The Way You Love Me: Includes a bonus novella

The Way You Love Me: Includes a bonus novella

by Miranda Liasson

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Sparks fly between a grumpy single father and a compassionate lawyer in "a sweet, homespun romance that tugs at the heartstrings in all the right ways" (Entertainment Weekly) — p erfect for fans of New York Times bestselling authors Jill Shalvis and Lori Foster and USA Today bestselling author Jamie Beck.

Gabby Langdon has always tried to make people happy. She even went to law school to please her father, and now she's a highly successful-albeit bored-attorney. But Gabby secretly dreams of being a writer, so for once she does something for herself-she signs up for a writing class taught by best-selling novelist Caden Marshall. There's only one problem: her brooding, sexy professor is a distraction she can't afford if she's finally going to get the life she truly wants.

Recently divorced and suffering from the world's worst case of writer's block, Caden is in Angel Falls to get his life back on track. He's focused on teaching and providing a stable and loving home for his young daughter, Ava. The last thing he needs is to jeopardize his new job, which means keeping plenty of distance between himself and his talented new student-no matter how tempted he is by Gabby's beauty, kind heart, or the sparks that fly whenever they're together.

Includes the bonus novella Meant to Be by Alison Bliss!

What readers are saying about The Way You Love Me:
"People who love small town romances and fun families will enjoy this."

"A delightful read."

"Liasson continues to lead with her heart and turn reading into an emotionally fulfilling experience."

"[A] wonderful, heartwarming story of struggle, hope, and love."

Angel Falls series:
Then There Was You
The Way You Love Me

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455541829
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 01/29/2019
Series: Angel Falls Series , #2
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 196,649
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Miranda Liasson loves to write stories about everyday people who find love despite themselves, because there's nothing like a great love story. And if there are a few laughs along the way, even better! She's a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart winner and an Amazon bestselling author whose heartwarming and humorous small-town romances have won accolades such as the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and have been Harlequin Junkie and Night Owl Reviews Top Picks.

She lives in the Midwest with her husband and three kids in a charming old neighborhood which is the inspiration for many of the homes in her books.

