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Misty Pennebaker came to Eden’s Ridge to escape a painful past and find a new beginning. She’s built a life surrounded by beauty, with her gift shop showcasing local artisans and her work as the only florist in town. Contented with her shop and her dog, the last thing she’s looking for is a relationship. Especially one with the gorgeous, tattooed biker who works at the ...more
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Published February 14th 2020
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Becky Claxon
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Denver owns Elvira’s Tavern in Eden’s Ridge where Kennedy works. Since this is a small town where everyone knows everyone’s business, he keeps to himself. I loved that Kennedy and Cayla noticed how Denver looks at Misty, but has never made a move to get to know her. Since Kennedy is getting married, they bring Misty and Denver together by asking him to build an arbor and Misty to take care of the flowers for the arbor. Since Misty owns the flower shop in town, this is a good way to get the two ...more
Jennie Fortna
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
ARC for honest review with no compensation received from BookSprout

Til There Was You is book 1.5 novella in the Misfit Inn series by Kait Nolan. I read the short version called Once Upon A Wedding a long time ago. Love this updated and extended version about Misty and Denver!

Two people who are working together for one of their friend’s wedding but an attraction between them makes them both look inside at the feelings they have but have never acted upon them.

Will these two find a way to connect,
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SS
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who loves light, humorous romance
This is another home run hit by Kait Nolan. In this book, we watch Denver and Misty as they get to know each other and fall in love. But it’s not just their story. It’s three for one because we also get to peek in as Kennedy and Xander plan their wedding, and we also get a sneak peek at the beginning of Pru and Flynn's relationship, and learn a little more about what happen Joan and how Ari came to join the family. All in all, it proved highly satisfying, as all of Ms. Nolan’s books do.

Denver
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Mary
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Til There Was You is a story of romance and discovery with meant-for-each-other chemistry that’s off the charts! If not masterfully written, the story might’ve been about two weak characters who finally stumbled upon each other & then couldn’t manage obstacles that seem to trouble true love in every relationship! Denver’s issues with his father’s illness & death were not just “kind’ve a big deal”; they were most definitely an overwhelmingly Big Deal”!! But before I believed that, I was ...more
Jessica
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Til There Was You is a novella set within the Misfit Inn series. Denver has had his eye set on Misty for the past three years, but never made a move. That is, until a wedding forces them to start spending time together. Misty feels completely drawn to Denver and is willing to make some first moves, but will her past drive a wedge between their budding love?

I love books that I can just completely dive in and escape. Denver and Misty drew me in with their longing, kept my attention with their
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Yvonne Cruz
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When a story by Ms. Nolan comes across my hands, the to do list is forgotten, and all I want to do is get lost in the story. This one once again proved my point.
This time the story centers around Misty Pennebaker and Denver Hershal.
Denver is the local bar owner who since the day Misty moved into town, has been enchanted by her, but never really talked to her. Misty is the owner of the flower shop in town. A woman that reminds him of the yesterday days, with flowers on her head, and flowing
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Elaine A
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Denver owns the bar but does woodworking on the side. He doesn’t want it as his full time job. He just wants to make things that are special to. Several years ago, Misty came to town and opened a florist shop. Denver has been fascinated by Misty since she got to town. But he is to shy to do anything about it. When Kennedy, one of his bartenders, starts planning her wedding, decides to see if she can and Cayla, her wedding planner can find some way to get the two together. Misty and Denver, and ...more
Susanne M.
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As an ARC reader this is my honest opinion. I read this before as Misty and Denver's story from a Meet Cute (ONCE UPON A WEDDING). Now it's been expanded into a full novella. The overall story hasn't changed too much, but Ms. Nolan expanded the middle, deepening the relationship development, and added an epilogue. She basically added a little over 50% more story and the book was given a new cover and new title: TIL THERE WAS YOU. When I read "Once Upon A Wedding", I thought it was a wonderful, ...more
Nicki Conroy
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I first met Misty and Denver in Once Upon a Wedding. This newer, longer version is definitely better.

I love The Misfit Inn series and will be sad when Kait Nolan has told all these stories. I live in the mountains of Western North Carolina and always imagine Eden's Ridge as just being over the state line from me (that's about 25 miles).

