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First Comes Love: A standalone Summer Fling Contemporary Romance Novella

(Lovelly 0.5)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  42 reviews

Some loves are undeniable. Some burn with the heat of summer.

When Homer Lovelly pulled over to help a stranded damsel in distress, he never expected he’d meet his soul mate. But from the moment Claire clocked him in the head with her boot—and then kissed him—he knew she was it.

She’d be his undoing.

Wild, sexy, and fearless, Claire is intoxicating. She’s also leaving at t/>


Kindle Edition, 90 pages
Published January 17th 2019 by JS Publications, LLC
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Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a fun prequel to the Lovelly Series! I can’t wait to read the rest of the series and see what the characters have in store for them!
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book and I am voluntarily leaving a review.

This is the first book that I have read from Clara Stone and it won't be the last. It is a quick read that has lots of heart and emotion in the pages. You won't want put it down. Very good story. I loved the characters of Homer and Claire. They meet during a rain storm on the side of the road and they are smitten with each other. Claire just wants a summer fling whereas Homer wants the whole thing. This will turn in
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Good quick read.

This is an amazing story of love. I cannot wait to read the next book.... If you love a good love story... one click this one!
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First Comes Love is a prequel to the Lovelly series. It’s a short novella, and a quick read, and it was very enjoyable.

I originally read the Lovelly series (books 1-3) about 2 or 3 years ago. So going into this prequel I didn’t really remember much about what happened in the series, so it was really great to go into this prequel with a fresh start.

Something I loved most about this story was how the main characters, Claire and Homer, are the mom and dad (well they will eventually bec
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Im blown away by this book. I have never read anything from Clara Stone but Im so happy I found a group on FB that lead me to them.
This book has me hoping, for my children, that love conquers all. Homer and Claire are one of my new favorite couples. He is the sweetest man, and hot to boot. Claire takes to him right away, although she's not looking for a future.
The writing style of this book just flows. I found a couple grammar errors but it didnt take away from the story at all. I am wondering
Katie Watt
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was such a cute book!! I loved the story line so much!! Young love, makes us all feel hopeful!!!
Cheryl Blackburn
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When Homer Lovelly comes to help a girl on the side of the road, he ends up getting more than he bargained for. Claire Young gets a flat tire and is out in the pouring rain, when someone pulls over to help. Afraid it maybe a killer she throws her purse and shoe at him only to find out it's Homer. Sparks fly between them, but both wanting different outcomes. Will this be a forever love? Or a forever loss? I enjoyed this book. I'm looking forward to reading the Llovely Series.
R yatsko
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A prequel, a quick read novella, of the Lovelly series
will have you fall in love with this series.

This epic love story is about how the parents meet and fall in love.
While reading, the characters become part of you, a must read book and series.
Dacia Hawkley
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Claire being sent to visit her cousin for the summer was the best thing to happen to her and she didn't even realize it. What started out as a blown tire in the rain on the side of a dark deserted country road ended with fate. Homer shows up and helps her even after she assaults him and he can't get the spitfire out of his head. There's only one problem she's only looking for a summer fling that will end when she leaves for school. She's afraid to commit and fall in love just to lose it in the e ...more
Gwen Shafer
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
All she wanted was a summer fling. To let loose and have some fun. But meeting Homer was not what she expected at all. A southern cowboy with quite the looks and charm. But would she give into her feelings or would she run? I loved this one. So glad that i decided to read it. Gripping from beginning to end. A wonderful ride with these two. Highly recommend.
Tracey Pedersen
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this little swoon-worthy novella. It was dreamy, and sucked you in like it was a movie. I could see the whole thing playing out in my head.
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great novella that tells the story of Claire. While driving through a thunderstorm she gets a flat tyre.

Homer was passing in his truck but he couldn't pass by he had to stop to help the stranded stranger at the side of the road. He expected thanks, not a handbag and then a boot flying through the air towards him.

As soon as their eyes met there was an instant attraction, and they both knew that they were in deep.

Claire was only visiting and was due to leave at the end of the summe
Sandra De Gouveia
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Tiffany Copple
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars for First Comes Love by Clara Stone. This is the prequel to the Lovelly Series. When I first started this series I did not realize that it was actually a prequel, but that did not change any thing for me . It is a short novella but does not lack substance due to its length.
This novella is different in the aspect that it is the story of the mom and dad that you meet in the Lovelly series. The story takes place in the 80’s but it is really only mentioned in the beginning. Claire and Homer
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
A quick witty little number that begins the Lovelly series.

When Homer Lovelly stops to help a young lady stranded on the side of the road in a storm, the last thing he expects is to be assaulted with a large handbag and lethal looking boots that draw blood. The hellcat needing a hand might have looked drowned, but when she turned into the lights of his truck, he was couldn’t believe the beauty of she who had a mouth like a sailor!

