“Then There Was You” is a fun, sweet, and heartwarming small town romance that mashes second chance romance, enemies to lovers, and opposites attract tropes together. Throw in the man-in-uniform aspect in the form of Chief Police Colton Walker, with female doctor Sara Langdon as the opposition, and you have the promise of very interesting story indeed. Alas, I wasn’t too fond of the flow of the story and it really hampered my reading enjoyment.
The story is told in dual POVs. You get Colton’s and Sara’s voices. I'm sure this was supposed to help keep the reader knowledgeable, but the way the MC’s voice tend to wander off - even go so far as having flashback moments, just didn’t go well with me. Granted, the walking down memory lane clued me in on the history between the MCs. I guess I’m just not down with how the details were revealed.
The overall characters’ portrayal with the almost clear cut black and white also ticked me off. Those who upset the MCs and their loved ones were guaranteed douches or harebrained and/or thoughtless. Not to mention Colton’s and Sara’s hot and cold stance that often felt slightly juvenile to me. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the MCs enough and felt for their struggle. But I guess I wasn’t patient enough to follow their one step ahead two steps back antics.
I wouldn’t say my first time reading Miranda Liasson’s work as total fail. I like the general idea of the story. The delivery didn’t quite work, but I’m still game to checkout the author’s other books in the future.
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.