Release date: March 5, 2019
Publisher: Forever Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance
When opposites attract…
As an editor at a major New York City magazine, Josie Kellum is always on the go…until an injury sidelines her in the small town of Sweetwater Springs. Luckily, her new physical therapist is easy going and easy on the eyes. When their sessions start to heat up, in more ways than one, Josie is intrigued. But she has a city and career she loves waiting for her. So why does the thought of leaving him suddenly feel a lot like leaving home?
Tucker Locklear is just starting to move on after his wife’s death. While he can’t deny his attraction to the gorgeous, vivacious Josie, he won’t risk the pain of losing someone again. The sooner he gets Josie back on her feet and back to her real life, the safer he’ll be. But in Sweetwater Springs, love has a way of mending even the most damaged heart.
Well, my first trip to Sweetwater Springs was a huge success, what an adorable book! This is book two and read great for me on it’s own, but you can count on me following this series from here on out because it was beyond sweet. This had it all, an idyllic small town, quirky residents, a sexy hero AND heroine and a few adorable kids were magic ingredients for me here, I adored this book!
Nothing tugs at my heartstrings more than a hunky widower and Tuck was seriously swoon worthy. He’s a small town guy and Josie is a big city girl visiting her friend for what’s supposed to be a quick vacation. I really loved how authentically their relationship played out, it felt so realistic. These were two grown adults who approached a potential relationship with maturity and caution and while their attraction to each other was apparent early on they didn’t rush things which was nice. Their story was tender and a little sad as they both had past issues they had to work through, but overall this one was full of hope and joy. Steam level was super low, this was much more romantic than sexy and I’m fine with that! The next book in the series is set during Christmas and I’ll be savoring it come December.
Springtime at Hope Cottage in three words: Tender, Delightful and Cute
Overall rating: 4/5
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.