Love Me Again by Jaci Burton

Love Me Again

In the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Don’t Let Go, it’s never too late for a second chance at first love…When Loretta Simmons returns to Hope, Oklahoma, after a disastrous marriage, she’s determined to remain independent for the sake of her daughter. The only thing standing in her way is Deacon Fox—the man she loved and walked away from years a...

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Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:320 pages

Love Me Again Reviews

  • Elizabeth
    Apr 30, 2017

    I absolutely loved LOVE ME AGAIN. This second-chance romance is full of heart and loads of laughs!

    Loretta is a strong heroine. She’s moved back to Hope for a fresh start for herself and her daughter Hazel. Loretta’s bought a home, opened a business and seems to be doing well… until her high school sweetheart Deacon begins working in the building next door to her book store.

    Deacon is a smokin’ hot contractor with a sexy smile and muscles for miles. He’s handsome, successful and single. The only p

    I absolutely loved LOVE ME AGAIN. This second-chance romance is full of heart and loads of laughs!

    Loretta is a strong heroine. She’s moved back to Hope for a fresh start for herself and her daughter Hazel. Loretta’s bought a home, opened a business and seems to be doing well… until her high school sweetheart Deacon begins working in the building next door to her book store.

    Deacon is a smokin’ hot contractor with a sexy smile and muscles for miles. He’s handsome, successful and single. The only problem he has is that the woman who broke his heart 12 years ago is back in town with a daughter in tow; but every time she smiles, it does all kinds of things to his head and other places. Deacon’s plans of ignoring Loretta fall apart as his company is hired to renovate the building next to hers. It’s not long before their chemistry reignites a fiery passion that neither of them can escape from… nor do they want to.

    Deacon is so freakin’ swoon-worthy! First of all, he’s a buff contractor doing manual labor all day with some very nice… perks 😉 I definitely want tickets to his gun show! But it’s not his body that won me over. Deacon is amazing to Loretta’s daughter Hazel. You gotta love a man who’s great with kids!

    What I loved most about this book was Hazel’s dog, Otis. Every scene with this dog was brilliant! I laughed so much! He is an essential part of the story and I love how the author incorporates pets throughout the whole series.

    LOVE ME AGAIN is an ideal contemporary romance. A second chance at first love and a big goofy dog are just a few of the many wonderful things about this book. I highly recommend it and any book by Jaci Burton.

    ***I voluntarily read a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and feelings are my own***

  • Alex
    May 05, 2017

    As not a fan of 2nd chance books I actually enjoyed this one.

    Contrary to the “usual” trope the heroine was the one to break up with the hero as they were teens. I’m not ashamed to admit that it made me easier to stomach the story.

    She moved on and married OM. She was brainwashed by her parents and even if it doesn’t excuse her, I had less problems with this situation as if the roles were reversed.

    The hero was a great man. I liked his attitude and adored how he cared for the heroine and her daugh

    As not a fan of 2nd chance books I actually enjoyed this one.

    Contrary to the “usual” trope the heroine was the one to break up with the hero as they were teens. I’m not ashamed to admit that it made me easier to stomach the story.

    She moved on and married OM. She was brainwashed by her parents and even if it doesn’t excuse her, I had less problems with this situation as if the roles were reversed.

    The hero was a great man. I liked his attitude and adored how he cared for the heroine and her daughter.

    I read all books in this series and they all are pretty sweet. Low drama, maybe a bit naïve, but not annoying.

    Big plus – and also the main reason I liked this series – all MCs are animal lovers. Here we had an adorable dog who was adopted from animal shelter. I’m often hard on people, but I have a very soft spot for animals. So, if the person loves pets, or better rescues one, I would probably like him or her. And every single character in this series love animals. I’m in!

    I had no problems with the hero not being celibate during separation, it was 12 years, and I read only little details about his past. No OW, and it helped a lot.

    Smart conflict at the end, I was on her side and fully understood her doubts.

    Big plus: the heroine didn’t once look pathetic.

    She didn’t need to grovel or apologise on her knees, the hero accepted her and forgave her without her begging and humiliating herself.

    Overall I enjoyed this book and will definitely read the next one.

