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With Me: A Rivers Edge Christmas Novella

(Rivers Edge #5.5)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  195 ratings  ·  53 reviews
Brooklyn Jackson has always wanted to be a police officer. Since she was a young girl, she has dreamed of following in her dad’s footsteps, set on making a name for herself, and not simply as the captain’s daughter. She’s determined, has everything mapped out, but what she wasn’t prepared for is a sexy new distraction in the form of her new partner.

Becker Ramsey needed a
Kindle Edition, 126 pages
Published November 21st 2019

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Sassy Southern
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
With Me was a fun, sweet, read. I was drawn in from the start and really enjoyed the characters and the story. There was definitely some instant chemistry between Brooklyn and Becker and it was interesting seeing how Becker had to deal with Brooklyn's very protective family.
This was my first time reading a book by this author and I didn't realize that this book was actually part of a series. While it was able to be read as a stand alone I can't wait to get my hands on more of the books because I
Dottie Harris
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow just wow Lacey has done it again this book was amazing I can't wait for more
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

When I grabbed up this book to read, I only did it because (a) it's Lacey Black and I adore all of the words she writes; and (b) it's a novella in the River's Edge series, one of my faves. So color me surprised when I see that our girl Brooklyn, our Bean is all grown up and she's ready to find her own happily ever after this time. And she's got an alpha daddy and alpha uncles lurking that I couldn't wait to see again.

With Me is a standalone, holiday contemporary romance in one of my all-
Nadine Bookaholic
This quick read was not only HOT it also had me laughing out loud a few times, which honestly I have come to expect when I am reading one of Lacey's books. I loved the way Becker was protective of Brooklyn even though she could hold her own, and the feisty Brooklyn was perfect, not to sassy but she definitely didn't let people walk all over her.

This Christmas Novella is the perfect gift to those that love the Rivers Edge series and it's a wonderful introduction for those that enjoy holiday roma
Renee Entress
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story flowed well I read it in one sitting. The story has laughs, secrets, and pain.

If you have not I would recommend reading the below books first:
Trust Me (Rivers Edge, #1)
Fight Me (Rivers Edge, #2)
Expect Me (Rivers Edge, #3)
Promise Me: A Novella
Protect Me (Rivers Edge #4)
Boss Me (Rivers Edge #5)

This is Brooklyn and Becker’s story. Brooklyn is a cop in her small town surrounded by family. Becker transfers into her small town police station and is a
April Symes
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
With Me by Lacey Black is a Christmas Novella in the Rivers Edge series. Remember Brooklyn from book 1 ?Now we are here for Brooklyn’s story. When the readers were first introduced to her in " Trust Me" she was just a little girl and now she is grown up and the only woman cop in her small town police force.
We get Brooklyn's novella and meet her love interest/new partner Officer Becker Ramsey. She was assigned to train her new partner yet as soon as she met him, she wanted to climb him " like a t
‘With Me’ by Lacey Black is a Rivers Edge Christmas Novella. I am new to Lacey Black, and this was love at first page for me! Even though I have not read a Rivers Edge book before, I was able to read this novella as a stand alone without issue.

This story features Brooklyn and Becker, who become partners on the force; Brooklyn is assigned to train Becker. A romance should have never been in the cards, especially since Brooklyn’s dad is the captain, but sometimes you can’t question fate.....or fi
Rochelle Spaccamonti
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A short and sweet story

I loved Brooklyn so much throughout the series. It was fun to see her as a grown up. I loved how her uncle's are still are crazy and over protective as ever. Becker was so cute and swoony. I hope there will be more of this crew in the future
World Of Books 65
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You know what I love about a Lacey Black Book? She always keeps you coming back for more. It doesn't matter if it's a full size novel or in the case of ' With Me' a Novella.

The only downside with a Novella is it ends too soon, and this booked ended too soon. I just wanted Brooklyn and Becker's story to go on and on.

A little bit about the book as I don't want to spoil your enjoyment too much. Brooklyn has followed her dad and uncles footsteps and is a police officer in Rivers Edge - she works ha
Red Cheeks Reads
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing

When I want to read a small town romance, Lacey Black always comes to mind first. Her Rivers Edge series is one of my favorites, and she created something truly special in the Stevens family siblings and their love stories. Lacey has never failed to entertain me with her big family-based, small town romances, and I look forward to any chance I get to dive back into one of her worlds.

