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Love, Again

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  433 ratings  ·  232 reviews
Aubrey Reynolds is a small-town girl who’s made it big. A successful Hollywood director, Aubrey doesn’t have time to linger on what could have been. But when a routine blood test comes back with a false positive, she decides to take some time off to do the things she’s always wanted to do: taste the famous chocolate chip cookies at the Minnesota State Fair, hike the Grand ...more
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Published April 9th 2019 by Loveswept
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Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
“Sometimes all you need is a second chance.”

Cole Haywood is FIRE! Not only is he a Fireman, but this man could light up any woman’s world. I was mesmerized and I didn’t realize how much I missed finding new book boyfriends ;)

Love, Again was the perfect book to get me back into reading romance. I was in a rut with romance novels for a bit just finding them all the same, but Aubrey and Cole dug me out. I loved their personalities. Aubrey was the perfect combination of sweet and funny. My most favo
3.5 stars

Aubrey was a good balance of serious yet funny, with a sweet down to earth personality I liked. However, Cole was about the same. He was also serious and funny, but I did think his adrenaline rush proclivities was a cute aspect of his personality.

But their personalities were also why I struggled.

I didn’t necessarily need or want OTT drama, but something more then easy acceptance? Um, yeah! Maybe I’m weird, but these two reminded me of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich-solid and sweet
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
3.5 stars

Aubrey gave up everything to pursue her dream job. That was 10 years ago and she has never looked back. She is a bit of a celebrity now, having her pick of jobs and living a life she never thought possible. When she receives startling news from her doctor it causes her to do a bit of soul searching.

Aubrey really only has one regret, walking away from the man she loved. It was the hardest thing she has ever done but necessary. To be honest, she still loves Cole but she never wanted him t
Kate R
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
I was a little nervous about reading this one, as it was a new author to me in a trope that I don’t usually like. But, I had absolutely no reason to be nervous at all. This book was seriously the sweetest. It gave me all the feelings.

The book starts us out by introducing us to Aubrey as a female director in Hollywood at the top of her game. I already knew I was going to love her character from the beginning. She’s strong, smart, independent and a truly likable character. She receives some medic
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
I am not sure what it was about this title, but I was never really able to feel invested in it.

Aubrey and Cole were together 10 years ago and, after an upsetting mistake that lets her think she has weeks to live (this is in the blurb) she decides that it is time to make amends, to right some wrongs of her past, and to go back and get the man she loves.

But, for me, the pacing of this was off. The beginning was quick, which was fine. But, even though this was an insta-love, it seemed like both of
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Cole is pretty much the epitome of perfection. Aubrey has a lot of making up to do. Together, their story is something of beauty. A second-chance they both needed, and more!
Candyce Kirk
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Imagine the doctor telling you that you have a very terrible disease and probably won't make it and then having them tell you that there was a mistake! I can't imagine how scary and helpless you feel. After something like that, you can't just go back to life as normal. So our main character, Aubrey doesn't!

Aubrey grew up in a small town, but is now living her dream as a successful director in Hollywood. That was always her dream and she's living the life now that she has it. Once she hears she m
Pennie Morgan
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a second chance love story and oh my did it have me hooked right from the beginning! Aubrey is a Hollywood director, and a very successful one at that, and this story starts off with her looking for her keys while suffering from a hangover. She doesn't often imbibe but the night before she had celebrated with her friend but now she needs to get out the door to a meeting for a new movie. Just as she is about to leave the house she gets a call that changes everything. Her doctor gives her ...more
Mary Mooney
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review.
Aubrey Reynolds is living her dream, she is an award winning Hollywood director but when she gets bad news from her doctor, her world gets turned upside down. When she learns the results were wrong, she still decides to do some things she has always wanted to do, like go to a zoo in Washington, eat the chocolate chip cookies at the Minnesota State Fair, eat Pickle soup in St. Louis, and the one thing sh
Love, Again was a cute second chance love story between Aubrey and Cole. L.P. Dover writes a simple and sweet story about true love being given another round at happiness. I honestly thought the story could have been stretched out a little more and that there should have been a bit more resistance on Cole's behalf to take back Aubrey. I thought a lot of things were rushed and would have liked the story to go at a slower pace. Things were just too perfect for Aubrey and Cole in their second chanc ...more
Pelusa Rivera
This was a second chance love story. Years ago Aubrey and Cole were in love, they had been high school sweet hearts and they thought they would marry, the whole town thought it. Aubrey loses her parents and decides to make a life change leaving behind her home town and the love of her life. Thinking she is dying for about a couple of hours due to some misinformation she decides that she wants to change her life again and sets out to make out a bucket list and fulfill it and on there she wants to ...more
Feb 26, 2019 rated it liked it
The story was not all that interesting to me. I thought it had two parts to it...the bucket list and the second chance....they blended somewhat but there really wasn't enough to the story to interest me. I am a big fan of this author so I'm going to look forward to another chance.

