From bestselling author Stacey Lynn comes This Time Around, an emotional and sexy standalone contemporary romance!
Five years ago I married the man of my dreams. He was supposed to be my last first kiss--my happily ever after. He promised to hand me the world, but in one night, all of those promises were shattered.
Now, I was barely surviving the tragic loss of my husband, struggling daily to manage what was left of the life we'd promised to build together, when Cooper Hawke unexpectedly walked into my life.
The Hollywood heartthrob had plenty secrets of his own and his eyes held the same darkness as mine. I couldn't stop myself from needing to know why. And as much as I tried to keep him out of my heart, he slipped past all my defenses.
We both had pasts that destroyed our trust and had broken our hearts, but nothing will stop Cooper from trying to convince me we could have it all this time around.
The read was sedate. Nothing fabulous but okay.25
Page turner with a very good take on recovering from broken dreams and broken trust. Good focus on forgiving the people who hurt us as well as ourselves so that we can move on.55
Excellent book!!!! Thank you for keeping the sex scenes something I could stomach and in good taste. Appreciate you.55
Not worth it 👎👎🙅🏻♀️👎👎🙄🙄🙄👎👎🙅🏻♀️🙅🏻♀️15
This was well written and kept my interest throughout. A little slow in some parts but a great story. Definitely worth reading.45
Well written love story. Enjoyed the ranch setting. Only criticism is that one of the main characters is named after a Cooper’s hawk!45
Great from beginning to end!55
Oh my goodness!!!! This Time Around was such an amazing story! Take one damaged, heartbroken, strong, determined woman (Rebecca) throw in a HOT, also heartbroken, sincere, man (Cooper) and what do you get????? I'll tell you: an amazing love story of two people who have been emotionally destroyed by the ones who are supposed to never hurt them in ways that they have. I loved how the story progressed (and also the relationship development between Rebecca and Cooper); it was spot on, not too fast and not too slow. The supporting characters also played a huge part of the story as well (which I am keeping my fingers crossed that we will see all of them again.......).55
This was a great read! It had me in tears at some spots, and swooning at others. If ever there were two characters that needed each other, it was Cooper and Rebecca. They both were probably at their lowest when meeting, and they just clicked (even if Rebecca didn’t want to lol) I loved seeing each of their characters grow, and the story line was fantastic. There was a huge suspense element that I felt could have been touched on more, and it wasn’t really resolved. Other than that, this was a great read I would definitely recommend.55
This Time Around by Stacey Lynn is a contemporary romance about two people struggling with their past and learning to move forward, becoming the best of friends while doing so. Told in dual POV this book absolutely blew my socks off with it's gentle blend of moving on from a lost love and learning to love again mixed with some sexy moments that made me swoon! Rebecca is still mourning the loss of her husband. She is harboring a secret about his last days that no one else knows and she is too ashamed to share. It's making the loss of Joseph even worse for her - se can't miss him without also being mad at him and being mad at a dead man just causes her crippling guilt. When her uncle decides to send an A-list Hollywood actor/heartthrob to her ranch for the summer to give him a chance to get away and to also help her now she is on her own she reluctantly agrees. Cooper is desperate to get away from the spotlight and the paparazzi that has been hounding him thanks to his soon-to-be ex-wife and her flair for dramatics. When his agent, Max, suggests a trip to Kansas for the summer to get away he takes him up on the offer. Anything has to be better than LA right now. What he doesn't expect is the closed-off beauty ghat is Rebecca Splendid or his undeniable attraction to not just her physical appearance but her strength and determination and kindness. Romantic, slightly suspenseful, heartwarming, sexy and detailed this story was everything you want in a romance. Enjoy!55