At last after reading the entire Cottonbloom series up to date I finally discovered the novel that I have been looking for from author, Laura Trentham and “Till I Kissed You” was it. This novel was the romantic, sweep-me-off my feet that I had been expecting the series to be in the first place. I am actually relieved that I hung in there with the author on this series because this book was well worth the wait.
This book is a second chance romance with the characters being lovers at the tender age of eighteen (Regina) and then parting ways until years later. I do enjoy a second chance romance and I think that is why I favored this novel so much. The romance in this book really shined through and I actually believed that both Regina and Sawyer were entitled to an HEA-ending rather an HFN-ending, (Happy-for-now,) that I got the vibe in the previous releases of the actual series.
Of course a reader cannot have a visit to the town of Cottonbloom without some drama going on and this had it just the same. I do think the author allowed the drama to be in the backdrop of the plot rather than the romance this time around and this made for a highly convincing read of both passion and mystery.
I happily recommend “Till I Kissed You” to fellow romance readers. In truth, if this turns out to be the last novel in the series I am happy. If not, I do not think I will continue the series from here as I am satisfied.
It’s summertime in Cottonbloom, where two lovers find themselves at a crossroads just as things start to heat up. . .
Regan Lovell grew up on the wealthy Mississippi side of Cottonbloom?and now, as mayor, she’s determined to save it from the fate of so many small towns. Part of her plan to help the local economy is the Labor Day tomato festival. If only she wasn’t being undermined by Sawyer Fournette, who’s planning a crayfish-themed celebration on the Louisiana side of the river on the very same weekend. The pranks and sabotage are getting out of hand, and she’s had it with him?no matter how much she enjoyed those stolen hours in his truck bed, so many years ago…
Sawyer knows that Regan's never forgiven him for breaking her heart?but despite his reputation as a low-class swamp rat, he’d never hurt the woman who still secretly drives him crazy with desire. Someone in Cottonbloom has it out for her, though, and Sawyer intends to watch her back…and the rest of her too, if she can ever let go of her distrust. But will a common enemy be enough to unite them?and finally fulfill the promises they made one passionate night under the stars?