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Courtney Baker is ready to put small town life—and the man she can’t have—behind her. Years of secretly crushing on her best friend’s older brother have led nowhere and she’s finally ready to move on. It would have been a great plan had she not drunkenly blurted out all her feelings and kissed him. At least she’ll be able to forget all about it when she leaves town in less than 48 hours.

It takes a lot to surprise Dean Jones, but a kiss from the girl he’s been secretly attracted to for years does just that. All it takes it one kiss for him to realize he doesn’t want to let her go. But she’s his sister’s best friend and that’s a line he knows he should never cross. Never mind that she seems determined to leave their small town—and him—behind.

When a storm and a broken car stop Courtney from leaving town, Dean sees perfect opportunity to get her out of his system. But can one night ever be enough?

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Fly Girl’s Review:

When lies tear you apart. I think that would be the theme I would use for this one in the Magnolia Sound series. At the root of the major conflict is the lies or lies by omission. For me there is no difference. Even if you lie for a good reason which in this story is the case, it’s still lying and that creates a breach of trust. It takes time and love to overcome that obstacle. Thank goodness this couple and their family have that in spades.

What would it be like if your prince charming decided to finally look at you one day and be so interested, he falls in love with you? Samantha gives us that fantasy story. She smoothly shows us that sometimes timing has to be just right for the Love Spark to ignite. For Courtney and Dean this fairy tale is real. Their easy relationship is refreshing to read. There is only angst between them when Courtney isn’t sure of Dean’s feelings, and then when the lies come out. It’s normal to feel insecure in a relationship at the beginning. I mean I’ve been with my hubby for 20 years married for 18 and I was insecure for many years even after we got married. Trust takes time to build and with Courtney and Dean they didn’t have a lot of time to do that. They were secretive with their relationship to all the family until everyone could look at them and just tell there was something there. This hurt them and some of their family. But the worst part was the lie of omission when Dean failed to get Courtney’s car running so she could make a big move. He did it to help his sister, but I feel he would have done it anyway. He wanted Courtney to stay so bad it hurt him mentally. The time it gave them went to building trust.

When Courtney found out what Dean and his sister had done, she was not only heartbroken but their trust was broken. She spent some time alone thinking about it and finally came to the conclusion that their heart was in the right place and love should always win out. Best HEA’s are when Love Always Win Out!! That is my most favorite type of HEA. It continues to prove to me that any obstacle I may have with my hubby, we will overcome it because our love will always win out. So that that to heart and pick this one up. I’m giving it a 4 of 5. Can’t wait for the next Magnolia Sound Novel.

4 of 5 propellers

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Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.