    P.S. I thought it takes longer to recover from appendix surgery…

  • Laura
    Jun 17, 2017

    Satisfying edition to the Hope Series, about second chance at love. This was very low drama, which was unexpected due to how Deacon acted towards Loretta in previous books. Here, all was forgiven pretty quickly, which was the adult thing to do, but in book land made it a little dull. I do like this series and all past characters show up here, along with a few new characters who I'm guessing are the next book couple. Loretta's daughter Hope and her dog Otis made the book for me. 3 1/2 stars.

  • Heather andrews
    Mar 04, 2017

    Deacon could just be so sweet, that man looks out for Loretta, even at times she kinda doesn't want him to, "he moved into her and took her hand, pressing it against his hard ***k. “I think you know better than that. I want this. I want you. But I don’t think tonight is the right time.” Loretta has no qualms voicing her needs, girl just puts it out there, "...because I’m going to warn you, Deacon. It’s been a really long time for me. There’s been a severe drought. The well has been dry. Do you n

    Deacon could just be so sweet, that man looks out for Loretta, even at times she kinda doesn't want him to, "he moved into her and took her hand, pressing it against his hard ***k. “I think you know better than that. I want this. I want you. But I don’t think tonight is the right time.” Loretta has no qualms voicing her needs, girl just puts it out there, "...because I’m going to warn you, Deacon. It’s been a really long time for me. There’s been a severe drought. The well has been dry. Do you need me to spout any more euphemisms, or do you get the idea?” I loved this book, I was so in love with Deacon, the man couldn't be more perfect.

  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    Mar 17, 2017

    review to come

  • Bambi Unbridled
    Apr 29, 2017

    Man, Jaci Burton has some of the absolute best covers on her books. This cover sucked me right in and I decided to jump into the series at this point, as I have not read the earlier books. While there is some character crossover, I think you are fine reading these books as standalones.

    The setting for this series is the small town of Hope, Oklahoma where everyone knows everyone, and some adults haven't left behind the drama of high school. Following a disastrous marriage that failed spectacularly

    Man, Jaci Burton has some of the absolute best covers on her books. This cover sucked me right in and I decided to jump into the series at this point, as I have not read the earlier books. While there is some character crossover, I think you are fine reading these books as standalones.

    The setting for this series is the small town of Hope, Oklahoma where everyone knows everyone, and some adults haven't left behind the drama of high school. Following a disastrous marriage that failed spectacularly, our heroine has returned home to Hope with her inquisitive nine year-old daughter in tow. By all outward appearances, Loretta Simmons has her stuff together. She opened a book store which is doing well, she is a great mom with a great kid, and they have moved onto their own farm with plans for lots of animals. Her politician ex-husband is too busy for their daughter, Hazel, and is a huge disappointment for them both. I admired Loretta for wanting to be independent, and for doing what was best for herself and her daughter, even though things may have been uncomfortable for her in Hope. I did have a hard time connecting with her, because we just really didn't have much in common. This story features heavily on the "mom" aspect, and that's not my thing, but others will probably love this characteristic.

    Deacon Fox was a swoonworthy hero. He ticked the boxes of nice guy AND hunky hero, and I don't have a bad thing to say about him. I love a man that can work with his hands and keep up a good conversation, and Deacon could do that and more. He is building and renovating all over Hope, but also made time to fix fences and plumbing for a single mom and her cute kid. I liked that he jumped right in with Hazel where many men would shy away from the lonely little girl of an ex-girlfriend. I think a lot of moms will be drooling over Deacon and his whole good guy persona.

    There was a flipped power dynamic with this second chance romance, as Loretta was the heartbreaker of the relationship the first time around. Now that she is back in Hope, things are awkward between her and Deacon, and they have to find a way to work past that. (It didn't take them very long.) The relationship felt realistic and was probably a good view of dating when you have a kid. I liked that we had mature characters and weren't dealing with an overload of angst given the relationship history between Deacon and Loretta.

