Virtual Tour - Leave The Night On By Laura Trentham

Love, betrayal, and sweet revenge--
life in Cottonbloom is about to get a whole lot hotter . . .

Cottonbloom #4
Laura Trentham
Releasing Aug 1, 2017
St. Martin's Press

Love, betrayal, and sweet revenge--life in Cottonbloom is about to get a whole lot hotter . . .

Sutton Mize is known for lavishing attention on the customers who flock to her boutique on the wealthy side of her Mississippi town. So when she finds a lace thong in her fiance's classic cherry-red Camaro, she knows just who she sold it to: her own best friend. In an instant, Sutton's whole world goes up in flames. . .

Wyatt Abbott has harbored a crush on Sutton since he was a young kid from the other side of the tracks. He witnessed Sutton's shocking discovery in the Camaro at his family-owned garage--and it made him angry. What kind of man could take lovely, gorgeous Sutton for granted? But then Sutton comes up with an idea: Why not give her betrothed a taste of his own medicine and pretend that she's got a lover of her own? Wyatt is more than happy to play the hot-and-heavy boyfriend. But what begins as a fictional affair soon develops into something more real, and more passionate, than either Sutton or Wyatt could have imagined. Could it be that true love has been waiting under the hood all along?

Iam a huge fan of Laura Trentham books ever since I read the very first book in the cotton bloom series  I have been hooked.When I got the chance to read this book I  basically  devoured it in a few hours and omg It was fantastic .We see Sutton and Wyatt   fall in love in some very peculair situations and I just  loved that  I thought the  romace in this book  was sexy,  fun and honest I rooted for this couple to be together just from the very first words they exchanged  and  it made so happy to know they  got  a story that was just  perfect for them . Besides the romance, there was just so much other things gooing on in this book that just had me so wrapped up the  small town setting and all of the many antics  that go on in there. I also loved, that we got to look at topics like forgivness as well and they way it was shown in the book is something I rarely ever see. I loved  Leave the Night on and was so very  sad to see this story  end  and at the  same time Iam so excited to get my hands on the next  book, Laura Trentham if you are  reading this and you want to give me the next book right now  that would be wonderful.If you are looking for  a sexy , sweet small town romance that is filled with so much heart then you should definately get a copy of  Leave the Night on as soon as you can.

Favorite Small Town Romances

So, here’s something quirky about some authors (me included)…some of us avoid reading books in the genre in which we write! This means I generally don’t read small town romance since that’s what I (mostly) write. At first, I thought I was odd, but the more I talked to other authors, I found out, it’s actually pretty common.
Some of the reason for this is that it’s difficult not to compare yourself to other writers—usually adversely. You know, things like “why can’t I write like such-and-such?!” It’s not productive. Writing a book is hard enough already! For me though, it’s mostly a fear I’m going to subconsciously take someone else’s idea or phrasing and incorporate it in my own work. You never, ever want to accidently take another author’s work!
This means I don’t regularly read small town romances even though I’ve written eight or more. I’ve managed to sneak a few in thoughJ

The first author/series I’d recommend is Jill Shalvis’s Lucky Harbor series. This may be the first small town series I read. I snagged one in a Christmas book exchange my book club has every year. I like Jill’s books because while there is angst and conflict, she tempers it all with humor.

Next comes Julie Anne Long…Historical romance was my jam for many, many years before I incorporated contemporaries into my to-read pile. I’m a huge fan of Julie’s Pennyroyal Green historical series. When I found out she was writing a contemporary series, I broke my own rule and read Hot in Hellcat Canyon. She’s such a great storyteller across whatever time period she chooses.

The last book I’m going to recommend isn’t part of a series, but is one of my favorite books ever. A Place to Call Home by Deborah Smith. It takes place in the little north Georgia town of Dunderry. It is a romance and also a family saga and a book I’ve reread several times.

I’d love to know who some of your favorite small town romances are. And, I hope you’ll give my Cottonbloom novels a chance to make it on your list! 

Jackson grabbed Wyatt's arm and forced him around. “You like her.”

“Everyone likes her. She’s nice.”

“I mean, you like like her. You have since we were kids—I’ve not forgotten how you walked around with cow eyes around her—and that kiss out front wasn’t pretend. You two nearly melted the asphalt.”

Jackson’s twin powers had veered sharply annoying. “I maybe, sort of like her. What’s wrong with that? She’s single; I’m single.”

“She’s been single for less than a week. She’s using you.”

“I’m using her too. In return for me squiring her around, she’s going to get her judge daddy to talk up the garage at the country club. Send some more projects our way to make up for the Camaro.”

“That kiss was all a selfless act for the garage?” Jackson’s sarcasm was not appreciated.

Wyatt had to look away from his brother’s gaze which prompted a muttered curse from Jackson.

“Do not fall for this woman, Wyatt. Whether she means to or not, she’s going to rip your heart into little pieces and feed it to the gators before she goes back to her old life.”

“We’re not getting serious. In fact, we agreed that after I take her to the gala, it’s over.”

Jackson didn’t look pleased with the news. He looked worried. “As long as you don’t delude yourself into thinking it’s anything more than that. She’ll be back with Tarwater or someone like him by Christmas.”

Because the thought had already burrowed into his chest, Wyatt’s reaction was knee-jerk and defensive. “Someone like him?”

“You know, sophisticated. Worldly. Rich. Well-connected. Well-groomed.”

“Eff you,” Wyatt shot back, but there was little heat to it.

Jackson was right. “I’ve been told I clean up real nice.”

Jackson’s smile revealed his dimples. A rare sight since their pop had died last year. “Doesn’t count if it’s from a female relative over the age of sixty.”

An award-winning author, Laura Trentham was born and raised in a small town in Tennessee. Although, she loved English and reading in high school, she was convinced an English degree equated to starvation. She chose the next most logical major—Chemical Engineering—and worked in a hard hat and steel toed boots for several years.

She writes sexy, small town contemporaries and smoking hot Regency historicals. The first two books of her Falcon Football series were named Top Picks by RT Book Reviews magazine. Then He Kissed Me, a Cottonbloom novel, was named as one of Amazon’s best romances of 2016. When not lost in a cozy Southern town or Regency England, she's shuttling kids to soccer, helping with homework, and avoiding the Mt. Everest-sized pile of laundry that is almost as large as the to-be-read pile of books on her nightstand.


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