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Love and Landscape

(Rockland Falls #3)

4.62  ·  Rating details ·  186 ratings  ·  60 reviews
Jensen Grayson has truly loved one woman. Even after a short-lived marriage, the ghost of the girl he once knew has plagued his adulthood. Now, a single father, Jensen’s world revolves around his son, Max, and his landscape business. Until one day, he’s contracted for a job at the house he’s always avoided.

Rockland Falls was the only place that felt like home.
ebook, 250 pages
Published October 8th 2019 by Lacey Black Books
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Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own.

This was a beautiful second chance/single dad romance. This story is full of humor, heartfelt emotion, secrets, and intrigue.

I was so curious going into this to know the reasons that pulled Kathryn away in the first place. The story does not disappoint. There are plenty of twists and turns in the story to keep the reader guessing. I loved how unpredictable the story was.

Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
-Sara, 4 stars

I quite enjoyed reading this book. It took some time for me to really get into it but once I did I was hooked.

For Kate and Jensen to find each other again after all those years and to fall back into love just made me heart so happy. With Jensen being a single father committed to work and his son and Kate starting over from a divorce and the loss of a parent, these two definitely needed each other. Fate and time brought them back together and they didn’t wast
Oct 11, 2019 rated it did not like it
Skimmed to maybe 50%

This was a snooze fest. Hero is weak (lets his ex wife run all over him) heroine is an emotional weak mess. Don’t know which one I despise more. Probably the heroine. I hate a weak female lead.

The couple separated when they were 18 because people in relationships don’t know how to communicate apparently. Of course the hero decides to date and marry a woman that was a bitch to the heroine. This happens often and when it does a book is already doomed to a one star
Nadine Bookaholic
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Let me start by saying I wish I could give this book more than five stars. I love that this was a second-chance at love story for high school sweethearts that were torn apart in the middle of the night when Kate's family moved to New York with out a word to anyone, but, what I loved more is that each of the relationships felt real to me. I know moving on isn't easy and there is usually a lot of bitterness and bickering but you always hope that
World Of Books 65
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my God what a book! This pulled at my heart strings in the best possible way!

I don't know how Lacy Black does it one minute I am reaching for my tissues as I silently cry with the emotion that surrounds Kathryn and Jensens love story then next I can't catch my breath as this beautiful story unfolds.

I didn't think anything could beat Megan and Nick's story 'My Kinda Forever' (Book 6 in the Summer Sisters series - this is the spin of from that series) but I think this book just might!

