When the Stars Come Out

When the Stars Come Out

Laura Trentham / Aug 17, 2019

When the Stars Come Out Cottonbloom A beautiful faraway place where a woman can escape her past and find reason to stay forever Willa Brown never planned to stay in Cottonbloom She was on the way to somewhere else when she

  • Title: When the Stars Come Out
  • Author: Laura Trentham
  • ISBN: 1250131286
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Cottonbloom A beautiful, faraway place where a woman can escape her past and find reason to stay forever.Willa Brown never planned to stay in Cottonbloom She was on the way to somewhere else when she landed there and found work at the Abbot brothers garaged a sense of comfort and safety that she had never known The same holds true for Jackson Abbott himself Cottonbloom A beautiful, faraway place where a woman can escape her past and find reason to stay forever.Willa Brown never planned to stay in Cottonbloom She was on the way to somewhere else when she landed there and found work at the Abbot brothers garaged a sense of comfort and safety that she had never known The same holds true for Jackson Abbott himself With one glance in her direction, he can make Willa s heart melt But what begins as an unrequited crush turns into something far powerful than Willa could have ever imagined.Jackson s most meaningful relationship has always been with his car and he s not afraid to admit it Still, he can t help but become emotionally entangled with his new star mechanic Willa, who is definitely hiding some dark secrets of her own beneath the hood Jackson desperately wants Willa to trust him, and to seek protection in his arms But even as the two slowly surrender to their shared attraction, the danger lurking in Willa s past remains a stubborn obstacle Can she open up enough to give them both a chance at having real and lasting love Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Mass Market Paperback, 310 pages Published January 30th 2018 by St Martin s Press first published January 20th 2018 More Details ISBN 1250131286 ISBN13 9781250131287 Edition Language English Series Cottonbloom 5 Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about When the Stars Come Out, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book Small Town Romance 536 books 170 voters Best Small Town Romance 633 books 415 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter May 18, 2017 Claire Robinson rated it really liked it Shelves shit hot series, smp 4 You don t really know me Stars When the Stars Come Out is another enjoyable addition to Laura Trentham s Cottonbloom series.Willa and Jackson were introduced to us in the last book, but Willa very much kept to herself as the only female mechanic at the Abbot brothers Garage We find out why in this book, and also understand that Jackson Abbot isn t as ambivalent towards her as much as he initially thought he was I found his protectiveness towards her even though she was being less than 4 You don t really know me Stars When the Stars Come Out is another enjoyable addition to Laura Trentham s Cottonbloom series.Willa and Jackson were introduced to us in the last book, but Willa very much kept to herself as the only female mechanic at the Abbot brothers Garage We find out why in this book, and also understand that Jackson Abbot isn t as ambivalent towards her as much as he initially thought he was I found his protectiveness towards her even though she was being less than forthcoming with the facts absolutely adorable Being in Cottonbloom and around Jackson had her looking beyond her immediate needs to what she wanted I have to admit I found the reasonings for Willa believing she was in the situation she was, a little weak, that said I pretty much read the book in one sitting and that was wholly due to the chemistry and emotions that this couples coming together bought to the fore If your past comes calling, I ll protect you I promise Don t quit on me The story around the Abbot family in general develops further around the building of their relationship and you get too see a little of what their past was like and why the family dynamic is as it is, since their fathers passing You ve given me than I ever imagined Ella and Mack are up next in Set the Night on Fire there were a few sparks between these two in this book upon their introductions so I am looking forward to seeing if the author can turn them into a fully burning blaze, when the book releases in the summerC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review flag 26 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 27, 2018 Nicola rated it really liked it 3.5 Stars Over the past couple of years Cottonbloom has become one of my favourite places to visit and and book 5 brings us Jackson and Willa co owner and employee of Abbott Brothers Garage, respectively You ll never be the boss of me, Jackson Abbott Whilst not my favourite of the series, When the Stars Come Out was still an enjoyable visit and there was nothing to dislike in either Jackson or Willa, it was simply a case that the story in particular with regards to Willa lacked the oomph tha 3.5 Stars Over the past couple of years Cottonbloom has become one of my favourite places to visit and and book 5 brings us Jackson and Willa co owner and employee of Abbott Brothers Garage, respectively You ll never be the boss of me, Jackson Abbott Whilst not my favourite of the series, When the Stars Come Out was still an enjoyable visit and there was nothing to dislike in either Jackson or Willa, it was simply a case that the story in particular with regards to Willa lacked the oomph that Laura usually injects But what it was missing for me there was compensated for by Jackson s gentle protective nature as he shows Willa that he can be trusted with her heart and they cross the line from co workers to lovers I haven t had anyone to count on for a long time It might take some getting used to Aside of the romance is the developing story involving the Abbott brothers with one being AWOL causing headaches all round and readers being given a deeper insight into their past And with the introduction of Ella Boudreaux, I m looking forward to heading back to Cottonbloom in the summer to discover what the future holds for her and Mack Could be some fireworks methinks Copy received courtesy of St Martin s Press for an honest and unbiased opinion flag 20 likesLike see review View all 14 comments Feb 01, 2018 Kathleen rated it really liked it Shelves arc, netgalley books, read in 2018, fiction, romantic HOT OFF THE PRESS on January 30.WHEN THE STARS COME OUT by Laura Trentham is book 5 in the Cottonbloom series and can be read as a stand alone.Willa Brown, a mechanic at Abbot Brothers Garage and Restoration, has a secret crush on Jackson Abbot, whom she works with everyday repairing cars The catch is he is one of the four brothers that own Abbot Brothers Garage and Restoration and he sees her as a great mechanic, but does not notice her as a member of the opposite sex What would she do i HOT OFF THE PRESS on January 30.WHEN THE STARS COME OUT by Laura Trentham is book 5 in the Cottonbloom series and can be read as a stand alone.Willa Brown, a mechanic at Abbot Brothers Garage and Restoration, has a secret crush on Jackson Abbot, whom she works with everyday repairing cars The catch is he is one of the four brothers that own Abbot Brothers Garage and Restoration and he sees her as a great mechanic, but does not notice her as a member of the opposite sex What would she do if he did Willa has secrets and is a loner She spends her spare time reading books borrowed from the library What are her secrets aside from her crush What or who is she hiding from Is she wanted by the law Does someone want to hurt her I enjoyed the character development, suspense and humour in this small town fiction novel and look forward to reading stories in the Cottonbloom series Thanks to St Martin s Press and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an arc of WHEN THE STARS COME OUT by Laura Trentham The thoughts expressed here are my own 4 stars flag 18 likesLike see review Jan 27, 2018 DJ Sakata rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves adult contemporary romance, netgallery, small town, southern, family drama My Rating 4.5Favorite Quotes Country Aire trailer park wouldn t get a magazine spread unless it was in Trailers and Trash, but she d lived in far worse places.With curly red hair and dark blue eyes, she crackled as if an electrical current gave her endless energy.The Honda coughed