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Then I Met You

(Love in Everton #6)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  137 ratings  ·  85 reviews
A single dad, small town romance

I didn’t choose the role of single chose me. I’ve been picking up the broken pieces my wife left when she walked out on my daughter and me. The last thing I’m looking for is a relationship.

Then a spunky blonde with a career filled with instability starts making rounds, making me question if I can trust another woman. My daughter isn
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 216 pages
Published October 7th 2020
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Athena D.
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
☆☆☆☆☆ 5 STARS

This is by far my favorite story from the Love in Everton series. I couldn't help but love this single dad falling for the up and coming country music star small town romance. Gavin and Sutton have a connection that shows that they are building a strong foundation, then add in Gavin's cutie of a daughter, Penny and it's oh, so sweet. Then I Met You by Fabiola Francisco is an EPIC read that will join the ranks of the BIBLIO-ARISTOCRACY!!!
Rachel Dunk
Oct 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’m not usually the biggest fan of single parent romances. I feel like children can easily make or break a novel. A lot of times authors write books with children that are annoying or not unique enough to make them interesting. Those books usually end up on my DNF list, sadly. I’m just really picky about kids! This book did NOT disappoint in that department. Penny was absolutely adorable and totally likable. Although she is definitely still a child, she has a sweet maturity about her that doesn’ ...more
Sep 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
There are no words I have to express the goodness I felt reading Gavin and Sutton story. Every page I turned I had this notion of "this is where the plot twist happen". I physically dreamed of different scenarios when I went to bed of what could happen after the part I left off at. Crazy? Yeah maybe but guess what, I was wrong every darn time.

That is when you know a story will stick with you. It follows you even in your dreams and makes for restless nights. Gavin was dealt a doozy of a hand but
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
Fabiola Francisco did it again - I completely fell in love!! Single father Gavin has had only his daughter as a priority since his wife up and left them both when Penny was six months old. Not allowing any woman get close enough, Gavin finds himself at a loss when he instantly feels an attraction towards the up and coming Country music sensation Sutton. But Sutton's stardom will take her away from Everton and away from him and Penny. Can he open up his heart and his life and let the little spitf ...more
Patti Gunkel
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story pulled me in the moment I started reading it. I wanted to know if Gavin and Sutton realized what they had...I wasn't disappointed at all. The connection they have is so strong I felt as if I was right next to them. Their love story is very true and so inspirational. ...more
Lea Coll
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was hooked at single dad and a rising country music star then Fabiola sucked me in and ripped out my heart with the prologue. An emotional slow burn as Gavin opens his heart up to love again. This book was everyhing!!!
Fabiola Francisco
Aug 17, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
Release day is tomorrow! I'm so excited for you to meet Gavin & Sutton! Read this sneak peek to hold you over until it hits your kindle.

Preorder it today!

“Daddy?” Penny’s voice slices through my thoughts.
“Yeah?” I turn my head and look at her.
“You’re the best Daddy in the whole world.” Her gentle words fill me with peace.
“You’re the best daughter in the whole world,” I tell her. Her bright smile tells me she’s more than happy with that response.
“I love you.” Her arms wrap arou
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Here are five words for you: single father, small town romance. Did that pique your interest???!! It totally should.

This is our sixth trip to Everton and this town is my fantasy trip (just behind Hogwarts). The people we have met in this town feel like family and I love the trips Fabiola takes us on with each couple.

We first meet Gavin in Abbie and Finn’s story. Single-father who’s life revolves around raising his amazing daughter, Penny. Sutton we meet in Poppy and Harris’s story as the first
Oct 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love single dads...and he's a cowboy too. Swoon! Going back to Everton is like going home again. I need to check up on Knox, Ainsley, Poppy, and the rest of the gang. I really wanted to get to know more about country singer Sutton. She seems like she has my taste in men. Hot, quiet, cowboy, single dad...Gavin. I loved their slow burn and that much of their relationship revolved around Gavin's daughter Penny. Penny and Sutton's relationship was so sweet. I love that cupcakes were central to the ...more
Kathleen Bradbury (Bulfon)
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a quick and easy read. The storyline is well-crafted, intriguing, suspenseful, has drama and steam. The characters are defined, and likable with sizzling chemistry. I liked it.
J Williams
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such a great addition to this series!!

