Review: Then There Was You by Miranda Liasson

Posted January 17, 2019 by Lillian in Reviews / 3 Comments

I received this book via Netgalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Then There Was You by Miranda LiassonThen There Was You by Miranda Liasson
Series: Angel Falls #1
Published by Forever on 2018-05-29
Length: 360 pages
Reviewing eARC from Netgalley
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Reading Challenges: #NGEW2019, Beat the Backlist 2019

Fresh from her residency, Serafina Langdon returns to her hometown to join her father's general medical practice a year after her fiancé jilted her. More than anything, Sara just wants to move on, but that becomes impossible once she discovers that the man who was responsible for her broken engagement, and who is also her ex-fiance's best friend, is now the Angel Falls chief of police.

As police chief, Colton Walker is devoted to his small town, and he's equally determined to avoid its newest resident. He and Sara have always gotten along like oil and water, and since the bachelor party incident, he's her Enemy #1. But after sharing an unexpected--and unexpectedly hot--kiss, avoiding Sara becomes the last thing he wants to do. She's not the woman he used to know, and he's falling for her. But when her ex-fiancé returns to Angel Falls, Colton will have to decide if the woman he's always fighting with is also worth fighting for.

Then There Was You is the first book by Miranda Liasson that I’ve read, and it certainly won’t be the last. From the first words to the last, Miranda Liasson captivated me. I fell in love with Angel Falls, Sara, and Colton. My heart melted at every turn of their story. I can’t resist these second-chance romances 😉

At the opening of the book, Sara has just returned to her home town. It’s been a year since her fiancé cheated on her two days before their wedding, and to say she is bitter doesn’t even begin to cover the gamut of emotions she’s warring with. BUT her grandmother, Nonna, has been diagnosed with dementia, and someone has to take care of her. Sara opts to be that person which is why she returns to her home town. I like Sara a lot. She’s a bit high-strung, but she’s caring and loyal to her family.

Colton is the thorn in Sara’s side and has been since they were fourteen. She blames him for her failed wedding. He was the best man and supposed to keep her ex from walking out. Really it isn’t fair of her to hold it against him, I mean her ex is a terrible guy. Colton is the police chief of Angel Falls. After a rough upbringing (understatement!), Colton has really turned his life around. He helps those in the community and is a real leader. Sara brings out the worst in him. Why? Because he feels as if she’s always been out of his league.

The premise of this story is Sara and Colton finding a way to live in the same town and not kill each other. However the enemy to friends to lovers angle is steamy. The chemistry between the two is off the charts, and I found myself rooting them along way before the plot suggested it. The dialogue is witty, and the townspeople well thought out.

Overall I really enjoyed this book. I could’ve finished it in one sitting, however I thought it best to sit it down and sleep when I hit 2am. I can’t wait to read more from Angel Falls. If you enjoy contemporary, small-town, second chance romances, I highly recommend you grab a copy asap.

     

About Miranda Liasson

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 National Readers’ Choice Award and 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.

Miranda loves to hear from readers! Find her at Facebook.com/MirandaLiassonAuthor, and on Instagram and Twitter @mirandaliasson. For information about new releases and other news, feel free to sign up for her newsletter at https://mirandaliasson.com/#mailing-list.

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