like a lifelong smoker that needed an oxygen tank.The only new clothes Willa splurged on were underwear Apparently, the line she wouldn t cross in the name of poverty was buying used panties.Everything the man did was My Rating 4.5Favorite Quotes Country Aire trailer park wouldn t get a magazine spread unless it was in Trailers and Trash, but she d lived in far worse places.With curly red hair and dark blue eyes, she crackled as if an electrical current gave her endless energy.The Honda coughed like a lifelong smoker that needed an oxygen tank.The only new clothes Willa splurged on were underwear Apparently, the line she wouldn t cross in the name of poverty was buying used panties.Everything the man did was sexy and arousing She pictured him with a wrench in his hand and the flex of his biceps as he torqued a bolt Her inner muscles clenched Next time she saw him do that she might require resuscitation on the shop floor I have a feeling all those Abbott brothers are good with their hands I know Wyatt sure is Comes from working on cars, I d guess Sutton made a sound like she d tasted something delicious.My Review This was a cleverly amusing, heart squeezing, emotive, and angsty read that was packed with family drama, quirky characters, and wry humor, and written from my favorite dual POV Deftly detailed with lush descriptions the story flows in an agile and engaging manner while Ms Trentham kept the sharp and colorful visuals smoothly scrolling through my gray matter while the stalwart and admirable character of Jackson was rattled from his routine enough to find what he needed was right under his nose, although the anxious and skittish Willa made him work for it When The Stars Come Out could easily be read as a stand alone book although it continues on from the established storyline with many of the characters from the previous book in the series, Leave The Night On And while you don t need to have read the previous book, it was also an engaging and fun story and would deepen your enjoyment of this clever tale I was intrigued by the various multi layered storylines and characters as Willa s secrets were slowly being revealed Willa was a complicated and fretful character and I found her to be somewhat frustrating as she was severely lacking in interpersonal skills and was rather cowardly as her fight or flight response was always flight, which had lead to some bad decisions Of course, I ve never made any of those myself There were several subplots and lots going on yet the ending pulled most of it together nicely with a surprising twist and a few treats, while also lighting a fuse for the next installment, which I am already eager to get my mitts on flag 16 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 30, 2018 WishfulMiss rated it really liked it Shelves awesome hero, awesome lady lead, books i loved and need to own, friends to lovers, otps perfect match love both mcs, safe, siblings series, arc I love returning to Cottonbloom and the Abbott brothers are feeding my addiction to this town and the characters that live in it Willa and Jackson have been working side by side at the Abbott family garage but they ve both kept things friendly, professional and strictly platonic I love the friends to lovers trope and Jackson and Willa were both sweet and likable characters I finished this with a smile on my face and all around feel good vibe It was sweet, funny, flirty and laid back There w I love returning to Cottonbloom and the Abbott brothers are feeding my addiction to this town and the characters that live in it Willa and Jackson have been working side by side at the Abbott family garage but they ve both kept things friendly, professional and strictly platonic I love the friends to lovers trope and Jackson and Willa were both sweet and likable characters I finished this with a smile on my face and all around feel good vibe It was sweet, funny, flirty and laid back There was some angst but it mild and helped move the plot along I felt for Willa, the guilt and shame she carries over a mistake in her past when she was young, really messed with her So much that she really believed she was an unforgivable human being It took a lot to pull her out of that mind set but I loved that Jackson and her friends family really helped her through it Especially Jackson, who also has some family issues to deal with, but was strong enough to grab hold of her and have her back when she needed it Jackson and Willa are now up there with Nash and Tally as favorite books in this series Favorite Line If they had sex, it would be on a bed of her lies The melodramatic turn of her thoughts brought her back to earth and injected some much needed humor, even if it was black What would a bed of lies be made of Porcupine quills Or maybe old diapers because she was full of you know what He wanted Willa next to him, holding his hand and telling him without words she would back him up Willa was stronger than any of them Would I recommend Yes, this whole series is awesome If you want low angst, sweet small town romance with humor and a dash of heat, this is worth a read All books can be read as a stand alone ARC provided for an honest review I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own SAFETY INFO view spoiler Ages Jackson is 27 28 and Willa is 25 Cheating None OM OW drama None Separation None Push Pull Willa is on the run and hiding her true identity so she doesn t see any chance of a real future with Jackson so she does try to keep Jackson at a distance but it doesn t last long Main Pursuer of relationship Jackson Triggers drug abuse OD off page, involving Willa s best friend , death of a parent off page, H and mention of a past sexual assault attempted rape off page, h HEA HFN Ends on a HEA marriage proposal and no epilogue hide spoiler flag 7 likesLike see review Jan 28, 2018 Deanne Patterson rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley, netgalley january 2018, 2018 jan tbr Jackson Abbot has a twin brother, Wyatt and other brothers as well They all work in their family auto body shop along with Willa She is one of the best mechanics there is the guys tell her and she doesn t take the compliment lightly as she knows it is a respect given compliment This is the fifth book in the CottonBloom series and my first read by this author I ll need to look up by this author since I really enjoyed this Willa doesn t plan on stopping in Cottonbloom she just ends up th Jackson Abbot has a twin brother, Wyatt and other brothers as well They all work in their family auto body shop along with Willa She is one of the best mechanics there is the guys tell her and she doesn t take the compliment lightly as she knows it is a respect given compliment This is the fifth book in the CottonBloom series and my first read by this author I ll need to look up by this author since I really enjoyed this Willa doesn t plan on stopping in Cottonbloom she just ends up there on her way to somewhere else She is on the run from an idyllic childhood after something happens that she blames herself for Jackson finally notices her not just her beauty but her shyness,her vulnerability, her skittishness Willa sees a stray dog near her trailer and it has the same characteristics as her so she can relate,it s shy and skittish She befriends it with food and soft words and the dog,River is a loyal pal to her when she needs a friend the most The brothers were abandoned by their mother when they were young and are bitter about this Will a reunion take place and can hearts be mended I loved reading the small town description,the sights,sounds,the colors I could imagine myself there This story really flowed well and I enjoyed it.Pub Date 30 Jan 2018 Thank you to NetGalley and St Martin s Press for a review copy in exchange for my honest review flag 9 likesLike see review Jan 18, 2018 Irene rated it really liked it Shelves arc by publisher, beautiful cover, enjoying this series, romance 4 starsWhen the Stars Come Out by Laura Trentham is a beautifully written and heartwarming read.The storyline is entertaining, the characters are likable, relatable and will bring out the feels watching them fall in love.I really enjoyed Willa and Jackson together, they made me smile and they made me swoon They had amazing chemistry and I have no doubt they were going to have a happy life together.Overall, When the Stars Come Out is a lovely addition to the Cottonbloom series and while each boo 4 starsWhen the Stars Come Out by Laura Trentham is a beautifully written and heartwarming read.The storyline is