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Then Came You by Jeannie Moon: Blog Tour & #Giveaway

Posted September 26, 2017 by Jonetta in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | , | 2 Comments

Then Came You by Jeannie Moon: Blog Tour & #Giveaway

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.

Then Came You by Jeannie Moon: Blog Tour & #GiveawayThen Came You by Jeannie Moon
Series: Compass Cove #1
Published by Tule Publishing Group on September 26, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 292
Format: eARC
Source: the Author
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four-stars
three-half-flames

Hearts meant to love will always find each other.

Mia DeAngelis knew it was time to make a change. Wanting to provide a better life for herself and her ten-year-old nephew, Ben, she took a chance and moved to the small town of Compass Cove. Now, the college librarian is adapting to a new job, a new town, and living with her feisty seventy-eight-year-old grandmother. Mia is determined to make it all work, hoping the coastal hamlet gives both her and Ben the sense of community, family and belonging they both want so much.

Adam Miller, a retired NFL quarterback, has come back to Compass Cove to start over after an injury puts an end to his high-octane life. Settling into the small town routine proves to be a challenge, but his job coaching at Jennings College gives him a sense of purpose, while keeping him connected to the game he loves.

There couldn’t be two people more different, yet the minute they meet, friends and family have no doubt they belong together. Now if Mia and Adam can only get out of their own way and embrace a little home town magic, they can find the happy ever after they both crave…

 

 
Both Mia DeAngelis and Adam Miller have recently returned to Compass Cove on Long Island. Her grandparents lived there and she spent most summers with them growing up. Now that she’s the sole guardian for her 13-year old nephew Ben, Mia wants the quality of life she experienced in this small town and accepts a position as a librarian for the local college. Adam was an NFL star quarterback until a car accident ended his career and had him reexamine his shallow-minded lifestyle. He’s the coach for the college football team and is learning how to live a better life and have more meaningful relationships.

 
I found the premise for this story intriguing, drawn by the stereotypical contrasts between Mia and Adam (staid librarian and arrogant jock). Both lived up to those stereotypes at times but thankfully had deeper dimensions. I liked both of them though Adam had the steeper climb as he had become so accustomed to insensitivity he could be genuinely clueless in some instances. Mia was trying to be less risk averse, living a fuller life for herself and allowing Ben to just be a boy. There are some serious conflicts presented that threaten their relationship and, more importantly, Mia’s self perceptions.

 
Adam and Mia’s flaws made this such an enjoyable read. They were admirable people at heart but needed to grow. Their relationship was a slow build (thankfully), allowing both time to get to know each other, stumble and then recover like mature adults. I loved Ben who was a catalyst for change in the two, along with a host of supportive characters who will likely make for promising future stories. I like the town, the setting and strong sense of community that was well established here. I’m very much looking forward to continuing this series.

 

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About Jeannie Moon

Jeannie Moon, author of fifteen novels, has always been a romantic. When she’s not spinning tales of her own, Jeannie works as a school librarian, thankful she has a job that allows her to immerse herself in books and call it work. Married to her high school sweetheart, Jeannie has three kids, three lovable dogs and a mischievous cat and lives in her hometown on Long Island, NY. If she’s more than ten miles away from salt water for any longer than a week, she gets twitchy.


Blog Tour: Beard in Mind by Penny Reid

Blog Tour: Beard in Mind by Penny Reid

Posted August 22, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | 0 Comments

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Blog tour: Dating-ish by Penny Reid

Blog tour: Dating-ish by Penny Reid

Posted June 13, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review | 0 Comments

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Blog tour: Cold Reign by Faith Hunter

Blog tour: Cold Reign by Faith Hunter

Posted April 26, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review | 5 Comments

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Blog tour:  Forever Mine by Erin Nicholas

Blog tour: Forever Mine by Erin Nicholas

Posted March 27, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review | 1 Comment

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Blog tour & Giveaway: Stormchaser by Cherry Adair

Blog tour & Giveaway: Stormchaser by Cherry Adair

Posted March 8, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | 10 Comments

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