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Series: Compass Cove #1
Title: Then Came You
Author: Jeannie Moon
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Published: September 26th, 2017
This is a heartwarming contemporary romance featuring Mia DeAngelis who has given up her personal aspirations to care for her nephew, Ben. Now he is ten years old, Mia has moved them back to Compass Cove, where her grandmother lives and where Mia spent many enjoyable summers. She is working as the college librarian and is determined to make the most of the opportunities the supportive, friendly coastal community provides as well as to adopt Ben.
Adam Miller has also returned to Compass Cove after injuries he sustained in an accident forced him to retire from his role as a prominent NFL quarterback. He’s re-evaluating his life choices and working as a coach at Jennings College. After meeting Ben and Mia, Adam realises she is the one for him and he needs to ensure he’s worthy of her trust and love. The chemistry between Adam and Mia is explosive but Ben still has to come first for Mia. There will be dramatic discoveries, sporting mishaps and family confrontations before these two can achieve their HEA with Ben!
The secondary characters in this story also have key roles to play. Adam’s Mum and Mia’s Grandmother are both brilliant, supportive, feisty and great role models, whilst Mia’s mother is anything but! Her Mum is so negative about Mia, undermining Mia’s self-image, confidence and never appreciates anything she does. All the characters are superbly portrayed, their interactions so believable this is a great start to a new series and I really look forward to reading more about Compass Cove in future!
I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.
Mia DeAngelis knew it was time to make a change. Wanting to provide a better life for herself and her ten-year-old nephew, Ben, she took a chance and moved to the small town of Compass Cove. Now, the college librarian is adapting to a new job, a new town, and living with her feisty seventy-eight-year-old grandmother. Mia is determined to make it all work, hoping the coastal hamlet gives both her and Ben the sense of community, family and belonging they both want so much.
Adam Miller, a retired NFL quarterback, has come back to Compass Cove to start over after an injury puts an end to his high-octane life. Settling into the small town routine proves to be a challenge, but his job coaching at Jennings College gives him a sense of purpose, while keeping him connected to the game he loves.
There couldn’t be two people more different, yet the minute they meet, friends and family have no doubt they belong together. Now if Mia and Adam can only get out or their own way and embrace a little home town magic, they can find the happy ever after they both crave…