entertaining, the characters are likable, relatable and will bring out the feels watching them fall in love.I really enjoyed Willa and Jackson together, they made me smile and they made me swoon They had amazing chemistry and I have no doubt they were going to have a happy life together.Overall, When the Stars Come Out is a lovely addition to the Cottonbloom series and while each book can be read as a standalone I highly recommend you read them all as each couple has been a joy getting to know.Get your copy hereAmz A BIG thank you to the publisher for the advance copy flag 5 likesLike see review Dec 17, 2017 Julie Jewls Book Blog rated it it was amazing Shelves 2017 reads, arc, contemporary romance, netgalley Jackson Abbott is serious, strong, reliable, loyal to his brothers When he finally opens his pretty peepers and really notices Willa for the first time obviously he was buried in a hole to not fully appreciate all that is Willa , his legendary control goes out the door And man, did I love seeing Jackson unravel Discovering his well of emotions was amusing and messy, yet cathartic fo a guy whose mom abandoned the family as children Willa Brown was one character I loved analyzing She was thi Jackson Abbott is serious, strong, reliable, loyal to his brothers When he finally opens his pretty peepers and really notices Willa for the first time obviously he was buried in a hole to not fully appreciate all that is Willa , his legendary control goes out the door And man, did I love seeing Jackson unravel Discovering his well of emotions was amusing and messy, yet cathartic fo a guy whose mom abandoned the family as children Willa Brown was one character I loved analyzing She was this complex dichotomy of prickly barbs, sassy humor, and carried an innate innocence that I found absolutely fascinating She had a few hard knocks with reality, yet I appreciated her ability to maintain that shred of innocence It gave her character an edge that had me sympathizing for her from the get go.mething I don t think I d have done otherwise So these two actually had to work at their relationship and I mean that in a good way Their romance was an understated complexity of sexy, tender, hot, and vulnerable When someone says hard work pays off Yeah, Jackson and Willa would qualify with the emotional efforts they expended on the other There s a lot going on in this book besides Jackson and Willa Catching up with previous characters, learning about the Abbott brother s past, and having a few other surprises crop up just made the book that much enjoyable It s no secret I m in love with the Cottonbloom series Laura Trentham has captured small town life in all its up and down glory in such a charming way that it makes me want to live there and befriend the locals When an author can accomplish that, I say they ve done their job exceptionally well I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own flag 5 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 15, 2018 Minx The Genre Minx Book Reviews rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves read in 2018, cutthroat bookclub, netgalley arc 2018, contemporary, romance True Rating 3.5 stars When the Stars Come Out is the fifth book in the Cottonbloom series and what drew me to this story was that the main character Willa was a mechanic That is an unusual occupation for a female character to have and I was interested to see if she was a mechanic in name only in order to make the story different or if she truly played the part I was glad to see that she was a character who knew her stuff and had a history with her profession as her father had been a mechanic a True Rating 3.5 stars When the Stars Come Out is the fifth book in the Cottonbloom series and what drew me to this story was that the main character Willa was a mechanic That is an unusual occupation for a female character to have and I was interested to see if she was a mechanic in name only in order to make the story different or if she truly played the part I was glad to see that she was a character who knew her stuff and had a history with her profession as her father had been a mechanic as well In addition, I did enjoy that even though I had not read any of the previous books in this series, that I did not feel as if I needed to in order to follow along with this story It can absolutely be read as a standalone.Willa Brown had been on her own for years after a string of bad choices had her running from the only home she had ever known After moving from place to place, she had landed in the town of Cottonbloom and decided that she should stay awhile Despite deciding to put down some temporary roots, she had kept mostly to herself for the past two years She had no friends and no relationships with men Even though she had a camaraderie with her co workers she did her best to blend into the background She never wanted to stand out, fearful that someone might start asking questions and then she d be leaving town, fast.Willa had a job working as a mechanic at the Abbot brother s garage and she loved her job Recently though things had been difficult for the garage after the passing of the original owner His sons who had worked for their father had taken over the business after his passing but one of them was looking to sell his share in order to leave the business and he wasn t caring about to whom he sold his share to The instability for the garage was not sitting well for Willa because she needed the job and because she didn t want to consider never seeing Jackson Abbot again Willa has had a crush on Jackson since the day she entered the shop but in all that time he had never looked at her as than a walking tool that was good for the garage, until now.Jackson had kept himself separate from all others save his brothers He was not interested in any personal relationships, especially after the passing of his father, but once he realized that with business being the way it was at the garage that he could possibly lose his star mechanic, he knew he had to do something He had never really considered that under the overall s that she wore that Willa was a desirable woman, a woman that for some reason he did not want to let go The Jackson tried to figure Willa out the she resisted until he realized that Willa was hiding her past and maybe even than that In order to have any kind of future together Willa would have to figure out what it was that she wanted and decide if she has the strength to face her past in order to give them a future.I did not know what to expect coming into this story but I really liked the characters a lot, they were developed enough that I felt like the story was well rounded and believable There were points where I felt like the story dragged a bit and for me what Willa was running from was emotionally devastating but nothing that convinced me that the extreme measures she was taking made sense That part of the plot just didn t work for me, it wasn t bad it just seemed a bit over the top I did like the romance though, it happened fast but it was a sweet story Overall, I would say that When the Stars Come Out is a lovely romance that would appeal to a wide variety of readers.This review is based on a complimentary book I received from NetGalley It is an honest and voluntary review The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Find this review and at The Genre Minx Book Reviews flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 30, 2018 Ann Lorz rated it really liked it Shelves business owner, contemporary, family, humor, series, small town Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog is nothing better then reading a series that you love That s how I feel about Laura Trentham s Cottonbloom series I just really enjoy them I will admit that even though I ve loved the whole series I have a soft spot for the Abbott brothers Not sure why, but for some reason the call to me They each have such a complex relationship with each other Some of it is good, some of it notAll the brothers stick Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog is nothing better then reading a series that you love That s how I feel about Laura Trentham s Cottonbloom series I just really enjoy them I will admit that even though I ve loved the whole series I have a soft spot for the Abbott brothers Not sure why, but for some reason the call to me They each have such a complex relationship with each other Some of it is good, some of it notAll the brothers stick together and have worked hard at the business their father has left them, or I