Love Comes to Cookesville

Love Comes to Cookesville

by Jael Friese

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BN ID: 2940150708914
Publisher: Parchment & Plume, LLC
Publication date: 08/29/2014
Series: Love Comes To , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 463 KB

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Love Comes to Cookesville 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
jbrussell More than 1 year ago
Love Comes to Cookesville features two romances, but they are wrapped up in the same story.  One is between Wade and Hope, and the other is between Jason (aka Jay) and Shayla.  After Jason broke Wade's trust, the possibility of him ever marrying Shayla (Wade's sister) was destroyed.  Turning to drugs and alcohol to deaden the pain of his betrayal, he ends up falling in the wrong crowd and living a very loose life, running from one woman to another, never satisfied with any of them.  Shayla, tired of watching this, decides it's time to go live with her brother Wade and help him with the horses.  Meanwhile, Hope is coming to Arizona in hopes of finding a long-lost relative.  Not knowing where this relative might be, she decides to work for Wade, but just as soon as they start developing feelings for each other, something happens which forces her to leave without saying anything.  (I won't say what because I don't want to spoil it.)   But there are a couple questions that pop up.  Can Jason do anything to redeem himself and restore the friendship he lost with Wade and his future with Shayla?  Will Hope find her long-lost relative?  Is all hopeless for Wade who's been longing for love for the longest time only to find it elude him when he thought he would get it?  My favorite character was Wade.  He was such a sweetheart, and he was a very sympathetic character.  To top it off, he was a virgin, something hard to find, especially in contemporary romances.  What I liked most about this book is how imperfect the characters were.  I love to see characters who've really messed up, realize it, and try to better themselves.  And while Wade was a sweetheart, even he had his moments.  So what we're really dealing with are characters who are human.  They have faults, but by their actions they show it's possible to be redeemed.  I also enjoyed the love scenes, which happened after marriage, because they were realistic.  If you like these kinds of romances, I believe you'll enjoy this book.  
LauralynnElliott More than 1 year ago
Just when you thought at least ONE of the couples was just going to have a sweet romance, the author threw a monkey wrench into the whole thing! This story is about two couples, and I still don't know which romance I liked best. One was full of conflict from the beginning, and the other started out fine, but something happened to change things. I loved the way the author entwined the stories together, and through the whole book, I was keeping my fingers crossed that they would both get their happy endings. If you read this book, you'll fall in love with the characters. This is a great debut novel for Jael Friese!