ARC Netgalley for my honest review.
DNF so much time wasted reading about her going through her bucket list. Bored the shit out of me
Izzie d
Apr 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: second-chance
It's a sweet story.
Not too much angst, after the initial outburst when they first reconnect then things are sorted.
During separation both have dated though nothing serious and not a lot.
No intimate scenes with anyone other than the Hero and heroine.
Feb 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Aubrey is living the life she’s always dreamed of. She left her small town in Oklahoma to become a movie director in none other than Hollywood. And now Aubrey has it made—or so she thinks. After a near-death experience, Aubrey quickly reevaluates her life. If she were to die tomorrow, she’d leave this life full of regret, especially in regard to the one that got away—Cole Haywood. So Aubrey makes a bucket list of all the things she wants to do in her lifetime, all the places she hasn’t been to b ...more
May 13, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley, in exchange for honest feedback.

First book for me by the writer, L.P Dover. This is a second-chance romance set mostly in a small-town, with the larger cast of characters typical for that setting.

I'd rate this story slightly below-average for a few reasons. For a second-chance romance was lacking the conflict necessary to engage me.
The writing wasn't bad, but neither did anything stand out about it.
The editing was adequate, and the assumption woul
Mia Book Addict
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I previously read L.P. Dover’s ‘Breakaway’ series and really enjoyed it. She is amazingly talented to create amazing characters that you will adore. I was really heartbroken when the ‘Breakaway’ series come to an end. When I saw ‘Love, Again’, I didn’t think twice to request. ‘Love, Again’ is a captivating, emotional and sweet second chance story, which you won’t be able to put it down.

Aubrey Reynolds is from a small town called Dusty Valley in Oklahoma, in order to follow her dreams she left ev
Ruthie Taylor
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

3.5*s rounded up to 4*

I really enjoy L.P. Dover's stories, and always choose to read them, because the storylines are good - and this is no different. However, I do have to admit that sometimes the amount of telling rather than revealing can annoy me. There is a lot of scene setting, which I often feel could have been revealed within the story. As I say, overall I enjoy the stories, but sometimes have to get over the wor
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
The only other book I’ve read from this author was a novella that was part of a Christmas anthology. Based on that book and this one I can say L.P. Dover creates very likable characters.

In this second chance romance Aubrey, famous Hollywood director, gets a wake up call in the midst of her successful career that leaves her wondering about her choices and the important things in life. So she puts her career on hold for a while while she creates and works on her bucket list. But during her travel
April Symes
Love, Again by LP Dover is a beautifully written 2nd chance at love romance. 10 years before, Aubrey and Cole were high school sweethearts , totally in love - ready to make their love forever when something life changing happens which changes the course of both of their lives and their love. Fast forward 10 years and we see Aubrey is a famous Hollywood director. She has has a " lightbulb" moment due to near- death experience and writes a bucket list. On that list is going back home to Oklahoma a ...more
Emily (Emily.Reads_)
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much!

