Review of Leaving Yesterday (Laurel Falls #1) by Zoe Dawson

Leaving Yesterday

Love is in the air in Laurel Falls


Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 268 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

If you love Susan Mallery, Kristan Higgins, or Rachel Gibson, don’t miss the start of this captivating small-town romance series! Laurel Falls, Montana, features spectacular mountain scenery—but it takes a rugged cowboy to convince one woman to slow down and enjoy the view.

Rafferty Hamilton doesn’t plan on putting down roots anytime soon. With her divorce final, the hotel heiress has left Manhattan behind to scout new locations for her family’s chain of resorts. Which is why it’s so frustrating to be stranded in Laurel Falls while a good-looking, slow-talking, Stetson-wearing mechanic takes his sweet time with her overheated coupe.

A decorated vet who paid his dues in Afghanistan, Trace Black can fix anything with an engine and get it revving—even Rafferty’s ridiculous sports car. He couldn’t say the same for the knockout driver, who looks like she’s never gripped a gear shaft in her life. Women like Rafferty don’t usually stick around in Laurel Falls, but Trace finds himself showing her everything his hometown has to offer before she cruises on down the road.

As the days pass, Rafferty finds herself charmed by the pace of life and the openhearted warmth of the residents. She’s even tempted to trust again—and it’s all thanks to Trace. He’s not the kind of guy she’s used to falling for, but he just might be the man she needs.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Trace wasn’t the oldest sibling, but he was the glue that held his brothers and sister together. He accepted the weight of the family upon his shoulders. He always put their needs first and did what was needed, like running Black’s. He may have wanted to go to school after the military, but after his mother ran away and his father died there weren’t a lot of options left. He did what was needed and never complained.

Rafferty was only passing through town, she’d never meant for her car to break down, or to get so close to the town people while she was there, but sometimes unexpected things happen for a reason. She was drawn to Trace the moment he showed up in his cowboy hat to tow her car. The more she was around him the more she realized that her initial assumptions were way off base. Trace was incredible, too bad she was just in town long enough for him to fix her car.

As the days roll by not only do Trace and Rafferty realize they’re growing closer than they should, but she also grows quite close to his brothers and sister. Not to mention just about everyone in town. Something that makes you happy shouldn’t be temporary…it should be home.

Some pit stops are a little more permanent than others.

Leaving Yesterday is a small town story that will capture your heartfelt attention.

Not only do you get Trace and Rafferty’s story, but you also get the beginning of several others which may or may not continue in future books. There’s Harley and Anzu (age difference or not, that would make one heartwarming couple), Reese and Dr. Eden (fireman and doctor, can anyone say HOT!?), Cadie and Brooks (that could definitely be interesting), and Greg and Trinity (widow mayor meets workaholic…wonder who would break out of their shell first). If you plan on reading any future book in this series I suggest you start with book #1 or you’ll miss out on their beginnings.

My Favorite Laughable Moment: There’s a lot of funny family moments. I mean three brothers with one little sister  create quite the scenarios, like the missing mango bra and panty set. That was definitely a nice way to get pulled into a story.

Jenn 4 Heart

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.


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