Laura Trentham's "When The Stars Come Out" Hits Shelves Today!
WHEN THE STARS COME OUT
Series: Cottonbloom #5
Author: Laura Trentham
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Releases: January 30, 2018
Cottonbloom. A beautiful, faraway place where a woman can escape her past—and find reason to stay forever. . .
Willa Brown never planned to stay in Cottonbloom. She was on the way to somewhere else when she landed there and found work at the Abbot brothers’ garage. . .and a sense of comfort and safety that she had never known. The same holds true for Jackson Abbott himself. With one glance in her direction, he can make Willa’s heart melt. But what begins as an unrequited crush turns into something far more powerful than Willa could have ever imagined. . .
Jackson’s most meaningful relationship has always been with his car—and he’s not afraid to admit it. Still, he can’t help but become emotionally entangled with his new star mechanic Willa, who is definitely hiding some dark secrets of her own beneath the hood. Jackson desperately wants Willa to trust him, and to seek protection in his arms. But even as the two slowly surrender to their shared attraction, the danger lurking in Willa’s past remains a stubborn obstacle. Can she open up enough to give them both a chance at having real and lasting love?
An award-winning author, Laura Trentham was born and raised in a small town in Tennessee. Although, she loved English and reading in high school, she was convinced an English degree equated to starvation. She chose the next most logical major—Chemical Engineering—and worked in a hard hat and steel toed boots for several years.
She writes sexy, small town contemporaries and smoking hot Regency historicals. The first two books of her Falcon Football series were named Top Picks by RT Book Reviews magazine. When not lost in a cozy Southern town or Regency England, she's shuttling kids to soccer, helping with homework, and avoiding the Mt. Everest-sized pile of laundry that is almost as large as the to-be-read pile of books on her nightstand.
Mr. Reliable, Jackson Abbott, has always been too busy being their for his family and running their shop to make time to date, let alone even notice a woman... but then Willa Brown wanders into his shop and he suddenly finds looking under the hood of a car just isn't as appealing as it once was. He knows mixing business with pleasure probably isn't the best idea, but Willa is just too damn tempting to ignore. She is guarded and he is certain she is hiding from someone or something, and damned if he doesn't want to be the one to help her face it head on, and offer up his shoulder for her to lean on when it all gets too tough. But before that can happen he needs to figure out a way to get her to trust him enough to share her secrets...
Willa Brown has a troubled past that she hopes never catches up to her, it's what made her go on the run in the first place, and brought her to the town of Cottonbloom. Her plan was to hideout for a few days and then commence to running, but the charm of the little town and it's residents lured her in, and convinced her to stay a while, and truth be told it is one of the first good things to happen to her in a long while. Her boss Jackson is a kind man, that gives off an air of unwavering strength, and is also extremely good looking, each time he looks at her she can't help but smile. But this little crush she has on him can never go any farther than that, he is too good of a man to get mixed up with the likes of someone like her and there is just no way she could bring him into her disastrous world.
Returning to Cottonbloom has never been sweeter, When The Stars Come Out is pure literary magic, it's sure to have readers mesmerized from start to finish!! I have been looking forward to making a return to this series and getting better acquainted with the Abbott family matriarch, Jackson, for sometime now and I have to say his story was everything I hoped it would be and so much more! His relationship with Willa was something I could see brewing in previous installments and I knew once they got together it would produce some serious fireworks, and I have to say my instincts were on point...there were lots of dazzling sparks there!! This delightful tale will bring you many moments to treasure, the passionate moments that will make you swoon, the tender moments that will warm your heart, the brave moments that will inspire, and the suspenseful moments that will keep you on the edge of your seat! I highly recommend you give this read a chance, the moment you crack the cover these endearing characters will pull you into their world and take you on a truly unforgettable literary escape!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.
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