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A Girl Like You

(Magnolia Sound #2)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  625 ratings  ·  146 reviews
Sam Westbrook has always been the family hell-raiser, but as an adult he's enjoyed not being under the constant watchful eye of his family. That was until his great-grandfather passed away. Forced to move to the small coastal town of Magnolia Sound, Sam can't escape the reputation that has followed him since his teenage years. But he'll have to do it to get his inheritance ...more
Kindle Edition, 241 pages
Published June 11th 2019 by Chasing Romance, Inc. (first published June 7th 2019)
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Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: June 11, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Actual Rating: 4 stars

I was so excited to see that Sam (Mallory's brother from Remind Me, Book #1) was getting his own story! Sam is misunderstood. He used to be a hell-raiser but has changed as he got older and just wishes people would stop whispering about him behind his back. I guess he has everything to prove just not the will to do it. Until he meets the local librarian who makes him want to change his ways for the better! Will Sam
Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Way better then the first book in this series 🙂🤗
Erin Lewis
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review of A Girl Like You (Magnolia Sound #2) by Samantha Chase

I was intrigued by Sam Westbrook from the first time he appeared in the series. I knew that the woman who would finally tame the wild man would have to be unique and someone special; that is certainly Shelby Abbott. I also knew that there was so much more to him than his reputation.

When Sam is forced to move back to Magnolia Sound to meet the terms of his great grandfathers will, he is resentful. Particularly since it appears
Shannon Ferguson
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelby and Sam were AMAZING together. I don’t think Shelby could have been a more perfect heroine for Sam. She built him up when he didn’t think highly of himself, but she was also a more grounded heroine. My heart aches for Sam and what he was dealing with, whether it was facing his past, or granting her great grandfather’s wishes. I love the side of Shelby he brought out. She became this heroine who no longer went with the flow, but voiced her opinion when she wanted change.

I enjoyed catching
Isha Coleman
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Girl Like You proves that stories are at their most compelling when the author keeps it simple. Sam and Shelby, represent a little piece of every heart that dares to dream, but fears the outcome. Sam is bad boy intent on being good. Shelby is a good girl that yearns to taste how it feels to be bad. When the angel takes a walk on the wild side, is when the drama really begins. Can two misfits survive small town gossip, while taking a chance on love? Chase brings a little slice of heaven down to ...more
Maree Repa
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Five Amazing Stars

Life After Hurricane Amelia

I was absolutely thrilled to book two, Magnolia Sound. Written by the amazing Samantha Chase. Sam Westbrook, who was still stressed about the growth of the town since the town of Magnolia Sound was completely destroyed.

Sam Westbrook who was chatting with his twin sister, Mallory. She was now fired up and still trying to make her brother understand that there was still so much he could do living in this small town. He now had the whole Gardening busi
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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A GIRL LIKE YOU, the third story and second full length novel in the Magnolia Sound series by Samantha Chase, is a delightful story of opposites attract. The story is well-written and compelling, and the characters are wonderful and very believable. I think this is one of Samantha Chase’s best!
Shelby Abbott is a very refreshing, lovable lead character. She is the opposite of the gorgeous, self-confident leading ladies that we usually see in romance novels
Joni Simpson Foster
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book has it all.. I don't know what to say but dang, it had me from the start.. Shelby and Sam are the cutest couple.. Samantha Chase keeps getting better with every book she writes. I hadn't expected to get while reading but it hit me and it hit hard. Sam Westbrooke was a guy that never took anything serious, he was a serial dater and hopped from job to job. That was until his great grandfather the patriarch of the family dies after the hurricane that hit Magnolia Sound. His great grandfat ...more
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sam Westbrook has inherited a thriving landscape company from his grandfather. Unfortunately it comes with conditions. He has to live in Magnolia Sounds & he has to give it a year. Sam is in his own personal nightmare. He hates being back in his judgmental home town. No one can forgive the immature stunts he pulled & give him a second chance. No one until Shelby anyway.

