Kiss Me That Way
Written by: Laura Trentham
Series: Cottonbloom (Book 1)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication Date: May 31, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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A river divides Cottonbloom in two: the upscale enclave on the Mississippi side and the rundown, rough and tumble side in Louisiana. They’re worlds apart—but nothing can build a bridge like love…
Cade Fournette never had it easy Cottonbloom. He stuck around long enough to raise his orphaned siblings and then hightailed it out West—and never looked back. Even though he’s made a success of himself in Seattle, Cade never lost the toughness and the angry edge that helped him survive down South. His only weak spot: the girl he left behind…
Monroe Kirby came from the wealthy side of town, but that didn’t protect her from her mother’s drinking—or her mother’s boyfriend. It was Cade who did that, on a long-ago hot September night, before he disappeared…along with a piece of her heart. Now Monroe is a physical therapist who can fight for herself, and it’s Cade who could use some conditioning when he makes an unexpected return back home. Will he and Monroe pick up where they left off and finally explore their mutual passion—or will the scars and secrets of the past divide them once more?
Kiss Me That Way by Laura Trentham
Somethings are just worth fighting for...
Monroe Kirby was from the rich side of the river. When her mother’s boyfriend makes inappropriate advances toward the young teen, Monroe she escapes to the river bank where she is saved by Cade Fournette.
Cade is a young man, who had to drop out of high school, to provide for his siblings after a deadly car crash kills his parents. Desperate times cause Cade to resort to poaching to survive. One night on a crawfish poaching run, Cade finds a scared young girl in his boat, Monroe. Monroe ignites all his protective instincts. After a heart felt talk, Cade promised to protect Monroe from her mother’s boyfriend and does.
As Monroe matures, she dreams that someday Cade will be hers. But Cade just sees her with sister like googles.
Soon after Monroe graduates, Cade disappears from Cottonbloom. Monroe still has contact with Cade’s sister but now that his sister is grown Cade moves to the west coast to pursue his own dreams.
An unexpected fall over a cliff, a trip back to Cottonbloom and an emergency visit to see a physical therapist reunite Cade and Monroe. Monroe just happens to be the physical therapist called into treat Cade. The chemistry Monroe has always felt starts to burn in Cade.
Emotional scars and life choices work against Monroe and Cade but some things are just worth fighting for…
Wonderfully sweet, Kiss Me That Way is a touching story that deals with emotional scars as well as difficult topics including abuse and the people strong enough to fight them.
Kiss Me That Way is a perfect pick for the hometown loving, contemporary romance fan.
I received this ARC copy of Kiss Me That Way from St. Martin’s Press in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication May 31, 2016.