Misty is me in my younger days - hippy-like and free flowing. Denver is an artist who doesn't know he is one. They make a perfect couple but who would think that
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Kimberly Stamiti
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is such a sweet romantic story about two people who've been hurt by "the system" and who unexpectedly find love. Set against the backdrop of Eden Ridge, Tennessee and all its quirky characters, this standalone romance features Misty and Denver. They are thrown together to make magic happen for Kennedy and Xander's wedding and wend their way through initial awkwardness, adorable dogs and noisy neighbors as they try to move past the devastating losses that caused them to run away to Eden's ...more
Gwenny
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you have read the rest of the Misfit Inn series, this one fits in-between the 1st and and second, but doesn't star any of the Reynolds sisters. It does have 2 sort of misfits from town Misty and Denver. Misfits in that they both are local business owners who surprisingly have histories no one in town knows...and everyone in town knows everything about everyone. With a little push, they finally get thrown together and get the time to get to know each other and as a good romance does, they fall ...more
Saramarie
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG!! I’m absolutely over the Moon about this story, has everything a Meet-Cute needs. Fantastic characters, great small town environment, angsty, and a HEA that leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy.


When Denver and Misty get thrown together to work on a project for the wedding of a friend, they finally get to know each other.... and sparks fly!

Just when things are going great their past has a way of opening old wounds.

I loved everything about Denver. His gruff bar owner side and his dog loving
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Sue Wolz
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Denver and Misty make such a cute couple. I loved how they were so awkward around each other at first. It was sweet. I also loved that the book advocated for rescuing dogs, especially seniors. Of course, the love that bloomed between Oscar and Moxie was especially sweet. I found it humorous when Denver told Misty he had to make things right between them or Oscar would never forgive him.

As always Kait Nolan has written a book that I highly recommend reading. The story is well-written, the
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Urvashi
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Denver has been admiring Misty since she moved to town a few years back. But there was not been any reason for them to spend time together, what with him being a bar owner and she being a flower shop owner. But all that changes when his matchmaker bartender cooks up a scheme to have them spend some time together. And as they do just that they start falling for each other. But they both have pasts before coming to Edens Ridge, and what will happen when one realizes that their pasts bring painful ...more
Cassey
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Okay folks, let's be real here has there ever been a Kait Nolan book I haven't enjoyed?

On a slightly more serious note, there is just something delightful about this short read. It could be because it's set in a small town we know from the Misfit Inn series, but I'm putting it down to the fact that our leads are 'outsiders' to the town. Okay, they've both lived there for a few years, but there's none of that everyone knows all about them stuff. Which is a change to the norm in small town reads.
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Nickole
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Rcvd an advanced reader copy from booksprout for giving my two cents. We are back in Edens Ridge and theres a wedding to plan. Kennedy and her wedding planner ask Denver, bar owner and all around hottie to build an arch for Kennedys wedding they they both enlist Misty, local flower girl, to help make it perfect. Denver and misty have noticed one another in the past few years but are too scared to talk to one another. When thrown together to build and decorate an arch, they find out more about ...more
Judy
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I always love a Kait Nolan novel and this book certainly didn’t disappoint me. Till There Was You is Misty and Denver’s love story in the Misfit Inn series. They have danced around their attraction for each other for three years, and end up working together on a wedding arbor, thanks to their well-meaning friends. But the matchmaking gets shaky when certain truths come out, leaving the reader wondering if things will ever work out for these two. This is a quick read, with no cliffhanger, and ...more
Irene S
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Denver, a bar owner, has been intrigued with Misty since she moved to town. Seeing Misty wearing flowers in her hair from her floral shop brightens his day. Even though, they have a nodding acquaintance, they don't really know each other. Both of them have kept their pasts private in their small town.. Working on a project together starts to bring them closer together, but their past might pull them apart I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.. ...more
Virginia
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love at long last!
by OHNana

This is Denver & Misty's story. Misty is truly a "flower child", owns the local florist gift shop.
Denver is a bar keeper, owner. Two of their close friends play Cupid for them. Both were attracted to the other, but unwilling to make a move. They have to work together for an upcoming wedding, her as the florist, him as the talented woodworker.
Seems all is going well until he find out what her former job was, he runs away because of his past experiences with
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Deniz
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love the thought of Denver noticing Misty from afar, and the fact that as much as he might not necessarily like having the small town gossip train focused on him, he needs the intervention of friends for his relationship to have a chance. I love the thought that Misty wasn't even looking for a relationship, and this intriguing possiblity suddenly opens up... The small town setting makes it perfect: starting the story is like visiting a place you know and love. Can't wait to catch glimpses of ...more
Donna
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Denver and Misty make such a cute couple. I loved how they were so awkward around each other at first. It was sweet. I also loved that the book advocated for rescuing dogs, especially seniors. Of course, the love that bloomed between Oscar and Moxie was especially sweet. I found it humorous when Denver told Misty he had to make things right between them or Oscar would never forgive him.

