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This Time Around

(Love in the Heartland #2)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  963 ratings  ·  175 reviews
From bestselling author Stacey Lynn comes This Time Around, an emotional and sexy standalone contemporary romance!

Five years ago I married the man of my dreams. He was supposed to be my last first kiss--my happily ever after. He promised to hand me the world, but in one night, all of those promises were shattered.

Now, I was barely surviving the tragic loss of my husband,
Kindle Edition, Alternate Cover Edition , 336 pages
Published April 10th 2018 by Stacey Lynn Books
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5 Solid Gold Cooper and Rebecca Stars

I loved this story and I am so excited to read more about the people in this town in Kansas. If you relish books about small town life (True North Series by Sarina Bowen for example) then I think you are going to love this.

Cooper Hawke is an actor in Hollywood and he is hugely successful, famous, wealthy and gorgeous. He has been married to a Brazilian supermodel for five years but the marriage is over and a bitter divorce is underway. In order to get Cooper
Nadine Bookaholic
What happens when you're cheated on by a spouse you have cherished since the day you met? Well that's what happened to Cooper, now this actor needs to get away and clear his head before he starts filming his next movie that is sure to bring him an Oscar. What Cooper didn't expect is to fall for the farm owner and widow Rebecca.......

You can read my full review along with an excerpt here: https://nadineisobsessedwithbooks.blo...

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Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
"Every step away from him was the wrong direction."

I'm struggling to find words to tell you how much I enjoyed this story. There are so many things that made it special and unique. The title, This Time Around, really makes sense once you dig a little deeper. While sometimes I read books where I get frustrated with one of the main characters, that didn't happen here. I loved both of them, and when I put myself in their situations, I could agree with each of their POV. So, I just had to hold o
Three Chicks
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
April Symes
This Time Around by Stacey Lynn is the story of Rebecca and Cooper. Cooper has left Hollywood to hideout at a remote ranch while his marriage has imploded and is being played out in the press. His agent suggests he stay at his niece’s ranch. He needs to get away and clear his head before he starts filming his next movie which is sure to bring him an Oscar. Rebecca Splendid is a country girl , a cattle farmer. She is also a widow who is barely surviving her grief and doesn’t know how to make it t ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This time around was a good novel most of the time. I honestly don't understand why Rebecca had so much trouble saying three little words when she was feeling them. She didn't deserve Cooper as her happily ever after. The dude did everything in his power to make sure that she was taken care of and he was there for her. He had a more loving relationship with the little goat. When I was reading the book I felt like Cooper had found his forever woman and Rebecca had just found someone to help her g ...more
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed This Time Around by Stacey Lynn. It was a sweet and charming story about second chances. It had great characters and really engaging story I lost myself in.

Cooper Hawke has it all. As a well-known and liked actor, his life is everything he could ever want. It was perfect. Until he found his wife was cheating on him. Now he feels lost and wants to runaway as his life implodes for all to see. At a friend’s recommendation, Cooper decides to lay low at his niece’s ranch.

Rebecca is
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
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A big thank you to Social Butterfly PR and Author Stacey Lynn for an advance copy of this book.

This is my 4th book by Stacey Lynn and it won’t be my last!! For me she consistently delivers unique and realistic storylines with characters you can’t help but fall in love with. There is no drama for drama sake driving her stories and t
Sissy's Romance Book Review
This Time Around by Stacey Lynn is the story of Rebecca and Cooper.
Cooper is a Famous Hollywood actor who is dealing with a broken marriage. With down time between films he decided to go of the grid which lead him to Rebecca's ranch.
Rebecca too is dealing with a lost marriage but her is due to her husband sudden death and not to mention her parents early death a few years ago.
Rebecca and Cooper get to know one another and find an attraction that they can't deny.
But what happens with Cooper r
Flo Grugel
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really sweet enjoyable read!
Michell Hall casper
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read all of Stacey Lynn's books and it has been amazing to watch her grow as an author.

This book was not your typical cocky Hollywood heart throb story. This was a beautifully written story about loss, betrayal, strength, hope, and love. I loved everything about this book. From the storyline to all the characters. It was very well thought out. It held my attention from the beginning to the very end. A definite must read!!
Jan 07, 2020 marked it as to-read
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Sharon Kallenberger Marzola
I like this story of small-town midwest rancher meets big time Hollywood. Love the characters, the setting, the slow build from hate to friends to more. There are some slow sections but not too slow. For me personally, I don't like a lot of inner thoughts.

Full review will be on Badass Bloggettes closer to release date.
Candyce Kirk
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rebecca and Cooper are both dealing different tragedies that may be more similar than they think. Rebecca's uncle Max, is Cooper's agent, arranges for him to hide out on the family ranch. Cooper is going through some things with his soon to be ex-wife and being a popular movie star, doesn't make it easy to go and hide away somewhere. A ranch in Kansas sounds like the perfect spot. Rebecca isn't so sure seeing how she's still getting over her husband's death 8 months ago. Cooper knows nothing abo ...more
Erin Lewis
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 star Review This Time Around (Love in the Heartland #1) By Stacey Lynn

This was an emotional roller coaster of a ride to read with moments of grief, anger, guilt, romance, passion and oh so much more.  

Escaping from a bad marriage break up, actor Cooper Hawke is given the opportunity to escape the press by staying and helping out on Rebecca Splendid’s ranch.

Cooper has no idea that Rebecca is a widow, and is surprised by her manner and sharpness at times. Once he knows the truth it all begins
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2018reads
4.5 stars

I've read this similar storyline lately about widowers and this one has a celebrity spin on it. Rebecca lost her husband with unresolved issues that hung over her. But she needed help and finally accepts it in the form of a escaping actor from the paparazzi. Cooper has been burned too by ex so he goes to clear his head.

