Posted in 4 1/2 paws, Review, romance on February 21, 2016

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Welcome to Book One in the Blessings, Georgia series of Southern contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sharon Sala. With the support of her handsome, unassuming friend Mike Dalton, LilyAnne Bronte is finally ready to put the past in the past.

It’s never too late

Mike Dalton has secretly loved LilyAnn Bronte since they were all children together in the small town of Blessings, Georgia. But one fateful day T.J. Lachlan roars into town and starts showering LilyAnn with his charm, and Mike feels his dream of them being more than friends slipping away.

To find the love you missed

LilyAnn, as anyone in Blessings will tell you, let herself go after her fiancee was killed in Iraq. The attention of the handsome new guy shocks her into a revelation: she’s ready to live again, and maybe the best is yet to come. The thing is, everybody in Blessings is sure it’s Mike and LilyAnn who belong together-and they’re willing to do whatever it takes to make LilyAnn realize the love of her life has been by her side all along.

(Originally published as The Curl Up and Dye.)



ahhh, a trip to Blessings GA and the quaint town and its citizens. This time the story focuses on LilyAnn and Mike who have known each other since kids and it is about 11 years past graduation. LilyAnn has her demons but Mike loves her anyway. We of course see Ruby in this story (she owsn the Curl Up and Dye beauty shop) and several other town folk from the other books.

I loved this book other than the fact that there were a few too many f* bombs for my taste. there weren’t that many but seemed like more than her other books…or maybe I just don’t remember. But the writing and characters draw you into the story and you are rooting for various characters and hoping others get their just desserts. There are a few surprises and LilyAnn learns how to take back control of her life.

If you have read the other books in this series you will definitely enjoy this one. I think I’d give it 4 1/2 paws.