#NewRelease #Review #SeriesStarter – Love and Lies (Small Town Secrets Book 1) by Jade C. Jamison

Love and Lies (Small Town Secrets Book 1)

Coming home might have been stupid but it was so worth it.

Casey never wanted to get divorced–and she definitely didn’t plan to go home again. But she needed a place to lick her wounds, so she headed back to Winchester, Colorado, her hometown, the one place on earth she swore she’d never return to. Spending time with her hypercritical mother spurs Casey to find a job quickly so she can get back on her feet–and that’s where she meets sexy Scott Wardell, a man who makes her heart beat faster even while stirring her anger.

As she gets to know Scott better, she discovers that he plays drums for a local rock band. He seems perfect for her…except maybe he hasn’t told her everything about the ex. And his creepy best friend isn’t doing him any favors, either. But even if Casey could handle those problems, she’s got her own ex and cold feet she needs to grapple with…

Curl up by the fire with a glass of wine or a mug of hot chocolate and settle into Winchester, Colorado–where the nights are cold…but steamy!


I received this book from the author for an honest review.

Now I am going to start this review out by saying DUDE SCOTT….YUMMMM in so many way.  He is the “bad boy” or is he?  I mean he is the guy every woman wants but is he the player we think he is???  I llllllloved his character and the chemistry between Casey and him.

Casey….Ok so I understood Casey a lot in the book.  Being someone who is divorced I got why she shied away from a relationship right away and was more looking for a good time.  BUT there were times in the book when I wanted to straight punch her in the face and steal Scott away from her because she was an absolute idiot.

Now, are both of these characters flawed?  Yes.  Do they both have some past issues that cause problems for their current situation?? HELL Yes.  But haven’t we all done stupid crap and then wanted to kick our own ass in the end???  UHM YES!!

This story is about Casey, who just got divorced and came home due to lack of funds to live anywhere else. She meets Scott and the chemistry is instant.  We see them flirting and start to wonder if the line will ever get crossed.  Along the way, Casey befriends David, Scott’s cousin, but stays clear of Jim, Scott’s brother from another mother.  Casey also has to deal with the nosy ex sniffing around her and Scott’s blooming relationship and putting “thoughts” into her head.

We see the couple dealing with a lot of problems and sometimes they worked it out correctly and then times…well remember when I said I wanted to punch Casey????  Yeah that stuff happens.  But in the end these two need to decide if what they have is worth it all and worth the risks loving someone is.

Again, I am going to say, Scott is everything in this novel so be ready for him claim a spot in there along with other favorite guys in Jade’s catalog of men.

1. Dream 2. Play some music 3. Write 4. Blow readers away 5. Repeat

Jade C. Jamison is a steamy romance author, heavy metal fangirl, wife and mom, coffee connoisseur, cat lover, and vegan foodie–not necessarily in that order. She loves life and believes we learn our wisest lessons when reading, especially fiction. Her heroines are fierce, her heroes all but broken, both seeking redemption together. Whether those books are set in a small Colorado town or big city, she strives to take her readers’ breath away…one story at a time.

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