As always Kait Nolan has written a book that I highly recommend reading. The story is well-written, the
...more
TiffyHoo
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love all things Kait Nolan as well as involving the small town of Eden’s Ridge in her Misfit Inn series. And while I typically prefer a full length novel since I never want to put it down or for it to end, this story surpassed my expectations by leaps and bounds which speaks to Kait’s amazing writing abilities. Kait renders both Misty and Denver with such depth that the reader is immediately drawn to connect with them. And you’ve gotta love a little small-town, in your business meddling to get ...more
Kristen Lewendon
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I had the opportunity to read the original and I think I love this version even more. This was completely adorable. A quick read filled with awe-worthy moments and some thought provoking situations. Misty and Denver may look like opposites but they're living proof that opposites attract. Both of them have some big emotional baggage that they've been trying to escape, and together they just might be the solution to each others problems. I loved the chance to see Kennedy and Xander's wedding, but ...more
SnickSnack
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I can always count on Kait Nolan to bring me a story worth reading and characters that I can believe in and root for. When their friends conspire to bring Misty and Denver together, feelings get real and emotion blossoms. Misty is a strong woman who is also sweet and compassionate and Denver was actually pretty swoon worthy even though I wanted to shake him a couple of times. Their story has all the feels and is low on angst, which is what I enjoy so much about this author and ...more
Stephanie Smith
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful novella set in Eden Ridge (the home if the fabulous Misfits Inn series), this is an expansion of the Once Upon A Wedding (Meet Cute) short story.

Misty is the local free spirited florist and Denver is the somewhat grumpy bartender that has admired Misty from afar for some time.

Helping out together to prepare for a local wedding means they finally get to know each other and test that attraction, and discover they not only have chemistry but like and respect each too.

A great story and
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Christy B
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-reads
I loved the expansion of Misty and Denver's story. These are great characters from the Misfit Inn series and it was a great story between them. Misty and Denver operate on the edges of each other's worlds but neither has ever found an excuse to actually interact even though they are both interested. Eventually their friends make that decision for them. As they get to know each other, their pasts refuse to stay hidden. With their past lives at odds will they be able to find common ground and ...more
Annie
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a very cute novella. Misty and Denver were likable characters who had been admiring one another from afar. I liked how understanding Misty was when things weren't perfect between her and Denver. Instead of getting mad and throwing a tantrum like many heroines, she was logical and compassionate. The supporting characters added charm to the story and helped jump-start the romance between Misty and Denver. The dogs, Moxie and Oscar, were adorable additions to the story.

I received a free
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Mandy Foley
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A sweet, sexy romance that sucked me in from the beginning, watching Misty and Denver try to overcome there pasts to see the possibilities they could have together, covers a wealth of emotions and shows that looking past the surface reveals how much in common these two have.
Thrown together to help a mutual friend, a sweet friendship makes its way to something more, id love to read more of these two, I didn’t want the book to end.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am
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Lee Ann
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a great return to Eden's Ridge!

Both Misty and Denver have pasts that they want to leave behind them. And while Denver has been aware of Misty for the last 3 years, he just won't let himself go there until he falls victim to some well-meaning matchmaking efforts in the form of wedding planning for someone else!

While their pasts come back to haunt them, in the end they get their happily ever after and a new lease on life.

Great characters with depth and heart, a engaging and interesting plot,
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Annette Krumske
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
I love a Kait Nolan book especially when it revolves around the Misfit Inn series. Til There Was You is a beautifully written romantic story of two people Misty and Denver who have noticed each other for a few years but have purposely stayed away from relationships until they were put together to work on the arbor for Kennedy’s wedding. This book is heartwarming and an enjoyable read.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Kait Nolan is a RITA Award-winning Mississippi author who calls everyone sugar, honey, or darlin', and can wield a 'Bless your heart' like a Snuggie or a saber, depending on requirements. She believes in love, laughter, and that tacos are the world's most perfect food. When she's not writing, reading, working the evil day job, or wrangling family (both the two-legged and the four-), you can find ...more