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Say You’ll Be There

(Love in Seven Mile Forge #2)

4.60  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  35 reviews
From award winning author Billie Dale comes a second chance love story muddling the line between love and hate. As young love goes Joey and Preslee were perfect but nothing last forever and the world is ready for the taking. Dale’s sassy wit shines in comedic fashion with Say You’ll Be There, book two in Love in Seven Mile Forge.

At sixteen, Joey Holmes handed me his heart
Paperback, 367 pages
Published October 1st 2020
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Wendy Livingstone
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 2nd book in this amazing series and is Joey and Preslee’s story. These two were high school sweethearts until Preslee thought she was doing the right things and left town leaving Joey behind. Now with a stalker whose violence is escalating Preslee returns home for her best friend’s wedding and hopefully escape her long-term stalker. This story has some amazing secondary characters which add to the entertainment value if this story. This is a beautifully written story which is intrigu ...more
Jeanne Kotsios
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book hooked me from the get go I just couldn’t put it down I fell in love with these characters and omg what a story just a perfect read.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review
Darcy Smith
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy Smokes! This is one magnificent story. This story has so many twists and turns throughout it. There are some real life issues throughout the story that pulls you in and keeps you so very engaged with it. I loved Preslee and Joey. They have such chemistry and great personalities. Their banter back and forth have you laughing at times and feeling their pain at other times. This is a stunning story that you just can’t put down. The characters from the first story add an amazing touch to it. Th ...more
Sep 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved being back in the Seven Mile Forge world. Billie Dale has an amazing writing style and this book did not disappoint.

This second helping of Seven Mile Forge focuses on Preslee and Joey. They were friends growing up becoming lovers in highschool. However, one of these very stubborn individuals decided they needed to grow up and spread their wings, leaving the other to flounder and suffer.

So what we get here is an awesome second chance romance. Preslee and Joey have amazing chemistry and
Wanda Jewell
Sep 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Let me warn you now, don't start reading this book late in the evening, otherwise you will be up all night reading it. I know I was up until 5 a.m. reading to the finish. This book has a lot going on in it. It speaks from the perspective of both Joey and Preslee. There is a lot of inter-dialog, but it all goes into making the story suck you in. High school sweethearts meet again after 10 years apart. There are a lot of relatives and friends in this book who are integral to the story. The charact ...more
Karen Hrdlicka
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Preslee's and Joey's story is amazing. It's everything I look for in a read I can't put down. First it's one of my favorite tropes, second chance romance with an added layer of suspense. Add in great characters, a hot mess heroine who has been under a stalker's thumb for years, a protective ex and her shielding tribe of friends, and a sweet little boy and you have the perfect ingredients for an awesome romantic suspense, second chance love story.
Preslee left Seven Mile Forge to chase her dream
DS pr -Lainey
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
WOW I loved this so much! This was a new author for me and definitely won’t be the last!
This was a Second chance read with a suspense twist.
Destined school lovers who separate before the relationship is ready to end.
A stalker who follows Preslee for 6 years enough to warrant security guards following her to ensure her safety

After years of leaving her home town Preslee returns only to run into her old flame Joey and discovers a man in place of the boy she once knew and now he is hotter and even
Tina Layner
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book very much. It had me in suspense until the end. When Preslee dumped Joey to go to California she thought she was doing it for him. Joey turned to alcohol to ease his pain of losing her. Years later, she moves back home because of a stalker that wants to have her as his own. Joey gets his act together and becomes chief of police. As time goes by, they put their pasts behind them so they can stop her stalker from killing her. Will these two get together in the end or go their sep ...more
Sep 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story is billed as a romantic comedy and it certainly does have its moments but it addressed such serious issues that it was a hard in-depth read for me. The issue of stalking in today’s world is real and, quite frankly, terrifying, with law enforcement unable to do much for victims until it is too late.

I had great sympathy for the female lead as she tried to go about her life whilst living under the dark cloud of a stalker who had persisted over many years.

The male lead was also well wri
Lori Hammons
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love the Seven Miles Forge gang! Preslee and Joey finally confront their real feelings while searching for her stalker. The nicknames they have for each other and the snarky sarcasm is great. There is lots of trepidation, fear and suspense between the humor. Looking forward to Hendrix story.
Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the book two of Love In Seven Mile Forge. This book while it has it’s light moments it also deals with a very real issue of stalking and the dangers and the toll it takes on it’s victim and those around them.

Let me say the ladies from Seven Mile Forge know how to keep a secret both Preslee and Samantha.

Preslee/Elvis and Joey/Josiah were high school sweethearts before Preslee left and tore Joey’s heart from his chest. She has returned home to help her bestie Sam/Samantha from Wannabe More
Up All Night With Books
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars
Review by Lisa
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Say You'll Be There is the second book in the Love in Seven Mile Forge series by Billie Dale and I absolutely love this story just as much as book 1. As they are separate couple stories, and probably be able to read them as standalone I HIGHLY recommend that you read them in order. There is just too much intertwining of these characters.

Book 2 is all about Joey and Preslee. And the second these two characters meet up in th
Emily Pennington
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
There are lots of emotions in this one, very realistic and adding to the quality of the story for the reader who vividly experiences both the good and the bad emotions that are stirred up.

The story begins with high school sweethearts, Preslee and Joey. Preslee at 18 decided she wanted out and she decided to leave town to find her future. Joey loved her and just wanted them to be together. But she couldn’t grow and reach her potential with him holding her back, so she left in spite of the pain sh
KL Cassanello
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The blame train isn't a one-seater...

