Leave The Night On
Love, betrayal, and sweet revenge—life in Cottonbloom is about to get a whole lot hotter . . .
Sutton Mize is known for lavishing attention on the customers who flock to her boutique on the wealthy side of her Mississippi town. So when she finds a lace thong in her fiancé’s classic cherry-red Camaro, she knows just who she sold it to: her own best friend. In an instant...more
Book four in Laura Trentham’s Cottonbloom series sees the introduction of the Abbott Brothers, and their Garage & Restoration business.
I am a huge fan of all things Trentham, from the Falcon Football days, and all the way through the Cottonbloom series, Leave The Night On although a decent read, fell a little short on my expectations.
She was Southern femininity and grace. And he was a grease monkey…
I think my main issue was the fact that Sutton ...more
Sutton Mize thought her life was all planned out. Get married to her longtime family friend turned fiancé, run her small town Mississippi clothing boutique and pop out some kids. Life was good.
That plan gets a swift kick in the butt when her bff's undies are found under the seat of her fiancé's car. The only thing worse than suffering that revelation is having it happen in front of Wyatt Abbott.
Wyatt had always been attracted to Sutton as a teenager but the two had never run in t ...more
Wyatt agrees to give Sutton a ride home s ...more
“She was Southern femininity and grace. And he was a grease monkey.“
I'll be honest, I was as nervous going into this after reading the blurb because I'm not a ...more
I was so happy to be back in Cottonbloom! Leave The Night On is definitely a great addition to the series. New characters are introduced, promising more stories to tell, and there are some cameo appearances of the Fournette family. Laura Trentham’s writing is fantastic. This author really has an impressive way of evolving her characters until you feel you’re reading about people you know. Her characters are vibrant and easy to love (I’ll make an exception for the villain of the Abbott f ...more
My Wyatt & Sutton:
Wyatt is the mechanic extraordinaire. Yes, please. I have a soft spot for dirty mechanics. He works in his family-owned garage with his 3 brothers. He’s known Sutton since they were kids, but they grew up on different sides of the river. Wyatt has had a crush on Sutton since they were kids, but she was from another world, compared to his.
Sutton is….was engaged. Without spoiling anything, her heart is broken early in the book, an ...more
Sutton takes her fiancé’s car to Wyatt’s family’s garage for restoration. When Wyatt is helping her clean it out for drop off, Sutton discovers evidence that her fiancé is having an affair with another woman and her best friend.
Wyatt has always had a thing for Sutton so when Sutton, trying to save face, tells everyone she’s with Wyatt, Wyatt agrees to help her back up her story by playing her boyfriend.
I found Leave the Night On interesting and cute but ...more
Leave The Night On by Laura Trentham was a sweet, fun and heartwarming read.
The writing was well done, the storyline kept me turning the pages and I enjoyed watching Sutton and Wyatt's relationship develop.
Wyatt was a sweetheart, I loved his honesty, his big heart and how much of himself he gives to the people he loves and cares for.
Sutton took a little longer for me to like, the more time I spent in her head the more she grew on me.
By then end of the book I had no doubt these two were go ...more
From book 1 I have been a fan of Cottonbloom. Be it the Louisiana side or the Mississippi side I’ve enjoyed every single book.
I still love the quirkiness of the towns. The secondary characters really add to the book. The Louisiana side is my favourite. I’m sure to read more but this just didn’t work for me.
I can’t quite pinpoint where it went wrong. I’ve also had to pull on me grownup girl knickers and figure shit out why it didn’t work for me. I’m going wiggle myself through this on ...more
The advantage of being related to half the parish means that I have plenty of people to call on if I need help. Of course, the disadvantage is my dating pool is drastically smaller. Unless I aspire to become a redneck joke.
Hyacinth could spout scripture from one side of her mouth while tippling moonshine with the other.
The gossip about her and Wyatt had legs like a Louisiana jackrabbit.
He might not be invited to the governor’s mansion anytime soon, but Hyacinth and Hazel had take ...more
LEAVE THE NIGHT ON, the first book I have read by Laura Trentham, is #4 in THE COTTONBLOOM Series and can easily be read as a standalone.
