Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Review: Tumble by Adriana Locke

What's it going to take for Neely to give him - 
and Dogwood Lane - just one more chance?

by Adriana Locke
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Format: Paperback
Release Date: February 26th, 2019
Purchase: [Amazon] [Chapters/Indigo]

After being burned by her dream job in New York City, sports journalist Neely Kimber suddenly finds herself jobless and paying a long-overdue visit to her hometown in Tennessee. Her plan? Relax, reset, and head back up the corporate ladder. There’s just one unexpected step. Neely’s back in Dogwood Lane for barely a day when she sees the man she ran from nine years ago: the bad boy next door who was her first kiss, her first love, and her first heartbreak.

Devoted single dad Dane Madden knows he hurt Neely in the worst way. He’s got a lot to make up for. And as passionate as their reconnection is, it’s a lot to hope for. Having her back in his arms feels so right. But falling in love all over again with a woman who wants to live a world away is bound to go so wrong.

What’s it going to take for Neely to give him—and Dogwood Lane—just one more chance?

Tumble by Adriana Locke was my first go at the author's writing. The first thing that appealed to me about Tumble was the promise of a series - I always love a good contemporary romance series I can stick to! Secondly - it was the synopsis. Tumble's synopsis isn't about insta-love, it's not about falling hard for a bad boy for absolutely no reason, and it most certainly isn't a whisk-you-off-your-feet millionaire type of read. It's rough and it's real, and it's all about second chances at love.

Big-city dreams. 
Small-town love.

When readers first dive into Tumble, both Neely and Dane are already at a significant crossroads in their lives. They've already had their first go at love with one another when they were younger, only to lead to absolute heartbreak when things are gravely misunderstood between the two. In their present-day lives, Neely is desperate to make her dream career for herself work out, while Dane has his own set of responsibilities as a single father. I immediately adored Neely and Dane, both separately and their chemistry with one another. They instantly popped from the pages and I couldn't resist admiring Neely's zero tolerance for BS and Dane's shocking soft side. I also absolutely loved Dane's relationship with his daughter, and his story, even though sad and heartbreaking. In addition, Neely and Dane's personalities, although different, complimented each other beautifully. I also couldn't resist dream casting every single character in my mind!

Tumble by Adriana Locke was different from other contemporary romance's I've read before, and I think the unique timeline of events in Tumble is possibly what had me falling head over heels in love with it! Luckily, Tangle, book two in the series, is already out, so diving right into that next book in the series will be a breeze!

5 / 5 Cupcakes

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