From USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke comes a witty romance about first love and second chances.
After being burned by her dream job in New York City, sports journalist Neely Kimber suddenly finds herself jobless and paying a long-overdue visit to her hometown in Tennessee. Her plan? Relax, reset, and head back up the corporate ladder. There’s just one unexpected step. Neely’s back in Dogwood Lane for barely a day when she sees the man she ran from nine years ago: the bad boy next door who was her first kiss, her first love, and her first heartbreak.
Devoted single dad Dane Madden knows he hurt Neely in the worst way. He’s got a lot to make up for. And as passionate as their reconnection is, it’s a lot to hope for. Having her back in his arms feels so right. But falling in love all over again with a woman who wants to live a world away is bound to go so wrong.
What’s it going to take for Neely to give him—and Dogwood Lane—just one more chance?
USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.
She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her pocket.
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*** ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review ***
Why I haven’t read Adriana Locke before? Because Tumble is definitely a book crush to me…
A story about second chances with two high school sweethearts who had such a promising future until they didn’t. The consequences of being young and not enough mature to take a chance on love and what’s life has to offer.
Neely had so big dreams, to leave Dogwood Lane and to live her passion, and being crushed in the way. When she had to come back home, all the heartbreak she left and buried deep inside reappeared and while it was easier to leave without looking back, this time was completely different. She was passionate about her dream job, caring but so unlucky to move on, like her heart was waiting to find its other half.
Dane was the man who supposed to be her forever until he broke her heart. With such a heavy past between them, and all the anger left, his feelings for her never change, and unconsciously his actions meant it all. Gravitating around her, attracted like a moth to a flame. The single dad couldn’t risk his heart for a woman who was so adamant to leave so quickly. Raising his daughter alone, trying to give her the best of himself… swoon, swoon, swoon!!
Neely and Dane reconnected in a powerful way, and had so much to learn from each other. Making you fall in love with this town and all the people who I’m sure have so many things to share in the future. His daughter was such a ray of sunshine.
This story was definitely my kind of romance. Meaningful, passionate, heartbreaking with so many feels. The author made me believe it, how love can conquer all. It’s never too late to find happiness, and home is just a place but the people who gave you everything without expecting anything in return. I have so much love for this book, so much! Can’t wait for more!!