Shelby Abbott is the prim, proper librarian daughter of Pastor Steve from the Baptist Church. Shelby has never rebelled against
Kimhe Rockchicks
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Venture on down to Magnolia Sound, head over to the B & B and catch up with the Westbrooks as you are taken on yet another wonderful journey of love and HEA from the amazing author Samantha Chase. Samantha has always held a special place in my heart ever since I read her debut novel Jordan's Return (my most favourite book ever) - this was the book that got me into loving Romance and I have read all of her books. In true Samantha Chase style you are thrown into her wonderful worlds and Magnolia S ...more
Sep 24, 2019 rated it liked it
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Jul 09, 2019 rated it liked it
There were some things in this book that didn't really seem believable for a small town where everyone knows each other. But I did enjoy reading the story and I am looking forward to reading the other books in this series. I did like that the main couple really didn't have any big secrets from on another that continued throughout the book and that Sam was a good guy dispute his reputation.
3.5 stars
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was an absolute pleasure to read. It is equal parts Sexy, Sweet, Adorable and Heartwarming. Sam and Shelby are just the sweetest couple and I loved being on the ride as they found their HEA.
Sam is back in Magnolia Sound for one year to run the landscaping business his great grandfather left to him. He had to leave his life in Virginia which he really did not want to do in order to do that and now that he is back, he is having a hard time escaping the reputation he had when he was youn
Sandy S
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date June 11, 2019

Sam Westbrook has always been the family hell-raiser, but as an adult he's enjoyed not being under the constant watchful eye of his family. That was until his great-grandfather passed away. Forced to move to the small coastal town of Magnolia Sound, Sam can't escape the reputation that has followed him since his teenage years. But he'll have to do it to get his inheritance.

Shelby Abbott was always the good girl – it's what happens when you'
Jun 11, 2019 rated it liked it
This review was originally posted to Jen in Bookland

A Girl Like You was a cute read. Sam and Shelby were perfect together and I enjoyed watching them fall in love.

Sam is one of those people who doesn't like to be too tied down to a person or a place or anything. He moves around and was a bit of a trouble maker growing up, but never did anything super bad. He never planned to go back home and live especially since everyone in their small town will look down on him for what he did in his past and
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sweet and sexy at the same time! Sam just wanted to kill time before taking off again. Shelby just wanted to break out of the shell her parents put her in. They had a great time working toward their HEA! It had LOL moments, sexy moments, and AWW moments! Can't wait for Mason's story...
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
When Sam Westbrook inherits a landscaping company with the stipulation he has to run it for a year, being in Magnolia Sounds is not his cup of tea. When a chance encounter with Shelby happens, the time spent in the area is not so bad after all. But when his past reputation comes back to haunt him will it be the end of his relationship with Shelby or the beginning of a brand new Sam? Once again Samantha Chase does not disappoint. She creates characters we fall in love with and heart warming story ...more
Mar 02, 2020 rated it did not like it
DNF Chapter 10

Skip and skim till Chapter 10.

I don't think there is anything particularly wrong with this book, it is me, I was unable to connect with the book and brain keep skipping 10 steps ahead and was unable to get engaged with the characters.
Debbie Hanson
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author-review
A Girl Like You
Magnolia Sound #2
Samantha Chase