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The Way You Love Me: Includes a bonus novella 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
Gabby has just made partner at the law firm, moved, dumped a fiancé and is still feeling like something is missing. In fact, she’s spent almost all of her thirty years on the planet searching for something to bring her joy – and with this new writing class, run by a former NYT author, she’s thinking she just might have found her niche. But, she’s also too worried about her father’s reaction, her step-mother’s constant attempts to ‘fix her up’ and her Nonna’s struggles with dementia. There’s plenty on her plate – and it never quite seemed as if she actually spent any time on any one thing with conviction. Cade has returned to take a professorship at the local college: after leaving town for university and never looking back. Now with a three year old daughter, an ex-wife, he status of being a former NYT bestseller whose career exploded spectacularly after his wife’s claims of ‘stolen ideas’ and his own inability to put words on paper. He’s not only guarded and angry – he’s frustrated with his mother’s forgiveness of his father, unable to believe that the cruel and offhanded drunken father he knew could hold regrets or be able to do better. Gabby is a breath of fresh air that keeps him intrigued, even as he’s doing everything to ignore that – despite her coming in to rescue him from mega-tantrums from his daughter. The story here felt unnecessarily complicated with situations that were discussed yet rarely shown, at least not in ways that would engage me emotionally. Sad, as I wanted to like this couple (and Gabby) far more than I did. True areas for growth and development were often hinted at, then dropped and left hanging, only to pop up resolved in later pages – and the charm of the small town setting, the large, loud families and even the connection that developed more than the electric chemistry was missing and just never appeared for me. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own responsibility.
tiggeruoSO More than 1 year ago
What a sweet love story. I loved how Gabby has this sweet spirit, she is a strong character who has a big heart and she really seemed so relatable. I really enjoy how it was important to find herself and her mom's legacy. I was not a huge fan of Caden, sometimes you like him sometimes you don't. I get he had some hard times but in my opinion he just seemed like he couldn't get his stuff together. I really loved Ava, her sweet personality just jumped off the pages and it was hard not to just fall in love with her. Overall I really enjoyed this sweet love story. There is some sex scenes in this book, so it may not be suitable for all readers. I honestly have enjoyed reading this series and can not wait to read Rafe and Kaitlyn story. I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley. I was under no obligation to post a review and have given my honest opinion.
arubaqueen More than 1 year ago
Miranda Liasson never disappoints!! Cade is a divorced dad with custody of his daughter who decides to move back to his hometown to get a steady job to support her. He is an author but despite having a contract for another book, he just can't seem to write. Gabby is a lawyer who is taking a class to help her with her passion...writing. The way these 2 meet is quite funny. They are attracted to each other and even though they both realize it, neither thinks they want a relationship. They both have suffered losses in the relationship department so they have much to overcome to get to their HEA. This is the 2nd book in the series but is very easily read as a standalone. I read an ARC and am voluntarily leaving my review.
_NormaJean More than 1 year ago
Gabby Langdon is a people pleaser. She became a lawyer to please her father. What she really wants to do is write books. She enrolled in a college writing class hoping to learn enough to enable her realize her dream of writing. Caden Marshall is her writing professor and author of one successful book. He is suffering from writer’s block and took the teaching job to support his little daughter, Ava. He is divorced from Ava’s mother, a self-centered wanna be author, who gave up custody of her little girl and only sees her when the mood strikes her. Cade is just trying to work and take care of his daughter until he is able to write again. He doesn't have any intention of getting romantically involved with anyone. So begins a somewhat contentious relationship between Gabby and Cade. Cade tries to keep the professor/student relationship on a professional level. Gabby...not so much. I enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a sweet romance. I would give it 10 stars if it was possible. I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
JustNicole More than 1 year ago
Gabriella (Gabby) Langdon has lost her sparkle and is trying to reset her life. Fresh off a breakup, having just made partner at a law firm, and wanting to become an author, her life is full…full of busy days, full of trying to make people proud and keep them happy, and full of trying to get people to stop setting her up. She just wants to start another chapter of her life, so she enrolls in a writing class at the college. Single dad, author and professor Caden Marshall, is completely focused on his sweet daughter, Ava. He has writer’s block after a disastrous backstabbing by his ex-wife claiming he stole her ideas for his book. He has just taken a position at the college teaching a writing class. Nona, Gabby’s grandmother, tells a tale of true love that has been with the town for ever. The bridge on the edge of town has “magic”. Will Nona’s tale of true love come true for Gabby and Caden? The Way You Love Me by Author Miranda Liasson was wonderful! I loved the characters, the storyline, the magic, the mystery, the conflict…sigh…just all of it! It was a sweet, non-angsty, romantic, love story! I loved the parking lot scene and the classroom part after! I would completely recommend this book!
Jennann3 More than 1 year ago
Caden Marshall, a recently divorced single dad, accepts a job as a professor at the area college. While it’s a steady job, it’s not what Caden really longs to do. Caden is author who made the best seller’s list, but now has serious writer’s block. After being accused of stealing his ex’s ideas for his novel, he’s not sure writing is in the cards for him anymore. So he does the next best thing by teaching writing at the college. His daughter, Ava, being his main focus. Gabby Langdon is a successful attorney who doesn’t really want to be an attorney. Gabby, the whimsical one in her family, has tried just about everything. As a people pleaser, Gabby wants to make everyone happy. She became an attorney because her dad wanted her to follow in his footsteps, do something that was steady. What Gabby really wanted to do, was write. So she enrolls in a nighttime writing class at the area college. Where she instantly clashes and is equally attracted to her professor, Caden... Miranda Liasson hits it out of the park with this one! This novel is the second in the series, but can definitely be read without reading the first novel. This story is about having the courage to jump off that cliff and go after your dreams. Sometimes that means confronting the past, letting go, and going for it. It’s scary, but you’d regret it if you didn’t go for it. It’s also about making yourself happy, regardless of what other people think. Be you! Love yourself enough to do what’s best for you, then all the other pieces will fall into place. I absolutely it! I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