    There was something that made me ranty... and that involved a softball game in the June heat where our characters were dressed all wrong (jeans, capris and silk lingerie!) and our heroine did a head first dive into home plate (that silk bra would have been toast!). Anyway, after this very sweaty activity... there was sex with lots of tongue before any showers were had. Ew. There had to be some sweat and smells and DIRT (hello - head first slide!). This is a big ol' NOPE from me. Move that mess into the shower please.

    I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book that I received from the publisher, Berkley. I recommend Love Me Again to fans of uncomplicated writing with straightforward romance and/or romance with a family feel.

  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    May 02, 2017

    Jaci does it again! And again and again. The Hope series is one of my go-to series for a feel good story and LOVE ME AGAIN didn't disappoint. There's the fact that this is a high school sweethearts that didn't end up together getting a second chance. Also that the heroine is now divorced and raising her daughter alone. I can't get enough of these stories.

    We've seen the sexy Deacon Fox earlier in the series. Loretta broke his heart when she left him after high school and went on to marry a futur

    Jaci does it again! And again and again. The Hope series is one of my go-to series for a feel good story and LOVE ME AGAIN didn't disappoint. There's the fact that this is a high school sweethearts that didn't end up together getting a second chance. Also that the heroine is now divorced and raising her daughter alone. I can't get enough of these stories.

    We've seen the sexy Deacon Fox earlier in the series. Loretta broke his heart when she left him after high school and went on to marry a future politician. Deacon has never gotten over the hurt and is not ready to face Loretta now that she's back in town. In fact, they've done a good job at avoiding each other until he ends up working on the building next to her new bookstore. And Loretta's daughter (and new pooch) soften him up. Small town, kids, animals, sexy construction worker and second chances... LOVE ME AGAIN was overflowing with goodness. I couldn't put it down.

    I loved the characters and their trust again, both for different reasons. But the love they had for each other was always there and it was nice to see them tentatively letting their guard down and showing the other that they still cared. It's now a more mature relationship and Loretta especially had still some growing up to do and standing up to her parents. It was nice to see the evolution of that as well. And Deacon will have your heart melting at his feet. Swoon-worthy.

    I sound like a broken record when it comes to this series, but it's one of my favorites. This is the perfect summer read and one of those books that will leave you with a sweet smile on your face after you finish it. Even as you're wondering when you can get more.

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  • Elle ✦ Pretty Little Books ✦
    May 08, 2017

    May 2, 2017

    Small Town. Second Chance Romance.

    Love Me Again is the 7th book in the Hope series but can stand alone completely. I personally have not read any of the other books in the series (although I probably will after this one) and had no confusion in terms of the town, story line, or characters. With that, this is a lovely second chance romance between former flames who reconnect after a 12 year absence from one another. It is also a sweet small town read with all

    May 2, 2017

    Small Town. Second Chance Romance.

    Love Me Again is the 7th book in the Hope series but can stand alone completely. I personally have not read any of the other books in the series (although I probably will after this one) and had no confusion in terms of the town, story line, or characters. With that, this is a lovely second chance romance between former flames who reconnect after a 12 year absence from one another. It is also a sweet small town read with all the perks one would expect from this genre (i.e. the friendships, how everyone knows everyone's business, and so on).

    Truly, I enjoyed reading this book. I found the characters and their budding relationship to be very charming however, their relationship and how everything went down to be quite predictable. Normally, this would make me sort of dislike the book, but predictable or not, it was still really good and I did enjoy it from page 1 all the way until the end. All too often we see the same tropes used in stories and it gets old after a while. However, the authors writing style and the way the situation was handled between the two made it feel real and I liked this. In some parts the wording and the way the two interacted with one another made me roll my eyes because frankly, it felt like 60 year old's talking and not 30 somethings, but I got over it in the end and found it to add to the characters maturity.

    In the end, even if there were some flaws (in my personal opinion of course) I did find myself smiling and enjoying the read. It's pretty fast paced at only 300 pages, is an easy read, and isn't filled with all the drama. It's just a simple love story with strong characters and a cute plot.

    Fans of the author will certainly enjoy this one and those who are looking for a quick and sweet read to knock you off your feet. Even more, if your looking for something with a small town feel and like romances that come back to life then this is the book for you!


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