Publisher: Loveswept, Random House
A successful Hollywood director, Aubrey doesn’t have time to linger on what
could have been.
But when a routine blood test comes back with a false positive, she decides to
take some time off to do the things she’s always wanted to do: taste the famous
chocolate chip cookies at the Minnesota State Fair, hike the Grand Teton
National Park, scuba dive in the Caribbean.
But after Aubrey admits to herself what she’s really missing,
she heads back home to Dusty Valley, Oklahoma . . . and the man she left
Sure, when the love of his life left their hometown to chase her dreams he was
heartbroken and—he’ll admit—damn mad.
But Cole would have never forgiven himself if he had held Aubrey back from
So the last thing he expects after all these years is to walk into his favorite
bar one night and find the girl he’s always loved—there—looking for him.
Maybe now’s the time to make his dreams come true.
Welcome to my stop on the tour for L.P. Dover’s latest romance, Love Again! This incredible second-chance romance is about famous movie director Aubrey and her high school sweetheart, Cole. After leaving Cole to follow her dreams of becoming a director a month before their wedding, Aubrey went on to earn her fame and fortune that she and her mother had dreamed about. But when medical tests are confused and give Aubrey the scare of her life, she decides to make some changes. She starts with a bucket list of all the things she has wanted to do and places that she’s wanted to go, but soon finds herself back home and face to face with Cole.
Let me start by saying that after reading this I looked at some other reviews that had issues with there not being enough drama or conflict. Maybe I was just in need of a feel-good read, but I didn’t feel that way in the least. This is a happy book with a happy ending. Although Aubrey has loved her career, her health scare inspires her to do other things with her life other than working. Besides the enjoyment she got out of those things, it also brought her back to Cole. There were unresolved feelings, anger, and regret, but otherwise, this novel was just a wonderful and romantic trip down memory lane, reigniting a spark, and realizing the need and desire to balance one’s life.
I loved both main characters together and separately, each having a good amount of humor, intelligence, passion, and interest in a variety of things in life besides just each other. My only criticism at all, and it’s a minor thing, would be that the ending was almost too perfect. I don’t mean how things panned out between Aubrey and Cole, but some of her dreams that came true seemed unrealistic. Nevertheless, I am now a huge fan of L.P. Dover and cannot wait to read more from this author in the future. Fans of contemporary romance and especially second-chance romance should add Love, Again to their TBR.
*Thanks to GMB for providing this ARC in exchange for my honest review!