Series: Dogwood Lane #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Dogwood Lane, TN
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Tumble
Also by this author: Wherever it Leads, Tumble
Reading Challenges: COYER Summer 2019
Sparks fly between a die-hard romantic and a sexy cynic in this fresh, funny romance from USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke.
That cream-filled, caramel-topped doughnut should have been hers. Still, Haley Raynor can't deny that the pastry thief with the dreamy blue eyes looks even more delicious. But moving in on a handsome devil like Trevor Kelly is bad news for a die-hard romantic like Haley. Trevor doesn't believe in love. She does. Giving in to a fling and Trevor's irresistible charms can't end well. Can it? What can it hurt to give it a shot?
Girls always fall for Trevor, and in the end, he always ends up looking like a bad-boy cad. Still, spending some time with Haley and her smart-talking, kissable mouth sounds pretty perfect. Besides, he's only going to be in Dogwood Lane for one week. How much trouble could they possibly get into?
The only answer? A "no falling in love" contract. All Trevor and Haley have to do is follow the rules and resist the attraction sizzling between them...before their hearts get completely tangled up in temptation.
Tangle by Adriana Locke stole my heart! I enjoyed book one, Tumble, but Tangle just swooped in and kicked me in the feels.
Haley is amazing. Her quarter life crisis is something I think a LOT of people can relate to. You reach a point in your life when you realize you don’t really know what comes next. You can see your mistakes or missed opportunities and you want to make some changes. Haley grabs her life by the horns and is determined to make herself a priority. Part of that is not dating. Haley can pick the wrong guy out of a sea of Mr. Perfects. Again-another thing I think a lot of ladies in their mid 20’s can relate to.
Trevor is a charming idiot. He has issues with commitment and love. He has reasons, and they aren’t bad reasons, but they are dumb. Because he’s an idiot. Thankfully, he knows how to make the grand gesture. While Haley is an HEA person, Trevor is an HFN person. I love that Haley was totally upfront about her thoughts on love and relationships-even if it was uncomfortable. Its hard for a woman to put herself out there like that-you don’t want to be “that girl” and she is taking steps to let him know that she is not wanting to be led on.
I cried through the last 20% of Tangle. No joke-first they were tears of sadness for Haley. Then they were tears of happiness for Haley. Seriously, I just loved her. I don’t normally read angsty books, but this isn’t really that angsty. Haley and Trevor are both upfront with each other and you can kind of see how this could go wrong, but they are both likable characters. Its not really angsty until the last bit. Tangle will give you a tangle of emotions for sure, but you will love it! I love the small town setting of Dogwood Lane-the wisdom of the old lady, the quirky town dog, and the bonds of people who look out for each other.
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: yes
- Trope: opposites attract, small town
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler