The Cover: I love this cover! I think it’s romantic, sensual and very intimate. I also love that a couple is featured instead of just one person and I think it is perfect for Cooper and Rebecca, A+.
Basics: This Time Around was released on April 10th 2018, published by Stacey Lynn Books and is 336 pages long. Genre wise This Time Around belongs to contemporary romance.
Description: Cooper Hawke was everything I didn’t need. Rich and famous, and a high-profile actor, he lived a life of luxury while my life had always been much more simple.
Yet when he showed up at my cattle ranch in Kansas, he gave me everything I didn’t think I wanted again.
His marriage was over and he was lost. I was still barely surviving in my grief after my husband’s sudden death.
As hard as I tried to keep him out, he slipped past my defenses, and slowly, a connection grew between us I could no longer deny.
But this time around, we were on borrowed time. Because Cooper still had his real life waiting for him back in Hollywood.
Overall thoughts: This Time Around was such an emotional, loving read! My heart completely fell apart for Cooper and Rebecca and what they were going through! Rebecca lost her husband and Cooper is dealing with an ugly divorce and the reality that his relationship wasn’t real. These two needed each other and that is exactly what Stacey Lynn did.
Cooper needs to escape his cheating wife, their numbing divorce and the pressures of Hollywood and his agent has the perfect escape. Staying the summer at a cattle ranch in Kansas. Rebecca is just trying to live day by day, hour by hour taking care of the ranch and animals. Keeping busy however isn’t stopping her from grieving her husband or healing the sadness and hurt she is feeling, until Cooper comes along anyway.
Cooper and Rebecca really touched my heart because they’ve been both dealt with terrible situations and you just want the best for them, even just reading about them I immediately wanted their situations fixed. Stacey Lynn does a fantastic job of doing that with her readers, you feel so close to her characters that they feel real to you. I really loved reading about their story and honestly how love can blossom even in the most desolate, darkened places. This Time Around is a good feel romance that will warm and touch your heart, a book that should be read when someone feels like things aren’t going well. This book is just a reminder maybe that what you’re going through isn’t forever and maybe the next time around things will work out.
Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
Favorite Quotes: “Did making so many movies in Hollywood teach you how to kiss so well?” “No. The girls in Buffalo did.” -Rebecca and Cooper
“It’s us. Moving on with life.” “And this time around, I had no doubt it was going to surpass all the dreams either of us ever had.” -Rebecca and Cooper
My Rating: 5/5 Shells
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2FwKhp8
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2D7NYMJ
About the Author: Stacey Lynn currently lives in Minnesota with her husband and four children. When she’s not conquering mountains of laundry and fighting a war against dust bunnies and cracker crumbs, you can find her playing with her children, curled up on the couch with a good book, or on the boat with her family enjoying Minnesota’s beautiful, yet too short, summer.
She lives off her daily pot of coffee, can only write with a bowlful of Skittles nearby, and has been in love with romance novels since before she could drive herself to the library.
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