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The Story of Us

(Sweetbriar Cove #11)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  285 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Discover the recipe for love in Sweetbriar Cove with this delectable new standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace!

Natalie Diaz believes that life is sweet. It’s why she’s leaving heartbreak behind to start a delicious new chapter: opening her dream candy store on Cape Cod. Goodbye, break-up blues, hello, handmade chocolate truffles! She’s d
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Published November 19th 2019 by Melody Grace Books
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Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Fresh Start Stars!!

“He’d never believed in fate or destiny, but after that night, he couldn’t help feeling like they’d met for a reason. Their story was only just getting started…..”

The Story of Us is the 11th book in the Sweetbriar Cover Series, but can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. Natalie came to Sweetbriar Cove in the hopes of forgetting her past and starting over. With the little bit of inheritance she has, she opens the candy store of her dreams. She’s determined to go all
CJ Patton
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Sweetbriar Cove series continues with the 11th installment (#2 Kinsella). Melody takes us on a journey of heartbreak and love with Luke and Natalie. This book is amazing and well written and a fast read. I could not put it down. Once i started reading it i did not stop until i was finished.

They met months prior and Luke couldnt get Natalie out of his mind and when he runs into her again by chance he is taken aback when she doesnt remember him. So he makes it his mission to get to know her a
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow Natalie and Luke are sizzling. I love how they met and then they fast forward to meeting again. The attraction was very hot. I liked how Natalie tried to resist Luke’s charm and hotness but in the end couldn’t. I enjoyed the Oliver drama and how it made Natalie who she was. The family around Sweetbrier is amazing and they make everyone welcome and loved. That’s one of the best things i love about this series. I really did enjoy each story but Natalie and Luke’s are one of my favorites with t ...more
Stacy Hahn
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Story of Us by Melody Grace is book 2 in the Kinsella Family and the 11th book in the Sweetbriar Cove Series. I loved this sweet book. Not just because our heroine owns a chocolate shop, but because our hero Luke just melts my heart. His chance meeting with Natalie months before altered his life path. He’s back home in Sweetbriar Cove and wants nothing more than to make Natalie a part of his life. She has a painful past that she’s trying to erase, and is having a hard time letting Luke in. I ...more
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
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A sweet holiday read with heart melting romance that makes you want to sigh with pure happiness and longing!

The Story Of Us is a splendid story that brought me cheer and gave me plenty of feels. Luke and Natalie are unforgettable characters and their chemistry simmered beautifully. The way the story progressed made it an easy book to follow and an enjoyable one at that. Very nicely done!

Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reading these stories is like reading a Hallmark movie with a touch of sexy and I just can’t get enough!!!
I adore this series, adore the characters and have a strong urge to move into a small town and live my happily ever after.
World Of Books 65
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Whether this is your first step into Sweetbriar Cove or your 11th you won't be disappointed with 'The Story of Us'. As the song goes 'If you fall/I will catch you/ I will be waiting.....' Luke is that guy who not only catches but is patience enough to wait. Enjoy

Natalie has come to Sweetbriar to make a fresh start; to do this she has had to change her name to ensure that her ex boyfriend Oliver doesn't find her; did he hit her? No, what he did do was make her feel that she was worthless, that no
Diana Parker
Jun 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book had a more in-depth story than the others I have read in this series...and I really liked it. Abusive relationships aren't always physical and the strong lead character really showed her strength throughout this book. ...more
Stacie Christensen
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Discover the recipe for love in Sweetbriar Cove with this delectable new standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace!

Natalie Diaz believes that life is sweet. It’s why she’s leaving heartbreak behind to start a delicious new chapter: opening her dream candy store on Cape Cod. Goodbye, break-up blues, hello, handmade chocolate truffles! She’s determined to make her fresh start count, which means no drama, and definitely no distractions—especially not from the mouthwat
Books Laid Bare
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Be prepared to fall in love with the comings and goings of Sweetbriar Cove, and whether you have read the previous books in the series or not, just are going to be knocked on your a$$ by the delicious Luke and Natalie romance.

Natalie is new to the cove, escaping an ex that has left her not only looking for a fresh start but also willing to change her identity. Now, as the author started to unravel the situation between Natalie and her ex Oliver, I quickly came to despise the man, he was a narcis
Karen Wood
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is book #11 in the Sweetbriar Cove series you can read as a standalone or part of the series, I highly recommend starting at book 1 and reading all of them so you meet all of the other characters and they are all captivating. This is a lovely warm romance between Natalie and Luke. The title is very fitting for the story.

Natalie has just run away from her abusive past, changed her name and started afresh in Sweetbriar Cove opening a candy store, not looking for love, just wanting to survive,
Jennifer Pierson
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Story of Us started out with how Natalie & Luke met in the past, then fast forwarded to the present. She's come to Sweetbriar Cove to start over, and get away from her heartbreaking past, to start her own candy store. However, she keeps running into Luke, and the sparks start flying all over the place. She tried to keep her walls strong enough to withstand the super sexy Luke, who she had a deep attraction to, but she has some baggage which makes her a bit gun shy. That past provide twists t ...more
Jackie Wright
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love my visits to Sweetbriar Cove and Natalie and Luke’s story is a great addition to one of my favourite series. This author has a knack of making you feel part of this tight knit community that resides in Sweetbriar Cove.
Natalie and Luke have met before but when their paths cross again Luke is shocked that she doesn’t remember him because he hasn’t been able to get her out of his mind. What happens next is a man on a mission as Luke does everything in his power to get close to the girl of h
Tami Talbert
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Melody Grace definitely didn’t disappoint with this 11th addition to her Sweetbriar Code series. The Story of Us is the discovery of love and learning to trust between Natalie and Luke. Though they’ve both had failed relationships leaving them uncertain, they felt the flow of chemistry upon their first meeting. But for Natalie, it was a long road to letting go of ghosts of the past and allowing Luke to melt the walls she had erected around her heart.

