* Review * WHEN THE STARS COME OUT by Laura Trentham

* Review * WHEN THE STARS COME OUT by Laura TrenthamWhen the Stars Come Out by Laura Trentham
Series: A Cottonbloom Novel
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on January 30, 2018
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Cottonbloom. A beautiful, faraway place where a woman can escape her past—and find reason to stay forever in Laura Trentham's When the Stars Come Out. . .

Willa Brown never planned to stay in Cottonbloom. She was on the way to somewhere else when she landed there and found work at the Abbot brothers’ garage. . .and a sense of comfort and safety that she had never known. The same holds true for Jackson Abbott himself. With one glance in her direction, he can make Willa’s heart melt. But what begins as an unrequited crush turns into something far more powerful than Willa could have ever imagined. . .

Jackson’s most meaningful relationship has always been with his car—and he’s not afraid to admit it. Still, he can’t help but become emotionally entangled with his new star mechanic Willa, who is definitely hiding some dark secrets of her own beneath the hood. Jackson desperately wants Willa to trust him, and to seek protection in his arms. But even as the two slowly surrender to their shared attraction, the danger lurking in Willa’s past remains a stubborn obstacle. Can she open up enough to give them both a chance at having real and lasting love?


Small-town life at it’s best! If you haven’t visited Cottonbloom yet, what are you waiting for? With each visit, the Abbott brothers draw me in deeper and deeper to their family life. I love these guys. They have a lot of history holding them back from realizing their true potential, but with each woman that comes into their lives, they find a little more happiness until bit by bit they are healing and becoming even better men than they already were. Such a great series! I’m really enjoying the characters, the storylines and the hope of happily ever after for them all!

Willa Brown never meant to call Cottonbloom home when she stopped in two years ago, but she found work as a mechanic with the Abbott brothers, and found a place she fit in better than she ever has in her life. With Jackson Abbott by her side under a  hood every day, she learns to take comfort in the day to day work and friendship that a close-knit atmosphere can bring. She doesn’t want to leave the good thing she’s found, but her past could spring up and bite her any day if she continues to hang around!

Jackson Abbott didn’t even realize Willa was interested in him until one day he woke up and realized she was acting restless like she was getting ready to bail on them. He can’t stand to lose her in the garage … and in his life. He didn’t realize how deep she’d gotten under his skin until he came to the realization that she might not always be there. Once he opens his eyes, the attraction flares out of control and they decide to act on it … but in the midst of his family drama, her past rears it’s ugly head and they find themselves having to deal with multiple factors that could keep them apart.


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