With Me is a second generation Christmas novella set in her Rivers Edge series, but it can absolutely b
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It’s ALWAYS so nice to read about the Jacksons/Stevenson family. I have loved Bean since way back when we first met her in Trust me. Lacey is amazing and writes a small town romance better then anyone.
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
With Me is a Christmas novella on the Rivers Edge series by Lacey Black. If you have read the series like myself then you will remember Brooklyn “Bean” Stevens (Jackson). She was the first little one that captured my heart in the reading world and now she is all grown up. The last time I saw her she was off to prom and now years later she is a cop.

Brooklyn was just a rookie two years ago so she was surprised that her lieutenant has assigned her to train her new partner. She wasn’t sure she was
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We are back in Rivers Edge for Brooklyn’s story, when we first met her she was a little girl and now she’s all grown up and a cop. Becker has just moved to Rivers Edge, his sister recently told him about this town and that there was an opening on the force and now he’s in Rivers Edge ready to start over.

Brooklyn is the only girl on the police force in her small town, both her Dad and Uncle are both on the force but she’s determined to make a name for herself because she’s a good cop and not bec
Jennifer Pierson
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
With Me is obviously a short(ish) story as it says A Rivers Edge Christmas Novella in the title, and I truly wish it had been a bit longer to be honest. The actual premise for the story was fantastic, but it was just a bit too rushed for me. This is the story of Brooklyn Jackson, who come from a family of cops, so that's what she has always wanted to do, and worked hard to get it on her own. She follows the book verbatim, but never saw her new partner coming. Becker Ramsey went through a tough t ...more
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Little Brooklyn bean isnt so little anymore. Shes now an officer for the Rivers Edge police department,working the night shift and shes one hell of and awesome cop, just like her dad and uncle Jake. Becker Ramsey is looking for a fresh start after his last job in Oklahoma left a bad taste in his mouth after his last partner did some shady things that reflected on him. So Brooklyn found herself with a new partner and well he did things to her with just one look or waking into the room that no one ...more
Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a review copy before release for an honest review.

This was an awesome story. Its a new generation River Edge novella and it takes us back to the authors River Edge series and we get to revisit with all our previous favorite characters. It easily stands alone but its a fun story for those that loved that series.

This is Brooklyn's story, she is the daughter of Avery and Maddox and she now is a police officer. There is a new cop in tow, Becker and he is assigned her to train him. And th
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
With me is a Christmas novella set in the River's Edge series by the talented Lacey Black. It can be read as a standalone since that's exactly what I did. But it did make me want to read all the other books in the series! Brooklyn Jackson is all grown up and now she's a cop. Her new partner is new to town and he's crazy sexy. She can work with him and be attracted to him, right? Becker didn't expect to fall for his new partner, but Brooklyn is fun, pretty and a great cop. It's easy to be her par ...more
Moneka  Rodriquez
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Rivers Edge crew has returned!

Brooklyn Bean has finally realized her dream of becoming a police officer in her hometown, the downside? Swing shift. Just when she didn’t think things could get more interesting, up pops her new partner.

Brooklyn and Becker are so cute! I don’t usually read novellas as a personal preference but there was no way I was missing out on this one! Being back in Rivers Edge felt like home. Reading the characters, even with a ~15 year time jump, felt like nothing had
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this novella, Lacey never lets me down with her stories and this one, just in time for the holidays will get you in the mood to start decking your halls! 5 stars for this one!
Brooklyn has always wanted to be a police officer, and she's living her dream! When she's given a new partner to train, she's a little hesitant, after all, pretty much her entire family is in law enforcement, and she wants to earn her own way not shown favoritism, and when she meets Becker, wow, he's hot and he will
Ashley Hampton
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
AAAHHHH!!! What a fluffing Novella. I loved loved loved Brooklyn and Ramsey and their small bite story, now I am slowly dying a painful death wanting their full story. I need more, I want more. It's not because their story was bad, it's because these characters have so much more to tell... well ME specifically lol. I loved their love; for their respected professions. I loved their love for the classic cars and trucks. Let's not forget the most important, what I loved the most.... The family aspe ...more
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
With Me is a sweet, sexy, funny, romantic novella in the Rivers Edge series that brings ALL the feels!!! I LOVED being back in cute small town of Rivers Edge and re-connecting with some of my FAVE characters once again! Right from the first chapter, I was enraptured with Ms. Black's storytelling...

