Review & Giveaway: Somebody Like You by Donna Alward

Somebody Like You
A Darling VT Novel #1
Donna Alward
St. Martin's Paperback

A kiss to last a lifetime

Aiden Gallagher was only five years old when he appeared in a photograph on the Kissing Bridge. The town of Darling, Vermont, has used Aiden’s image on the famed bridge—local legend has it that a kiss there results in everlasting love—as part of its tourism campaign. Now, twenty years later, Aiden is asked to recreate the moment with the woman he once kissed: Laurel Stone.

Recently divorced, there’s nothing Laurel wants less than to pretend happily-ever-after with Aiden. As teenagers, their romance was no fairy tale—and Laurel has never quite forgiven Aiden for breaking her heart. But now that she is back in her hometown, and keeps bumping into police officer Aiden, Laurel can’t deny that there’s still a strong flicker between her and her old flame. Could it be that the Kissing Bridge is working its magic on Laurel and Aiden—and that all true love ever needed was a second chance?

Donna Alward is a new author for me. I've seen her books before and thought about reading them but never took the time to do so. I'm not really sure why? I think it had to do with the fact that I thought they wouldn't be the type of books that I would like. 

I couldn't have been more wrong! 

I really enjoyed Somebody Like You. I found it very easy to read and well-written. I also loved her characters. Somebody Like You is the first book in her Darling VT series. I've never read a book based in Vermont (or at least I don't remember doing so) so that was different. I enjoyed the small-town feel to it. 

I LOVE, LOVE the idea of two little ones taking a picture on a bridge and the town using it as their town photo! So sweet and cute! I also loved how they wanted to update the photo with the two people as adults. Great idea! 

Or it should have been. Of course that little girl and boy no longer talk. 

You'll enjoy the ride of Aiden and Laurel. It takes them a long time to get over their past and forgive each other, but when they do they realize what they really want...each other. So much happens in the book that I'd love to talk about but I don't want to ruin the story for you. And the ending is....WONDERFUL!!!!

I really loved the twist! I really can't wait to read Someone Like You which is out March 7th! That will give you plenty of time to read Somebody Like You! 

If you've read Somebody Like You or any other book by Donna Alward I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! 

While bestselling author Donna Alward was busy studying Austen, Eliot and Shakespeare, she was also losing herself in the breathtaking stories created by romance novelists like LaVyrle Spencer, Judith McNaught, and Nora Roberts. Several years after completing her degree she decided to write a romance of her own and it was true love! Five years and ten manuscripts later she sold her first book and launched a new career. While her heartwarming stories of love, hope, and homecoming have been translated into several languages, hit bestseller lists and won awards, her very favorite thing is when she hears from happy readers!

Donna lives on Canada’s east coast with her family which includes a husband, a couple of kids, a senior dog and two crazy cats. When she’s not writing she enjoys reading (of course!), knitting, gardening, cooking…and is a Masterpiece Theater addict.

Twitter- @DonnaAlward
Facebook- @DonnaAlwardAuthor

Here is the author's playlist for the book!


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