should say all but Ford Ford reminds me of the fact that you can t pick family The other three bothers have a great relationship and I enjoyed their interactions They stood for each other I find it funny that sometimes in life you don t see what s standing besides you until that someone might leave you That s how poor Jackson s realized that he really cared for Willa Fear of losing someone is a good motivator Of course Jackson wouldn t be in fear of losing Willa if she could only think about her past clearly Guilt and fear is a huge road block in life Even with her past always there for her I really liked these two together They really cared and respected each other I like how Willa was always there for Jackson when he was dealing with his mother and brother Jackson, just like Jackson was there with her when she started to deal with her past Hell, even his brothers stood for her I also liked how she had Clayton Preston to talk to I so hope he gets his own book As you can clearly tell by my words up above I really enjoyed this story I really can t wait for Mark and Ella s story At the moment I m not liking her Of course that s not her fault Any women that is upsetting the Abbott brothers is upsetting me too Since Mark s story, Set the Night on Fire isn t out till the end of July I have a bit of a wait Why While I wait I will have to wonder about Ford and if he ll get his own story Not sure how she would redeem him It would take a ton of work Maybe after I read Mark s story I ll think differently I want to put it out there about that I d love Clayton s story Just sayI hope you get a chance to read When The Stars Come Out Heck, read the whole series I promise you it s very enjoyable Follow me on received for a honest review flag 4 likesLike see review Aug 02, 2017 Misty Reds Romance Reviews rated it it was amazing Mr Reliable, Jackson Abbott, has always been too busy being their for his family and running their shop to make time to date, let alone even notice a woman but then Willa Brown wanders into his shop and he suddenly finds looking under the hood of a car just isn t as appealing as it once was He knows mixing business with pleasure probably isn t the best idea, but Willa is just too damn tempting to ignore She is guarded and he is certain she is hiding from someone or something, and damned if Mr Reliable, Jackson Abbott, has always been too busy being their for his family and running their shop to make time to date, let alone even notice a woman but then Willa Brown wanders into his shop and he suddenly finds looking under the hood of a car just isn t as appealing as it once was He knows mixing business with pleasure probably isn t the best idea, but Willa is just too damn tempting to ignore She is guarded and he is certain she is hiding from someone or something, and damned if he doesn t want to be the one to help her face it head on, and offer up his shoulder for her to lean on when it all gets too tough But before that can happen he needs to figure out a way to get her to trust him enough to share her secretsWilla Brown has a troubled past that she hopes never catches up to her, it s what made her go on the run in the first place, and brought her to the town of Cottonbloom Her plan was to hideout for a few days and then commence to running, but the charm of the little town and it s residents lured her in, and convinced her to stay a while, and truth be told it is one of the first good things to happen to her in a long while Her boss Jackson is a kind man, that gives off an air of unwavering strength, and is also extremely good looking, each time he looks at her she can t help but smile But this little crush she has on him can never go any farther than that, he is too good of a man to get mixed up with the likes of someone like her and there is just no way she could bring him into her disastrous world.Returning to Cottonbloom has never been sweeter, When The Stars Come Out is pure literary magic, it s sure to have readers mesmerized from start to finish I have been looking forward to making a return to this series and getting better acquainted with the Abbott family matriarch, Jackson, for sometime now and I have to say his story was everything I hoped it would be and so much His relationship with Willa was something I could see brewing in previous installments and I knew once they got together it would produce some serious fireworks, and I have to say my instincts were on pointthere were lots of dazzling sparks there This delightful tale will bring you many moments to treasure, the passionate moments that will make you swoon, the tender moments that will warm your heart, the brave moments that will inspire, and the suspenseful moments that will keep you on the edge of your seat I highly recommend you give this read a chance, the moment you crack the cover these endearing characters will pull you into their world and take you on a truly unforgettable literary escape I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 30, 2018 Book Lover rated it it was ok Jackson Abbot and his three brothers own a garage He and Willa have worked side by side for the last 2 years She s always been one of the guys All the brothers know she s hiding something since she insists on being paid in cash.Willa has been on the run for the last 5 years It s only the last two years that she felt safe enough to stay in one place longer than a few months.It takes the possibility of Willa leaving for Jackson to suddenly realize she s not just another grease monkey I realiz Jackson Abbot and his three brothers own a garage He and Willa have worked side by side for the last 2 years She s always been one of the guys All the brothers know she s hiding something since she insists on being paid in cash.Willa has been on the run for the last 5 years It s only the last two years that she felt safe enough to stay in one place longer than a few months.It takes the possibility of Willa leaving for Jackson to suddenly realize she s not just another grease monkey I realize that Jackson is supposed to have been completely absorbed in the business, but 2 years to truly take notice of her And then he immediately wants to fill in all the gaps, become her hero and protector and fix everything for her When Willa s secrets are revealed, I wasn t impressed I guess the twisted up thinking of an 18 year old kid made it seem real and big to her.This book is supposedly set in a small town but doesn t have that small town feel at all This story was all over the place Ford s issues, Willa s issues, the issues between the brothers, issues the brothers have with their mom, issues with how their dad left things when he died, Willa s issues with her stepmom.I started and stopped writing this review so many times The whole story was just blah to me It moves slowly for most of the book while you keep waiting for something truly interesting to happen.This is the second book of the series but my first I m not inspired to go back for the first nor look for the next.I voluntarily reviewed an ARC provided by NetGalley and the publisher flag 4 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 23, 2017 CL rated it really liked it Shelves arc, published in 2018, read in 2017, romance, romance boss, romance contemporary, romance small towns Rating Chemistry I have a lot of love for Laura Trentham s Cottonbloom series it is wonderfully written and gives a great insight into Southern life The first book in this second trilogy got me well and truly intrigued as to Willa s backstory and how things would progress between her and Jackson.Needless to say, this book lived up to the expectation I just wanted to give Willa a big hug for a lot of it and loved watching her and Jackson s relationship develop plus great set up for Rating Chemistry I have a lot of love for Laura Trentham s Cottonbloom series it is wonderfully written and gives a great insight into Southern life The first book in this second trilogy got me well and truly intrigued as to Willa s backstory and how things would progress between her and Jackson.Needless to say, this book lived up to the expectation I just wanted to give Willa a big hug for a lot of it and loved watching her and Jackson s relationship develop plus great set up for Mack s book which I really can t wait to read This book loses half a star simply because the reason behind the Abbott mother abandoning them was just all too similar to the storyline in Laura Drewry s Fishing For Trouble series.I am truly intrigued whether there s going to be an additional book after Mack s