I adored seeing Bean (Brooklyn) all grown up and a cop (just like her Dad and Uncles) when she gets paired up with the "rookie" Becker! The chemistry between them is GLORIOUS and even though this is a
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
With Me is basically an early Christmas present in and of itself. I mean, how can it not be.... Brooklyn, our favorite group of men and their wives, it's Christmas, and a new hot partner... How does that not scream Merry Christmas to Ms. Black's readers. I so enjoyed grown up Bean and getting glimpses of the Steven's family. It was the start, how could I not want to go back. This novella was everything a River's Edge fan wants and needs. Seriously... My heart is full and I'm so glad we got to go ...more
Becca Stanfield Vernon
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I have missed this group of characters. This family is such sexy alphas that I expected an equally if not more alpha to be the one to win Brooklyn’s heart. She is the sweet & sassy girl that we fell in love with as her mom fell in love with her dad, but is all grown up. A quick story that leaves you wanting more. Becker is a great addition to this family. He is protective, sexy & strong, the perfect blend to take on the men in Brooklyn’s life & win. I wasn’t ready for their story to end. I ...more
MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Review by: Jennifer
(4 stars)

Taking us back to Rivers Edge and the Stevens/Jackson families, Lacey Black pulls you in with a novella and for those that didn't read the previous books this gives you a nice glimpse into their world. I just read the whole series before this, and my only complaint, I wanted more. I was not ready for this to be over and wanted more of Brooklyn and Becker. This felt more like a tease to me, super quick (it is a novella after all), this was one of those insta-love and w
Kari Hansen
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Brooklyn has followed the family tradition and is now a police officer. Her father is the Police Chief and she is determined to make her family proud so she knows that getting personally involved with her new partner is a bad idea but that is easier said than done.

Beckett is looking for a new start. After the turmoil of his last job the last thing he needs to do is be attracted to his partner especially if her family finds out.

Witty banter, hot chemistry and not only are Brooklyn and Beckett gre
Nikki Costello ***Crazy Cajun Book Addicts Blog***
I'm so happy to be back in Rivers Edge, and little 'Bean' Brooklyn is all grown up in this Christmas Novella.

Following in her families footsteps Brooklyn is now an officer of the law. She works hard to prove that she has the job on her own merits and not just because her dad is now the Police Chief. When Brooklyn meets her new partner Becker, "boom" instant attraction.

With not just Brooklyn's dad to impress but also her very protective uncles, Becker has lhis work cut out.

A fantastic festive r
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
This author has been on my radar for a long time with finally making time since this one called to me also. I have a fondness for the uniform or who has worn the uniform. In this one Brooklyn wants to wear the uniform. With having to set her own niche for herself though. Becker comes along and becomes her partner and the chemistry begins to sizzle with us readers seeing if they can do both sides. It seems to be part of a town from a series but it read well on its own. It was quick also with givi ...more
Nicole Smith
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas
4.5 Stars
This is a quick delightful read. If you're a fan of the River's Edge series getting revisit those characters will make your heart happy.If you're new to the series like me you will want to go back and read this series. Brooklyn and Becker are easy characters to like. Though this a novella it packs a punch. I appreciated the flow of the book. It didn't feel rushed. Brooklyn's overprotective family gave me chuckles with their interactions with Becker. I also loved that this book takes pla
Victoria Sturlini
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I really enjoyed this short story.... I wish it was longer..... But it was nice to read about "Bean" being grown up and a policewoman.... I have read the whole Rivers Edge series more than once in the past and now I will have to go back and revisit the books because as usual I love Lacey Black's style of writing and she has reminded me with this book how good all the rest of her books are. I highly recommend this book... It is a nice pleasant sexy and sweet romantic read. 😊
Tanja OMGReads
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: omgreads
Cute, funny, sexy and heartfelt - those are the words that can describe this novella.

I really hate when I know I'm reading a novella but by the end of it I just wish it had more chapters just to prolong that great feeling you get while reading something good. Jackson and Brooklyn were simply perfect together and I wish we'll get to see more of them in the future book.

***Review copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads Blog***
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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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