Thank you to the author for providing me with a copy of this book via Rachel’s Random Resources in exchange for my honest review and thank you to Rachel for allowing me a spot on this tour. I am so excited to be sharing my thoughts on this book with you guys today.
Title: It Was You: Lily’s Story
Author: Nora Edington
Publication Date: May 29, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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After a heartbreaking betrayal, Lily ends up at a party where she drowns her sorrows in the bed of a sexy stranger.
In the light of day, Lily wants to forget her mistakes, including that sexy stranger. With nothing and no one left to keep her in Corvallis, she packs her entire life into her car and moves miles away from home.
Two years later, and now a single mother, Lily meets Jake, a handsome, confident young man to whom she is instantly attracted. If the rumors are true, Jake is a playboy with commitment issues, but his attentiveness to both Lily and her daughter suggests otherwise. Before long, they fall for one another.
It soon becomes obvious why they’re so attracted to each other, and this revelation threatens their new relationship. To make matters worse, Lily’s ex tracks her down and demands a second chance.
Will Lily’s past overshadow her future with Jake, or can their love survive the rough road ahead?
This is the first book I have read by this author, and I definitely want to look into what else she has written. It Was You is what I believe is the first book in a trilogy. I am assuming since this is Lily’s story, we will be getting Rose and Daisy’s story as well and I really hope we do because I want their stories.
I really enjoyed this story. I thought it was cute and a little steamy. I will say I found Lily to come across as a little naive at times. That’s not to say that she couldn’t take care of herself because she definitely can when she needs to. I love stories that involve kids because they are just so adorable. The biggest complaint I have about it is that there are several time jumps mostly in the beginning of the book that will catch you off guard. I mean at one instance in one chapter she is talking to her sister Rose about possibly moving in with her and she says she will think about it and then in the beginning of the next chapter she’s been living with her for a month already. It was moment like that that caught me off guard at times because it didn’t easily transition into them and just literally plopped you in.
There were some twists that happened in the end of the story that I wasn’t expecting but I totally should have considering the character. I just wasn’t expecting this cute story to go there. Overall I really enjoyed this story and I look forward to reading more by this author.
My Rating: 4.5 stars
About the Author
Nora Edington is a romance author and a true believer in a happy ending. She loves chocolate, coffee, and long walks with her amazing husband.
When not reading or listening to music, she writes steamy romances with enough heat to make your heart melt.