I like Cooper he didn't fit in farm life but he learned a lot and embraced it. Their relationship was tentative and shaky at first, there's something about Rebecca though
Heather C
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, april-2018
~ 4.5 Stars ~

This might just be my favorite Stacey Lynn books. This Time Around is beautiful and inspiring. It makes you embrace who you are and fight for what you want. And Cooper might have just made my very short list of sweet guys that I fell for. 

Rebecca is recently widowed and running her family farm by herself. When her Uncle, a LA Talent agent, tells her he's sending her one of his clients to help her out because he needs to escape, she had no idea her life was about to change. Yet agai
Reviews from the Heart
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I don't think I've fully recovered from the awesomeness that This Time Around truly is. I love finding an author that I enjoy reading time and time again, but even more so when you can see the author's work getting better and better with each story. I find this amazing especially when you don't think that there is anyway for them to improve upon their talent. Stacey has always delivered characters that I love, and stories that I want to hold onto long after the final words are read. This Time Ar ...more
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to receive an ARC of this book, and particularly because it's from Stacey Lynn! She's one of my faves.

I know celebrity-normal girl romances are usually cliché, cheesy, predictable and shallow but this one is far from it. It focuses more on the simple life... On taking a step back and just breathe... It's far from reading about whiny, ungrateful A-Listers.

This story revolves around a widowed farm girl named Rebecca and an award-winning actor named Cooper, who needed to escape th
Tanja OMGReads
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 beautiful stars 💝

One of the best books I've read in a while now. While reading it my heart was breaking for both of them. They had so much happened to them and they were still fighting to try and piece their life back together again.

Copper was such a well written MC. I loved how he understood what Rebecca needed in order to heal. His love for her was felt with every word while reading. I was crying so hard for him when he opened up to her and was willing to leave everything behind him and s
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A really good story, I enjoyed this.
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Oh my goodness!!!! This Time Around was such an amazing story!

Take one damaged, heartbroken, strong, determined woman (Rebecca) throw in a HOT, also heartbroken, sincere, man (Cooper) and what do you get????? I'll tell you: an amazing love story of two people who have been emotionally destroyed by the ones who are supposed to never hurt them in ways that they have.

I loved how the story progressed (and also the relationship development between Rebecca and Cooper); it was spot on, not too fast an
J.E. Benoit
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on behalf of The Book Boyfriend Addict. A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

“I will never regret, never be more thankful than I am right now, for every single moment I get to spend with you.”

Rebecca Splendid has just been trying to put her life back together after losing her husband suddenly several months back. Her main way of coping has been to pour her heart into taking care of the ranch she inherited from her family. That last thing she wanted, or
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
There were some touching moments but I found it too superficial and focused on appearances. I just did a word search for 'beautiful' and there are 15 pages of results on my ereader. Sure, not all of these are connected to people (I believe there was mention of a beautiful quilt) but most of them are. Here are some examples:
- She was everything beautiful I'd ever wanted.
- Scared and pale and on the verge of tears, she was still the most beautiful woman I'd ever seen.
- For that moment when she s
Apr 12, 2018 rated it liked it
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I enjoyed this title, and I liked Cooper a lot. I thought he was approachable, and genuine, and I enjoyed getting to know him, and watching his relationship develop with Rebecca.

I liked Cooper and Rebecca together, I liked their connection and the way their attraction was written. I thought they seemed like authentic people and that their connection felt real.

However, and this was tough for me, I never really liked Rebecca. I related to her,
Hopeless Romantic Chick
Happy to read this...

Two strangers brought together by their similar yet different situation. First time to read one from Stacey Lynn and i'm impressed. Good story and style. Keep it up, i truly enjoyed reading this. Thanks!
Love N. Books
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Petellie's $0.02:

Petra and ellie both hit this one up. Poor Stacey. So this is a Petellie review. Pet is the more responsible one of the duo. Just sayin'.

Pet: Cooper was a great character. He's the guy you always hoped existed. Hot as fuck, surrounded by tons of gorgeous women and still true to a fault. Would never consider straying.

ellie: I loved that Cooper was a celebrity but still had emotion and feeling. Still wanted traditional love while being the hottest celebrity hunk in the scene. That
Dora Ruiz Davalos Books and Tequila Blog
I loved this emotional and beautifully written romance! Set on a ranch in Kansas, it tells the story of a young widow trying to keep her family cattle ranch from sinking while dealing with her grief and a Hollywood A-list actor sent there to escape a heartbreaking scandal. Both Rebecca and Cooper have been dealt painful and heartbreaking blows; they’re both afraid of becoming bitter and jaded and prefer to keep their secrets to themselves. Told in dual POV, This Time Around is the first book in ...more
Chasing Away Reality
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cooper and Rebecca’s story made me fall in love, not only with them but with Stacey Lynn all over again. She always delivers a heartfelt and raw story while bringing depth and emotion to each of her characters. Their pain becomes your pain, and their love for one another becomes more palpable with each moment. The author also organically and seamlessly unfolds their story, giving them an opportunity to heal, find peace within, and experience love beyond what they could ever imagine.

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Stacey Lynn likes her coffee with a dash of sugar, her heroes with a side of bossy, and her wine a deep shade of red.

The author of over thirty romance novels, many of which have been best-selling titles on Amazon, AppleBooks, and Barnes & Noble.

Born in Texas and raised in the Midwest, she now makes her home in North Carolina and loves all things Southern. Together with her ultimate tall, dark, a

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