showing Ford the Black Sheep s redemption At the moment he would certainly have a long road ahead of him before he can get to Hero status flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 22, 2018 Alison rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves small town, netgalley, mechanic, 2018 read, banging the boss, contemporary, drugs, irritating seniors, secret identity, twins Jackson Abbott is Wyatt s twin The silent kind, he has worked alongside Willa Brown ever since she came to Cottonbush, without really thinking about her as a woman All the Abbott brothers know that Willa is keeping secrets, most of them have guessed that isn t her real name, but they value her work as a mechanic in their family business and they aren t ones to gossip.Willa has been on the run since she was eighteen years old, running from what was an idyllic childhood she soon found that life Jackson Abbott is Wyatt s twin The silent kind, he has worked alongside Willa Brown ever since she came to Cottonbush, without really thinking about her as a woman All the Abbott brothers know that Willa is keeping secrets, most of them have guessed that isn t her real name, but they value her work as a mechanic in their family business and they aren t ones to gossip.Willa has been on the run since she was eighteen years old, running from what was an idyllic childhood she soon found that life away from her adored father was very different from the sheltered way she spent her first eighteen years The Abbott family are different Their father reminded her of her own father and she has been in love with Jackson forever But when Willa s past looks to be catching up with her will she run like she always does It takes the fear of Willa leaving for Jackson to wake up to the woman he has been working with for the past few years Under the baggy thrift shop clothes, bad hair cut and cap permanent wedged on her head is a curvy, beautiful woman.The romance between Jackson and Willa is set against several mysteries what has happened to the oldest Abbott brother, Ford What happened in Willa s past that necessitated her running Who is trying to buy the Abbott Garage, and why What happened to the Abbott brothers mother Unfortunately, I have to say that I ve come to the conclusion based on reading two novels and a novella that Laura Trentham s mysteries tend to evaporate into meh This book and the last end on a cliffhanger teaser for the next book which kind of dissolves into nothing Ford s story is dismissed at the start of this novel, frankly I don t understand Willa s issue at all, in fact I d go further and say she acted like a spoilt brat and doesn t seem to have matured, the buyer mystery doesn t go anywhere and Mrs Abbott is also a bit meh I didn t like that Sutton decided to give Willa a make over, kudos to Jackson for not caring.Overall, I don t really understand how to categorise this It didn t feel like romance, there wasn t much suspense mystery, although it is set in a small town it doesn t have that cozy small town feel Possibly damningly, I just didn t like Willa.However, I m on a bit of a book downer, I convinced myself that I didn t like the previous book and yet when I read my review I gave it a solid four and a half stars , maybe read this review bearing in mind that I am clearly dissatisfied with everything I m reading at the moment Do I want to read the next book I know exactly who it will feature okay, I m guessing but I d bet serious money , probably.I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 22, 2018 Hannah rated it really liked it review of another edition ARC REVIEW Cottonbloom 5, I m so glad we didn t have to wait for Willa and Jackson s story for too long I am so loving this series, this town, and these people This second story arc with the Abbott brothers is just as good if not better than the first three books In this story arc the Abbott brothers, Mack, Ford, Wyatt and Jackson, inherited their father s garage, a four way split that left Ford annoyed and keep threatening to sell his share of the garage The other three just added on to th ARC REVIEW Cottonbloom 5, I m so glad we didn t have to wait for Willa and Jackson s story for too long I am so loving this series, this town, and these people This second story arc with the Abbott brothers is just as good if not better than the first three books In this story arc the Abbott brothers, Mack, Ford, Wyatt and Jackson, inherited their father s garage, a four way split that left Ford annoyed and keep threatening to sell his share of the garage The other three just added on to the garage and turned into Abbott Brother s Garage and Restoration and can t afford to buy him out Ford wants he wants it now and the tension and animosity between the brothers just keeps getting worse and worse Willa Brown was hired by the boys father almost two years ago, she was there when he collapsed and died and she stuck around after that because they needed her, but now that Ford threat to sell his share has a ring of truth in it and the fate of the garage is up in the air Willa isn t sure she can stay no matter how much cares about Jackson It wasn t supposed to be a permanent thing anyways but Mr Abbott reminded her of her own father and she stayed because of Jackson When Mr Abbott hired Willa he agreed to pay her in cash off the books but now that he is gone and Mack is charge he wants everything on the up and up including having her SSN on file, Willa knows her time to leave is getting closer Jackson sees the look of panic in Willa s eyes when he brings up her SSN, the guys always knew she was on the run from something but they figured she would tell them when she was ready but it wasn t until that moment that Jackson realized she might run and it hit him that he didn t want her to leave, ever Jackson decides to insert himself a little bit into her life and try to figure out what or who she is on the run from and in doing so finds himself falling for her When they finally admit to each other that they want one another they start a friends with benefits type relationship that quickly turns into But Willa isn t the only one Jackson is worried about, Ford is missing and his bookies start showing up to collect Overall, this is an easy four star read, Willa is a little overly stubborn, but if I had a guy try and spoil me like Jackson was doing for her I would cave so freakin fast I have a soft spot for the strong silent types I enjoy Trentham s writing she really brings Cottonbloom to life with the detailed active setting and the quirky characters P.S I don t think Ford deserves a HEA flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 18, 2018 Jaime Fiction Fangirls Book Review rated it really liked it Shelves arcs, mildly sexually explicit, third person, to review for netgalley, blogged This is Book 5 in the series but can be read as a stand alone, although it might be helpful to read the 4th books in the series because the couple from that book appear a lot in this story However, I don t think it takes away from the experience if you don t Laura Trentham is a new author to me This is only the second book I ve read of hers but I definitely see myself continuing to read from her because I like her writing style I thought the chemistry between Jackson and Willa was perfe This is Book 5 in the series but can be read as a stand alone, although it might be helpful to read the 4th books in the series because the couple from that book appear a lot in this story However, I don t think it takes away from the experience if you don t Laura Trentham is a new author to me This is only the second book I ve read of hers but I definitely see myself continuing to read from her because I like her writing style I thought the chemistry between Jackson and Willa was perfect, even if it took two years for Jackson to see it At first I was a little upset that he only just started to see her as a girl when he thought she might be ready to take off Then I realized that he probably only just noticed those things because he finally allowed himself to He was scared that she might leave and that kickstarted his emotions and then he had to face WHY he would be so upset about her leaving Willa has secrets and Jackson just wants to know what she s running from so that he can understand and support her I will say that I don t fully understand Willa s reasons for hiding and being so afraid of her past once her secrets are revealed but, hey, we all have our issues, right This was sort of a slow burning romance that somehow also felt like it bordered in