October 8, 2019
Series: Rockland Falls #3
after a short-lived marriage, the ghost of the girl he once knew has plagued
his adulthood. Now, a single father, Jensen’s world revolves around his son,
Max, and his landscape business. Until one day, he’s contracted for a job at
the house he’s always avoided.
like home. Pulled from the life she knew at eighteen, Kathryn Elliott was
forced to leave it all behind, including the boy she loved. Now, she’s
returning home to pick up the pieces of her chaotic life and find her happiness
the years’ worth of hurt to forge a future? When exposed secrets wreak havoc on
their new life, can they move past the lies if they revolve around their own
Love and Landscape is the third book in the Rockland Falls series by the fabulous and talented Lacey Black. I am loving this family, their town and the people they love. Lacey writes small town romance so perfectly! We’ve met Jensen in his sisters’ stories and now it’s his turn. He’s a single father, running his own business and enjoying his life. Mostly. He has a new landscaping job at the house he hasn’t been to in years. His Kate. His only love. The one who got away. Literally. When they were younger, he thought they had it all planned out but then she was gone. And now she’s back and Jensen isn’t sure what to do. How to feel or how to see her every day. Kate never thought she’d back home, but when her life fell apart that was the only place she wanted to be. She knew she’d see Jensen, but she wasn’t expecting all her feelings to come rushing back. She left without a word and now there is so much to say. Jensen knows he should stay away from Kate and focus on the job and his son, Max, but he can’t seem to stay away. They have so much history and heartache but also so much love. What happens when the truth comes out? Will they finally be able to stand together? I loved this story. I could feel the love and attraction between Jensen and Kate from the first time they saw each other. I loved how open Jensen was about his feelings and what he wanted from her. Kate isn’t holding on to her anger, she’s open to love again. I also loved Max! He’s so darn cute! And of course seeing all the family again! I’m looking forward to Samuel’s story!!
ocean becoming more pronounced as I go. Everyone’s already gone for the day,
but they left their messes behind. There’s material all over the back deck for
the kitchen remodel and two new windows leaning against the siding. There’s a
large dumpster in the driveway for all of the old building material, but
there’s still a small pile of scrap by the back door.
before heading to the very back of the property. Pink paint marks the route
Rhenn will use to dig a trench and run the wiring for the new lights. When I
get to the back, I can already see what they’re envisioning. There’s a small
clearing with a breathtaking view of the ocean. I can practically picture the
small benches or swing back here, with a few lights to illuminate the path.
Solid idea in adding it, I agree, pleased to enhance this area of the yard. I
make a few notes on my drawings and roll them back up.
in with the breeze. It’s gardenia and honeysuckle, and the sweet aroma reminds
me of a happier time. The memories come flooding back and I hate the longing
that starts deep in my chest. Closing my eyes, I let the salty breeze wash over
me, fighting against the reminiscences. God, I hate I can still smell her, feel
her as if she were standing right beside me.
different. No, I’m not wishing away my son. He’s the best part of my life and I
wouldn’t go back and do everything over again if it meant losing him, but
wishing for…closure. Needing it, actually. I never got it. Never heard why she
left in the middle of the night. Never was told what I did wrong. Never had the
chance to make it right.
slowly turn my back to the ocean, desperately looking to put some distance
between me and the honeysuckle. When I turn around, I see a woman. Her long
blonde hair is piled high on her head and her gorgeous hazel eyes are wide in
shock. Soft pink lips are gaped open as she stands not ten feet away from me, a
look of surprise and horror written all over her beautiful face. She’s as
stunning as I remember in my dreams. She stands there, the house she grew up in
as the backdrop, as tears fill her eyes. It’s hard to breathe and even harder
to keep myself from rushing to her, taking her in my arms.
is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading and writing. She carries her
e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read
a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about
contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little
suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two
children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves shooting guns and should only
consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.