Lorizen More than 1 year ago
Second in the Angel Falls series and once again lured me right into the story and kept me there until the last page. Gabby is grinding through her days working in a law firm trying to make partner and is almost there. Her life is her job, pretty much does what she felt was expected of her. Have a real job and not something fanciful like being a writer like her late mother. But she does sign up for a creative writing class taught by an author and single dad Caden. Caden has moved to Angel Falls to teach at the local college after his award winning first novel gets upended by his ex wife and boatload of drama surrounding that. His publisher is waiting for his next book but Caden has lost his muse and motivation. He's playing it safe by choosing to teach in order to take care of his daughter. His daughter comes first since his ex is absent. His mother owns the bookstore in town. Gabby just so happens to be in Caden's class and after a run in with each other in the parking lot the tone seems to be set for their relationship. He's a real jerk to Gabby in class. He pretty much cuts her off at the knees but Gabby is no pushover. She counters his every line. He needs to get hired on permanently and is busy writing a grant that will ensure him a position. Gabby decides to go through her mother's papers and reads some of her work, inspiring her a little more to write and follow her heart. Meanwhile we see the relationship between Caden and Gabby evolve, along with daughter Ava. I loved the plot line and the writing was stellar. It's refreshing to read a book that has two adults act like adults, baggage and all, the dialogue real. From beginning to end this book is another stellar work from Miranda! I love this series and look forward to the next book! arc from NetGalley and the publisher
JennieF More than 1 year ago
ARC for honest review with no compensation received by NetGalley. The Way You Love Me is book 2 in the Angel Falls series by Miranda Liasson and another well written and great addition to this series. Gabby Langdon is a bored but successful attorney who has always been about pleasing others ... while deep down she wants to be a writer so she decides to take a writing class at her hometown college taught by best selling author Caden Marshall. What she doesn’t expect is the chemistry and sparks between them! Caden on the other hand only wants to have a steady income for raising his daughter after the scandal that rocked his world and has writers block to boot. Can these two keep things neutral or will the chemistry be to much and they both loose what may come to be the most important relationship in their lives?.
D-does-reviews More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed book 2 in the Stay series by Miranda Liasson because it has everything I look for when I want to lose myself in a great romance. I was emotionally drawn to Gabby’s close knit family who have experienced the loss of their mother, the second marriage of their father and are now sharing care taking duties for their beloved grandmother who has Alzheimer’s Disease. Having lost my father to Alzheimer’s it was easy to feel a great deal of empathy for this wonderful family. The sexual tension between Gabby, and her love interest Cord, is absolutely delicious and I so enjoyed the antics of Cord’s 3 year old daughter Ava. My favorite thing about this book is the small town setting of Angel Falls which is loosely based on my small town! It was a real pleasure to read all about the shops on Main Street, the falls on the Chagrin River and the Blossom Festival which is held every year on the weekend before Memorial Day. What more could a romance fan ask for? I read a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.
beausmommy More than 1 year ago
This is the second sweet story from the new Angel Falls series. It is another glimpse into the small town life of the homey Angel Falls and Ms. Liasson’s continuation of showing us the lives and loves of this friendly and connected little town. This is Caden and Gabby’s story. It is a “forbidden” ,for lack of a better term, relationship since Caden is technically the writing instructor for Gabby’s new potential career. But you also have the single dad thing going on and that adds just another element in to the mix. Caden doesn’t want or need the added complication but can’t seem to help himself. Gabby has goals to reach and certainly isn’t looking to find a Mr. Right Now… Sweet love story without too much angst or drama, just every day normal issues in a small town with family and friends and expectations. I enjoy these stories because they are so easy to relate to, unlike some other books in this genre.
teachlz More than 1 year ago
Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Way You Love Me” by Miranda Liasson Miranda Liasson , Author of “The Way you Love Me” has written a delightful, charming, emotional and heartwarming novel. The Genres for this book are Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, and Romance. The timeline for this story is set in the present. The author describes her characters as each having their own expectations and set of problems to deal with. Gabby Langdon has just become an attorney, and yet wants more. One of her secret wishes is to become a writer just like her late mother. To make that wish a reality, Gabby enrolls in a writing course at night. Caden Marshall is a writer, but has a serious writer’s block. He also has to provide for his young daughter Ava. Caden takes a position to teach writing. On the first night of the class, Caden hurries and takes a parking spot that Gabby was about to take. Literally, that is how the two of these characters meet. There are definitely sparks at this moment. Gabby is a strong -willed and determined young woman. Caden is a stubborn, and responsible man. Is there a chance there can be something more? You will have to read the book to find out. I appreciate that the author discusses the importance of family, friends, communication,honesty, forgiveness, second chances, love and hope. I would recommend this enjoyable book to readers who enjoy romantic stories. I received an ARC from NetGalley for my honest review.
Heather_P More than 1 year ago
