Then Came You

Then Came You

by Jeannie Moon

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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 or their own way and embrace a little home town magic, they can find the happy ever after they both crave...

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BN ID: 2940158701566
Publisher: The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 09/26/2017
Series: Compass Cove , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 41,493
File size: 417 KB

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Then Came You 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was well written and the characters developed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little slow st first but it became a book that kept a smile on my face
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A more real look at a relationship, the ups and downs. Lots of family, but not so much you get confused. Really enjoyed the story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story.
Shweetsandi More than 1 year ago
I did thing a bit backwards and read book two before I read this one. That's okay it worked out just fine. This book is set in the fictional town of Compass Cove. In the front of each book we hear about the history of the town (so be sure to read the prologue) because it will make something later in the book. In this book we get to know Mia and Ben and later Coach Miller or Adam. Mia is raising her nephew Ben after the death of her sister Sara when he was a baby. That is the least of her worries. Seems she has a wicked, nasty, foul mouthed mother who does nothing but cut her down every chance she gets. Thank heavens she is not around her in physical being is all I can say and her Nona or grandmother is the opposite in spirit. Then we have coach Adam Miller...ex footballer who is now the head football coach of the university. He starts being by befriending Ben and later well let's say this book has lots of ups and downs and twists and turns. As many as the compass has in itself. It is a wonderful well written book and will blend so seamlessly into the next book.
RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
Moon always does a fantastic job with her characters and the dynamics between them.  With Then Came You it isn’t just the love story between Mia and Adam that caught my attention but the connection to their friends and family.  Mia and Ben are so sweet together and you can just feel the love she has for him as a son.  She’s also got a wonderful grandmother who offers the support she needs to start building a great life in Compass Cover.  What she doesn’t have is a great mother.  And that negative relationship has done so much to color the way she sees herself that it causes a lot of the strain between her and Adam. Not that Adam doesn’t screw up.  He’s never had to really work at his relationships before Mia and he stumbles pretty much right out of the starting block.  While he also has a wonderful, supportive family he has spent quite a few years being toadied to as a star athlete.  The kind of people he “dated” didn’t require a lot of care and it shows.  But luckily he’s got a mother and a grandmother who isn’t going to let him get away with it.  He eventually gets his head on straight and is able to win Mia back (although she doesn’t make it easy for him).  Then Came You delivers on the feels and growth and humor and charm!  Moon is a must read in contemporary romances for me. *** I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else’s. ***
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Then Came You by Jeannie Moon Compass Cove #1 Great beginning to a small town romance series! Can’t wait for book two! Mia has been the only true parent to her nephew, Ben, for years. She changed her career goals, gave up her envisioned future and eventually moved to Compass Cover believing that the smaller community would provide the right atmosphere for Ben to thrive in. She works on the college campus as a librarian, lives in her grandmother’s home, has and makes friends and truly comes into her own as the story unfolds. She is no pushover, wants what is best for her nephew and hopes to find true love…what the magical compass of the community refers to as one’s “true north”. Coach Miller, Adam, retired from professional football after a bad accident that sidelined him. His life in the NFL was one of hedonism and left him rather blasé and at times clueless when relating to others. His family has always been there for him – even when he sometimes wonders if he has deserved them to be. His personal growth is gradual and at times painful. He has some moments where family or friends have to shake him into awareness that his actions might not have been the right ones in dealing with Mia. Ben, after a fight with his aunt, runs off from the campus library and ends up on the football field. Adam has him call Mia and, expecting a dowdy stereotypical librarian, waits to pass Ben off when she arrives in his office. Mia is not as he expected, there is immediate chemistry and dating soon ensues. Adam, of course, manages to screw up but his charm and smile are not enough to easily get back into Mia’s good graces and that is surprising for him. This is a story of family, community, truths revealed, finding one’s true worth and purpose and also is a charming romance. I thoroughly enjoyed this book from beginning to end and look forward to finding out which of the wonderful characters introduced in book one will star in book two. Thank you to NetGalley, Tule Publishing and Barclay Publicity for the ARC – This is my honest review. 5 Stars
Kristyl21 More than 1 year ago
Mia DeAngelis has been raising her ten year old nephew Ben since he was one. She decides to move them to Compass Cove to live with her Nana and work at the college as the librarian. When Ben starts acting out he runs away from Mia. Adam Miller is a retired NFL player who is now coaching football at the local college after a car accident showed him he needed to make some changes in his life. When Adam sees a young boy sitting at the end of his football field he goes to check on him. The woman who comes to pick the boy is not what he expected. When Adam offers to help Mia get Ben a bike the attraction is instant. Can the two build there attraction into a future or walk away alone. Then Came You was perfect from start to finish. I loved Mia and Adams characters. They were so different yet had the same family values. I just couldn't put it down am I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.
