The First Law of Love by Abbie Williams

Posted August 19, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The First Law of Love by Abbie WilliamsThe First Law of Love by Abbie Williams
Series: Shore Leave Cafe #6
Published by Central Avenue Publishing on August 1, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 288
Format: eARC
Source: the Author
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Tish Gordon has always been the most stubborn of her sisters, and has worked tirelessly to earn a law degree from her father's alma mater in Chicago. Although the Shore Leave Café will always be in her heart, Tish, now twenty-five, wants nothing short of a high-profile career in corporate law in the glamorous city where she was born.

There is just one minor roadblock - a summer internship as a favor to her future boss. Location: Jalesville, Montana, where a fast-talking company is snapping up acreage and threatening local business. Tish heads west, determined to accomplish the internship and return to Chicago as quickly as possible. But Montana proves to have distractions of its own, catching her quite off guard. Particularly in the form of sexy musician/cowboy Case Spicer, who once told Tish she was the love of his life.

As the summer heats to a boiling point, Tish must choose between the life she thinks she wants and the life that might just prove to be what she needs.


Tish Gordon has graduated from law school and is poised to begin working as an associate at the prestigious law firm where she’s done her externship the past two summers. Her plan to spend her last free summer back in Landon, Minnesota is derailed when the partner asks her to help out a former colleague. The catch? It’s in Jalesville, Montana…the hometown of Case Spicer, the young musician that professed his heart to her seven years ago at her sister’s wedding. It didn’t go well.

I looked forward to this story as I didn’t know much about Tish other than her drive to be a lawyer and her disastrous encounter with Case at Camille’s wedding. I also had completely different expectations from what actually happened so it ended up being fresh and surprising. Instead of Case resuming his pursuit, he kept his distance and was rather aloof. It was an interesting but angst-filled journey for Tish as she struggled to come to terms with who she really was, who and what was most important and how to listen to her heart.

I enjoyed getting to know Tish and returning to Jalesville where Camille and Mathias had previously discovered their connected pasts with the Rawley family. The connection to the Dove Trilogy continues here (but not as strongly as the previous book) and I am again fascinated with the linkages. Case was also a lovely character with a tough past but a pure and giving spirit. I got a bit frustrated for how long it took for these two to openly communicate but ultimately realized that troublesome journey was critical to both their self discoveries. There’s also a bit of mystery and tension brought by external forces that made things lively. I’m so loving this series and am anxiously waiting for the next book’s release!

About Abbie Williams

I am writer Abbie Williams, and I have been addicted to love stories ever since first sneaking my mother’s copy of The Flame and the Flower; since then, I’ve been jotting down stories of my own in notebook after spiral-bound notebook. Well, that is until I got a computer that was equipped with Word, one fine day.

I spend my days with my own true love, our three daughters, and a very busy schedule. I am most happy when I can sneak in a few hours to write and thereby indulge in visiting the characters in my stories.

When I’m not writing, teaching or spending time with my family, you can find me listening to my favorite musical groups of all time: Alison Krauss and Union Station, the Wailin’ Jennys, and The Be Good Tanyas. If there’s time in the evening, I might watch a few episodes of Hell on Wheels and eat a jar of crunchy peanut butter.

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2 responses to “The First Law of Love by Abbie Williams

  1. Oh, a second chance. I’m not familiar with this series, but it sounds good enough to give a try, plus not too far into the series. 🙂