Ah Sam, Sam, Sam…. This poor guy has been through everything and now he’s got his story. As Magnolia Sounds resident bad boy, he’s returned to follow through with his great grandfathers wish to run his landscape company. Sam Westbrook is less then happy about the the choices he never had the chance to approve. We saw a lot Sam during Sunkissed Days and, Remind Me in his series (and if you want the full affect check out he previous books, th
Fly Girl Wickedcoolflight blogger
Ok, I think this review may go off the rails, so bear with me. I've been super busy with some family health issues, so although I've had the e-book for several weeks, I ended up listening to it on Audible. I love Audible for this reason, I can still get some work for the blog done while I work or take care of others. About the book though. I'm not sure what happened with this one, but it was not my favorite of the Magnolia Sound books so far...It may have been the narrator was a woman and I thin ...more
Christy B
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-reads
Sam and Shelby were both great characters. Shelby is the pastor's daughter and a librarian - she tends to stay within her bounds and follow through with exactly what's expected of her. She won't even tell her parents she got Lasik surgery knowing it would bring a lecture and wears non-prescription eyeglasses to not answer their questions. She wants to shake up her life but doesn't know where to start - she'd like to start with Sam Westbrook but knows he is way out of her league, not to mention h ...more
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author
Sam and Shelby’s story in A Girl Like You, book two in Samantha Chase’s Magnolia Sound series is an emotional and heartwarming tale of forgiveness, acceptance, redemption and maturing. Every summer Sam Westbrook would visit his great-grandfather and the town of Magnolia Sound with his twin sister and mother. Since the death of his great-grandfather and being forced to move to the town, Sam believes that the town remembers and judges him as the immature and a hell-raiser that he was, not the adul ...more
Angela Reed
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Samantha Chase really captivated my heart and soul with A Girl Like You. Samantha Chase creates world's that just make you dream of living there. When she created Magnolia Sound I fell in love from the start. Magnolia Sound is a place like no other. Samantha Chase shows her reader's that dreams can come true. Her stories are beyond phenomenal.

In A Girl Like You we get Sam Westbrook's story. Let me just say from the moment I met Sam I knew that no ordinary woman would be good enough for him. Sam
Dec 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2019
A sweet and easy read; not quite "behind closed doors", but not as steamy as some other romances.

I'm so over the man being a whore trope, but I did like the way he explained his instantaneous change in behaviour. "When I saw you that night, all I remember thinking was ... finally, there she is." Searching is more appealing than just being horny and not caring about anyone but himself.

I had a problem with Laney telling Shelby that she needed to get out from under her parents' thumb, but then wasn
Sofia Lazaridou
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Girl Like You is book 2 (3 if you count the prequel) in the Magnolia Sound series by Samantha Chase. The main characters are Sam who has to take over his grandfather's company for a year if I recall correctly in order to inherit and counts down the days until his "jail time is over". He is a free spirit and is not one to be tied down. Shelby is a shy librarian who still tries to please her parents and is a little bit freer than Mason. If you have read the previous book, you will understand wha ...more
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This series is the perfect beach escape, and just wait until you meet Sam and Shelby! These two are as different as night and day, and no one in the small beach community of Magnolia Sound would ever put them together.

Sam is less than thrilled about having to spend a year in Magnolia Sound to fulfill the terms of his great-grandfather's will and inherit his landscaping business. He did some dumb things as a kid during his summers there, and the people of Magnolia Sound have long memories, but Sa
Lynn Lim
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a Phenomenal vacation read! Samantha Chase’s latest release, A Girl Like You is the second full novel in her latest Magnolia Sound series. I loved every word.
When Sam Westbrook’s, great-grandfather left Sam his landscaping business in his will with the stipulation that Sam lives in Magnolia Sound for one year. Sam was a bit of a wild child growing up, and truthfully, still has a bit of the wild child still inside him. However, for the most part, he has grown up into a wonderful, upstanding
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my five stars! Sam Westbrook's story is absolutely wonderful. If you've read book 1, you know that Sam has a reputation as sort of a troublemaker and bad boy around Magnolia Sound. Now that he's all grown up, Sam feels stifled in the little coastal town that he's forced to live in for the next year, thanks to his great grandfather's will. While he likes being near family, he doesn't enjoy what he perceives as judgement for his past mistakes. With just a few months into that year long commitme ...more
Bobo's Book Bank
A GIRL LIKE YOU is the second book in the Magnolia Sound series. It is a standalone!

Sam Westbrook is a wanderer. He bounces from place to place, not really feeling the need to settle down. Now, he's stuck in Magnolia Sound, running his great grandfather's business for a year. If he leaves before then, he'll forfeit his inheritance and the business he loves so much to do. Shelby is the town's librarian and the pastor's daughter. She's quiet and shy and has lived her whole life in this small town.
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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and ...more

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