Till There Was You (Butler, Vermont Series, Book 4)

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21 reviews

About this ebook

Being an adult has its advantages...

Lucas Abbott and his identical twin grew up sharing everything—including a reputation for funny, idiotic behavior. But now that Lucas is ready to shed that lovable-idiot image, grow up and have a real, adult relationship, the joke’s on him. He and his twin have fallen for the same woman.

Crushed and hoping a few days on the slopes will work out his frustrations, he heads for Stowe, Vermont. All thought of fun and relaxation flies away as a car spins out in a snowstorm, and his firefighter/paramedic training kicks into high gear.

Danielle Rowson is hoping to pick up the pieces and build a new life for herself and her daughter in Vermont. Winding up in a ditch in the middle of a blizzard isn’t part of the plan—and neither is the kind, sexy rescuer whose strong hands pull them to safety.

Lucas has been a little kid, a big kid and now an adult—and he discovers that adulting has more than one advantage. Especially when it comes to sharing with Dani and Savannah the one thing that’s his and his alone: his love.

Reading Order for Green Mountain/Butler, Vermont Series

Green Mountain Series

Book 1: All You Need Is Love (Will & Cameron)

Book 2: I Want to Hold Your Hand (Hannah & Nolan)

Book 3: I Saw Her Standing There (Colton & Lucy)

Book 4: And I Love Her (Hunter & Megan)

Novella: You’ll Be Mine (Will & Cameron’s Wedding)

Book 5: It's Only Love (Ella & Gavin)

Book 6: Ain’t She Sweet (Charley & Tyler)

Butler, Vermont Series

Book 1: Every Little Thing (Grayson & Emma)

Book 2: Can't Buy Me Love (Patrick & Mary)

Book 3: Here Comes the Sun (Wade & Mia)

Book 4: Till There Was You (Lucas & Danielle)

Ratings and reviews

21 reviews
Erin Lewis
June 17, 2019
5 Star Review of Till There Was You (Butler, Vermont #4) Reading a Green Mountain or Butler Vermont book is to me like going home to visit my family. I love the Abbott family and absolutely loved Till There Was You. I have been intrigued by Lucas and Landon Abbott from the first time they were mentioned and my interest has only been peaked as each book in the series was written. So to say I have been waiting for Lucas’s book is an understatement. Marie Force did not disappoint in any way. It is an extremely well written sweet, sexy and romantic book. Marie Force's characters are often slightly flawed, yet so realistic and relatable that you cannot help but be drawn to them. Landon has always been his best friend, not just his twin, so to say Lucas is lost when they both fall for Amanda is an understatement. Lucas is feeling adrift, resenting the one person he has always been able to depend on. Escaping from his family, Lucas offers help to Dani and her gorgeous little girl Savvy. Little does he know that decision will change his life for ever. Dani’s story is heartbreaking and I admit to shedding a few tears as the story unfolded. It was heart warming to watch the growth and development of Lucas as he really came in to his own in this story and I loved it. Till There Was You is at times a heart wrenching story of determination, courage, strength and above all love and acceptance. As always the Abbott family embrace Dani and Savvy with open arms and hearts. The relationship between Lucas and Savvy was beautiful to witness. This is one of my favourite series and one I highly recommend and I cannot wait for the next book which promises to be just as amazing.  
Sandy S.
June 17, 2019
4.25 stars--TILL THERE WAS YOU is the fourth instalment in Marie Force’s contemporary, adult BUTLER, VERMONT romance series focusing on the Abbott’s and their extended family of cousins, in-laws and friends. This is fire fighter/paramedic Lucas Abbott, and single mother/ retail manager Danielle ‘Dani’ Rowson’s story line. TILL THERE WAS YOU can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. The BUTLER, VERMONT series is a spin-off from the author’s GREEN MOUNTAIN SERIES but you do not need to have read the original series to understand or follow. Told from dual third person perspectives (Dani and Lucas) TILL THERE WAS YOU follows single mother Dani Rowson as she ventures out on her own, only to drive into a blinding snowstorm where she will be rescued by our story line hero. With no place to go Lucas Abbott offers Dani and her infant daughter a place to stay, an offer that will turn into something more. What ensues is the building romance and relationship between Dani and Lucas, and the potential fall-out as Dani struggles with her need to be independent. Dani Rowson knows love and loss. Hoping to make a new start, our heroine heads to Butler, Vermont in the hopes of finding a job, and a new place to live. Unprepared for the Vermont weather, Dani finds herself in a desperate situation until a timely rescue by the man with whom she will fall in love. Lucas Abbott’s day wasn’t going so well. Angry with his twin Landon, Lucas heads to Stowe, Vermont for a little R&R where he will come face to face with his future in the guise of Dani Rowson. The relationship between Dani and Lucas is one of immediate attraction and instant chemistry, but our heroine is desperate for a place to stay, and finds temporary accommodations with our story line hero. Believing he has found his happily ever after, Lucas struggles to keep his distance from the woman with whom he is falling in love. The limited $ex scenes are intimate and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. As per the series, there is a large ensemble cast of colorful and energetic secondary and supporting characters including the parents Lincoln and Molly Abbott, and grandfather Elmer; Lucas’ twin brother Landon, and several characters (Abbott family members) from the author’s Green Mountain series. TILL THERE WAS YOU is a story of family, friendships, loss and love; a story of grief, starting over and second chances (of a sorts). The premise is engaging, real and entertaining: the characters are fun, energetic and familiar; the romance is seductive. TILL THERE WAS YOU is a heart warming, sweet and wonderful story with fantastic characters including a lonely moose called Fred.
Elizabeth H.
June 19, 2019
I always love coming back to the quaint little town of Butler, Vermont and the amazing, boisterous Abbott family! I really enjoyed Lucas' story! We've known Lucas and his twin Landon to be rapscallions with devastatingly good looks and the sense of humor of a 12-year-old but it was awesome to see another, more vulnerable side to him. Lucas is struggling with his feelings for a woman his brother also has feelings for as well as his loyalty to his brother. Everything comes to a head at their twenty-seventh birthday party when Landon brings the woman to the party, devastating Lucas even more. Little did Lucas know that fate had other plans for him! I absolutely love Lucas! This charming ladykiller is forever changed when he meets the lovely and resilient Dani and her beautiful daughter Savannah. The chemistry between the two is strong and Lucas is defenseless against the girls! I loved watching Lucas "grow up" in the story. Lucas believed that now that he's older, he should put childish things behind him but Dani, Savannah and the rest of the Abbott family help him realize that he can still be the Lucas he's always been and accept and revel in the responsibilities of an adult. And this can't be a Butler, VT book without the entire Abbott family butting in to everyone's business! There are tender moments between Lucas and Landon, Hannah and Dani and many more! And, as usual, Fred the Moose steals the show! TILL THERE WAS YOU is not just a favorite Beatles' song, it's an amazing book of love, of growth, of grief, of perseverance and of hope! I would highly recommend this or any book in the Green Mountain/Butler, Vermont series! ***I voluntarily read and reviewed a copy of the book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects or influences my thoughts and feelings about the story***

About the author

Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the indie-published Gansett Island Series and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series. Duchess By Deception is the first in her new historical romance Gilded Series, that will continue with Deceived By Desire in September 2019.

Her books have sold more than 7.5 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list 30 times. She is also a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, a Speigel bestseller in Germany, a frequent speaker and publishing workshop presenter as well as a publisher through her Jack’s House Publishing romance imprint. She is a three-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award for romance fiction.

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.

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