Gavin gave up on romance when his ex-wife broke his heart. He has spent the last five years taking care of his daughter and working hard on the family ranch. When Sutton moves to town he does his best to avoid her. The beautiful blond singer is too tempting but she is a huge risk to his life, his daughter and his heart. Sutton isn't about to let the quiet cowboy get away too easily!

I absolutely loved both of these characters. Gavin was so swoony sweet. Sutto
Natasha Carrere
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-reads
“I thought there was nothing hotter than a southern gentleman. Until I met a single dad cowboy.”

Swoon.... Gavin and Sutton are everything! Their love story was perfect. Gavin had such a struggle dealing with his past and I was so excited when he finally allowed himself to move on. His love for his daughter Penny was the best and the constant trips for cupcakes is a man after my heart! I loved reading Sutton’s journey through her music career; when she heard herself on the radio I cried because
Sep 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 fantastic stars

Single dad trope is my jam and Fabi did absolutely fantastic job with this book.

Gavin and Sutton were perfect for each other. I loved their story and slow burn building romance. I loved their connection and attraction. I loved the time they took to get to know each other and overcome their insecurities.

Penny was such adorable little girl. The author did such an amazing job writing this character.

I just fell in love with these characters and their story.

It was perfect.
Jaime Reynolds
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This small town, single dad romance is a must read. I have waited for Gavin and Sutton and it did not disappoint. Penny stole my heart and I know she will take yours as well. I devoured this story and enjoyed their journey while reconnecting with other character favorites. It’s a slow burn that keeps you turning pages wondering if fame will hinder this budding romance. This series is fantastic so if you haven’t started yet make sure to get on it. You don’t want to miss this one.
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Take me to Everton! Gah this book was everything I knew it would be. A swoon-worthy single dad small town romance, then I Met You had me smiling the entire time. Gavin is the dreamiest of cowboys and Sutton is the sweetest soul. I loved the banter and undeniable attraction between these two and how they fought for a love they both deserved.
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fabiola delivers another great Everton read. This small town standalone series is always sweet and leave me feeling warm and fuzzy. Sutton and Gavin have great chemistry and I love how she was with Penny. She was genuinely sweet and I adore her character. This feel good, small-town romance is a 5 star read! So enjoyable!
B-Books Review
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love stories like this, light with the drama and full on romance. Add some small town, an amazing group of friends and one of my favorite trope, single parent, and you’re in for a treat!

I’ve already met Gavin and his precious five year old daughter, Penny, in the previous book of the series, but here we’ve got to meet them in a deep way. Fabiola managed to break my heart in the prologue when we learned how Hadley, his high school sweetheart wife, managed to leave him and a 6 months-old Penny b
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Being back in Everton is always a great place to b with wonderful characters so when I knew we would be getting Gavin’s story I was beyond happy to dive in. Gavin has a past that has him stuck thinking he can only live his life for his daughter and that’s exactly what he does. He is an amazing father that provides everything she could ever need and more. Gavin doesn’t seem like he has time nor really wants to step back in the dating scene, so he likes to pretend he is happy with where he is in l ...more
Skye Yanovsky
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So So Good!!!

I am a huge sucker for a single dad whose entire world is their child. A man who gives up on love and relationships so he can make sure his child is cared for and loved. If you feel the same way then Then I Met You (Love in Everton #6) is the book for you. Despite Gavin suffering a huge loss when his wife/daughter’s mother just up & left despite being together since they were teens, he has remained this steadfast, loyal and loving father. He’s running scared about relationships and
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this story of second chance love with a HEA. The storyline was easy to follow and the characters are wonderful and likeable. I loved that we got to see some of the other members of the Everton crew and got caught up on their lives as well.

This story follows Gavin, who is a single parent, raising his daughter with the help of his family. He has a hard time letting himself find someone, because it's not just his heart that he is looking out for but his daughter's as well. Gavin is an amazin
Jenifer Briggs
Oct 03, 2020 rated it liked it
I'm going to be in the minority here, but there was just something about this book that threw me off. Maybe it was the over the top sweetness? I don't even know myself, but I just couldn't connect with these characters, which makes me sad since I was looking forward so reading it.