insta love I think mostly because the author dove right into the attraction going from 0 to 100 is why it felt like it was quick However, considering Willa and Jackson had been simmering for two years, as explained by the fact that everyone around them seemed to see it coming, it obviously wasn t something that just happened overnight It was actually a nice way to watch their relationship progress.I m liking the direction of the story arc of the Abbot Brothers and can t wait to read Mack s story next I m hopeful we get a redemption story for Ford too, though I received an ARC from NetGalley for voluntary review flag 3 likesLike see review View 2 comments Feb 01, 2018 Lone Tree Reviews rated it it was amazing review of another edition When The Stars Come Out is the 5th book in the Cottonbloom series Willa Brown never planned on staying in Cottombloom for long She was on the run until work at the Abbott Brother s Garage kept her there for the safety that it provided and for a certain man named Jackson Jackson Abbott has always had one love and that was his car until Willa showed up in town As the two begin to fall for each other, Willa s past makes it difficult for her to fully trust Jackson It s when one of the brothers When The Stars Come Out is the 5th book in the Cottonbloom series Willa Brown never planned on staying in Cottombloom for long She was on the run until work at the Abbott Brother s Garage kept her there for the safety that it provided and for a certain man named Jackson Jackson Abbott has always had one love and that was his car until Willa showed up in town As the two begin to fall for each other, Willa s past makes it difficult for her to fully trust Jackson It s when one of the brothers sells his share of the garage that Willa realizes how close she is to Jackson after he tells her one of her many secrets that she is running from It all leads to a shocking ending of who is now part owner of the garage and how far will the two lovebirds go in order to find their happy ending After reading this book, I so can t wait for the next book to come out in July 2018 just to see what will happen next The way this book draws you in and won t let go until the last word is read, is total perfection You can t help but to be curious about Willa s past and you feel for her after what made her run in the first place It was kinda cool to see Jackson coming to terms with his own past as well If you want to read a book that have you reading it until you just about to fall asleep to only have you wake up at 4 00 in the morning to just to finish it READ this book and series, you won t regret it at all Thank You to Laura Trentham for another great book in the Cottombloom series and I so can t wait to see what is next for the Abbott Brothers I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 26, 2018 Heather rated it liked it Shelves reviewed, series i want to continue This the fifth book in the series but the second one featuring one of the Abbot brothers Technically this book can stand on its own but since I actually read the previous one featuring another Abbot brother I d recommend reading that one first just so you get a feel for the brothers Jackson has been working side by side for Willa for two years and never really noticed her as a woman, let alone a woman harboring a crush on him But once he does, all bets are off even if he has to convince a ver This the fifth book in the series but the second one featuring one of the Abbot brothers Technically this book can stand on its own but since I actually read the previous one featuring another Abbot brother I d recommend reading that one first just so you get a feel for the brothers Jackson has been working side by side for Willa for two years and never really noticed her as a woman, let alone a woman harboring a crush on him But once he does, all bets are off even if he has to convince a very skittish Willa to remain in town long enough to make his feelings know.This was an enjoyable small town romance that features some intriguing characters With all the characters and hints at potential story lines, this series can definitely run for several books Definitely looking forward to the next book to see just how hard the next Abbot brother falls, especially since I think it is the last person he d ever consider flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 30, 2018 Christi Snow rated it it was amazing My Review Willa and Jacksonwhoohoo The grumpy, serious twinand Willa, the quiet, secretive mechanic Okay, first of all you should know that Willa has worked at this shop for two years and she s actively worked to fade into the wallpaperto the point where when Jackson does finally notice her, he s floored at everything that he missedand feeling than a little guilty about it The thing that causes him to notice herthe idea that she might be leaving See, Willa is on the run My Review Willa and Jacksonwhoohoo The grumpy, serious twinand Willa, the quiet, secretive mechanic Okay, first of all you should know that Willa has worked at this shop for two years and she s actively worked to fade into the wallpaperto the point where when Jackson does finally notice her, he s floored at everything that he missedand feeling than a little guilty about it The thing that causes him to notice herthe idea that she might be leaving See, Willa is on the runand plans to stay that way if that s what it takes to stay undiscovered She has some big skeletons in her closet although my personal opinion were that her personal demons were much bigger than the actual secrets that weren t as bad as she thought So, yeahWilla is not the most open person in the worldat all She knows that connections will sink her and that she doesn t deserve them so when Jackson tries to connect with her, her walls go up Jackson has his own issues, but I liked that they weren t much of a deterrent when it came to his feelings for Willa No, he doesn t see himself as a forever guy, but that sure doesn t stop him from wanting to take care of and protect Willano matter what There was a TON to love in this story First, I love that Willa s skills as a mechanic are easily equal to or better than all the brothers I also thought it was ironic that she drove such a crap carjust another small symbol of how she s always putting her needs very last These brothers are a complex bunch They have no problem getting into one another s faces and business up until the point where it looks like someone else might have a problem with one of them and then they present a totally united front with the exception of Ford, although his brothers take care of him even when he doesn t want it I also loved the story of River and the way she bonded with Willa I even loved Sutton in this story and how she embraced Willa and forced her out of her shell a bit This series continues to surprise me just in how much I m loving every installment of it It s small town contemporary romance, but these aren t your mother or grandmother s stories They are hot and sizzling with fantastic emotional hits that come along with the romance I highly recommend this book and the others in the series I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 09, 2017 Claire Scott rated it it was amazing Book Review of When The Stars Come Out by Laura TrenthamI was lucky enough to be able to read this book before it is released, and as a massive fan of the Cottonbloom series, I was desperate to read about Willa and Jackson Reading the previous books, the reader is aware Willa is hiding something, and my heart broke for her as we discover the loneliness, fear and guilt she has being carrying over the last few years Showing weakness, or asking for help isn t something she is willing to do Book Review of When The Stars Come Out by Laura TrenthamI was lucky enough to be able to read this book before it is released, and as a massive fan of the Cottonbloom series, I was desperate to read about Willa and Jackson Reading the previous books, the reader is aware Willa is hiding something, and my heart broke for her as we discover the loneliness, fear and guilt she has being carrying over the last few years Showing weakness, or asking for help isn t something she is willing to do It s sad to think, that while this is fiction, the experiences Willa encountered from her male bosses, are relevant, and true for so many woman With all this baggage, you would have the find the perfect hero.a boy is Jackson perfectly imperfect.Dealing with his own issues, he is very much a loner, working side by side Willa, but