Mini-Review – Melting Into You by Laura Trentham

Posted January 18, 2016 by smutmatters in Contemporary, Reviews, Sports / 0 Comments

Mini-Review – Melting Into You by Laura TrenthamMelting Into You by Laura Trentham
Series: Falcon Football #3
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on November 3rd 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 246
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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three-half-stars
two-flames

Alec Grayson returns home to Falcon, Alabama, to rebuild his life after a knee injury ended his NFL career. As the Falcon high school quarterback coach, Alec's love for the game is reignited. Meanwhile, he puts his hard-partying past and the betrayal of the people he trusted most behind him, and adopts a hard demeanor. That is, until a spitfire artist with soulful eyes and a body that haunts his dreams gets under his skin and threatens to crack his armor.
Lilliana Hancock is forced to leave her struggling-artist lifestyle in New York and return to Falcon after her father's unexpected death leaves her a decrepit family mansion. Determined to use her skills to turn the home into a successful bed and breakfast, Lilliana is stopped at every turn by the town contractor, who happens to be Alec, the gorgeous and arrogant jock to whom she lost her virginity in college. Except Alec doesn't remember, which infuriates her. Too bad she can't forget the way his body felt against hers or how his heated gaze follows her...
Will they be able to put their pasts behind them for a future together?

Any book that opens with the heroine smoking a joint is probably going to be pretty good. And this one was. I really liked Lilliana and Alec. I love couples that balance each other out. Alec had some pretty serious baggage into their relationship, and some real hangups about honesty and truth. I got it, given his history it made sense, but Lilliana had a secret she was keeping from him because she thought it would add to his baggage. I didn’t really buy into her reasoning behind keeping her secret, mainly because I didn’t really think it was that big a deal. View Spoiler » That’s it. That’s the whole secret she was determined to keep from him.

Overall, this was a light, charming read. There wasn’t a ton of angst, just two people who are finding their way to each other. I liked the town Trentham has created here, and the secondary characters. I was sufficiently charmed to put the first two books on hold at my library so I can read those, too.

 

About Laura Trentham

I was born and raised in a small town in Northwest Tennessee. Although, I loved English and reading in high school, I was convinced an English degree equated to starvation! So, I chose the next most logical major – Chemical Engineering- and worked in a hard hat and steel toed boots for several years. Now I live in South Carolina with my husband and two children. In between school and homework and soccer practices, I love to get lost in another world, whether it’s Regency England or small town Alabama.