Preslee broke Joey's heart when she left town without him. Seven years later, she has a serious stalker, so shes back in Seven Mile Forge to regroup and try to stay safe. Joey is the acting police chief, and single dad to adorable Cash. He's never forgiven her for leaving him behind. Someone needs to tell his heart that he hates her. This is an incredible book, a great follow up to Wannabe More. I would suggest reading the earlier book first, as it introduces
Jennifer Pierson
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Preslee and Joey were close friends as young kids which turned into love as teenagers, but ended in heartbreak when Preslee wanted out of their small town. See, he would have gone anywhere with her, but she truly believed it was better for him not to so she left him heartbroken when she got out of there. Now in the present day, she's in danger which forces her to come home, and her childhood sweetheart is now really yummy, the sheriff, and doesn't want anything to do with her. This starts up the ...more
Douglas Williamson
Dec 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Our heroine returns home with danger following her and her former flame in front of her. Can then mend the fences that were broken in the past, or will her future be cut short?

This is book two of the series, but it is written as a standalone. No prior reading is required.

This is something of a romantic suspense story with a second chance theme. Or perhaps it is the other way around. Hard to tell as the two are tightly wrapped together. Speaking of tightly wrapped, both are hero and heroine are a
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I received an ARC from the author thru Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving my review. Joey and Preslee were young sweethearts. Their plans for the future pull them apart and she leaves. Years later she comes back to her home town. She has trouble that is following her. Help should come from law enforcement but now Joey is the law. He does not think very much of Preslee even if the attraction is still strong. She learns that she may have burned her bridges. He has to keep her safe if they are g ...more
Judy Gittleson Hendrickson
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Preslee and Joey grew up together and forged a romance in high school, but Preslee left to search for something else instead of the small town they lived in, leaving Joey with a broken heart. Now back, with a stalker on her heels, he does not want anything to do with her... at first. The characters are terrific with great backstories. The romance starts to skyrocket again after the shake-up of seeing each other again. The banter and comedy keeps the story lighthearted, but the suspense of danger ...more
Alicia Harrietha
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a mystery thriller romance with a returning small town heroine. The ex boyfriend, Joey, just gave me the irrits because he was a whiny wimp, boohoo, she broke my heart, and I’ve never gotten over it type. Preslee is being stalked, and she goes home to hide, and meets up with her ex. This thrilling story is exciting and very hard to put down. It is full of exciting action and drama that I wasn’t expecting. I adored all of the characters, I loved the way the story developed, and the ending ...more
Serena Worker
Oct 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Preslee and Joey were high school sweethearts. Preslee thought she was doing the right thing and left town, leaving Joey behind as well.
Joey was devastated when Preslee left but finally got his life on track again
Now Preslee has a stalker that is getting worse and worse so with her best friend’s wedding Preslee decides to return to her hometown, and Joey isn’t the boy she left behind his all man.
The chemistry they had before is still there, finally they work through what happened all those years
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Seven Miles Forge, you'll visit and want to stay for every single word.

I loved how real the main characters were! Real issues that aren't glossed over.

Loved the dialogue, the intrigue, the steam!

Can these two find their way back to each other? I was rooting for these two. So many darn struggles they deserved an HEA.

Love the secondary characters and can't wait for my next visit!

I received an advanced reader copy, and this is my honest and voluntary review.
Teri Ruscak
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Say You'll Be There: A Second Chance Romance (Love In Seven Mile Forge Book 2)
Billie Dale
This is my first book in this series, and it can be read as a standalone.
Joey and Preslee loved each other since they were young, but Preslee left town to spread her wings, breaking Joey's heart.
Ten years later she's back, with trouble following her, and now Joey is the law. Can he help and protect her? Will they get back together?
I loved this book.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am vo
Deb O
Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing

This was a great read that I enjoyed. I loved Joey and Preslee they were an amazing couple that I loved watching them grow together. This is a second chance romance, they were friends and than lovers in high school feeling the they needed to grow and spread their wings they left the other to figure things out. Tens years later she's back with a stalker and he's now the chief of police with a chip on his shoulder. I loved their banter and snarky behavior together, I can't wait to read more.

I rece
Vedika Sheth
Sep 28, 2020 rated it liked it
It has a slow build but it turns out good. The suspense is exciting and fun to read. I, as in myself, probably wouldn’t buy this book because of the slow build and because it was a little difficult to connect with the characters. It just wasn’t my style. It absolutely could be yours but if I were you, I would read a couple more reviews and see what they said.

I wrote this voluntary review in exchange for an ARC copy.
Scarolet Ellis
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Say You'll Be There: A Second Chance Romance (Love In Seven Mile Forge Book 2) by Billie Dale is a great story to read. This is book number two in this great second chance romance series that I have really enjoyed reading. I recommend this story to everyone who likes reading about second chance romance stories.

I read a complimentary Advanced Reader Copy of this book & am voluntarily leaving an honest and unbiased review.
Christine Woinich
Oct 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a good story though it took a while to get going. I found Preslee and Joey steamy as a couple though it took them a long time to work things out between them to get their second chance at love together. The danger surrounding Preslee gave the story an extra boost, and I can say I did not see it actually coming. The friends were good support and fun. Overall, I liked the book.

I received a copy of this story through Enticing Journey Book Promotions, and this is my unsolicited review.
Oct 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: booksprout
A slow build-up second chance romance between Joey and Preslee, who dated in their teens.
The characters were likable, their banter and snarky comments kept the story fun, there's a stalker, some alcohol, and risky behaviors with an adorable kid in the mix.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jeanne Richardson
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 2nd book I've read written by Billie Dale; she has done a great job at writing a good book; I can’t wait to read more of her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I loved the characters.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
They had shared many things but she threw his heart away when she left him behind. Now she has returned and he has changed so much. He also hates her. She is in danger and may need his help. Will he help her? Will he turns his back on her? See if he will send her

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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