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Lovers Restored

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  202 ratings  ·  52 reviews
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint... 

So much need. So much desire… 

It's been exactly ten years since Halle Morgan last set foot in her tiny hometown. Now she's back, but only long enough to honor the memory of her best friend and try to leave the past behind her. But with one look at Cooper Bale, Halle knows there is no escape from the past—or from th
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Published November 17th 2014 by Entangled: Brazen (first published November 12th 2014)
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Claire Robinson
2.5 - "I'm not sure you want to know what I've got to say." Stars.

Lovers Restored is a story of lost love, and redemption. Facing the demons from your past and moving into the future, free of long held guilt.

”Will we survive this?”

Cooper and Halle, have known each other since childhood, being her best friend’s older brother he has always been a part of her life, and held a part of her heart. That is until one fateful night 10 years previous where they both lost the one thing that connected them
Oct 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Halle will never forget her first love because the memories are bittersweet and shadowed with pain. Returning to her hometown after spending ten long years away sends her heart into panic, but she promised her best friend, and after her death it’s the least she can do.

The night before Halle’s high school graduation was the sweetest of her life but in contrast the next day was the worst. The death of her best friend, Peyton Bale, haunts her still ten years later, but she promised Peyton to come b
Oct 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4.5 stars

For the last decade he'd been her "reason." the reason she'd moved away, the reason she'd never came back, and the reason she'd never fallen in love again.

Halle Morgan is returning to her small hometown ten years after leaving in order to honor a promise to a friend. And she comes face to face with the man she hoped to avoid, Cooper Bale. And she is the last person he expected to see. Their lives were shattered ten years ago and both were left heartbroken and angry. And they were unpre
Oct 27, 2014 rated it liked it
I'm a sucker for a second chance love story and this novel has a couple that have a history spanning pretty much all of their lives. With heartbreaking tragedy bringing young love to an abrupt end, Lovers Restored enticed; I don't always want hearts and flowers, sometimes I need a dose of angst and pain in a romance.

“I might hate that you’re here—hate the grip that chokes me every single time I look at you. But that’s all I want to do. I want to look into your eyes until I can no longer breathe
Oct 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, entangled
3 groaning stars

Halle Morgan finds herself back in her hometown of Glenley, Indiana, where she escaped post haste, post graduation. A devastating incident 10 years ago, had altered her life irreparably and her only option, she felt, was to flee.

Cooper Bale had grown up with Halle, her being his little sister’s best friend, and had also had his life changed by this fateful night.

Cooper was not happy by Halle’s return, and made it known in his irritated, dismissive, yet conflicted way. Halle was c
2.5 to 3 stars, I can't decide.

Cooper annoyed the hell out of me, really. I felt like smacking him in the head a few times, like oi get a grip on yourself you. ARE. A GROWN MAN.

While I didn't have a problem with the author's writing and enjoyed the characters for the most part, I still felt like they didn't really deal with the things that happened after Peyton's death / Halle's ten-year self-imposed exile? Most of the book is basically sexual tension and succumbing to that tension. I didn't mi
Rhian Jones
Nov 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: entangled-arc
ARC kindly received from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

First book I have read by this author but I will certainly read more.
kelsie can write a steamy love story. This involves hunky Cooper and Halle who bump into one another on halle's return after 10 years. They have a history and both are riddled with guilt over events that happened all those years ago. It was certainly a rollercoaster ride... so many emotions I went through with these two, heartbreak, euphoria, hot sex
Kelsie Leverich
Nov 17, 2014 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
Sara Oxton
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lovers Restored by Kelsie Leverich a four-star read that will restore your faith. This was my first read by this author and it’s the first book in the Lovers redeemed series and I for one can’t wait for the next book in the series. This was a great read, about passion and loss and love, it will make you pull your hair out in places and it may break your heart in places but it will also make you turn each page quicker than the last.
Heather 123
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Such a heartbreaking story! The guilt, the loss, the grief that was felt in this story was so heavy. Completely believable in every sense.

