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It Happened on Love Street

(Everland, Georgia #1)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  226 ratings  ·  102 reviews
The most romantic place she never wanted to be . . .

Pepper Knight moved to Everland, Georgia, as step one in her plan for a successful legal career. But after this big-city gal's plans go awry, going home with her tail between her legs isn't an option. So when the town vet-and her sexy new neighbor-offers Pepper a temporary dog-walking job, she jumps at the chance. No one
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published April 25th 2017 by Forever
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Claire Robinson
3 - "Hypothetically..." Stars.

Lia Riley takes her readers to the town of Everland, Georgia, for the first book in her new series of the same name; It Happened on Love Street.

Everland, Georgia wasn’t your everyday sort of place…

I am a huge fan of the small town romance genre, in series form this is one of my greatest joys to read because when written well you are introduced to and get to know and love a plethora of recurring characters as the stories develop while giving you individual chara
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I enjoyed this small town romance overall. I have been wanting to read Lia Riley for a while and once I read the description for this book, I knew that I wanted to give this one a try. It was a light-hearted, fun story that went pretty quickly for me. This is the first book in a new series and I just loved the little town of Everland, Georgia.

Pepper has just relocated to Everland for a new job. She shows up for her first day of work
All of her life Pepper was the responsible one, the one who would do anything for her family, the one who carried too much weight on her shoulders, self-imposed or not. Now life has sent her to quaint Everland, GA, uprooting her Big City self for her first big job, a done deal until it was undone when she is “fired” on her first day. Although things don’t quite work out as planned for Pepper, one sure can’t say her eyes weren’t opened to life, fate and learning to live for the moment as the loca ...more
May 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pepper moved to Everland for a job position that was actually given to somebody else before she even got to the town. Pepper is in a new town without a job, but luck seems to be on her side, when she bumps into a local vet Rhett, who offers her a job. Being a dog walker is not something Pepper would have wanted, especially because she is afraid of dogs, but there's not much of a choice. There's chemistry between Rhett and pepper since they met, but because of Rhett's past, he wants to keep thing ...more
Lia Riley
I can't wait to introduce you to Everland, my new small-town contemporary romance series. What will IT HAPPENED ON LOVE STREET deliver? A sexy (Southern gentleman) vet, a missing pirate treasure, a dog walker who doesn't like dogs, a dog (and gossip) obsessed town, an evil church organist and finding love where you least expect it.

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Everland, Georgia reading order:
#1: It Happened on L
Apr 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Original review: The Daydreaming Bookworm

*I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

*3.5 Stars!*

Small town romances are truly one of my most favorite types of romances, but I don’t often get to read many since I have trouble finding them. So when I heard about Lia Riley’s upcoming release from Nick over at Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist, I decided to give this new-to-me author a shot, hoping that this sweet, southern romance would give me
I am a sucker for anything set in the south, so I was pretty excited to read this one.

I liked Pepper and Rhett. She's a bit of a martyr and he's a bit bitter, but together they're adorable. They're both genuinely good people and I enjoyed getting both sides of the story.

Plot wise, it's exactly what you would expect: prying neighbors, sassy older sisters, and a lot of dogs. The conflict {aka: the break up} and the resolution didn't take too long. There was an entire thread of plot that seemed t
Danielle (Love at First Page)
2-2.5 stars

I wasn't too crazy about this small town romance! While certain parts were lighthearted and funny, other times it was just too sugary sweet and cloying. There wasn't enough tension to keep me truly invested, and I ended up skimming when I felt like the book was dragging.
nick (the infinite limits of love)

I’m a huge fan of Lia Riley and when she announced a new series, I may or may not have done a happy dance. There’s something about her writing and her characters that I adore, and I knew I was in for a treat from the very first page of It Happened on Love Street. It’s very much a signature Lia Riley book, and I enjoyed every moment of it.

Lia Riley’s characters are always charming and endearing, and nothing is different here. Pepper has just moved to a small town in Georgia only to discover that
My gosh, Lia Riley never disappoints!  I have been a huge fan since I read her first book, "Upside Down", three years ago, and I've enjoyed every one of her titles I've read since.  While "It Happened on Love Street" was certainly more lighthearted than Riley's "Off the Map" series, I loved the change of pace and small town feel here.

