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What Once Was Mine

(Falls Village Collection #4)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  19 reviews
For years I was lost, bitter, angry at the way my life turned out. I fought hard to find my way back to happiness, and I was almost there. I just needed one push, and it came in the form of Cole Alexander. For one night, we connected in a way neither of us anticipated—an attraction I wasn’t ready for. I did what any normal woman on the cusp of the next stage in her life wo ...more
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Krystyna Allyn
Jun 04, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition

For years I was lost, bitter, angry at the way my life turned out. I fought hard to find my way back to happiness, and I was almost there. I just needed one push, and it came in the form of Cole Alexander

𝑨𝒎𝒂𝒛𝒐𝒏 𝑼𝒏𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒂𝒍 →
𝑷𝒂𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒃𝒂𝒄𝒌 →

⭐️ 𝑰𝒏 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔 ⭐️

🔥The Rest of Forever (Book #1) by Kitty Berry 🔥

🐶 Puppy Love (Book #2) by MJ Santangelo 🐶
Jun 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Krystyna Allyn writes some of the best RomCom I’ve read to date.
With complex yet likable characters that challenge you, banter that is off the charts (the Pop Culture references are golden!!) and the inevitable twist she throws in every book....I absolutely fell in love with Marley and Cole. Add in the whole crew from Falls Village and you’ve got the makings of a fabulous book/series.
Must read!!
Jenn the Readaholic
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cole took a little bit of time to like because he had to prove himself to me, but I’ll definitely read more from this author for the sole fact that she didn’t give us an OTT insanely jealous and vile scorned woman. Taylor and Marley were everything women should be for each other, and their friendship meant more to me than anything Marley had with Cole. I mean, he redeemed himself and didn’t give up on proving his worth, but the camaraderie between women was so much more than a simple romance.

Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was AMAZING!

Jam packed with lust, love, fatal attraction and a HEA!

I loved the opening to the book and how it lead to so much more (I don’t want to give anything away). Sparkle used one of the best tricks in the book when it came to an alleged one night stand. I absolutely adore her character because not only is she an 80s baby and her references to one of the greatest times of history, she is kind, lovable and soft hearted. We could be sisters or besties because we have some of the s
Erica |
Jun 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a fun concept. The Falls Village collection is a series of interconnected standalones written by multiple RomantiConn authors. What Once Was Mine is Book 4, and my first glimpse of this fascinating little town!

For me, Cole, on initial appearance, was not a likable character. I disliked the way he treated many of the supporting characters, which means he had a lot of work to do to redeem himself. He isn't necessarily a bad person, just a little bit misguided. Though he may not see it, his ac
Jun 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Wasn't what I expected...

This had a bit of everything. There was a bit of mystery, family drama, questionable parentage, and a few other things it covered. It took a minute for it to get going, but I found myself into it, mostly, once it it. The main characters, Marley and Cole, had a one night stand six months prior, with Marley having to leave while Cole was still asleep. Six months later she shows up in the town where Cole lives and begins working for Taylor; Cole's ex-lover. Cole is a cheati
Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of What Was Once Mine, the fourth book in the amazing Falls Village series. This story centers on some of the delightful characters in the first three books in this series and Cole Alexander who connected one night with Marley Bishop in New York, who had a difficult past.  Marley left thinking she would never see him again.  Marley moves to Falls Village Maine seeking healing and peace never thinking she would connect again with Cole.  This story has a beautifully written brill ...more
Jul 06, 2020 rated it did not like it
Didn’t quite meet the Mark

Going into the book, I didn't have necessarily high expectations. I thought the plot was something I would want to read since it’s different.

The deeper I got into it, the more I realize how confusing is the narration.

For example Cole and Marley had a one night stand. After months of not seeing each other Cole found out she’s living in the small town in Maine where he also happen to be inhabiting. He goes to Marley, her and he became intimate then soon after Cole became
Lesley Bradley
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cole and Marley...what a story. This book was amazing. The authors writing is engaging and the story line and characters make the book feel more real.

Cole and Marley are very unique, both have their own troubles and pasts that they want to run away from, but facing them is the only ways this couple can ever possibly move forward. An easy read but with plenty of unexpected twists and turns. I loved the banter between the couple, their protectiveness and dedication. This book has plenty of emotion
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Marley and Cole meet and their lives are changed forever. The characters are personable and enjoyable. They both have their flaws; but, those flaws make them real and likeable. The town of Falls Ridge, Maine sounds like a quaint, but exciting place I'd like to visit! I can't wait to read about some of the other town characters, There's a nice plot twist in the story, so keep your eyes on all the characters or you will miss important clues you'll need to help you with a big mystery. All in all, g ...more
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of What Once Was Mine, and I have to say I really enjoyed it.
Marley and Cole meet up and have a one night stand, never thinking they would ever see each other again, but Cole can't stop thinking about her, to the point he can't seem to enjoy being with other women.
Cole is more than surprised when Marley turns up in Falls Ridge, Maine, where he lives and works.
There's lots to this story, Romance, twists and turns etc.
I have read all of Krystyna's books, I love
CLorraine Kibler
Insta Love and Suspense

I have not read any of the Falls Village Books but followed Marley from New York. She had a one night hook up with Cole in Seducing My Valentine. Cole was upset that she left him sleeping....that is usually his move. Cole has lived a truly messy hedonistic life style and perhaps this is karma because he can’t get her out of his mind. When Marley moves unknowingly to Cole’s town, I was so eager for them to was epic. The book has so many cringe worthy moment
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fun, angsty, steamy and suspenseful.

What happens when an one-night stand turns into the love a lifetime....sparks fly. I loved seeing heartbreaker Cole come to terms with his ways and work to better himself. It was touching to see him fight for Marley. Also enjoyed the girls working and developing their friendship. Once the story got going it was a page turner. Enjoyed the twist and suspense towards the end.
Jeanne Richardson
Jul 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've read several books written by Krystyna Allyn; she has done a great job at writing a good book; she is becoming one of my favorite authors. I can’t wait to read more of books 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.
Yvette  Grimes
Aug 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed finding out more about Marley. I liked that she took a chance on herself and went for it! This book was fun to read because of the mystery. I thought I knew who was behind everything, but I was wrong! I did not expect it to be, well you all need to read it to find out! I'm not telling!! Happy Reading!! ...more
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great characters that will keep your interest extremely well.
I'm not going to go into detail, no spoilers, just read the book if you are even mildly intrigued by the blurb. You'll thank me later!

The chemistry, sweetness, and twists in plot kept things interesting. Add in drama and passion and you have a good read.

This review has been voluntarily submitted for your consideration.
Nichole Watson
I have read and loved all the books by this author, but this one might be my favorite. I am a lover of small town stories and this one had all the ingredients that make those stories page turners. With characters that you can't help but root for, this book is a must click for small town romance lovers. ...more
CherryRed’s Reads
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Author Krystyna Allyn knows how to give the right amount of romance with a twist and suspense that you will not see coming.

Loved Marley & Cole's story!

It was funny, heartfelt and had just the right amount of sexy.

I liked the strong character of Marley and her journey of finding herself again.

Cole is a man with many flaws but he redeems himself when he meets Marley.
She brings out a side of him no one ever saw coming as well as he shows Marley that she can be more than what she sees herself as.

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Krystyna Allyn lives in somewhere USA with her amazingly awesome husband. Though she works full time, blogs and reads like a maniac, she still manages to find time to write all of her crazy stories.
Her hobbies include baking, skydiving, karaoke and general mischief.

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