momof3boysj More than 1 year ago
A Long Island romance: Mia returns to Compass Cove to start over with her nephew, Ben, who's having a hard time adjusting to school. A chance meeting with the local college football coach, Adam, changes their lives. As he becomes the male role model in sports and life for Ben, he and Mia fight the attraction they have for one another. Extended family offers differing opinions. An accident brings Mia and Adam together, but an unexpected person from the past threatens her plans to adopt Ben and the relationship Adam and Mia have started. Mia has a lot decisions to make, and most importantly, if she can allow the the love of a changed man into her heart and that of Ben. A beautiful romance I recommend.
KerryACroucier More than 1 year ago
Finding True North! Mia DeAngelis's life took a turn when her sister died leavingthe responsibility of raising her nephew to her. She has devoted her life to being a good mother to Ben, and she hopes the move to Compass Cove will be good for him. Not only will they have the support of her Grandmother, the town offers them both a connection and a place for Ben to grow: a nice neighborhood with a place to ride a bike and friends close by, everything she has dreamed of for him. Former NFL Star Adam Miller's life to a dramatic turn forcing him to return home to Compass Cove and reevaluate his life. He has a job as a College Coach and is determined to prove he is not the same man he was and is deserving of the town's support. When Adam meets Ben, he is impressed, and floored when he meets Ben's Aunt. Adam has to break through Mia's preconceived notions about team sports and allow Ben a chance to participate in something he clearly excels at. He also quickly realizes that he needs to prove himself worthy of a place in Mia and Ben's lives. I love Mia. Despite her insecurities stemming from her past, she is determined to change her life and actually have one, which means putting herself out there. She makes friends and, has the guts to tell Adam she deserves better when he screws up. I also love that she puts Ben first and builds a friendship with Adam. Adam is still shaking off his previous life, and sometimes forgets that things that used to work, aren't acceptable with someone like Mia. It is so much fun watching both his Grandmother and Mother remind him that he is a better person is than his behavior portrays and to stop living down to his previous reputation. With a beautiful small town, an interesting, well-developed, cast of family and friends, Mia and Adam have a whole town waiting for them to figure things out. The family relationships make this so much of a deeper story than just a basic romance. **I received an Advanced Copy of this from the Publisher. My opinions are my own and voluntary.
