The Coldwater Warm Hearts Club
by Lexi Eddings

Overview - "A unique take on what it means to go home again." --Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author

The lake is crystal blue, the hills roll for miles, and breaking news travels via the Methodist prayer chain. But don't let the postcard fool you.  Read more...

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"A unique take on what it means to go home again." --Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author

The lake is crystal blue, the hills roll for miles, and breaking news travels via the Methodist prayer chain. But don't let the postcard fool you. Coldwater Cove, Oklahoma, leavens its small-town charm with plenty of Ozark snark.

For Lacy Evans, returning to flyover country is the definition of failure. She had everything she wanted--an award-winning design firm, a chic city condo, a handsome, aristocratic almost-fiance. Then her boyfriend ran off with her receptionist and her clients' money. Now she's out of business and crashing on her parents' couch. When she slides into a booth at the Green Apple Grill, she's feeling lower than a worm's belly.

But Lacy's old classmate Jacob Tyler is happy to see her. Coldwater's football hero came back from Afghanistan short part of a leg and some peace of mind, but he's counting his blessings, and Lacy could be one of them. Then there's her ex, Daniel, wearing a sheriff's badge and a wedding ring, but looking like young summer love. And a host of unlikely serendipities: the selfless do-gooders who sneak around taming curmudgeons and constructing second chances. The Fighting Marmots. The sprawling, take-no-prisoners Bugtussle clan.

Lacy thought she knew her hometown, and herself. She just wanted to get on her feet and keep running. But the longer she stays, the more she finds to change her mind. . .

"Readers of sweet romance will fall in love with Coldwater Cove. Lexi Eddings's talent shines in this edgy, fresh story." --Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author

  • ISBN-13: 9781496704030
  • ISBN-10: 1496704037
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds

Series: Coldwater #1

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Books > Fiction > Romance - Contemporary
Books > Fiction > Contemporary Women

Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-08-15
  • Reviewer: Staff

A jaded woman returns home, discovering the magnetism of love and a small town’s compassionate charm, in Eddings’s strong debut. Entrepreneur Lacy Evans was ruined after her business partner (who was also her boyfriend) absconded with client funds. Lacy has cut a deal so she won’t be prosecuted for the loss, but she’s homeless, penniless, and in debt to loan sharks. Reluctantly, she leaves Boston and returns to her hometown, Coldwater Cove, Okla., to lie low for a while. Wounded warrior Jake Tyler, owner of the Green Apple Grill, greets Lacy’s return with a warm embrace and a personal agenda. Since Jake’s return from Afghanistan with a prosthetic leg, he has not had a meaningful relationship with a woman, and he intends to change that. As Jake sets out to woo Lacy, each of their planned outings has a hiccup that enlivens and challenges their alluring attraction to each other. Over time, Lacy becomes more appreciative of Coldwater’s quirkiness, and returning to her Boston life seems less appealing. Then a dramatic event pushes the couple to their limits. Sensitive handling of Jake’s PTSD makes this sweet romance even sweeter. The heart-tugging scenes, stellar characters, captivating secondary story lines, and small-town charisma will whet readers’ appetites for a return visit to Coldwater. Agent: Natasha Kern, Natasha Kern Literary Agency. (Oct.)

BookPage Reviews

Romance: Coming home again

Lexi Eddings brings a small town to charming life in The Coldwater Warm Hearts Club . After a business failure, Lacy Evans returns to her hometown of Coldwater Cove, Oklahoma. She needs a cheap place to live while she licks her wounds. Back home, she quickly encounters the former football hero turned café owner Jake Tyler, who lost a leg in Afghanistan, as well as her first love, sheriff Daniel Scott. The officer wears a ring on his finger, but there are rumors that his marriage is troubled. Not that either man should matter to Lacy—her stay is only temporary. Still, she finds herself caught up in small-town life and quite interested in one of the handsome local men. Eddings draws Lacy and the other characters with loving detail, and as each townsperson finds resolution to their troubles, readers will hope that Lacy finds her happy ending as well in this story of second chances and softened hearts.

Passion steams and action heats up in Viking Warrior Rebel by Asa Maria Bradley. Immortal Viking warrior Astrid Irisdotter is on earth to save humans from “wolverines”—the evil god Loki’s monsters. Astrid is determined to prove herself, but trouble finds her in the guise of the wolverines and a handsome man she’s met before, Luke Holden. Luke can’t believe he’s run into Astrid again. They once shared a sizzling one-night stand, but as a member of the FBI, his time is not his own, and his true identity is a secret. But now duty and desire meet as he aids Astrid in her fight against the lethal monsters. Astrid begins to believe Luke might be the soulmate she never expected to find—least of all in a mortal. Luke isn’t exactly the human he appears to be, however, and perhaps they can find love as they do battle to protect humankind. An uncommon paranormal world, a fearless heroine and a hero who embraces his partner’s fighting spirit make this story a page-turner.

A cowboy finally goes for the one who got away in Jennifer Ryan’s Her Renegade Rancher, part of Ryan’s Montana Men series. Colt Kendrick doesn’t think he’s ready to settle down, but he does know he can’t get Luna Hill out of his mind. They shared a kiss when he still believed she was his good friend’s girl, and guilt has kept him away from the special-ed teacher/waitress ever since. But they make peace just in time for Colt to help Luna when she inherits a ranch—and a lot of problems. Are the family members who were left out of the will the perpetrators of the petty vandalism and escalating threats? Colt’s protective instincts kick in, and it’s not long before he recognizes that his heart has gone all-in for the beautiful brunette. Luna, however, wonders if it’s safe to love anyone with danger lurking around every corner. This story of two good people fighting against menace and finding a new life together makes for a sexy and satisfying romantic read.


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