Then and Now: A second chance, single parent, small town romance

· Dogwood Cove Book 5 · Julia Jarrett
10 reviews

About this ebook

Leo Talbot and I were high school sweethearts who promised to love each other forever. Until I discovered love is a lie, and that promise was broken.

When he shows up in town with his little girl who I can’t help but adore, it’s impossible not to get swept up in the hope of a second chance. And Leo makes it clear he’s determined to break down my walls, rebuild my trust in love, and prove to me that our promise was never really broken.

With years of heartache and pain between us, can I let Leo stand beside me as I face the ghosts of my past? Or will all of the hard lessons I’ve learned, only make me push him away again?

Then and Now is perfect for fans of second chance romance, steamy small town love stories, swoony single dads, and close knit friend groups. This book is for readers who want a hint of angst with a lot of spice and a guaranteed HEA for soul mates who find their way back to each other against all odds. This is the fifth and final full length novel in the Dogwood Cove series and can be read as a standalone, although the series is best enjoyed if read in order.

This series is for fans of Melanie Harlow, Adriana Locke, Claire Kingsley, Lucy Score, Laura Pavlov, Tia Louise, Jami Albright, Kandi Steiner and more.

Ratings and reviews

10 reviews
Sarah Yasmin
October 1, 2022
3.5 stars - a good book but not one of her best. I loved Leo, and Violet. He was so open and honest, sweet & loving. This was a well done second chance book. Ms. Jarrett's writing is great. Where I really didn't like the book was Serena's character which changed a lot. She used to be a strong, independant character but was scared, frozen and very negative in her thinking. I didn't like her at all. It took away from the story. I got an ARC of this book from the author and all opinions are my own.
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Wendy Livingstone
October 2, 2022
This is the fifth book in this amazing series, and this is Leo and Serena’s journey. These two were high school sweethearts, until Serena broke his heart. When Serena’s dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer did not pan out, she moves to Dogwood Cove to open and teach in her own dance school. Having not seen each other for 20-years fate destines them to cross paths again, when Leo arrives in town as a single dad to an adorable little girl, as well as being the deputy sheriff. Leo is dete
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Caroline O'Sullivan
September 29, 2022
What a perfect end to a fabulous series, I can honestly say I’m going to miss Dogwood Cove so much, it’s definitely my favourite series from this lovely author. 💞 Small Town 💞 High School Sweethearts 💞 Second Chance 💞 Cop 💞 Single Dad I absolutely adored Serena and Leo’s story so much, it was truly a story of the one that got away for sure. I really loved that there was no hate between them, just lost time. They had such a great connection and loved each other so much.
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