CatmomJD More than 1 year ago
Then Came You is a wonderful start to a new series. I was hooked from the start. Mia DeAngelis and Adam Miller were total opposites, but perfect for each other in so many ways. Mia is the new librarian at Jennings College. She had spent her summers in Compass Cove with her grandmother and was happy to finally be back. It would be the perfect place to raise her nephew. Adam, former professional football player, now coach at the college, was used to a life in the fast lane and even faster women. When he met Mia, she was nothing like the women he was usually attracted to. Plus she had a kid. But he was drawn to her like no one else he had ever met. This story was full of memorable and emotional scenes. Because it's a romance, you know Mia and Adam would have their happily ever after. But some parts had me wondering how they would work through the situations they found themselves in. I can't wait to read more in this series and hope we can see more of Mia, Adam and Ben in future books. I also enjoyed learning the back story about the town and the legend of the compass.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
This is a heartwarming contemporary romance featuring Mia DeAngelis who has given up her personal aspirations to care for her nephew, Ben. Now he is ten years old, Mia has moved them back to Compass Cove, where her grandmother lives and where Mia spent many enjoyable summers. She is working as the college librarian and is determined to make the most of the opportunities the supportive, friendly coastal community provides as well as to adopt Ben. Adam Miller has also returned to Compass Cove after injuries he sustained in an accident forced him to retire from his role as a prominent NFL quarterback. He’s re-evaluating his life choices and working as a coach at Jennings College. After meeting Ben and Mia, Adam realises she is the one for him and he needs to ensure he’s worthy of her trust and love. The chemistry between Adam and Mia is explosive but Ben still has to come first for Mia. There will be dramatic discoveries, sporting mishaps and family confrontations before these two can achieve their HEA with Ben! The secondary characters in this story also have key roles to play. Adam’s Mum and Mia’s Grandmother are both brilliant, supportive, feisty and great role models, whilst Mia’s mother is anything but! Her Mum is so negative about Mia, undermining Mia’s self-image, confidence and never appreciates anything she does. All the characters are superbly portrayed, their interactions so believable this is a great start to a new series and I really look forward to reading more about Compass Cove in future! I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.
DJTP More than 1 year ago
Then Came You by Jeannie Moon, book one in the Compass Cove series. This book pulled me in from the first page. I've read other books by this author and she never disappoints. Great character development and characters. I'm looking forward to reading more in this series and more by Jeannie Moon.
mel_t More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this feel-good romance on so many levels - Jeannie Moon's characters are realistic and down-to-earth, the storyline is emotional and heartwarming. I felt an affinity to Mia's nephew Ben as right off the bat he reminded me of my own son who's a similar age. I loved the grandmothers and hope to see them as a common thread in future books in the series. All in all a good read.
SullyGirl More than 1 year ago
Sweet baby Jesus, I LOVE this book!! Finally, a heroine who is doing everything she can to create a wonderful new life for her nephew...without being a hyper-independent martyr. I've had enough of those to last a lifetime! Mia is like a modern day mixture of Mary Poppins and Nanny McPhee (lol, without the wart and unibrow!) Ben is loved and nurtured by her protectiveness, but not smothered by Mia's fears, like getting hurt playing sports. Her willingness to let him hang out with Adam, the so-not-her-type jock, demonstrated to me that although she might not have given birth to Ben, she's his mom in every way that counts. Mom's sacrifice their wants for those of their children. Adam is a charming rogue with a little bit (!) of a history where women are concerned (oh, that ex! Even her name was snooty!) but he's instantly drawn to Mia as well as Ben. He's the perfect example of that guy who the reader instantly falls in love with but he's unfairly judged by both himself and others. Thrown in a cast of fun and quirky characters (Nana!) and an evil queen (Mia's mom) and you have a beautiful story of love, sacrifice and redemption. I can't wait to visit Compass Cove again. 5 very enthusiastic stars! I received an ARC from Netgalley and the publisher. All gushing thoughts and opinions are honest and all my own!