Let me just start off by saying how much I loved this story. The book starts off with Aubrey receiving alarming news, quickly discovered to be a false alarm, yet it still causes her to realize that she wants more out of her life. Sure, she has the dream career she’s always wanted, but is she actually happy with her life?

She sets off on a bucket list adventure and along the way she finds herself back in her hometo

Aubrey's second chance almost never happened...

Though he lived in her heart, Cole wasn't a part of her glamorous life in California. She left him ten years prior to pursue her dreams and while her profession gave her everything she thought she wanted, life was still a bit empty without the love of her life to share it with.

Queue the SWOON!!

Some misinformation and clarity in thinking about how life should be...Aubrey changes her trajectory and begins a journey of self-discovery, tr
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love, Again by L.P. Dover is a second chance romance with all the feels. Aubrey Reynolds walked away from the man she loved to pursue her dreams. It was a chance she had to take but has always been her biggest regret. But when she is handed some unexpected news, she decides to take some time off and enjoy life. Somehow, she finds her way back home and to the man that still owns her heart.

Cole Haywood knew he had to let Aubrey go, but that did not mean he was not heartbroken when she left. He lo
Aubrey Reynolds is one of Hollywood’s hottest directors. When she gets a health-scare she decides to make a bucket list and one of those things is to try to find her old boyfriend, Cole Haywood, that she left behind ten years ago. Can these two find love again or has too much time and pain made that impossible? This is a story not only of second chances but also of self discovery. Beautifully written second chance romance. Both characters are well written and very easy to liked along with the se ...more
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'd like to thank Netgalley and Loveswept for gifting me this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I have to say that I am pretty biased about this author. She's been one of my favorite's and I was so excited to be able to get this ARC.

This is a great second chance romance with very little drama. Aubrey and Cole grew up together and fell in love. They were engaged and ready to start their lives together when Aubrey walked away to pursue her dream of being a movie director. Years later with a h
Michelle Krystel
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was given an advance readers copy of this book and have decided to write a voluntary honest review. I love second chance romances, sometimes they can be very messy or other times easy going. Either way the pain and heart break is still the same. But in Aubrey case if she hadn't of left to persue her dream she would of loved with regrets, and Cole and her might of got married back when they young. But they could of ended up resenting each other and got divorce down the road. This very hard for ...more
Arlena Dean
Title: Love, Again
Author: L.P. Dover
Publisher: Loveswept
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"Love, Again" by L. P. Dover

My Rationalization:

This was indeed a beautiful read that will keep your attention as you are turning the pages to see what was coming next for Aubrey Reynolds especially after her misdiagnosis health scare. I loved the idea that Aubrey decided to stop and smell the roses by taking off time from work to pursue her bucket list which included returning to her hometown, in
Renee Entress
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, secrets, and heartbreak.

This is Aubrey and Cole’s story. Aubrey left her town and the man she loved to pursue her dreams. But now years later after receiving a false positive on a test she is heading home. She wants to see the man she left behind. Will he still want to see her? Cole was pissed when Aubrey left him. He loved her and he was heartbroken when she chose her dreams over him. He really never expected to see her agai
Gina Meier
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aubrey & Cole's story is all about second chances. They were lifelong friends who became high school sweethearts. Aubrey chose to run off to Hollywood to pursue her dreams after she lost her parents. Aubrey gets a diagnosis where she is told she doesn't have long to live. Aubrey decides from that point to to create a bucket list because she got to busy working instead of living. I loved the tie in of authors that I have met at Penned Con. Now I just need to get to St. Louis and now I need to mak ...more
Elizabeth Connor
I used to love reading snarky, negative reviews, but I hate writing them because now I understand the power they have to hurt people. With this book, in particular, I feel as if there is something deeply personal being conveyed. For that reason, I want to commend the author for writing this.

I got a free e-copy of this book from Netgalley, an uncorrected proof, because I loved the concept, but for me, the storytelling left much to be desired. I didn't dislike any of the characters, but I didn't
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

She loves to write, but she also loves to play golf, go on mountain hikes and white-water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two young

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