Published by Forever on April 25, 2017
Series: Everland Georgia #1
Genres: adult, New Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
The most romantic place she never wanted to be . . .
Pepper Knight moved to Everland, Georgia, as step one in her plan for a successful legal career. But after this big-city gal's plans go awry, going home with her tail between her legs isn't an option. So when the town vet-and her sexy new neighbor-offers Pepper a temporary dog-walking job, she jumps at the chance. No one needs to know that man's best friend is her worst nightmare . . . or that Everland's hot animal whisperer leaves her panting.
The last thing Rhett Valentine wants is to be the center of small-town gossip. After his first love left him at the altar, he's been there, done that. These days, life is simple, just the way he likes it. But sultry southern nights get complicated once sparks fly between him and the knockout next door. When she proposes a sexy, secret fling-all the deliciousness and none of the prying neighbors-it seems too good to be true. And it is. Because Pepper's determined to leave Love Street, and when she goes, she just might take his heart with her . . .
It Happened on Love Street is first book in the adult series, called the Everland, Georgia series. I really loved Lia Riley’s new adult romance, With Every Breath, so I was super excited to pick up this new series by her. It Happened on Love Street is an adult contemporary romance set in a small town. I could very easily see this appealing to both fans of new adult and adult. The main character, Pepper is a recent law school grad who relocates for a clerkship. So I think she bridges the gap between new adult and adult. (But maybe that is just wishful thinking on my part. Maybe she is firmly in the adult camp, and I am just wishing
myself her to be younger. )
It Happened on Love Street has all the charm of a small town romance…all the busy bodies and quirks that I love. And it has really excellent characters. I love when the author takes some time developing a robust cast of secondary character when the book is in a small town. I think it all adds to the atmosphere. I loved the whole gang…from the nosy sister, to the everyone at the dog park, to all the biddies who love the mystery and aloofness of Rhett. Lia Riley did such a great job making Everland Georgia feel real. I can’t wait to go back and read about more of its’ inhabitants. (especially since I have a strong idea who the next book is going to feature 😉 )
I really like Pepper and Rhett. I loved seeing Rhett fumble all over himself with Pepper. I liked Pepper too, but her stubbornness was annoying at times. I liked Rhett the most. Even though he starts out as a loner, it is so easy to see how caring he is and how emotional he actually is. Pepper refuses to listen to herself, which is frustrating for everyone around her. But nonetheless, Pepper and Rhett are great together. I loved watching them sneak around and I loved watching what crazy situations they got themselves into. I also have to give a shoutout to Rhett’s awesome dogs! Faulkner, Fitzgerald, and Steinbeck. ha! I loved them!
I cannot wait to see what is going to come next in the Everland Georgia series. I really hope the next book also focuses on Beau. And I really want to see more Rhett in the next book. I just love him! Actually, I really loved everything about It Happened on Love Street. I fell in love with the characters, with the setting and with the story. Everything about this book worked for me. Lia Riley is a consistently excellent author. I have really enjoyed every single one of the books I have read of hers, and the Everland Georgia series is no exception. It Happened on Love Street is a cute read that you do not want to miss. Happy Release day to this excellent small town romance.
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