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Leave Him Loved

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  804 ratings  ·  225 reviews
I’m a city girl—born and raised. A towering high-rise that overlooks the hustle and bustle is where my future should lead. Living in farm country? That possibility never had a place on my bucket list. Until now.

Bumping into Reeve Colton—local bachelor and shameless flirt—on my introductory stroll down Main Street is a pleasant surprise. The small-town charm of Bampton Vall
Paperback, 356 pages
Published February 19th 2021 by Independently published
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Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
Snark, angst, and passion fill the pages of this beautiful book! Harloe is starting 2021 on a hot note and I am here for it!

Reeve and Audria didn’t plan on one another! Ha Audria didn’t plan to end up in a tiny town but their meet cute lead to a friendship that gave into desire and had these two falling hard and fast! But fear is real and the unknown can drive us to do things we didn’t mean to! As both try to figure out the future they have to ask Is love worth the risk?

This is one of the swoo
Keri Loves Books
Jan 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing

Harloe blew me away with the swooniest, sexiest, slow burn, small town romance. The chemistry between this couple was an absolute inferno of emotion and attraction. I loved every word. This couple delivered in every way, from the banter to the sexual tension that sizzled right off the pages. Reeve is the definition of a swoony book boyfriend.

Audria is new in town. Fresh out of college and starting her first job away from everyone she knows, in a another state. Bampton Valley i
Harloe Rae
Feb 18, 2021 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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I glance at his sneakers. “What’s your opinion on cowboy boots?”

“Everyone should own a pair.” The statement rolls off his tongue like an indisputable fact.

I tuck a lock of hair behind my ear. “Never have I ever.”

“Oh, are we playing?” That sinful grin tilts higher.

The heat coiling inside me cranks hotter. “I was just stating a fact.”

“Next time we’re at the Salt
Villains Do It Better
Feb 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.25 Stars!

Really enjoyed this one! Sweet, light-hearted, cute, funny, less angsty, and all are exactly what I've been looking for right now. The hero was a sweetheart and I absolutely adored him, which is just one thing I can count on Harloe to deliver, a swoon-worthy hero who actually deserves the heroine 👏. I also loved all the country vibes and how unique this one is from her other small town books. She definitely knows how to do small town books justice where the characters are all so diffe
Tia Louise
Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Ahh... I love love LOVED this sassy, friends-to-lovers romance!
Small town... check.
Fish out of water heroine... check.
Sexy AF hero... triple check!
You'll fall for Reeve so hard, and you'll want to be besties with snarky Audria.
Laughter, heat, and so much fun. Don't miss this unputdownable book--a Top 2021 read for me!
Feb 26, 2021 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars!

Leave Him Loved had such great potential, but for me, it fell short at the end. It’s the first time I’ve read a book where the hero and heroine have such strong chemistry, and clear attraction to one another, but for no reason at all, choose not to act on it for so long, which meant I was left frustrated and annoyed because there was never an explanation.

Audria moves from Minneapolis, to a tiny town in Iowa for her first teaching job. She’s a true city girl, so takes a while to adjust
After graduating college, Audria is desperate to get a teaching position straight out of school, but her luck runs short. She ends up getting a temporary position at an elementary school in a town she’s never heard of—Bampton Valley, Iowa. Audria’s a city girl through & through but she can do anything for a year, right?

On her first day in town, Audria literally runs into the town’s most eligible bachelor, Reeve, who’s lived there his whole life. They immediately hit it off and become fast-friend
Heather M. Orgeron
Feb 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
City girl meets country boy in this adorably funny and swoonerific romance. I loved seeing a lighter, funnier side to Harloe Rae. This girl can do it all. I can't wait for you all to meet Reeve and Audria. ...more
Nov 19, 2020 marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Harloe Rae Fans, Romance
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Jeeves Reads Romance
Feb 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021-arcs
I love how unique each of this author's books feel; they all have completely different vibes, so I never know what to expect going in. That means that certain releases resonate with me more than others, and this particular one wasn't a great fit - for me. It's still a solid small town romance with a relationship that builds along the way, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I had hoped. I'm not a huge fan of couples who are convinced that they can keep feelings out of the equation, especially for t ...more
K.K. Allen
Feb 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Wow. Wow. I'm so in love...with Reeve, with Audria, with this world. Leave Him Loved was all the things I love about Harloe Rae's addicting stories and then some. I am such a sucker for "fish out of water" storylines and this one hit all the right buttons for me. An unforgettable meet-cute, a sexy hot swoony Hero, a sizzling slow burn, hilarious banter, and all the freaking feels. This is a MUST READ!! ...more
Michelle Mastandrea
Feb 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
HOLY SMOKES...This was the hottest trip to the country I've ever took!