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
Jeannie Moon has another winner with her latest book, Then Came You. This novel grabs you right from the beginning and the heart-stirring journey never lets up. The two primary characters, Mia DeAngelis and Adam Miller, have undeniable chemistry, and their romantic courtship is replete with friendship, desire and love. Ms. Moon is a talented storyteller and her words kept me glued to my seat. This is the first book from her brand new Compass Cove series, and it can be thoroughly enjoyed as a standalone. After tragedy after tragedy, Mia and her ten year old nephew Ben are finally settling into their new home along the shore of Long Island. Mia is the new college librarian and she is beginning to make new friends, while getting Ben involved with the local community and baseball team. Leaving the city life behind and moving in with her Nana was a good decision all the way around. Although Mia is a bit overprotective, she loves Ben with all her heart and plans on adopting him in the very near future. She would also like to find true love some day. Adam has turned over a new leaf since returning to his hometown of Compass Cove. Not to long ago, he had a successful NFL career. At the time, he had a different woman on his arm every night and only cared about himself. He stopped playing football after being injured in a car accident. The accident and injury caused him to reevaluate his life, and become the kind person he was meant to be. Although Adam misses playing football, he enjoys coaching at the college level. Adam and Mia meet accidentally, and overtime they fall into lust and love. Then Came You is a quick-paced story with well-defined and exciting characters. I loved the way Ms. Moon evolved Mia and Adams's relationship, with discovery, tenderness, and longing. Mia's mother was amazingly mean and her ability to hurt was never ending. If you are looking for a contemporary romance with some surprising moments, an engaging plot, and a happily ever after that will leave a smile on your face, read this book. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
LGuilfoil1 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in Jeannie Moon’s new Compass Cove series, and it was a delight! Sometimes the world building in first books can feel ponderous, but that wasn’t the case here at all. The small Long Island town and its residents came to life organically through the story, and left me wanting to know more about them. Our hero is Adam, a former NFL player now coach at the local college where Mia, our heroine, has just started working. Both characters have emotional baggage and issues that should make them totally wrong for each other, but of course that’s also what makes them totally perfect for each other. Nothing in life comes easy, especially love, and these two have a rollercoaster romance that will take you along for the ride. Loved, loved, loved this book! I can’t wait for the next one in the series.
Guitarmomma19 More than 1 year ago
This is a story of revelation. Of finding out who you really are and that you're worthy of love. Mia has been raising her nephew since the tragedy of her sisters death. But he's more than just her nephew, he's her son and she will do anything in her power to do what's best for him. And moving back to Compass Cove with her Nana and her happiest childhood memories is it. Taking the job as the college librarian couldn't have come at a better time. But Ben is having a hard time adjusting. And a chance meeting with Adam, the football coach at the college she works at changes everything.  Adam has had it all. The glitz, glamour and tabloid exploits that his professional football career have given him. But his own recklessness brought it all crashing down. Now he's back home with the support of his family and coaching college football. And believe it or not he's happy doing it. But meeting Mia all his preconceived notions about librarians are blown all to pieces. She's everything and more that he could want. But she wants nothing to do with football, or letting Ben play. But when she becomes desperate, Adam swoops in and offers assistance The more time he spends with her the more he wants to. And the chemistry is off the charts. Never had he experienced that kind of raw passion or want with anyone.  But his carelessness of her feelings may lose him the chance to find out where it can go. she has always been told she wasn't quite good enough, pretty enough, skinny enough. And now with his practical blow off she thinks it's true. But And will do anything for another chance. And he won't take it lightly. But when a family secret comes out that may blow her family apart he just may find himself on the losing side. Will these two find their way through all of the heartache and doubts? Will she see she's perfect for him just as she is? Can he see that he is good enough for her and not just a mess up? Will they be a family? Find out all this and more!  Love, love, loved this story and can't wait for more from Compass Cove!