oblivious to what is happening, it s not till the thought of losing her, does Jackson see her as of an employee Patient, kind, sexy, funny and flawed, he s there always ready to give a hand, even knowing it s not always welcome I loved this book, and can t wait too see who will be next to fall in love5 flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 07, 2018 Saly rated it really liked it Shelves read in 2018, rom contemporary, single titles 3.5 starsNot too bad h has worked with the H for two years but he has never noticed her while she has always had a crush on him Our heroine hides behind her work, and her clothes and hat She is running from mistakes she made as a teenager and really kept her secrets for too long and the hero had to pry everything out of her, even his place in her life Decent flag 2 likesLike see review Feb 01, 2018 Books and Spoons rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 five stars, contemporary, netgalley Willa and Jackson took my breath away, broke my heart a bit, and gave hope for the better days to come This story literally left me gasping for a breath with the heart wrenching realities of how tough life can truly be, how sometimes we just have to survive, and if we stick it out life can spur a surprise that can change our destinies.Jackson Abbott is a hardworking man who is trying to get a grasp of life after his father past away and one of his brothers got in trouble The last thing that co Willa and Jackson took my breath away, broke my heart a bit, and gave hope for the better days to come This story literally left me gasping for a breath with the heart wrenching realities of how tough life can truly be, how sometimes we just have to survive, and if we stick it out life can spur a surprise that can change our destinies.Jackson Abbott is a hardworking man who is trying to get a grasp of life after his father past away and one of his brothers got in trouble The last thing that could tip the boat he is desperately trying to balance would be Willa leaving them and moving on I loved Jackson His honesty, his dignity, his kindness, tenderness, and protectiveness towards Willa made me admire him even He is just what Willa needs, they are so perfectly balanced with each other with their characteristics, talents, and imperfections, reading about them was like watching harmony in motion Willa, oh my gosh, her spunk, her ability to survive, to take care of herself, to find the little things that made her smile and happy when life was kicking her to the curve again and again I admire her immensely and wanted to hug her tight like she was my sister Her skittish heart and untrusting mind had developed naturally after being on her own and on the road for so long With the Abbott s she felt like she belonged, she fit in and was safe, she was truly an equal even though an employee I loved her confidence in her skills with the cars, wished she learned to appreciate her other attributes as well The story took a little time to set the stage, I haven t read the book one in the series, yet when the tale starting rolling, I could not put the book down When the issues with the Abbott family is added to the troubles Willa has faced, to the secrets that needed to be unraveled, it all created drama and turbulence that rocked the foundation of all of their lives There are heartbreak and sadness, yet there s optimism, there s hope for the silver lining, there s a heartfelt wish for normalcy in a life that could be filled with love, acceptance, and feeling safe and secure An absolutely beautiful, touching story that woke my interest to the rest of the series, a desire to know and keep living in the moment and find out how things will shape up to the Abbott clan Five Spoons flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 10, 2018 Norma Jean rated it it was amazing I loved returning to Cottonbloom Ms Trentham has written another wonderful contemporary love story Willa works as an auto mechanic in the Abbott brothers garage an unusual job for a young woman She does her job well and tries to keep a low profile so that they won t find out about her troubled past She doesn t want to get romantically involved with anyone because she might have to leave town if her past catches up with her Jackson Abbott is impressed with Willa s knowledge and abili I loved returning to Cottonbloom Ms Trentham has written another wonderful contemporary love story Willa works as an auto mechanic in the Abbott brothers garage an unusual job for a young woman She does her job well and tries to keep a low profile so that they won t find out about her troubled past She doesn t want to get romantically involved with anyone because she might have to leave town if her past catches up with her Jackson Abbott is impressed with Willa s knowledge and ability to repair cars, but he can t help but wonder what secrets she is hiding I definitely recommend When the Stars Come Out I can t wait for Cottonbloom 6 Ms Trentham has become one of my favorite authors flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 17, 2018 Katherine Hayward rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley, romance, my blog tours After having read and reviewed Leave the Night On Cottonbloom 4 awhile ago which was my first ever Laura Trentham book, I was very happy to get to read and review book 5 in the series In When the Stars Come Out, we learn about Willa and Jackson Willa is the only female mechanic at the Abbot Brothers Garage in Cottonbloom I ve liked Jackson since book 4 which is so far the only other Laura Trentham ARC I have read and reviewed, His twin Wyatt features a little here, as does Sutton M After having read and reviewed Leave the Night On Cottonbloom 4 awhile ago which was my first ever Laura Trentham book, I was very happy to get to read and review book 5 in the series In When the Stars Come Out, we learn about Willa and Jackson Willa is the only female mechanic at the Abbot Brothers Garage in Cottonbloom I ve liked Jackson since book 4 which is so far the only other Laura Trentham ARC I have read and reviewed, His twin Wyatt features a little here, as does Sutton Mize, who were main characters in book 4 As always with Laura Trentham s books, there are secrets and truths There s also and lots and lots of romance.These things make a great book for me well fleshed out characters, realistic storylines and emotionally charged plots I just love Cottonbloom and am really taken with Laura Trentham s writing which has a wonderful pace as well as all the above I can t wait for the next book I was delighted to participate in both the release blitz blog tour and blog review tour for the fifth book in the series, When the Stars Come Out Thanks to Laura Trentham and St Martin s Press for my ARC in exchange for an honest review flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 23, 2018 Karen Whittard rated it really liked it A lovely, beautiful and romantic read Fantastic I loved it flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 25, 2018 Isha Coleman rated it really liked it Shelves first reads, netgalley A girl has to have a few secrets In Willa s case secrets are a way of life Her demons are well hidden but her fears hover close to the surface On the run from her past, a charming piece of heaven catches her eye and convinces her to put down roots, while looking over her shoulder every step of the way Trouble finds her when she meets a sexy guy, willing to take a chance on a drifter like her Jackson Abbott has a good heart, reliable soul and a sense of family that draws her in, even as she A girl has to have a few secrets In Willa s case secrets are a way of life Her demons are well hidden but her fears hover close to the surface On the run from her past, a charming piece of heaven catches her eye and convinces her to put down roots, while looking over her shoulder every step of the way Trouble finds her when she meets a sexy guy, willing to take a chance on a drifter like her Jackson Abbott has a good heart, reliable soul and a sense of family that draws her in, even as she pulls away Jackson is equally intrigued about the spitfire with haunted eyes, hot body and mad mechanic skills He knows she s hiding something and wants her trust even as he craves her heart Will he convince the drifter to stop running When the Stars Come Out takes a walk on the wild side with a fiery heroine and sizzling attraction Willa is a masterful illusionist and Jackson has all the tricks to figure her out Suspenseful, sweet and seductive flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 