Leave it to Harloe Rae to create a farmer that is hot, sexy, and oh so swoony. Believe me when I say that you will definitely want to take this man's tractor for a spin! 😉🔥

When her job at a posh academy falls through, Audria takes a temporary teaching position at a school in rural Bampton Valley, Iowa. A city girl thru and thru, Audria can deal with the country life for a short time while she contemplates the next move in her
Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I fell so hard for this book and its main characters, Reeve and Audria. These opposites could not have been more perfect for each other. I would call this a slow burn romance and as such you have to be willing to put in the time. I'm going to be honest here and say sometimes the wait was so excruciatingly hard and that was simply because the second these two cross paths, you could feel an almost elemental pull of attraction and bear witness to the blazing sizzle of sparks. Toss in snappy banter ...more
Feb 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Funny, I was just thinking it had been a while since I read a good cowboy romance, and then in swaggers Reeve Colton. Aside from taking an elbow to the gut when he first meets the new school teacher, he has stars in his eyes from their first encounter. But of course, he doesn’t do relationships and she's not planning on staying in small-town Iowa for more than the duration of her contract with the elementary school. So they'll just be friends. Right. Or maybe friends with benefits. Double right. ...more
Jenifer Briggs
Feb 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
*3.5 Stars

I always love how unique Harloe's books are, and how no two are the same! It's quite rare to have that different range of voice in the romance land, and I'm all here for it. This one wasn't my absolute favorite of hers, but it did have some truly great moments!

This is the story of Audria and Reeve, who are very much into each other right away, but convince themselves that they aren't. Audria is only in town for a years time, so she doesn't want to start anything serious. Which is goo
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
5 stars

When a sassy city girl arrives in a small country town life will never be the same.

Audria is a long way from home, literally and figuratively. She found a job teaching at an elementary school in a small Iowa town. One year is all the time she plans to spend there before heading back to her city life. The thing is, this small town has a lot going for it.

Reeve has lived in Bam his whole life. He loved the town and he loves his job. Running into Audria, the new girl in town, turns out to b
Sarah Louise
Mar 01, 2021 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I’ll never get tired of the city girl starting fresh in a small town.

Securing a full-time teaching position on a year contract, Audria gets cozy in Bampton Valley, a farming town of less than three thousand people, with the local crops manager, Reeve.

The banter between Audria and Reeve was my favourite part of this romance! Sarcastic humour speaks to me, and Audria was brimming with it. Both immediately attracted to each other, but knowing their time is limited with Audria eventually r
Michelle Heard
Feb 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Leave Him Loved gave me ALL THE FEELS!!! Reeve & Audria are couple goals.
If you’re looking for a small town romance with all the swoon, laughter, and feel-good moments then 1-click this standalone.
Going on my favorites list for 2021.

Feb 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is such a great small-town friends-to-lovers story. Reeve is so swoony! Oh my, his and Audria's chemistry is off the charts! And don't get me started with their witty and hilarious banter and back and forth. They will have you laughing and swooning throughout the book! ...more
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

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City girl Audria is in the country now, having arrived for a teaching job. She's only here for a year, though, then it's back to her beloved city life. But then something happens. On her first day, she meets a gorgeous country boy farmer, Reeve, and their connection, their chemistry, is instant. Will he give her a reason to stay forever or are they really just having no-strings fun as they said in the beginning?

