Title: Then He Kissed Me
Series: Cottonbloom Novels #2
Author: Laura Trentham
Release Date: June 28th 2016
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Can two hearts come together in one divided town?
As a boy, Nash Hawthorne spent countless afternoons on the Louisiana side of Cottonbloom with Tally Fournette, wading in the river, peeling oranges and catching frogs. When illness stole his mother, Nash yearned to take Tally and run away—for good. Instead, he crossed the state line to live with his aunt. It was a short distance as the crow flies, but it swept him into a whole new world…
After Nash left, Tally managed to struggle through her own losses without him. But now that she’s crossed paths with him again—at Cottonbloom College, where the grown-up, gorgeous Nash teaches history—she is reminded of their cherished youthful connection…and an attraction that has only gotten stronger with age. Between Tally’s possessive ex and Nash’s snobbish aunt, no one thinks they belong together. In a town torn apart by old resentments and rivalries, can they find their way back to the life they once shared—and turn their long-lost dreams into a real and lasting love?
Nash and Tally were best friend, when they were children, but life tore them apart. Nash spent years away from Cottonbloom, but he is back now and he’s going to teach at a local school, whereas Tally never left and is a owner of a gym. When they finally meet after almost two decades, they instantly connect. Nash is very down to earth and knows what he wants and how to get it, but Tally has to overcome the problems that reach to her past, which has left her insecure and whiny at times. Will Nash and Tally find their way to love?
It’s a second book in the series and I absolutely adore the series! I really liked the small town setting and a great set of characters. Nash was fantastic, as a child he was a weak and nerdy boy, who grew up to a smart and handsome man. Even though Tally was a bit difficult to like at some parts, it was understandable why she acted the way she did. Tally and Nash had strong chemistry and they were great together. I’m really looking forward to Sawyer and Regan’s story, but at the same time I don’t want the series to end just yet!