LIKE NEVER BEFORE
Maple Valley became Amelia Bentley's haven after her heart and her dreams of a family were shattered. But when the newspaper she runs is in danger of closing, she puts all her hopes on a story that just might convince the new owner to keep the paper running.
After his biggest campaign success yet, widowed speechwriter Logan Walker has the chance of a lifetime: a spot on a presidential campaign. But first he has to return to his hometown to sell the newspaper he's suddenly inherited.
But instead of a quick sale, Logan finds himself helping Amelia chase her story. She's scrappy, but wounded. He's dependable, but lost. And working together to break the story on Maple Valley's unsolved mystery is just the start of the sparks that fly in the office and in their hearts.
This book makes me deliriously happy. Yes, it has an angsty, bawl-your-eyes-out kind of vibe in places but there's also a winning combination of swoons and laughter.
In fact be forewarned -- this book may be injurious to the health of an unsuspecting reader. Chronic hiccups can result from laughing and swooning at the same time because Tagg can turn a rapturously romantic moment into a funny one in the blink of an eye. And use caution when consuming a beverage while reading Like Never Before. Snorting liquid up your nose is a serious potential hazard due to frequent witty banter between hero and heroine. And lastly -- try to remember to breathe...at least occasionally. Yes, there will be moments when you must swallow back a gasp, or hold in a pent-up breath but keep in mind that you can't read if you aren't breathing so pace yourself. :-)
What did I love about this book? Everything! The whole complicated Walker family, the town of Maple Valley, the idea of saving an old local newspaper and, of course, the romance. Crazy impossible though it may seem.
And -- be still my heart. Logan Walker! Devoted papa, driven to succeed, aching for a past he can never have again. All turmoil and trouble wrapped up in a hunk of masculinity with a surprising tendency towards tenderness and compassion. And Amelia! A heroine after my own heart. Spunky and sweet, her goals are at cross-purposes with Logan's. The thrill of angst in their relationship is tantalizing and leads to a toe-curling romance of the highest order. An all-round sublime read!
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. in exchange for my honest review.
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