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When the Stars Come Out by Laura Trentham
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Cottonbloom #5, I'm so glad we didn't have to wait for Willa and Jackson's story for too long. I am so loving this series, this town, and these people. This second story arc with the Abbott brothers is just as good if not better than the first three books. In this story arc the Abbott brothers, Mack, Ford, Wyatt and Jackson, inherited their father's garage, a four way split that left Ford annoyed and keep threatening to sell his share of the garage. The other three just added on to the garage and turned into Abbott Brother's Garage and Restoration and can't afford to buy him out. Ford wants more he wants it now and the tension and animosity between the brothers just keeps getting worse and worse.

Willa Brown was hired by the boys father almost two years ago, she was there when he collapsed and died and she stuck around after that because they needed her, but now that Ford threat to sell his share has a ring of truth in it and the fate of the garage is up in the air Willa isn't sure she can stay no matter how much cares about Jackson. It wasn't supposed to be a permanent thing anyways but Mr. Abbott reminded her of her own father and she stayed because of Jackson. When Mr. Abbott hired Willa he agreed to pay her in cash off the books but now that he is gone and Mack is charge he wants everything on the up and up including having her SSN on file, Willa knows her time to leave is getting closer.

Jackson sees the look of panic in Willa's eyes when he brings up her SSN, the guys always knew she was on the run from something but they figured she would tell them when she was ready but it wasn't until that moment that Jackson realized she might run and it hit him that he didn't want her to leave, ever. Jackson decides to insert himself a little bit more into her life and try to figure out what or who she is on the run from; and in doing so finds himself falling for her. When they finally admit to each other that they want one another they start a friends with benefits type relationship that quickly turns into more. But Willa isn't the only one Jackson is worried about, Ford is missing and his bookies start showing up to collect.

Overall, this is an easy four star read, Willa is a little overly stubborn, but if I had a guy try and spoil me like Jackson was doing for her I would cave so freakin' fast. I have a soft spot for the strong silent types. I enjoy Trentham's writing she really brings Cottonbloom to life with the detailed active setting and the quirky characters. P.S. I don't think Ford deserves a HEA.
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Reading Progress

January 21, 2018 – Started Reading
January 21, 2018 – Shelved
January 22, 2018 – Finished Reading

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