It was the sexy southern charm that stilled Claire Y
KL Cassanello
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a sweet surprise in this book! Claire is visiting her cousin and uncle for the summer. She has three goals: have fun, get laid as much as possible, and leave it all behind before she starts college in Georgia. She meets Homer on what can only be described as not her best day, but when she kisses him, he knows she's the one. She wants nothing more than a summer fling, but he wants so much more. They spend the summer together... Sorry, no spoiler here. I loved this book, and can't wait to rea ...more
Dana Bennett
Jul 27, 2019 rated it liked it
This is the first book I’ve read from Ms Stone. From the book’s description I expected something more. It was a cute “young love” story with a couple of mild, steamy sex scenes. From the book’s description I expected the characters to be a bit older, not fresh out of high school. I felt like I was reading about my grandson or maybe reading my granddaughter’s diary. I think I would have liked the story better had the characters been older. Apparently, though, this novella sets up the premise for ...more
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
all Clarie wanted was a few weeks of harmless summer fun, and a possible hook up here and there. when on her way to a party her uncle's truck broke down and when a hot as hell cowboy stops to help her she thinks why not start the night off right. Homer was just trying to help a pretty lady out little did he know that he could catch feelings and one thing that Clarie doesn't do is catch feeling. Will her mind get changed, or will they just be a hot summer fling and go their own ways once she leav ...more
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was a sweet, short love story that was written beautifully! She creates 2 people who slowly grow to learn what love is and what it should look like. They both have tough pasts they have to overcome, but together they can do anything.

Claire and homer meet in a crazy circumstance that will have you laughing your butt off. She is one tough female who takes no crap from anyone. Homer is attracted from the beginning, but has fear because of his future. Together, they are this inferno of fe
Elena Garcia
Homer Lovelly, what can I say about this adorable farm boy, a complete gentleman stops to help a stranded woman in a rainstorm. This is when he meets the one and only adorable Claire Young, who is worried that her perfect savior could be something else. This was a quick read, that had all the feels of a lovely romance, a girl who doesn’t want ties and a boy that is not willing to let the girl go. I would say I would like a little more to their story, I know that this was a novella piece, so I am ...more
Margarette Ann
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
First Comes Love, I love the story! Can't help help myself feel angry of why Claire really tried to shot Homer down. Not wanting to put attachment nor being true to herself that she really is falling in love to him as they spent time for each other. I love Homer so gentleman, the way he makes Claire feel of how important she is. How he really shows his love to her. But damn, I really feel wanting more about their story and how really it goes after they confess of how they love each other. Wantin ...more
Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was such a great novella. I read it one sitting before bed and was so happy it had a HEA and not a massive cliffhanger. It did leave me wanting for more and was so excited to learn about other books in the series. Homer and Claire are so innocently sweet, perfecting that young summer romance we all crave. Whether you believe in fate, soulmates or just plain great sexual chemistry this book is a must read.
Jeanne Richardson
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the 1st book I've read written by Clara Stone; she has done a great job at writing a good book; I can’t wait to read more of her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the chemistry between the characters.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
Karen Galloway
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Really Lovely Romance

I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. This is a really good book from Clara Stone. “First Comes Love” has an enjoyable, interesting, well written storyline and lovely, engaging characters who I liked and enjoyed reading about. I really enjoyed this entertaining, story and I didn’t want to put it down, It’s a must read Romance and a real page turner
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is something different to what i normally read and like to read different types books any back to the book it set in the 80,s summer time two people who dealing with their feeling towards each and making dissession where there life will take together or apart a sweet romance read

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Amanda Thomas
Sep 12, 2019 rated it liked it
This is a prequel to the actual love story. To be honest, I expected a bit more from based on the description on the back of the book (I bought a print copy). That being said it was a super easy and quick read.
Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a cute, quick read.

I wasn't a huge fan of the name Homer but it didn't stop me from enjoying the book. Claire and Homer's chemistry was something that you want for yourself. I highly recommend this book and will be reading the others in this series!
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Part of the Lovelly series a well written story that held my interest until the end. This is Homer Lovelly and Claire Young's story that I enjoyed reading. I will be looking for more of this series. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jun 03, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a very sweet story. I enjoyed it, but it was very short and there wasn't a lot of detail or depth to the story. I'm sure that was due to it being a novella. I would recommend it if you are looking for a "quickie" It was short and sweet with just a tad bit of steamy.
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
The book is a good romance read. The story has a good story line. The characters are good, and they have good chemistry. The story is an enjoyable, quick, and sweet romance read.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Greeting Readers!!!

Clara Stone writes YA/NA Contemporary Romance and Paranormal Romance stories and is a complete sucker for sweet, memorable kisses. She strongly believes that true love conquers EVERYTHING, along with a tub of Ice cream!

When she isn't reading or writing or dancing, much to the embarrassment of her husband and two kids, she's probably watching Supernatural and The Wal

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