Love You Again: Small Town Single Dad Second Chance Romance

· Love You, Maine Book 2 · Julia Kent
18 reviews

About this ebook

An unexpected rescue rekindles an old romance between a single dad widower and a woman caught in a small town scandal that made her flee the one place where she belongs. Can a second chance at first love end in a happily ever after? 

Luke Luview has given up on love. Finally ready to let go of his late wife’s clothes, the grieving small-town police officer and single dad thinks he’s hearing things when he opens the charity box door. Who knocks from the inside of a donation bin?

The raccoon he assumes is in there turns out to be way prettier – and very familiar. Rescuing the first girl he ever kissed means life has dealt him a wild card with Kylie Hood, his late wife’s best friend who left town suddenly fifteen years ago under a cloud of scandal.

Kylie Hood will never depend on a man again. Dumped by her boyfriend and fired by his parents from her children’s programming job at their ski resort in rural Maine, she hits rock bottom while throwing out her ex’s clothes — along with her phone and car keys. 

Being rescued by Luke Luview, of all people, is a gift and a curse. The boy she once loved is now all grown up, everything her ex wasn’t – and absolutely off limits.

Accepting his offer to be his temporary nanny while she job searches in New York City, Kylie falls hard for his sweet daughter, and even harder for Luke. A clause in her employment contract means they can’t fraternize, but fate has other plans, and forbidden fruit is twice as sweet.

As the town she reluctantly left years ago accepts her more and more, and Luke makes it clear he wants ta second chance with her in their close-knit community, Kylie has to decide: an exciting new career in Manhattan on her own, or an instant family and a sense of belonging in her small hometown?

And as Luke wrestles with the pain of being left behind by his wife’s accidental death, he has to balance his responsibilities to his daughter with his own needs. Needs he’s ignored for far too long.

Needs only Kylie can meet.

But not if she leaves.

Can Luke and Kylie rekindle their first love and find a new future together in a place where love conquers all?

If you’re looking for a fun read about first kisses and second chances, featuring a hot single-dad police officer and his accidental nanny, set in a small town in New England, with a golden retriever named Jester, a heroine whose dream in life is to run a fairy camp, and a hero who wants to build a place where everyone belongs–then this is your book.

Grab a cup of coffee or tea, and maybe some edible glitter, and get your happy meter ready as you read the second book in the Love You, Maine, series–where love isn’t just a feeling… it’s a way of life.


Slow burn

Single dad widower

Nanny/police officer

Second chance

… and a golden retriever named Jester

Ratings and reviews

18 reviews
Nicole's Book Musings
July 20, 2022
4.5 Stars This is the second book in the series. I really love this small town. The characters just pull your right in. This book had me at single dad and nanny. That is my jam right now! Luke and Kylie back when were on the cusp of something, but life ripped them apart. Now fate has given these two a second chance. Their first meeting is quite memorable. Luke's little girl Harriet is so adorable! She's the bonus of this book.
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Iona C
July 20, 2022
I absolutely luvved this finding their way back to LUV story of Luke and Kylie. The township of Luview had me alternating through huge bouts of laughter, a few teary moments and twinges of longing. (I'm from an East Coast small town too). "Love You Again" played out as a movie in my mind, especially through so many hilarious scenes. This could definitely be a stand alone book, but having luvved the other 'Love You' books, I'm thrilled to anticipate the rest.
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Kari Baxter
July 20, 2022
Love You Again combines two of my favorite tropes...small town and second chance. Add in the hot widower single dad, and this book appeals to so many readers. After devouring the first two books in this series (Love You Wrong and Love You Right), I couldn't wait to learn more about Luke and Harriet, the small town cop and his spunky 6 year old daughter. Luke and his love interest's "meet cute" was one of the most unique I've ever read in a romance novel...who finds the love of their life in a m
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About the author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. Since 2013, she has sold more than 2 million books, with 5 New York Times bestsellers and more than 21 appearances on the USA Today bestseller list. Her books have been translated into French, German, and Italian, with more titles releasing in the future.

From billionaires to small towns to second chance stories, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men's room toilet (and he isn't a billionaire in a rom com).

She lives in New England with her husband and three children in a household where she is the only person with the gene required to change empty toilet paper rolls.

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