Let me introduce you to
Spunky N Sassy
Spunky N Sassy's Rating: 5.0

~~~~~~~~~~Tracy's ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review~~~~~~~~~~~

When Jensen gets the new job at the home that holds all the memories and pain of his youth, he knows he must push through and get the job done. In walks the owner of that home and the only woman he ever loved. When their past collides with their present will it destroy their future? Oh wow! What can I say about this book first off... loved "just Max" Max totally captivated me. Kate and Jensen are just so
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love my trips back to Rockland Falls. Like seriously. The place, the people, and my favorite family! And Jensen, Kathryn, and Max’s story is no different. I was hooked from the beginning and just needed to know what happened! Not to mention appearances by our other favorite characters, two in particular. But I just, I love so much being able to visit with one of my favorite families while also getting new stories! Love it!!!
Red Cheeks Reads
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Love and Landscape is the third book in Lacey Black’s Rockland Falls series, a spin-off of her Summer Sisters series, but you don’t have to read that series to enjoy this one. This book is a second-chance romance between first loves, Jensen Grayson, owner of a successful landscape business, and Kathryn Elliott, the girl who broke his heart with no explanation. This couple had a history going back to high school that was cut short by Kathryn’s unexplained, middle-of-the-night departure with her family. Returning to Rockland Falls 12 years later, Kathryn juher SummerBlack’s Rockland/>Love
Jennifer Pierson
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love and Landscape was a second chance at love story that I really LOVED! I wasn't completely sure what to expect, because second chance love stories for me, can tend to be too frustrating, to where I don't even want the MC's together by the end. However, Lacey Black penned one that I couldn't get enough of, really had me engaged, and that I didn't want it to end. This is the story of Jensen Grayson & Kathryn Elliot, two people who loved each other insanely, and believed they would be togeth ...more
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So I have to be completely honest here… I was not excited about this book, at least not as much as the other Lacey Black books, for some reason I wasn’t super excited about Jensen and I’m just not usually a second chance romance lover but let me tell you I LOVED this book start to finish and that really took me by surprise in the absolute best way.

Love and Landscape is the third book in the Rockland Falls Series and as mentioned above it’s Jensen’s turn for love, he has the sweetest little boy
Jen Jen
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Laughter, shock, a lot of smiles, and more laughter. That is what Love and Landscape gave me. I laughed more than anything through this heartwarming love story between two high school sweethearts. Jenson and Kate were two young kids in love until something or more like someone took Kate away in the middle of the night with no explanation. For over a decade Kate blamed the one person, she thought was the best father in the world.
After twelve years, a manipulative mother, a husband who would
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book I’ve read by Lacey and I will definitely be reading the rest of the books in this series. I totally fell head over heels for this sassy and fun family. And let me tell you right now that “Just Max” will absolutely steal your heart.

Jensen is trying to navigate his life, after a divorce and trying to juggle his 4-year-old son with his landscaping business. He’s worked hard to get his business up and running, and he’s really proud of his accomplishments but he sp
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
Love and Landscape is the third book in the Rockland Falls series by the fabulous and talented Lacey Black. I am loving this family, their town and the people they love. Lacey writes small town romance so perfectly! We've met Jensen in his sisters' stories and now it's his turn. He's a single father, running his own business and enjoying his life. Mostly. He has a new landscaping job at the house he hasn't been to in years. His Kate. His only love. The one who got away. Literally. When they were ...more
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love & Landscape is the third book in the Rockland Falls series from Lacey Black and it's a WINNER!!! I loved every single thing about Jensen and Kathryn's second shot at love! It's CHOCK FULL of allllll the feels that I've come to expect from Ms. Black (and a visit from those hilariously inappropriate grandparents from the Summer Sisters series, Emma and Orval, that brought the tears of laughter...AND some "I can't believe Emma just said that!" moments) I simply can't get enough of this ser ...more
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Love and Landscapes was a fabulous second chance romance.

Highschool sweethearts and lovers, Jensen and Kate knew they were meant to be together forever. But, when Kate’s family packs up and moves to a different state in the middle of the night giving her no chance to say goodbye, their romance is ripped apart and both are left broken hearted and forced to move forward alone.

Both find new love that end in divorce. Jensen is left with the best thing that has ever happened to him, his
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can't get enough of this series by Lacey! 5 stars for this!!
Meet Jensen, he's just been hired to do the landscaping design on the big house that's been abandoned for twelve years or so, the house where the love of his life used to live in. Someone's taking it over and having it redone, he's got so many memories here, he will do right by this design for sure.

Kathryn inherited her childhood home when he dad passed, she's fixing it up, making it her own. As the memories flood in
April Symes
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love and Landscape is the 3rd book in the Rockland Falls series by author Lacey Black. This book is a 2nd chance romance between first loves, Jensen Grayson whose an owner of a successful landscape business and Kathryn Elliott- the girl who ended up breaking Jensen's heart literally with no explanation when she left him and the town behind with no word. Theirs was a history that was from high school that was never resolved and they haven't seen each other since things blew up back then. Fast for ...more
Ashley Gayhart-Hampton
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I always get so excited when Lacey Black has a new release coming out, but I get extra excited when I know we are going to see previous characters from past books. I was not really sure what we was going to get with Jensen's book, but as usual I am not surprised with the outcome. Jensen and Katherine's book was so sweet and cute. Throw in a curious 4 year old, and it is that much better. Their story was light, and it showcased in the true sense of the word what a soul mate truly is. The chemistr ...more