Pepper Knight was a fun character. She's a bit introverted, highly driven to succeed, smart, sassy, and feisty. She's also petrified of dogs, due to a traumatic inc
Ann Lorz
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog:

This is the second series I've read of hers. I started reading her when I discovered her Brightwater series which I truly loved.

If you haven't yet read it, you really should try it.

But we are here to talk about her new series Everland Georgia. I've got to share this with you, I so badly want to visit this town. I just love the street names. Crazy good!

It Happened on Love Street is the first in the Everland Georgia
Maf (Bookworm Wanders)
Apr 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Reaction right after finishing it:
*sobs forever* this was so cute 😭😭😭 im fine i swear i just love rhett and pepper so so so much

Full review originally posted on Bookworm Wanders

Lia Riley is the ultimate auto - buy author for me, every single book she writes makes me swoon, cry, laugh, and sometimes all of that in the same page, so after a year of missing her books, when I finally started It Happened On Love Street, it felt like coming home even though these were all new characters. The mag
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I’ve been a huge fan of Lia Riley’s since her debut novel, Upside Down. I love that with each of her new series, you never quite know what to expect. Wherever her books are set and how ever different the characters and plots are, a few things always remain: humour, great characters, swoons, and super hot sexytimes. Those are four things I know I can count on when I pick up a book by Lia Riley, and that remained true with It Happened on
Apr 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-17
3.5 Stars

So let's just cut to the chase. My issue with this is mostly Pepper. She annoyed me most of the book. She was too ditzy, dramatic and too goodie-goodie. I could not relate to her "need" to take care, because it simply felt fake. Then again if you read the book you will realise that actually that part is quite brilliantly done. And while she grated on me, I loved the rest of the cast. They, at least most of them, were a tad eccentric but really likable. Rhett and Beau are total heart-thr
Amber Hughes
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**4-4.5 stars**
It happened on Love Street is the first book in Lia Riley's Everland, Georgia series and it's a great start to her new series! Loved it!

Pepper and Rhett had great chemistry from the very beginning. What starts out as a secret fling quickly turns into more. Neither can deny the feelings that are growing between them. But Pepper isn't planning on staying in Everland forever and Rhett doesn't want her to leave. Pepper has always felt responsible for taking care of her dad and siste
Bette Hansen
Apr 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a cute, funny, and sometimes silly story that kept me completely entertained. Pepper and Rhett are such a cute couple and all the crazy townspeople and their antics had me laughing out loud. Pepper, originally from NY, comes to Everland for a job. Unfortunately she gets fired her first day on the job. Rhett, the local vet and Pepper's neighbor, helps find her a job as a fill in dog walker. The fact that Pepper is afraid of dogs shouldn't be a problem....right?? That's just the start of t ...more
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Apr 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Welcome to Everland, Georgia. Where Cupid fell in love with Trouble just around the corner on Love Street ♥.

Those last chapters killed me. The words hit close to home and I cried my eyes out.

The dogs. The feelings. The people. Loved it.

Hoping the next one is about Tuesday and Beau!!!
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness must have been poor, honey. Never ever forget that.

Hand to chest, this computer upgrade is making me crazier than a one-legged cat in a sandbox.


Sorry, I suffer from foot-in-mouth disease. There isn’t a cure.

And it was impossible to take the swaggering deputy sheriff seriously knowing that he had once
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
The premise of this book is so cute, but by the end of It Happened on Love Street, that cuteness is cloying.

Pepper's a New York lawyer who's just moved to Everland, Georgia for a job opportunity. She's Type-A spitfire with a streak of sass a mile long and twice as deep. Unfortunately for her, she's also just been fired before her day even begins.

Enter Rhett Valentine, local vet and gossip column darling as the town blue-hairs a dying to fix him up with literally anyone with a pulse. Rhett and
Blodeuedd Finland
I chose it because of the cover..what?! It's cute :D I make too many NG decisions based on cuteness when it comes to contemporary romance.

