2013 RITA® Finalist for Best Contemporary Single Title Romance
Lee Ann London once had big plans…scholarship, college, love. Then she found herself raising her deceased sister’s twin girls when their father disappeared. Now, with her beautiful girls, a community that depends on her, and her photography studio finally taking off, Lee Ann may not have the life she’d imagined, but it’s definitely where she wants it. Until Cody, her bad-boy ex, returns to Sugar Springs…
Cody’s childhood put a chip on his shoulder the size of Texas. Bouncing around the foster care system, he was always the one to leave before anyone left him first. Then he found a place he wanted to stick. Lee Ann was the best thing that ever happened to him. Only, he hurt her. Bad. He’s back now, and determined to earn her forgiveness…and maybe win back her love while he’s at it.
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About the Author
Kim Law wrote her first story, “The Gigantic Talking Raisin,” in elementary school. Although it was never published, it was enough to whet her appetite for a career in writing. First, however, she would try her hand at a few other passions: baton twirling, softball, and music, to name a few. Voted Bookworm and Most Likely to Succeed in high school, she went on to earn a college degree in mathematics. Law spent years working as a computer programmer and raising her son, and she now devotes her time and energy to writing romance novels (none of which feature talking raisins). She is a past winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award and currently serves as president for her local RWA chapter. A native of Kentucky, she lives with her husband in Middle Tennessee
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
First Book in the Sugar Springs series! I just love reading books about small towns. I just loved Lee Ann and Cody's story. A great romance story that will have you laughing and crying. I really loved getting to know the people of Sugar Springs. There are even a few surprises too. Can't wait to read the next book in the series Sweet Nothings.
I loved the rekindled relationship of Cody and Leann. Loved the small town of Sugar Springs and the gossip, so true of little towns. Looking forward of reading about more characters of Sugar Springs.
SUGAR SPRINGS by Kim Law ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date- December 24, 2012 Lee Ann London once had big plans…scholarship, college, love. Then she found herself raising her deceased sister’s twin girls when their father disappeared. Now, with her beautiful girls, a community that depends on her, and her photography studio finally taking off, Lee Ann may not have the life she’d imagined, but it’s definitely where she wants it. Until Cody, her bad-boy ex, returns to Sugar Springs… Cody’s childhood put a chip on his shoulder the size of Texas. Bouncing around the foster care system, he was always the one to leave before anyone left him first. Then he found a place he wanted to stick. Lee Ann was the best thing that ever happened to him. Only, he hurt her. Bad. He’s back now, and determined to earn her forgiveness…and maybe win back her love while he’s at it REVIEW: SUGAR SPRINGS is a contemporary romance novel written by Kim Law with all the usual push and pull of bad-boy does the town sweetheart wrong. Kim Law takes us on a journey of heartbreak and sorrow at the hands of one man-namely Cody Dalton. Cody has been running all of his life-from foster home to foster home, then from the only woman he ever loved. When the reality of his life came crashing down around him, Cody made a major error in judgment that affected the rest of his life-as well as Lee Ann’s. But in all fairness, Cody was oblivious to the knowledge and information that he had fathered twin girls with a reckless one-night stand. Cody never ran from his responsibilities-he just never knew they existed. Cody’s betrayal would shape Lee Ann’s world for the rest of her life. Lee Ann London never regretted the life she now led. Raising her nieces as her own, motherhood was difficult but she had the support of her mother and the entire small town of Sugar Springs. But Cody’s reappearance after nearly thirteen years made her question her true feelings about the man who broke her heart. The attraction was still there but memories of past indiscretions continued to replay with every heart-tugging encounter. There is sexual tension as well as the inevitable acknowledgement of a love that was never forgotten, but with it comes a whole new set of rules meant to protect and guard one’s heart. In true contemporary romance style, Lee Ann will struggle with her feelings for the man she believes abandoned his children and left for places unknown. When the truth is finally revealed, Lee Ann’s heart remains damaged when Cody is reluctant to stay in one place for too long. Cody would have to make a decision-and someone would have to compromise-but in the end-isn’t that what all relationships are about. Sugar Springs has an assortment of secondary characters that add an interesting flavor to the story line-especially the long line of town gossips who seem to be up in everybody’s business. And life in a small town is further complicated when people’s eyes do not always see what they are looking at. There is a build up for another storyline and there is a happily ever after-for now. If you like small-town romances where a broken heart finally mends, Sugar Springs is the read for you.see all of my reviews at : thereadingcafe(dot)com