I truly appreciated the love/hate relationship between Cooper and Halle. The author didn't sugar coat their grief and guilt like some would have done.

Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
One of those stories that stays with you. When Halle returns to her hometown for the first time in ten years, her world grinds to a halt before she can get that first scoop of ice cream in her mouth; standing behind her in the diner her best friends brother, Cooper. Cooper isn't happy. Cooper is angry. Halle is only here to keep a promise she made to her best friend Peyton when they buried their memory box when they graduated from high school. To dig it back up 10 years from the date. The date h ...more
Oct 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love a romance with real emotions and struggles, I love second chance romances and I love a romance that you can sink your teeth into while watching a couple find their much needed peace with themselves. Lovers Restored gave me all that and more. It was a touching story of two people connected by their shared grief, although both harbouring guilt for different reasons.

Cooper and Halle shared a special bond, the loss of a sister and best friend. A loss that resulted in Halle moving out of their
Nov 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I've been disappointed as of late with Entangled Brazen's offerings, but this book resotred my faith.

That being said, Cooper is not your typical EB hero. He's frustrating. He's hot and cold, back and forth, and not entirely sure how to let go of a decade's worth of grief and guilt. Halle is infinitely understanding of his pain and her role in causing it and so completely giving--but she's got enough self-respect to cut her losses when it's clear Cooper can't let go of the past.

I'm a masochist
Nov 17, 2014 rated it liked it
This story pretty much ooze's sadness, and while there are some hot moments, the characters confused me, a lot
Nov 10, 2014 rated it liked it
ARC kindly received from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review..
Stacy Jordet
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing book this was. I couldn't put it down.

This story has it all - love, humor, heartache, guilty, longing and heat. I felt so much for this couple I had to remind myself it was just a book.

Halle left town 10 years ago after a tragic event that took her best friends life. She is back to honor a promise to her deceased friends and then she is out of here. She is not back long when she runs into the one person she wanted to avoid, her best friends older brother and her first and only l
Pelusa Rivera
Oct 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Rcvd an ARC at cost to author..(netgalley) This book was hard for me, I liked Halle and I felt for her she lost everything in one night. She lost her love Cooper, her best friend Peyton and her family because they were her family so for ten years she can't move on even though she tried and still feels guilt but of course she is going to feel pain and hurt and guilt Cooper blamed her why? cause he was an idiot. He so annoyed I get it you lost your sister but he was cruel to Halle and really wishe ...more
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
The first thing that catches your eye about this book is it’s beautiful cover art. Halle and Cooper has so much charged sexual tension between them. Every time they are within close proximity of each other the fireworks go off. There are loads of opportunities to see them struggle and lose the battle. Once they are able to get past their demons and accept their fate they find that their is no way they can live without each other.
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked this second chance romance. Halle goes back to her hometown to honor her best friend and try to leave the past behind her. Unfortunately, when she sees Cooper, she knows that won’t happen, sparks fly but can they find a way deal with the pain of the past and find a future together? Fast-paced emotional read with great chemistry and lots of drama. An entertaining read.
Dec 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

I will admit that after reading the blurb and seeing the cover for this book, I was torn on whether or not to read it. While it sounded like it was right up my alley, I have had a few issues with some of Kelsie Leverich's previous books. This one seriously checked almost every single box for me though as far as my favorites, so I had to read it. I am just a sucker for a second chance romance and the fact that its a best friend's older brother
Blessie (Mischievous Reads)
*ARC courtesy of Entangled Publishing in exchange for honest review

I never expected this book to be quite an emotional read for me. Obviously with the title, this is a story of a second chance romance, and how I love books with themes like these, especially when the reason behind the break up is something so painful.