Kathryn Linke
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Love and Landscapes is the third title in the Rockland Falls series. I've thoroughly enjoyed each addition to this series, and Love and Landscapes was no exception. It was kind of weird to read a book about a character with the same name as myself as I've never come across the exact same spelling.

Jensen and Kathryn's story is an emotional and heartwarming second chance romance. High school sweethearts torn apart as teens and miscommunications, pain, secrets and misunderstandings kept
Up All Night With Books
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars
Review by Elizabeth
Late Night Reviewer
Up All Night w/ Books Blog

Awe! The title totally fits this gem and it was soooooo goooooooood!!!

Hook worthy!

Jenson and Kate have this once in a lifetime kind of love that makes you swoon and wish like hell you have this kind of love (if you don’t already). While Jensen and Kate are awesome, it is Max who stole the entire show!! Max is Jensen’s four-year-old son and he is so stinkin’ sweet!!

It is very easy to see from the tim
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Love and Landscape by Lacey Black
Reviewer: Chelsea
Rating: 4 stars!!

Thinks the third book in the Rockland Falls series and I was happy to get to know Jensen and Kate! I quite enjoyed their story! The beginning was a hot slow for me but as soon as I got into this book I couldn’t put it down!

Jensen is a single father to his son Max. He shares custody with his ex wife. Even though the marriage was short lived he wouldn’t change having Max for anything. Jensen only
Amber Rose 🌹
Release Date: October 8th 2019
Spoken in: Dual POV
Rating 4.5 Stars ⭐

Love and Landscape by Lacey Black is the third novel in her Rockland Falls series. It can be read as a standalone but I would recommend reading this series in order to get the full experience as we get appearances from previous couples and characters.

This book was a second chance of high school sweethearts Jenson and Kathryn who can't deny the attraction and feelings they still hold for each other even after all the years separated. I fell in lo/>/>Spoken
Ga Books LoverX
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lacey Black's Rockland Fall's series is so freaking good! It has a nice tough of sweet and innocent, but with a dash of dirty in it! Basically, there is something for everyone with this book!

Kathryn and Jensen grew up together and fell in love, at least, until one night where Kathryn was wisked away by her mother and never to see Jensen again. FF YEARS later and Jensen is a successful landscaper and he gets a job to work on a new property, one that is now owned by a blast from the pa
Karen Hrdlicka
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a huge fan of Lacey Black's books, and Love and Landscapes is no exceptions. Ms. Black's small-town romances pull the reader into the story by the heartstrings keeps them captivated until the last page. Kathryn and Jensen's story is no exception. The emotion and the heartache the young couple faced and the long separation caused by forces beyond their control by those who should have sheltered them is agonizing. However, the passion, trust, and love they share allows them to reach their HEA. ...more
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

I wish I could shout from the rooftops how much I love Lacey Black (#riversedgeforlife). I love knowing what I'm getting when I open one of her books and she's never, ever once disappointed me. When it comes to her characters and flawless writing, I adore all the things and all the moments

Love and Landscape (these titles make me smile.) is the third standalone in the Rockland Falls series and y'all, this is NOT one you want to miss in this series.

Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a review copy before release for an honest review.

This is a wonderful 2nd chance at love story between divorced Single dad, Jensen and almost divorced, Kate, who now owns the biggest mansion in town.

Kate hires him to do her landscaping and that's when the fun starts. The two were in love when they were teens until one day Kate's family makes her leave town and have no contact with the town ever again. Now Kate's dad has died and left her his house and she comes back to to
Becca Stanfield Vernon
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful second chance romance! This family is so lovable & easy to read. Jensen is a great character & being a dad made him even sexier! Kathryn coming back had me intrigued. I was so excited to see what took her away. Lacey had woven this storyline so well that there were some twists that were completely surprising. I kept turning pages, wondering where this story would lead, but also hesitant because I was not ready for it to end. The chemistry was hot between these two. The extend ...more
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rockland Falls is one little town that is becoming so dear to this readers heart. Lacey Black brings us finally Jensen's story and little Max was a show stealer in this book all the way to the end. It is not just sex between them but seeing them rekindle their love was sweet and romantic. I loved that Jensen is a responsible father all the way yet when it comes to his Kate he is impulsive and all about love. What really got me was that even though the love is still there so is their past of unan ...more
Renee Entress
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 stars

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

The below are part of this series if you want to read those books(s) first
Love and Pancakes (Rockland Falls #1)
Love and Lingerie (Rockland Falls #2)

This is Kathryn and Jensen’s story. Jensen has only really loved one woman, but she has been gone forever. Now he works and takes care of his son. When he shows up at Kathryn’s house for a job, they are but a little
Lacey Black has combined wonderfully two of my favourite tropes in Love and Landscape, single parents, and second chance romance. And with it tells a story that is well written, well paced and enthralling. Not to mention heartfelt, emotional, humorous and, sweet.

And with a romance that has hurt, chemistry, heat, secrets, and lies. As well as an adorable four-year old called Max at the heart of it. I was easily hooked throughout.

Plus, I really loved catching up with so many of my fav
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Avid reader, writer, mother, and wife! I love to read contemporary romance. Add in a little "spice" or hot guys in uniform pants, and I'm a happy woman. There's just something about diving into a book and engrossing in the magic of your hero and heroine getting their happily ever after.

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