Gavin is a single dad to a truly precious little girl (she was my favorite part of this book) and is hiding his heart because the woman he always thought as the love of his life left both him and their newborn without s
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Then I Met You is the 6th book of the Love in Everton Series by Fabiola Francisco and OMG how much I enjoyed this book!
It's the story of the single dad cowboy Gavin and the country singer Sutton.
Sutton has a crush on Gavin since they first met on Labour Day. But Gavin is such an introvert and also has his gorgeous daughter Penny. Is he ready to fall in love again although the mother of Penny broke his heart so damn hard?
Well let me tell you I was SO CURIOUS about them when they met in You Mak
Gwen Pendley
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Every book Fabiola writes is my absolute favorite until she writes another!!

The way she writes Gavin, the single dad with the adorable little girl, is so complex, yet so beautiful. Even though he hasn't gotten over the heartbreak he received 5 years ago, Gavin so strong and admirable, an amazing father and role model. Just those qualities make him attractive regardless of how sexy his physical attributes are.

Sutton has been attracted to Gavin from the very first minute that she saw him. She sees
Ronda Brimeyer
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful story about learning how to live after your heart has been broken. Learning how to balance being a dad and being a hot single man. Gavin has this attraction to Sutton a beautiful up and coming country star. He doesn't want these feelings. Yet Sutton feels the attraction to. She gives him a glimpse of what it can be to love him and his child. Gavin is afraid to live his life opening up again. Thinking he will hurt his child's life...... far from it though. Read this beautiful story of ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gavin is a single father to an adorable tiny human, but he's gun shy when it comes to women since his wife leaving him & their daughter without looking back broke his heart. However, he never saw Sutton coming. Sutton is all kinds of sunshine who could bring a smile to anyone's face, and she's got her eye on Gavin. Oh, and she really loves his tiny human which is a bonus, and yet, Gavin is slowly moving along. I mean I understood it, but that doesn't mean that these two didn't drive me crazy wit ...more
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Sutton may be a rising country music star, but she is a small town southern girl at heart. She’s genuine and kind. Smart, sexy, sassy and caring. Gavin is a single father who was burned so badly by the woman he loved, he won’t trust his heart to anyone but his daughter. That is until Sutton breaks down those walls meant to keep his heart intact.

When Sutton takes time to build a relationship with both Gavin and the adorably precocious Penny, he doesn’t stand a chance at letting this opportunity
Oct 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hearts are singing their own special love song

Then I Met You is the sixth book in the Love in Everton series and this one just settled into my heart and stayed there. The writing is wonderful, the story-line is nicely plotted and emotional and the characters are well developed and loveable. This story is about Gavin and Sutton and also Gavin's daughter Penny. As a single father Gavin's world revolved around Penny and the rest of his family. So much so that he never tried to find someone special
Kari Hansen
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ever since Gavin’s wife left him and their daughter behind to pursue the life she wanted he has focused on the ranch and being the best father that he can be. He has surrounded himself with family and a great group of friends, but he is isn’t about to let another woman into his life until Sutton has him wondering what if.

Sutton has dreams of becoming a country music star which has brought her to town to be near her recording label. From their first meeting she was drawn to Gavin and it is only a
Oct 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2020
Ms. Francisco is a relatively new author to me; I enjoyed a short she wrote in an anthology, so I jumped at this one. Several tropes I enjoy music, single dad, and small-town drew me in. Gavin and Sutton have an attraction that has them both cautious, he has walls and fears, she has a complicated career. A country star and single dad, she should be writing this song not living it. Add to this dynamic his adorable daughter, who is one smart kiddo. Love the way this was written, quick-moving story ...more
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Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"“I thought there was nothing hotter than a southern gentleman. Until I met a single dad cowboy.”

Swoon.... Gavin and Sutton are everything! Their love story was perfect. Gavin had such a struggle dealing with his past and I was so excited when he finally allowed himself to move on. His love for his daughter Penny was the best and the constant trips for cupcakes is a man after my heart! I loved reading Sutton’s journey through her music career; when she heard herself on the radio I cried because
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I am an indie author who writes contemporary romance and women's fiction. You'll often find southern gentleman in my books and a love for country music. Coffee fiend and star gazer.

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Love in Everton (7 books)
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