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A Girl Like You

(Magnolia Sound #2)

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  196 ratings  ·  106 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 3rd 2019)
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Elle's Book Blog
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
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
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
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
Kim Herman
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 Magnol ...more
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
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...
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'
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, they’re
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 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
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
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
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
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
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.
Kay Pflueger
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What happens when the town bad boy and the good girl everybody loves team up????That is what is newest book by Samantha Chase is all about!

Sam Westbrook has a reputation in Magnolia Sound as a hell-raiser and all-around love ‘em and leave ‘em kind of guy. His grandfather has passed away and Sam has inherited a landscaping business that he really does not want as there is a stipulation that he has to work the business for a year or lose it entirely. He does not want to be tied to the town for a
Anita Byars
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Heartwarming & Charming! I am in Love with this series and have been since the beginning. Samantha Chase is an excellent writer with books that ooze heart felt goodness and she continues to capture my heart and soul a little more with each book in this series.

Sam Westbrook’s just can’t seem to shake his past reputation of being the bad boy, in the small town of Magnolia Sound. Forced to move there after he inherits a landscaping business from his Great Grandfather that stipulates he must st
Franci Neill
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: samantha-chase
5 When the Good Girl Reforms the Bad Boy Stars!!

What happens when the bad boy of Magnolia Sound is forced to come back to the small coastal town he thought he’d left in his rearview mirror forever? This is the crux of this second novel in Ms. Chase’s Magnolia Sound series and Sam Westbook is a man that just can’t seem to catch a break…until he meets Shelby Abbott that is.

Shelby is the proverbial good girl who’s father is the Pastor in this small town and she’s heard rumors about Sam for years,
Jackie Wright
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This a book with all the feels and I was captivated from the first chapter to the last page. Magnolia Sound feels like home it’s a place I can connect with and I love the residents and all the love and loyalty that surrounds them.
Sam Westbrook is only back in his hometown because of his grandfather’s will stipulation, he needs to run the landscaping business for a year and if after that he wants to move on then fine but for now he is living in his own worst nightmare because everyone in this sm
Donna Smith
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Jamie  Zishka
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Magnolia Sound Series. I would say this can be read as a stand-alone but I would suggest reading Remind Me first- Jake and Mallory's story as they share alot of the same characters. This story is about Sam and Shelby- the town mess up and the librarian.

Sam is only back in town to fulfill his great-grandfather's wishes, he knows he isn't wanted in Magnolia Sound.... he is determined to only be there for the year and then get back to his life... but life has a way o
Tina Todd shobe
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Girl Like You is Book 2 in the Magnolia Sound Series. It definitely can be a stand a lone but I highly recommend that you read them in order as I think you'll get more appreciation from this series as a whole if you do. Plus it's a great series.

Sam Westbrook inherited a landscaping business from his grandfather and his counting down the days until his year is up until he can sell it and leave Magnolia Sound. He's tired of being under what he feels is the constant mistrustful eyes of the townsp
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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

Other books in the series

Magnolia Sound (3 books)
  • Remind Me (Magnolia Sound, #1)
  • In Case You Didn't Know (Magnolia Sound #3)