Though I’ve read a myriad of fantastic romanc
Nicole Smith
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really like the Kinsella clan and I think it's great addition to the Sweetbriar Cove gang. I just gobbled this book right up. I love that Natalie has a chocolate shop.I think it's so cool. Luke is just dreamy and prime book boyfriend material. Natalie is making a fresh start in Sweetbriar Cove and she never counted on someone like Luke coming into her life. Being gun shy with relationship due to what drove her to Sweetbriar Cove, but Luke is so hard to resist. I love watching the friendships N ...more
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love this one! Melody makes me want to live in Sweetbriar Cove! 5 stars for this one!
Meet Natalie, moved clear across the US to Sweetbriar Cove to start her life over. She ran from her fiance' who was a controlling, mentally abusing jerk. She had finally had enough and left, and is here now, starting her new chocolate business, and trying to get the residents aware of her store! When a certain sexy guy, Luke takes notice of her and her chocolate, he's hooked! Can he convince her its ok to put he
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Story of Us by Melody Grace is a sweet contemporary romance and book 11 in her Sweet Briar Cove Series.
Natalie is new in town, she had to start over with a new town, new name, new job and new life.
Luke Kinsella meets her and can't get her out of his head anymore. But the heroine carries secrets and scars.

Welcome back to Sweetbriar Cove where the world is great and love is in the air.
I recommend to read the previous book, Two Hearts and book one in the Kinsella Family Series, first.
All in all
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Natalie and Lukes story is so sweet! I couldn’t get enough of this couple. I love this series!! This is a stand-alone and you can just jump in. I jumped in with the last book and fell head over heels so I’m working my way through this authors catalog. It’s a difficult thing to open your heart to someone once you have been hurt and this journey of friendship and love is beautiful. As always the writing is spot on and the story will just sweep you away. Great read. It’s one of those books that mak ...more
Ariadna Basulto
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sweet romance ✔️
Swoony hero ✔️
Sizzling chemistry ✔️
Swoony af ✔️

If you’re in the mood for a sweet contemporary romance The Story of Us by Melody Grace is the book for you! Natalie and Luke were great! I enjoyed watching Natalie try and fail to resist Luke’s charms. They were just adorable. The story had sprinkles of angst and low drama, but just enough to keep you hooked. Plus, all the secondary characters in Sweetbriar made this an even more fun read. I really enjoyed it and I’m looking forward
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
The story of Us by Melody Grace was a story about second chances and starting over. Natalie Diaz came to Sweetbriar for a fresh start and wanting to escape an ex. Luke came home after being away for some time. He has no interest in a relationship after just coming out of one, but when he sees Natalie he knows she is different. But Natalie is cautious. I loved watching Natalie and Luke get to know each other and spend time together. They had a great connection. But when her past comes back, will ...more
Isidora Subotic
Jun 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Natalie moved to Sweetbriar Cove to feel safe and peaceful, along with changing her name to hide from a certain someone. Then Natalie met Luke, who recently moved back into town. Luke is very sweet, gentle, and considerate. The problem is that Natalie doesn't know who she is anymore and needs some space to find herself. Unfortunately, that drives them apart but naturally, they find their way back. Otherwise, the book was altogether very sweet and their relationship was thoughtful and lovely. ...more
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes I ask myself if I will ever give Melody Grace less than 5 stars. 🙈 My easy way to enjoy a good romantic story is always with Melody Grace. This is like a normal life not too much millionaires and billionaire characters.

The plot and twists always thought carefully by the writer in this story. Until the next book. Can’t wait for the story of Cassie and Wes!
Misti Sonntag
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is Natalie & Luke’s Story. It can be read as a standalone. It can also be read as the 11th Sweetbriar and 2nd Kinsella.
This book was extra sweet with a side of heartbreak. Melody did a amazing job on this one. This is a great book to curl up and enjoy this holiday season.
Kimhe Rockchicks
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Think I might just head on down to Sweetbriar Cove and get myself a little romance.
Love small town series, loves how the townsfolk stick together no matter what. Love me some Melody Grace. I can't wait to read more.
Alexa Rivers
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
To start with, this book made me hungry! So much talk of chocolate and other goodies. Natalie was a really believable heroine, and as always with a Melody Grace book, I loved her journey to belonging as much as the romance itself. A lovely read.
Melissa Parnell
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This story had me swooning so much! I absolutely fell in love with these characters and this town This was a beautiful second-chance romance full of heart and steam. I am a huge fan of this series and this was a great addition. I can't wait for more from this author. ...more
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-read, melody-grace
[2 stars] overall book was okay. but i felt the appearance of the heroine's ex was kind of short-lived. the hero punch the heroine's ex, the ex wanna press charges and that's about it. not exactly fully explained about it. ...more
Karen Hedges
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Good beach book

I felt the book was a little slow getting started. I liked the love story, I’m with Luke on liking the getting to know someone before having sex. I think that’s where are younger generation is missing out.
Phyllis F.
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This is a story of starting over and all the pitfalls of leaving the past behind. Riveting characters with a chance for two people to finally find true love.
Veronica Mostel
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing

What a book. The fear she hid. The chemistry between them was epic. When the unexpected happens she freaks. Finding Luke was the best thing that ever happened. Great book
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