Pepper comes to a small town as a step in becoming a lawyer, but something goes wrong and she must stay in this small town. It's a cute town, a friendly gossiping town. Oh and the neighbour is a hottie. As for Pepper herself, she felt this need to take care of everyone, she was afraid to look like a failure and she is driven. She needs to chill.

Rhett the vet.
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've enjoyed every Lia Riley book I've read, which is almost all of them. Her writing is engaging and full of subtle humor and likeable characters. So I was really excited about this small town Southern setting, as well as the fish out of water story. I loved the town, its quirky characters and traditions. It was the kind of place I'd love to visit. An overall cute and fun read. Looking forward to taking another trip to Everland, GA.

I think any fan of Jill Shalvis's Lucky Harbor books might enjo
Apr 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was an engaging and enjoyable read. Pepper is a recent grad from law school and ends up in a small town in Georgia for a job. And then the job falls through and she's stuck in Georgia. She is afraid of dogs, but ends up working as a dog walker.
Rhett is a life long resident of Everland, Georgia, he is a bachelor determined to keep his love life private due to the small town previously being witness to his love life and failures.

Rhett and Pepper have great chemistry from the start. They enga
A.J. Pine
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I cannot wait for you all to read this charming, sexy, and utterly delightful romance. Review to come!
Lissa Rice
**4 Boundless Stars** Full Review and Rating will be up on Boundless Book Reviews
Jennifer Blackwood
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this book! If you're a fan of Hart of Dixie, you will absolutely love this hilarious, sexy romance. ...more
Apr 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
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It's pretty much no secret that I adore Lia Riley AND her books. Since I fell head over heels for her last small town romance series, Brightwater, I've been looking forward to seeing what she'd give us next. When I first saw her post the cover for It Happened on Love Street, the first book in her Everland, Georgia series, I knew it was going to be right up my alley. Or, you know, quaint Southern street, as the case may be here.

Everything about thi
Suze Lavender
Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Pepper moves from New York to Love Street in Everland, Georgia, for the start of a promising legal career. When she arrives she discovers that she relocated for a promise that doesn't come true. She has no income and won't be able to do something else with her legal career in Everland, because it's such a small town. Fortunately Pepper's new neighbor, Rhett, helps her out and finds her a job. Rhett is the local vet and one of the town's most eligible bachelors. Nothing in his life is private and ...more
Apr 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Pepper moves to a small town specifically for a job as a clerk at the Mayor's office. She shows up on her first day only to learn that she no longer has that job. She had everything planned around this move including the fact that it would've been a stepping stone to bigger and greater things but now those plans are in tatters. Resident hunk and much-loved local vet Rhett has a successful business but has been tight-lipped about his personal life mostly because he's determined to keep his privat ...more
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it

The definition of small town :

Where you can't say hello to someone of the opposite sex without setting off rumors and when you have to swerve on the road to avoid an armadillo.

Pepper Knight relocated to Everland, Georgia for a job as a judicial clerkship. But when she arrive at her new workplace, she learn that her position had been giving to someone else. With no money and no job, she doesn't really have a choice and she's gonna have to stay for at least the time of her lease and find wor
Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“My sister’s uterus is a clown car.”

That has little to no bearing on my review, except it made me laugh so hard that I HAD to include it. Which brings me to one need-to-know fact about my experience with It Happened on Love Street: I highlighted the hell out of this book.

I couldn’t stop. Typically, choosing what quotes to include in my review is fairly easy. There’ll be several I like, but only a couple that speak to me or underscore what I want to say. Sometimes, though, it’s harder—either bec
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Lia Riley is a contemporary romance author. USA Today describes her as "refreshing" and RT Book Reviews calls her books "sizzling and heartfelt." She loves her husband, three kids, wandering redwood forests and a perfect pour over coffee. She is 25% sarcastic, 54% optimistic, and 122% bad at math (good thing she writes happy endings for a living). She and her family live mostly in Northern Califor ...more

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