This book has some cursing (including a few f-bombs) and a couple of sex scenes but neither of those things overwhelmed the story. If those things bother you, they're easily skipped over or ignored. While this is the second book of a beautiful series, you don't have to read the first book to enjoy this one – it totally stands alone. All that said, you should read Then There Was You because it is so great. Miranda Liasson is one of my very few one-click authors because her books are all written with such a tremendous amount of humor, heart, and the kind of characters that make me crave more of them. The Way You Love Me is one of those books that ticks all of my “happiness” boxes. This story had an adorable meet-cute (which I won't spoil but it's pretty hilarious), and a well-written plot that made it hard for me to put down. If you like a book that is laced with subtle humor, you'll love Miranda Liasson's writing “voice”. Her wry but hilarious way of telling a story a story is incredibly captivating. I identified with Gabby in a lot of ways, so I was fully invested in her story and whether she'd figure out what she wanted to do with her life. Watching her grow into her own was awesome, and I loved the way she figured herself out. The ties that Gabby had with her late mother, and the discoveries she made about her family history were intriguing and I couldn't stop reading once the plot started to really unravel – I needed to know everything! I also really adored Cade and I just wanted the two of them to figure out how to have their happily ever after because these just two belonged together. Now, in the interest of full disclosure, Cade is kind of a tool during the aforementioned meet cute, but he was also a stupidly charming tool. Like Gabby, I was smitten with him from the start. Even when he was flawed throughout the book, he was still a great guy who just wanted the best for Gabby and more importantly, for his daughter, Ava. Cade was an amazing father who would have done anything to keep Ava happy and healthy, and I loved his devotion to her. There is nothing sexier than a man who adores his daughter. And speaking of Ava, she was wonderful. So often kids in books are written more little adults or obnoxious brats, but Ava was absolutely adorable. I loved the way that she and Gabby bonded so organically and so beautifully. Thanks to all of the foreshadowing, I am really, really looking forward to Rafe's story. I want to gush about all of the things I'm looking forward to in that, but I don't want to spoil anything. I cannot wait for that book!
SarahBethL More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd book in the Angel Falls series & just like the first book in the series I really enjoyed this one. Cade is a great single father who wants to do the best for his little girl. He was more broody when it was just him but when he was with his daughter he was a completely different person. I loved the interactions with him & Ava. I also enjoyed Gabby, who was tired of trying to please everyone and decided to take a class on writing. I liked the interactions between Gabby & Cade as both had some growing & learning to do.
Terri_C More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by Miranda Liasson. I'm ready for the next! I really, really liked this book. The main characters got off to a rocky start--over a parking spot. After the incident, the both discover that Caden is Gabby's professor for the writing class she signed up for. That's not awkward at all! Caden's past marriage left him with absolutely no desire to get involved with anyone ever again. However, Gabby is pretty darn cute! She's attracted to him, but he seems determined to make her life miserable in class.Even if they get past all that, there's still the problem of him being her professor.They have other issues to overcome, too. Will it ever work out? I loved Liasson's characters. They were strong, but also had their vulnerabilities and quirks. Some of the secondary characters were absolutely delightful Caden's little girl was so precious and the grandmother was a total hoot! I missed the first in the series, but I'll be going back to pick it up. I was given a copy of this book from Netgalley. All thoughts are my own.
Susanmc81 More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley for my honest review. This is the second book in the Angel Falls series and it centers around Gabby Langdon and Caden Marshall. Gabby is a bit of a lost soul, she flitted from one major to another until she settled on becoming a lawyer to please her father. She was engaged to a successful, but narcissistic guy, because she thought that was the type of man she should marry. Now, she is thirty, single and in a job that doesn’t make her happy. She has always wanted to write, so she decides to take a creative writing course taught by famous author, Caden Marshall. Cade is a bit of a mess. While he had a successful debut novel, he has all sorts of issues contributing to his writer’s block. Both Gabby and Cade are likable, yet flawed characters and the pacing of the love story is realistic. I loved that Gabby and Cade had to work through their issues to get to their happily ever after. This book also has a nice set up for Rafe and Kaitlyn’s story.
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
I hadn’t read anything from this author, but the reviews on NG were so high, so I took a chance. Gabby and Cade were just okay. I liked that she wanted to learn different things and that’s probably the best thing I can say. Their relationship lacked chemistry and passion and there was a lot of telling, not showing. Cade’s daughter was the easily brightest spot in the story. Plot wise, it was just meh. There wasn’t any real show of time movement, so it seemed like they had been hanging out for a very short while before the ending and proposal. Too many threads of plot made for something more convoluted than it needed to be and in that, nothing felt fleshed out. Overall, I liked the small town setting and the idea of the angel fountain, but sadly, I was mostly disappointed. I doubt I’ll be reading any others in this series. **Huge thanks to Forever for providing the arc free of charge**
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic small town romance that I absolutely adored. Gabby and Caden are great characters and they fit perfectly together. Gabby is a people pleaser, always following the path others have laid out for her. She does have a secret passion and that's writing. She would love to lose the day job and write full time but the best she can do is a creative writing class at the local college. That's where she meets Caden Marshall. He's a well known published author with a severe case of writer's block. Teaching is the next best thing. Problem is being attracted to one of your students could get him in all kinds of hot water. The pull between them is strong though. Can they wait until she's no longer his student? What will happen then? Great read with some amazing writing and characters. Put this on the must read list, I highly recommend it.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Cheers to all the dreamers, who aren't afraid to dream. This story goes out to you. The Way You Love Me is a reminder that It's okay to follow your heart. Even when the odds are stacked against you. Gabby and Caden have spent a great deal of their lives living for others. When fate brings them face to face, will their level heads steer them toward a broken heart? Liasson continues to lead with her heart and turn reading into an emotionally fulfilling experience.