everyone. Ugh!!!So when Colton (the over-protective, non-commitment, alpha male) and Sara who have always been like oil and water (or is that their memories playing tricks on them, finally share a hot, passionate kiss; could they finally see the truth through their clouded memories? What will happen when Tagg, whose new woman has dumped him, shows up wanting to make everything right between Sara and himself?Can these two let go of their pasts, or will their clouded memories lead them astray as it has in the past?
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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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  • Leann
    January 1, 1970
    Actual rating 4.5 starsI love me a good small town romance. If it has a police officer even better!Sara is a doctor who has moved back to town a year after her wedding is broke off to help care for her grandmother. Colton is police chief of the town and just might be to blame for the called off wedding. He never cared for the woman his best friend was planning to marry...or does he.I adored Sara and Colton as a couple. They're relationship felt real, genuine. On top of an engaging romance story Actual rating 4.5 starsI love me a good small town romance. If it has a police officer even better!Sara is a doctor who has moved back to town a year after her wedding is broke off to help care for her grandmother. Colton is police chief of the town and just might be to blame for the called off wedding. He never cared for the woman his best friend was planning to marry...or does he.I adored Sara and Colton as a couple. They're relationship felt real, genuine. On top of an engaging romance story you also get a story about family. Sara's family is so relatable. I loved Nonna! Again her relationship with her father was so real. Colton comes from what was described as a broken family, yet it was still had a loving and caring.I'm hoping to get a story about Rafe and Kaitlyn soon.If you enjoy small town stories, enemy to lovers, sweet, romantic, feel good books and family, this is a book you definitely want to pick up soon.
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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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  • Meaghan
    January 1, 1970
    Colton was such a good guy during the entire story - from his past behavior that had been wildly misconstrued to his stand-up-ness (is that a word) to make up for his bad boy past. Sara and Colton were like oil and water at first, but eventually blended into something quite lovely and delightful to read.
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