* Review * WITH LOVE FROM ROSE BEND by Naima Simone

* Review * WITH LOVE FROM ROSE BEND by Naima SimoneWith Love from Rose Bend by Naima Simone
Series: Rose Bend #3
Published by HQN Books on March 29, 2022
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He came to Rose Bend to hide. But she’ll help him find everything he’s been missing.

Leontyne Dennison is on a love hiatus. And that’s just fine, because perfectionist Leo is hyperfocused on the success of her family’s Berkshires inn. Volunteering for Rose Bend’s annual spring festival is certain to boost business—and provide the perfect distraction from men—until Leo comes face-to-face with Owen Stafford, the hottest one-night stand of her life.

A retired professional football player, Owen came to Rose Bend to escape after a devastating car accident ended his career. Enter the woman he hasn’t forgotten in the year since their sizzling night together. When Owen’s parents arrive, threatening his low profile, Leo helps keep the peace by pretending to be Owen’s girlfriend. Rose Bend was never part of Owen’s long game, but Leo’s increasingly convincing TLC is starting to give Owen every reason to stay.


Small town seduction at it’s very best! Naima Simone’s signature sassy style always delights, but when she adds a close family dynamic and an emotional back story to the mix, she shines like no other. I’m loving Rose Bend and all of the depth each character and romance brings to this cozy town. Can’t wait for more in the series!

Leontyne is loyal, tough and has a take no prisoners attitude but beneath the surface lies a past she has kept hidden and heartache that she never got over.

Owen is adjusting to his career coming to an early end, but he’s not ready to embrace the new guy he sees day in and day out. Leo might be a blast from the past, but she’s also the adorable nuisance he needs to get him out of his head.

I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone who enjoys a lively cast of characters living in a cozy town where everyone knows everything about you. Highly entertaining and emotional.


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