A river divides Cottonbloom in two: the upscale enclave on the Mississippi side and the rundown, rough and tumble side in Louisiana. They are two worlds apart. Can the gap ever be bridged?
The cover is beautiful and the story is about a lovely beautiful young boutique owner from the rich side of the river and how she cop ...more
ARC received from: Netgalley
Trope: Fake Relationship
One-Sentence Summary: A mutually beneficial fake relationship becomes more
Review: I thoroughly enjoyed the original Cottonbloom trilogy so I'm glad that it's being expanded.
This first book in the next trilogy revisits the old class wars and different side of the river prejudices that readers will be familiar with. Sutton is from the posh side of the river with classy parents. She forges a deal with Wyatt the l ...more
Wyatt has always had a crush on Sutton Mize but he’s a small town mechanic and she’s the daughter of a prominent Judge. Their adult lives don’t cross paths until fate throws them together. Saving Sutton is ...more
Sutton Mize is standing in an auto restoration ...more
This was a very e ...more
I enjoyed the small-town sett ...more
Laura Trentham has turned into on of my all-time favorite authors. I just love her books and when I see a new one being published I get all excited. I just can't help myself.
I have to admit this was one of my favorite romances of the year. For some reason the characters and their story really stood out to me. I just loved them and wanted them to find all the happiness they could.
These two really deserved it.
I thi ...more
Sutton Mize is a good girl who toes the lines, worries about appearances, and always does what's expected of her. Her engagement to a prominent attorney is more of a merger than actual relationship and she's..mostly okay with that. Until she's presented with an incriminating set of panties, belonging to her bestie, under the front seat of her fiancée's Camaro..that she just drove in to Abbott's garage to have restored as a wedding gift. To make matters worse, Wyatt Abbott, the b ...more
When Sutton Mize takes her fiancee's cherry-red Camaro convertible to Abbott Brothers Garage and Restoration for a full restoration as a wedding gift she gets a rude shock - her best friend's panties under her fiancee's seat! Cheating on her would be bad enough, but with her best friend? That's devastating! Desperate not to look like a schmuck or a loser Sutton tells a little white lie, that she was also seeing someone else, and then compounds it by naming Wyatt Abb ...more
Once again a simple straight-forward feel good contemp. The heroine was showed as too good and kind though and willing to forgive a friend who betrayed her like that. I liked the H/h
Written by Laura Trentham
2017; St. Martin’s Press Paperbacks (350 Pages)
Genre: series, fiction, contemporary, romance, small town
Rating: ★★★ 1/2
We return to Cottonbloom, but this time we meet the Abbott brothers - four brothers running their family business - fixing and restoring cars. Wyatt Abbott, one of the twins, is set to work on Sutton Mize's fiance's car for a big commission for the shop. As he empty's the car's glove compartment he accidentally unleashe ...more
Sweet contemporary romance. Could almost pass for a second chance romance, but he was a bit too awkward when he was younger.
This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
This was my first Laura Trentham read and I can promise you right now that it won't be my last. OMG, I loved this book so much.
Wyatt is a mechanic from the wrong side of the river. He owns a car restoration shop with his three brothers, twin brother- Jackson, the one in charge- Mack, and the outcast- Ford. (Note: I will be standing in line waiting for each of their stories...gah, I loved them all. Yes, even Ford...my heart hurt for him.) Wyatt went to school with Sutton and had a crus ...more
I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, secrets, pain, betrayal, revenge, and heartbreak.
Before reading this story please read the below books first
Kiss Me That Way (Cottonbloom, #1)
Then He Kissed Me (Cottonbloom, #2)
Till I Kissed You (Cottonbloom, #3)
Candy Cane Christmas (Cottonbloom #3.5)
Light Up the Night (Cottonbloom #3.75)
This is Sutton and Wyatt‘s story. Sutton is engaged but when she finds a lacy thong in her man’s car that is not hers she knows things are about ...more
This is just the kind of sweet and exciting story I need to read after a stressful day. ...more