Laura Trentham comes to the blog today with the sixth book in her Cottonbloom series, a contemporary small town romance.
Set the Night on Fire
Cottonbloom is the place where the wounded come to heal and start over, I’ve only read the first in this series, but you can start her without any issue at all – the town and its magic reveal itself to you from the first page. As it did for Ella Boudreaux, who moved here after her divorce, needing a new start and to rebuild her shattered confidence and esteem thanks to her ex-husband. But Ella is no ordinary woman: she’s smart and investment savvy, and has managed to build quite a tidy nest egg, through her keen sense of business potential and investments. She has, in fact, offered the Abbott brothers (or one brother, Ford) some ready cash and a chance for something else by purchasing his shares. She now has a quarter of the business, and two hundred percent of the animosity coming off Mack Abbott in waves.
Mack is furious that Ford would sell his shares to an outsider, and a woman at that. It is a garage – and having a woman, yet another woman show up unexpectedly is just not on. See, Mack’s mother has suddenly reappeared after years without contact when she vanished like new car smell, and he’s not particularly interested in hearing her reasons either. There’s too much on – and all he wants to do is make the garage support the family, ignore the new investor and do it HIS WAY.
Adversaries to partners is the key here: Mack isn’t really as much of a heartless hothead as his hedgehog exterior would lead us to believe, and Ella isn’t a garage (or turning a business around) novice. All it takes is some serious sizzle and arguments, a never back down attitude from Ella, and some black in the balance sheet, and Mack’s resistance is wavering. Neither can deny the attraction that crackles between them. When his brothers Jackson and Wyatt start championing her cause, and Mack sees that he’s only steps away from repeating his father’s mistakes with his intractable stance, the two start to understand one another in ways that show the sweetness and ‘meant to be’ connection that has again found two people in Cottonbloom.
Title: Set the Night on Fire
Author: Laura Trentham
Series: Cottonbloom #6
Also in this series: Kiss Me That Way
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Small Town
Published by: St. Martin's Press
Published on: 31 July, 2018
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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From award winning author Laura Trentham comes Set the Night on Fire, a novel about starting over, finding your way back home—and falling head over heels. . .
Ella Boudreaux has a lot to prove to her family, friends, and foes—and to herself. So when her marriage ends she decides to invest her energy and money into a place that brings back some of Ella’s happiest memories: the Abbott brothers’ garage. Maybe, if she puts her mind to it, she can teach skeptical, stubborn Mack Abbott how to make the business a true success. Which would be a lot easier if the hunky mechanic didn’t make her motor run quite so fast…and hot.
Mack was furious when his brother, Ford, sold his share of the business. He’s in no rush to team up with a wealthy divorcée who shows up to the garage in stilettos—and the longest, sexiest legs he’s seen in forever. But Ella’s grit and determination won’t quit…and soon Mack can see that she’s been down a few rough roads herself. Neither Mack nor Ella can deny the fierce attraction that’s revving up between them. Could it be that true love has been in the backseat all along…and they’ve finally found the key?
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.