I love stories that bring two characters back together after having a downfall a long time ago and they have to find away to get over that downfall and find out the truth on why it happened. The characters were meant to be with each other from the very beginning and fate has brought them back together. Lee Ann London (*I just love her name*) had to give up her future plans right after high school. Actually...right after the moment she saw her boyfriend half naked in her house and Lee Ann's sister naked as well with each other. Lee Ann knew that her boyfriend was a bad boy, but she never thought he would break her heart especially with her sister who had it out for her since the minute their Dad walked out on them. Now Lee Ann is raising her sister's twin girls because they found out after the girls were born that her sister had cancer. The real kicker is Lee Ann knows who the father is the girls and she never expected for him to show back in town almost 13 years being gone. Now Lee Ann must either ignore the man who broke her heart, or tell him the truth. She just wanted to live her life and never see his face again, but of course fate likes to change everything. Now she's hoping the girls and her world do not change for the worst. Cody, who was known as the bad boy in Sugar Springs and when he broke the heart of the one girl who he loved back in high school, he ran from Sugar Springs and his girlfriend's broken heart. He had just a difficult childhood as it was. His real reason of hooking up with Lee Ann's sister was for a stupid reason because he had found out something about his past and he did not know how to deal with it. Now he is back in Sugar Springs taking over the Veterinarian job due to Keri about to have her baby and needed someone else to handle it for 6 weeks. Cody wants to make it up with Lee Ann and tell her the truth on why and what happened. He is about to find out the truth about the girls in Lee Ann's life and he either will go in shock or be ecstatic. Either way, the past is about to be back full force and now they're will be even further problems for Cody and Lee Ann...he's just hoping to not break her heart again and make it through the next 6 weeks. Kim Law writes a heart-breaking, sweet contemporary romance where two lovers will come back together after such heartache and make it work out for the best. They will have to deal with more problems a long the way, but of course those problems will make them stronger. Fate has a way to make dreams come true, but at their own pace and when they want it fall in place. Lee Ann was such a determined character to make the most of what happened in the past to not dictate her present and future. She gave up her dreams due to raising twin girls, but she thought the girls were an amazing gift to maybe get over the fact that her sister hated her. She loved her sister's girls and was happy to raise them. She could not give over the fact of Cody hurting her and I could understand her reluctance of talking to him when she heard he was in town. Mind you, Sugar Springs is a small town and gossip is every where and whenever Lee Ann did meet up with Cody, sparks were supposedly flying per the gossip queens in town. Cody was really hurt for what he did to Lee Ann and I could understand why he was determined to talk to Lee Ann when he first got into town. I could tell his feelings were still there and how much he pained him that he hurt her in the past and wanted to make up for it. When his past came about in the book, I definitely understood him more and why he did the things he did. I liked the fact that he kept driving Lee Ann to conquer her goals now after he found out the truth. He wanted her to conquer everything she was supposed to do. Then there was the problem that came at the end of the book, that made Cody even stronger as a character in my eyes. He changed for the better. I loved the fact that the twin girls, Kendra and Candy, were there to stick up for their Mom, Lee Ann and of course teach Cody a few things about teenage girls. They definitely made the story entertaining at times. =) I really enjoyed reading "Sugar Springs" because it had its sad moments, but of course Kim Law made sure to put in the happy moments for the characters. She made everything flow very well and made me fall in love with her fictional characters the minute they were introduced. I love the different points of views of Cody and Lee Ann. She threw in some steamy moments between the characters as well and those moments turned into even more steamier moments. Let's just say Lee Ann is a little vixen, especially when Cody was cooking for her. LOL I definitely look forward to reading Kim Law's next book. =) If you are a contemporary romance addict like I am, you definitely should try out this story that rekindles an old romance that should of been forever from the beginning. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.