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Till There Was You by Marie Force
Series: Green Mountain #10, Butler Vermont #4
Published by Self-Published on June 18, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publicity team
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Lucas Abbott and his identical twin grew up sharing everything—including a reputation for funny, idiotic behavior. But now that Lucas is ready to shed that lovable-idiot image, grow up and have a real, adult relationship, the joke’s on him. He and his twin have fallen for the same woman.
Crushed and hoping a few days on the slopes will work out his frustrations, he heads for Stowe, Vermont. All thought of fun and relaxation flies away as a car spins out in a snowstorm, and his firefighter/paramedic training kicks into high gear.
Danielle Rowson is hoping to pick up the pieces and build a new life for herself and her daughter in Vermont. Winding up in a ditch in the middle of a blizzard isn’t part of the plan—and neither is the kind, sexy rescuer whose strong hands pull them to safety.
Lucas has been a little kid, a big kid and now an adult—and he discovers that adulting has more than one advantage. Especially when it comes to sharing with Dani and Savannah the one thing that’s his and his alone: his love.
The Butler Vermont series is the self-published continuation of the Green Mountain series. I would read the Green Mountain series first as it is the basis with developing the town and its characters and I loved so many of these books. The Abbott family, their cousins, and this small town have captured my heart from the first book with Will. Oh Will, how I love thee.
Till There Was You is back to the main Abbot family. Lucas and his twin have been the silly, never commit guys in the family. They both have a lot of responsibility as lieutenants for the fire department, where they are very capable. Now Lucas decides he wants to be an adult and have the kind of relationships some of his siblings have.
Dani and her daughter slide into his life as a rescue. He likes them and wants to help them. So instead of skiing on his days off, he helps them. I did think some of the things they had the 4 month old doing were more realistic for an older baby. I love how she loves Lucas right away.
I always enjoy the small town, the General Store business and the big circle of family and friends. I thought this romance was very authentic and I LOVED how Lucas gave Dani time to have her personal development so she could have a relationship as an adult partner. I appreciated how she always saw the strengths Lucas had. Some of his family had overlooked his competence because of his being one of the younger children and his silly personality.
I always, always want more in this series. I’m so happy it is back in the author’s rotation again.
“Bottom line, Landon and I have always been tight. And then this woman Amanda came to town to sell sex toys at the store, and suddenly -”
“Whoa! Sex toys at the store? You’re going to need to unpack that for me.”
His low chuckle echoed through the big kitchen. “I suppose that does warrant some explanation.”
“Ah, yeah. Please proceed.”
“My family owns the Green Mountain Country Store.”
“What? Seriously? I have an interview there this week!”
“Yes! It’s my first choice. I devoured the website. I’d love to work there.”
“I might be able to help.” He leaned in closer, adding in a conspiratorial whisper, “I know people.”
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