Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Till I Kissed You by Laura Trentham (Cottonbloom, #3)

Till I Kissed You
by Laura Trentham

Series: Cottonbloom - Book 3
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (August 2, 2016)
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
ISBN-10: 1250077621
ISBN-13: 978-1250077622
Genre: Chicklit | Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 320

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?

Till I Kissed You by Laura Trentham (Cottonbloom, #3)

Till I Kissed You (Cottonbloom Novels, #3)Laura Trentham is back with the final Cottonbloom romance, and if this tale doesn’t finally unite the divided cities, nothing will! Till I Kissed You is a sweet romantic’s dream. Two teens, immaturity and outside pressures tearing them apart before they truly understood what love is, years later, although technically “adults” their tumultuous ALMOST re-kindled affair is priceless.

Regan is now Mayor of Cottonbloom, MS and Sawyer is the Parish Manager for the parish that includes Cottonbloom, LA. They have managed to avoid contact for ten painful years, each harboring regret, loss and love. An upcoming festival competition pits both Cottonblooms against each other, but someone is putting forth a sincere effort to thwart Regan’s efforts to put her tiny town on tourist maps.

She may be in danger and Sawyer is determined he will protect her like he should have all those years ago. Till I Kissed You is a convoluted tale of second chance romance with the prominent theme being, “I love you,” (but I can’t tell you) and “I hate you,” (which seems to happen a lot). The sexual chemistry is as volatile as the gas can found in the quilting shop! BUT, the communication level is that of two kids refusing to give in first. Seriously? They are politicians! Words should flow easily, but if they did, where would the fun be in this light and quick read?

Laura Trentham’s romances are like the icing on the cake, the extra scoop of chocolate ice cream or a prefect summer day, wonderful to read without needing to work hard at what is going to happen next! This journey was by far, one of the best in her series, so if you like sweet romance, small town quirks and, well, love, welcome to Cottonbloom!

I received an ARC edition from St. Martin's Press in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Sounds like a wonderful book! A must read! I need to put this in my tbr pile, but then I need to buy the other ones in the series, too. LOL

    1. Hey Hebby! This series is a real heart-tugger!