Sometimes all you need is a second chance. . . .
“L. P. Dover knows how to create the men who make us swoon, the book boyfriends we all want.”—New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin
Aubrey Reynolds is a small-town girl who’s made it big.
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 behind.
Cole Haywood is a small-town fireman and that’s just fine with him.
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 success.
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.
Look for more of New York Times bestselling author L. P. Dover’s captivating novels:
The Breakaway series: HARD STICK • BLOCKED • PLAYMAKER
The Second Chances: CATCHING SUMMER • DEFENDING HAYDEN • INTENDED FOR BRISTOL
This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Advance praise for Love, Again
“Aubrey and Cole are sure to steal your heart. Love, Again is one of my new favorites!”—New York Times bestselling author Krista Lakes
“A remarkable love story—I highly recommend Love, Again.”—New York Times bestselling author Jill Sanders
“Looking for a classic love story? Love, Again is that and more!”—USA Today bestselling author Devney Perry
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
If time’s running out, you start taking a hard look at everything in your life. With her sweetly told tale of love and second chances, L. P. Dover puts her heroine—hotshot movie director Aubrey Reynolds—through the wringer. After receiving grim (but ultimately false) blood test results, Aubrey sets out to pursue all her wildest dreams, a journey that leads her back to her Oklahoma hometown and her first ex. Aubrey’s story is full of warmth and hope—and points her toward a happy ending. It’s a gentle reminder that it’s never too soon to knock things off your bucket list.
A second chance love story.
Aubrey Reynolds, left the small town of Dusty Valley, Oklahoma to become a director in Los Angeles, in the process she received several Oscars and Golden Globes. Aubrey also left behind the love of her life, Cole Haywood, after she broke off their engagement. It’s been 10 long years, however, she remembers everything like it was yesterday.
Lately she’s been getting a lot of headaches, thinking it might be stress, but deciding it’s time to get it checked out. When she gets the call from the doctor himself with her test results, Aubrey starts to panic. It’s not good news. The diagnosis is a rare blood disorder where the survival rate is low. After the phone call, Aubrey collapses, thinking of everything she wants to do before time runs out. In the background Aubrey can hear her phone ringing and pounding on her front door, but she’s unable to move. It’s a good thing her backdoor was open, since not only is her doctor there along with her best friend Emilia to give her the good news that he gave her someone else’s test results by mistake. Even with the good news, Aubrey decides to take time off and do a bucket list. She knows that she needs to return to Oklahoma and make amends with Cole.
Cole Haywood has never gotten over Aubrey, so when he sees her after 10 years, anger is all that he feels. After tossing and turning all night, Cole knows he has to confront Aubrey and talk about all the hurt inside of him, caused by her sudden departure 10 years ago. He really wants her in his life but also realizes that what he wants may not be what Aubrey wants.
This was a wonderful romantic story of second chances with sexy encounters.
I received a copy of this arc in exchange for an honest review.
Famous Screenwriter Returns Home For Love
Aubrey Reynolds suffered a difficult loss as a young adult that shaped her future. Aubrey was to marry the love of her life, her soulmate Cole Haywood, but a promise to her deceased mother had her pursuing her dream of becoming a famous screenwriter instead. As a famous, award winning screenwriter, she had everything she could ever want....except love. When she is mistakenly given a life-changing diagnosis, Aubrey decides to start “living” life. Aubrey makes a bucket list and leaves on the adventure of a lifetime.
Cole Haywood, a firefighter on the cusp of becoming the chief, is SHOCKED to see Aubrey back in Dusty Valley. He’s hurt, angry, and has never stopped loving Aubrey. He has dreams of becoming fire chief, she’s a famous screenwriter. Although Cole still loves Aubrey, he believes she could never be happy in Dusty Valley, Oklahoma. Once he gives her the chance to see who she’s become and still is, hope sets in.
While I’ve never read an L.P. Dover novel, I can say that this was one of the best second chance novels I’ve read. I loved Cole’s willingness to put the past aside to see if he and Aubrey could have a second chance at love. Their bucket list adventures brought the past and the present together flawlessly. I also loved the uniqueness of Aubrey’s bucket list. She didn’t just want to go see places, but to experience foods (cookies) and events (book signings). Awesome second chance love story! I do wish that Bennett and Emilia had gotten their own story, not just an addition to Love, Again. I also LOVED the fact that a book was based in Oklahoma! There’s not too many of those out there. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
Charming second chance romance!
Love, Again by L.P. Dover is a second chance romance with all the feels. Aubrey Reynolds walked away from the man she loved to pursue her dreams. It was a chance she had to take but has always been her biggest regret. But when she is handed some unexpected news, she decides to take some time off and enjoy life. Somehow, she finds her way back home and to the man that still owns her heart.
Cole Haywood knew he had to let Aubrey go, but that did not mean he was not heartbroken when she left. He loved her deeply. Now she is back and stirring up his feelings. But it is not one-sided. I loved Cole so much. He was strong, determined and had a heart of gold. Aubrey was smart, driven and caring. Could they find a way back to each other after all this time? Love, Again by L.P. Dover was a charming second chance romance. I loved Cole and Aubrey and their journey so much.
Read and reviewed for Sultry Sirens Book Blog.