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
I loved, loved, loved Then Came You by Jeannie Moon, the first book in her new Compass Cove series. Once again she made me fall in love with her hero and heroine, Mia and Adam, not that it was difficult to do. These two characters grew so much during their journey of finding their “true north” and their true love. Mia gave up almost everything after her sister’s suicide in order to take care of her nephew, Ben. To give him a better life she moves to Compass Cove living with her grandmother after taking a job at Jennings College. Former NFL quarterback, Adam became Jennings College football coach after being injured in a car crash. Adam helps Ben adjust to his new town, giving him confidence and working on the athletic skills that were natural to Ben. There is magic in the town of Compass Cove, magic that helps Mia grow more self-assured and Adam change his player ways. There is a definite chemistry and attraction between these two. This story played with my emotions, wondering if these two would find their happy, ever after. Also, there were a number of aspects in Mia’s relationship with her mother that resonated within me, being similar to me and my mother. I understood her pain and lack of self worth. I totally loved reading this book and really had trouble putting this book down. Ms. Moon wrote a wonderful story, drawing me in and not letting go until I turned the last page. I highly recommend this book to other readers and cannot wait for the next book in this amazing series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
judyrudy More than 1 year ago
Then Came You is the first book in Jeannie Moon’s new series Compass Cove. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is a heartwarming story. I really enjoyed seeing Mia grow as she dealt with her move and a new job all the while dealing with her nephew. In true Jeannie Moon form, I loved watching as she brought Mia, Ben and Adam together. She does such a nice job melding these two family units together. With all the baggage, she always finds a way for her characters to have a happily ever after. There isn’t a book that Ms. Moon writes that I haven’t fallen in love with. I can’t wait to see where she goes with this series. I highly recommend Then Came You. I received an advanced copy which I voluntarily read and reviewed. This is my honest opinion.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
A heartwarming emotional read of finding love when you least expect it. A great start to a new series, that is set on Compass Cove in New York. Mia has returned to Compass Cove, where she had so many summer memories, as the new librarian at the local college. She is raising her nephew, Ben. Adam is a retired NFL quarterback from injuries, where he is now coaching football. Returning home was not in the card for Adam, along with falling in love with Mia. The sense of small town community is felt through out this story. Loved Mia and Adam, neither expecting to find love but with the help of the local town people and the magic of the compass with help them with their HEA. I highly recommend this book, it was a book that I could not put down. Jeannie Moon has out done herself
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Another emotion filled book from Jeannie Moon!! The story, the writing, and the secondary characters are all exceptional but what makes this one unforgettable are the core characters of Mia, Ben, and Adam. You can just feel the chemistry and depth of feeling they have for each other. Mia and Adam are both people looking for a fresh start after life served them up some pretty hard times. They never give up even though their journey to their HEA is bumpy. This is truly an amazing read and one I will be recommending to everyone.
Grottoes More than 1 year ago
A truly beautiful love story. Filled with twists, turns and dysfunctional family members. Also filled with sweetness and joy. Mia and Adam work through the issues of the past and present in hopes of creating a future together. It was a fascinating journey. A richly rewarding read
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
I came upon this book by chance, and decided to give this author a try. I am so very glad I did. The story centers around Mia D’Angelis, her nephew Ben and ex-NFL player, Adam Miller. Mia has moved to Compass Cove with Ben. She is his guardian .Her best childhood memories were those spent visiting her Nana in Compass Cove. Her childhood was one filled with a self-centered mother, who belittled her, and found her a disappointment. Adam, left the NFL after a career ending injury which was a blessing in disguise. His life was one of women, parties, and little concern of others. He is now the football coach in the same college Mia has started as the new librarian. Their lives become intertwined before they realize it. While others will give you more of the plot , I will go on a different direction -the deeper meaning I found in the story. It’s a story about how the childhood we experience will define how we see ourselves as adults. If those who are suppose to love us, think we are a disappointment, unlovable, not pretty, and unimaginative, how are we suppose to have a healthy self-image of ourselves? Or for that matter, will anyone love us for whom we are ? For Adam , the meaning is more about redemption even though he gets there after his accident and especially after meeting Mia and Ben. Will there two be able to overcome the obstacles thrown at them? Will Mia overcome her fears? And, will they find their TRUE NORTH? Thank you, Ms Moon, for such a touching, heartbreaking and finally heartwarming story. Looking forward to the next book in this series. I was gifted this copy by Tule Publishing, and Netgalley. The opinions expressed are soley my own.