Reeve loves his small country town.
Nancy Reads
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
LEAVE HIM LOVED is just what it says: A SWOONY SMALL-TOWN ROMANCE. It starts out with a slow-burn, but when it catches fire it is blazing hot. There is plenty of chemistry between a gorgeous country boy from Bampton Valley, Iowa and the pretty girl from the Big City of Minneapolis.

The story starts out with Audria Griffin graduating from college. She thought she might have a job lined up to teach at a private school in the city. So, when that fell through, she found herself feeling lucky that sh
✿❀ Lauren, aka Coffee and the Bibliophile ❀✿

Oh my goodness, Harloe knocked it out of the park once again with this sweet, sassy, sexy small-town romance with allllll the feels, y'all.

In this city girl meets country boy romance, Audria and Reeve collide with witty puns and conversations and enough sexual chemistry to light up a big city. Whew. From their stellar meet-cute to the months of flirty friendship (because they agreed on it), to the ultimate first kiss...gah, this story was everything!

I love Harloe's small-towns. She puts so muc
Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
Feel good city girl meets country boy romance. Leave Him Loved is the perfect book to curl up with on a weekend. Low angst, low drama, plenty of sweet and swoony moments and Reeve Colton!

The moment Audria and Reeve run into each other there is a connection and there is chemistry. It all seems to just grow more and more as their story progresses and the more time they spend together. Audria believes her time in the small town is only temporary and she’ll find another job back in the city sooner t
Feb 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
Leave him loved is a sweet tooth of a slow burn romance that will hook you from the first chapter.

Audria is a city girl who recently relocated to Bampton Valley for a teaching job where she runs into Reeve, a born and bred Bampton Valley local. Sparks fly right away with our couple and the small-town rumor mill is all over it. It seems that each of them has met their match but there is a time limit to Audria’s stay so Reeve suggests they just be friends. Now, really, does that ever work out? Lo
Molly Yates
Feb 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, 2021, 2021-arcs
Leave Him Loved is a sweet slow burn romance. I always enjoy Harloe’s writing and this book did not disappoint. A city girl meets a country boy and they quickly become the talk of the town. Audria is a city girl who has moved to the middle of no where to a small town far away from her family and friends. After meeting Reeve, they become fast friends. Their attraction to one another is instant. I love these characters and their banter will have you laughing. I hope to see more of these characters ...more
Tanja OMGReads
Feb 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5star, omgreads, feb-2021
I've read this in one sitting and was blown away of how much I loved this story.
If there was ever a great read about "opposites attract" is this one.

This was a swoon fest from start to finish. For the friendship to something more it was filled with funny banter, laughter and sexy and swoony moments. You got to love a guy who will do anything for the one, even when he makes a mistake that seem to be too big to over come.

Once again I was blown away by Harloe Rae's style of writing and I can't wait
Feb 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: five-star-reads
I adore Ms. Rae’s ability to draw the reader in from page one. The vivid descriptions in the prologue, of taste, touch and smell, set the scene for this beautifully written story to unfold.

Life’s too fast in so many novels these days. This isn’t a hot mess with insta love, it’s a well thought out plot with believable and extremely likable characters. It’s a true romance.

I loved Reeve with his stunning blue eyes and dark hair. The cover model fitting his character to perfection. Audria, out of he
Feb 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What can I say about this book other than it is amazing! Audria is the city girl who has moved to the middle of nowhere small town, away from her friends and family. After meeting country boy Reeve at the local supermarket, they soon become fast friends. You cannot help but fall for Reeve from the first moment you meet him. Their attraction was instant, and the chemistry between these two was off the charts. This was a slow burn, sexy romance with plenty of attraction, heat and emotion, as ...more
Nancy Kehl
Feb 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
Loved this laugh out loud, slow burn, getting to know the city girl and the farmer that turns into a steamy, all of the feels....Will they make it thru this???❤❤❤❤
Feb 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Oh man who would have thought Reeve could get even better?!?! Not me.
He will wow you from the first interaction.
He will then p o you off later.
But that ending - he will have you eating out of the palm of his hand!

Audria has just moved to what she feels is the middle of nowhere Iowa. She meets Reeve by jamming her elbow into him at the grocery store. Conversation is had and then he invites her out for some barbecue.
As friends of course.

You’ll love this one!
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