The return of Halle Morgan to her small hometown was totally unexpected. The last time she had been in town was ten years ago, when they buried her best friend, and she left. As mu
Dec 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Lovers Restored begins with Halle going back to her hometown to fulfill a promise she and her best friend, Peyton, made 10 years ago. This is the first time she’s been back since the death of her best friend and Cooper’s little sister. They all grew up together and Halle had always been a part of their family. But when Peyton was killed, Halle had so much guilt that she left town right after the funeral and never went back. Until today. And who does she run into after being in town only for a fe ...more
Sandy S
Nov 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 stars--

About the book: Release Date November 17, 2014

So much need. So much desire…

It's been exactly ten years since Halle Morgan last set foot in her tiny hometown. Now she's back, but only long enough to honor the memory of her best friend and try to leave the past behind her. But with one look at Cooper Bale, Halle knows there is no escape from the past—or from the man she wants like no other.

Cooper can't let go of his painful memories, or the guilt that tore him and Halle apart. And try a
Oct 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is an emotional love story spaning ten years and a tragedy that drove two lovers apart when they really should have been together. It’s also a story of forgiveness and allowing yourself and those you love to move past their grief.

The main characters Halle and Cooper have a history that both ties them together and keeps them apart. You see Halle was Cooper’s sister Peyton's best friend till she died in a car accident ten years ago. The events of that accident drove them apart and things wer
Nov 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I think this has to be said straight away: Lovers Restored is a brave contemporary romance offering from Ms. Leverich and Entangled Publishing. This book is from the Brazen imprint of Entangled Publishing so there is a certain degree of expectation that has to be met -- a hot couple whose physical relationship has a high heat factor and pushes the emotional relationship forward. Were all of these expectations met? Absolutely.

The emotional story of this book is where I think the author and publis
Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another heart riveting, pulse accelerating, steamy love story
from Kelsie Leverich. Man, I do enjoy reading what she writes.

The past collides with the present when Halle Morgan returns to
town and runs right into the one person she didn’t want to see,
Cooper Bale.

Guilt, pain and memories of what could have been linger in
Halle’s heart and soul.
If only it didn’t happen, if only it would have been her,
if only Coop didn’t hate her… if only she knew the secret
Coop’s been living with.

I liked Halle,
April Symes
Nov 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
****A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for an honest review****

Lovers lost, lovers reunited. This is the story of love lost and love found- and of the path to redemption. To facing the demons ; demons in the past, present and moving past those into a real future when you let go of those demons.

Cooper and Halle have known each other for many years, with Halle being his younger sister’s ,Peyton, best friend. Everything was great between all until Payton died and Halle lost her connection
Gigi staub
Nov 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-entangled
So much need. So much desire…

It's been exactly ten years since Halle Morgan last set foot in her tiny hometown. Now she's back, but only long enough to honor the memory of her best friend and try to leave the past behind her. But with one look at Cooper Bale, Halle knows there is no escape from the past—or from the man she wants like no other.

Cooper can't let go of his painful memories, or the guilt that tore him and Halle apart. And try as he might, he can't forget the bittersweet night they
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Lovers Restored is a new story of two people irrevocably changed by a single night of reckless decision making. Halle Morgan isn't a stranger to loss and has learned to live with it. She is brought back to her hometown because of a promise to her bestfriend to unearth their time capsule ten years later. Cooper Bale is her lost first love and bestfriend's older brother. Halle is the one that Cooper failed to protect and has never gotten over, leaving him with an empty hole within his heart from t ...more
Maria Rose
This steamy romance is the story of Cooper and Halle. When a tragic accident results in the loss of Cooper's sister and Halle's best friend Peyton, the rift between them seems insurmountable and Halle leaves town. Returning 10 years later, seeing Cooper again brings up all the old memories for both of them, including the attraction they had always felt for each other. Can they put the past behind them and create a new future together?

This story was chock full of emotion from the very first scene
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New York Times bestselling author, Kelsie Leverich, lives in Indiana where she spends her days behind the chair at her salon helping women feel beautiful, and spends her nights, (once the kids are fast asleep and her hunky boyfriend is binging Netflix) dreaming up Happily-Ever-After’s.

Kelsie’s busy life is fueled by coffee and Cabernet, and she embraces her chaos with day-dreams and romance novels