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‘Small Town Sweetheart’ by Toni Aleo

‘Small Town Sweetheart’ is the second book of ‘Spring Grove’ series but it can be read as a standalone. However, I totally recommend you to read the first book of the series ‘Not the One’. If you already read it, you are familiar with our heroine Delaney Kate Abbot. Delaney has spent all her life in Spring Grove. After her mom abandoned her, she was raised by her grandmother, Mawmaw, who I adore. Delaney is known as town’s sweetheart and she loves the town and helps everyone in it.

Reed was not as lucky as Delaney. Town people always treated him poorly. Reed Andrew McElroy is the heir of town’s distillery but he never wanted to do anything with it. Other than wanting to leave Spring Grove since he was a young, he always wanted to be a vet. So right after graduating from high school, he left town and never went back until his dad passed away. Now he has to go back to the town that never welcomed him but he has a plan. Get in, attend funeral and get out. But as always nothing goes as planned. Thanks to Mr. McElroy’s will, Reed needs to live in Spring Grove for 6 weeks and give town that treated him poorly another chance and claim his inheritance or he can leave and kiss his inheritance bye bye.

Everything in Spring Grove is just the way Reed left, well maybe not. One thing that changed and got Reed’s attention the moment he set his eyes on is Delaney. The girl he grew up with and kept calling ‘Chubs’ is now a beautiful, sexy woman, who he cannot take his eyes off. Poor Delaney does not have any luck when it comes to man. She always ends up with cheaters or guys that are not right for her. Reed, the guy she wanted and loved all her whole life, is now back in town. So when Reed makes a move on her, she gets confused. She doesn’t think she is good enough for him. But the attraction and desire between them is undeniable. So when they decide to have a fling for 6 weeks, their story takes a new turn. Will Delaney be enough to make Reed want to stay in the town? Will people’s attitude change towards Reed? That is for you to find out.

‘Small Town Sweetheart’ by is everything you want in a romance novel; emotional, sexy, sweet, funny and heartwarming. IT WAS AMAZINGLY PERFECT!!! Also I cannot pass without mentioning the secondary characters, they are all amazing. Delaney’s cousin Holden and sister Cataway, Reed’s siblings; Devin, Bryce and Ambrosia. There are more books to come and I cannot wait to read their stories.

  • Would I recommend this book: Yes.
  • Would I re-read this book: Yes.
  • Would I read future books by this author: Yes.

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