Leaving Yesterday (Laurel Falls #1) by Zoe Dawson

Posted February 2, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

What it’s about

Hamilton doesn’t plan on putting down roots anytime soon. With her divorce
final, the hotel heiress has left Manhattan behind to scout new locations for
her family’s chain of resorts. Which is why it’s so frustrating to be stranded
in Laurel Falls while a good-looking, slow-talking, Stetson-wearing mechanic
takes his sweet time with her overheated coupe.


A decorated vet who paid his dues in Afghanistan, Trace Black can fix anything
with an engine and get it revving—even Rafferty’s ridiculous sports car. He’s
couldn’t say the same for the knockout driver, who looks like she’s never
gripped a gear shaft in her life. Women like Rafferty don’t usually stick
around in Laurel Falls, but Trace finds himself showing her everything his
hometown has to offer before she cruises on down the road.


As the days pass, Rafferty finds herself charmed by the pace of life and the
openhearted warmth of the residents. She’s even tempted to trust again—and it’s
all thanks to Trace. He’s not the kind of guy she’s used to falling for, but he
just might be the man she needs.

Release date: February 9th



Steffi’s Review

4 stars
I absolutely loved this small town
romance. Rafferty is a big-city girl, but her divorce left her feeling lost and
without direction. A road trip seems like just the thing to get her out of her
funk. She certainly didn’t expect to be stranded in small town America with a
slightly crazy, but lovable and funny group of people who grow on her and one
sexy, charming mechanic. Laurel Falls is the complete opposite of what Rafferty
is used to, but maybe it’s just the change she needs.
Trace Black is just trying to
take care of his family. When he sees Rafferty stranded on the side of the
road, the attraction is immediate but Trace has been burned in the past and
city women are not on his agenda. 
Rafferty and Trace are a lovely
couple. They have a lot of chemistry but genuinely enjoy each other’s company
as friends as well. Rafferty quickly gets drawn into Trace’s family issues and
helps out wherever she can. What made this book so special to me were really
the town and its people. Zoe Dawson introduced so many interesting characters;
I can’t wait for the upcoming books in the Laurel Falls series. The town
doctor, the mayor, Rafferty’s cousin, Trace’s brothers…everyone in this town is
a part of this story and I can’t wait for their books. If you like Susan
Mallery’s Fools Gold series or Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series with a bit more
heat, then you’ll love Laurel Falls! I certainly can’t wait to go back!
*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley*

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