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?
And Then One Day (Magnolia Sound #4) by Samantha Chase
Series: Magnolia Sound #4
Published by Chasing Romance, Inc. on 01/28/2020
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Courtney and Dean’s love story in And Then One Day, book 4 in Samantha Chase’s Magnolia Sound series, is an emotional and heartwarming tale of family and finding love when you think no one has noticed you.
Courtney Baker is tired of not being noticed, especially by the man she has always wanted; her best friend’s older brother, Dean Jones. When her boss retires and puts her out of a job, Courtney thinks this is the perfect time to move away from small town life; which she will do shortly after her best friend’s wedding. Everything would have gone smoothly if not for Courtney drunkenly blurting out her feelings and kissing Dean. At least, she believed, she would be leaving town in a couple of days so it shouldn’t matter.
Dean is shocked by this kiss, only because he’s also been secretly attracted to Courtney, for years. But, she’s his sister’s best friend and that’s a line he knows not to cross. Driving through standing water puts her car out of commission, causing Dean Jones to come get her and tow her car. This gives him the chance to keep her in town for a little while and maybe enough time for him to get her out of his system.
I loved Drew Jones!! He was kind, caring, dependable, and take charge. Being the eldest, he became a caretaker for his younger siblings, especially after the death of their mother. He didn’t worry about himself or what he wanted; he dropped everything when they needed him. The biggest problem was one night with Courtney would never be enough for Dean. Not sure a lifetime would. Courtney needed to feel loved, especially from Drew. She especially needed to love herself, before accepting the situation she was in, job-wise at least. One Day they were friends and then another day they belonged to each other.
Ms. Chase wrote a wonderful, heartwarming and emotional story that is not to be missed. She provided a tale rich with sexual chemistry, amusing banter, and endearing characters giving Courtney and Dean the love and happiness needed for them to have a forever life together. I highly recommend And Then One Day to other readers and look forward to reading the next book in this series.
Reviewer: Eileen is a retired high school teacher who has loved reading all of her life and goes everywhere with a book. She enjoys reading Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Women’s Literature, YA, NA, Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Cozy Mysteries. She likes strong heroines, hot heroes and a story that draws her in, not letting go until the last page is turned. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, pup, and near her four adult children.