10, 2018 BJs Book Blog Janeane rated it really liked it Shelves arcs read and reviewed, favourite series, netgalley, smp ARC received via Netgalley for an honest reviewIt is always great to go back to Cottonbloom, and When The Stars Come Out is another beautiful addition to this series.If you have read the previous books, you will remember that Willa is hiding something other than her crush on Jackson She won t let anyone know what is going on though, she is strong and resilient and as a reader you can t help but adore her.Jackson sigh, what a wonderful, sexy, broody man he is And persistent to when it comes ARC received via Netgalley for an honest reviewIt is always great to go back to Cottonbloom, and When The Stars Come Out is another beautiful addition to this series.If you have read the previous books, you will remember that Willa is hiding something other than her crush on Jackson She won t let anyone know what is going on though, she is strong and resilient and as a reader you can t help but adore her.Jackson sigh, what a wonderful, sexy, broody man he is And persistent to when it comes to Willa And I want them together This story is a slow burn as our lovelies find their way to each other, move on from the past and hopefully find their HEA.I love the banter between Jackson and his brothers, and adore their family dynamic.There is set up for big things a happening in Cottonbloom it seems, and now I can t wait for Mack Abbot s story Gimme gimme gimme flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 22, 2018 Douglas Meeks rated it really liked it This is my second book in this series and the second book about in the Abbot Brothers story arc and it was totally enjoyable.I should mention up front that you can skip books 1 3 if you desire but I would grab book 4 5 and I pre ordered book 6 if you want to have all the needed background.Jackson and Willa are one of the best matched couples I have read about in a long time, the fact that they have worked together for about 2 years and he just woke up to the fact that she IS a female was This is my second book in this series and the second book about in the Abbot Brothers story arc and it was totally enjoyable.I should mention up front that you can skip books 1 3 if you desire but I would grab book 4 5 and I pre ordered book 6 if you want to have all the needed background.Jackson and Willa are one of the best matched couples I have read about in a long time, the fact that they have worked together for about 2 years and he just woke up to the fact that she IS a female was entertaining but she has a basket full of secrets and trust and communication is not either one of their strong points so there is a lot to work through but it was a great story on the heels of Wyatt s story in book 4.Willa has been surviving on her own for about 5 years and pretty much trusting nobody and Jackson is a man of few words so usually this would be a boring story for me but this one will catch you up in their bumpy romance and keep you wondering what all the secrets are that are being withheld from each other and the reader The sex is done about right where you don t feel like it is reading literary porn but not for anyone under 17 either, few books manage to find that balance.Bottom line 4 Stars and the only reason is I thought it was a bit too many wasted pages of nothing that could have been left out with no depreciation of the story flag 2 likesLike see review Feb 03, 2018 Barb Lie rated it it was amazing When the Stars Come Out by Laura Trentham is the 5th book in her wonderful Cottonbloom series I have enjoyed every book in this series, and this book is no different.I loved When The Stars Come Out.Willa Brown, our heroine, has worked at the Abbot garage for the two years she has been in Cottonbloom Willa loves her job, as she grew up fixing cars, but she keeps secrets about her past life, knowing when anyone gets too close, she will run Jackson Abbot and the rest of the Abbot boys think hig When the Stars Come Out by Laura Trentham is the 5th book in her wonderful Cottonbloom series I have enjoyed every book in this series, and this book is no different.I loved When The Stars Come Out.Willa Brown, our heroine, has worked at the Abbot garage for the two years she has been in Cottonbloom Willa loves her job, as she grew up fixing cars, but she keeps secrets about her past life, knowing when anyone gets too close, she will run Jackson Abbot and the rest of the Abbot boys think highly of Willa, as one of the best mechanics Jackson has always befriended Willa, as his whole life is about cars, but now he begins to see her in another light Willa has always been attracted to Jackson, but hides how she feels Jackson and the family sense that Willa is hiding something, and Jackson begins to fear she will leave, and gives her a big raise to keep her In a short time, both will begin to spend time out of the garage, as Jackson tries to help her, since her makeshift living quarters are bad When a mutt comes to Willa one day, she feeds him and earns his trust, and soon River the mutt will follow her to work, and the boys will also accept River Soon Willa and Jackson, will act on their feelings, and a steamy romance will start Willa still looks over her shoulder, not trusting how happy she is with Jackson He is determined to get her to talk and find out what she is running from He never thought he would fall in love, but now that he loves Willa, he will do anything to keep her I really did enjoy Sutton s new friendship with Willa, and the fun of watching her help Willa dress up to attend a New Year s Party When she realizes that she loves Jackson, she does reveal some truths to him, and though scared, will go back home to bring some kind of closure Jackson will get help from his family to find and help Willa, which was very nicely done There is a side story about the bad brother, Ford, who is putting the garage at risk by selling his share to someone else This will lead to the next book, with I think Mack as the hero I really loved Jackson and Willa together as their romance was sweet, sexy and emotional Jackson was not only sweet and caring, but he was a hunk Willa was a strong, independent likable heroine with some sassy humor.When The Stars Come Out reads very well as a standalone It was a wonderful storyline, and great to see all the other characters that we have come to know from the previous books Laura Trentham once again gives us a wonderful story, great characters, fabulous couple, heartwarming small town atmosphere, and a sweet wonderful romance You should be reading this series, and I can t wait to return to Cottonbloom.BarbThe Reading Cafe flag 1 likeLike see review Feb 04, 2018 Susan Gorman rated it it was amazing Laura Trentham s When the Stars Come Out is a heartwarming, friends to lovers romance which pairs hardworking Auto body shop owner Jackson Abbott with mechanic Willa Brown The Abbott bothers storyline continues in book five of the author s Cottonbloom series The compelling storyline and the unique characters appealed to me and set this book apart from the others in the series.Jackson Abbott is the quiet, dependable Abbott brother who oversees the repair and restoration work in the family owned Laura Trentham s When the Stars Come Out is a heartwarming, friends to lovers romance which pairs hardworking Auto body shop owner Jackson Abbott with mechanic Willa Brown The Abbott bothers storyline continues in book five of the author s Cottonbloom series The compelling storyline and the unique characters appealed to me and set this book apart from the others in the series.Jackson Abbott is the quiet, dependable Abbott brother who oversees the repair and restoration work in the family owned business A causal conversation with his twin brother Wyatt about Willa shifts Jackson s attention away from the family s finances towards the shy, mysterious woman whom he d come to count on Jackson s life revolves around work and car racing until he takes a big step back and realizes that he cares for Willa Loved his resolve to win Willa s trust and his desire to protect her The author s decision to have Jackson step out of his comfort zone and take a leap of faith to pursue a relationship with Willa drew me into the story immediately.Jackson is attracted to Willa even though he knows she has secrets Willa s story unravels bit by bit during the course of the novel She accepts Jackson s offer to bring the stray dog she s been caring for to the vets This act of kindness and Jackson s racetrack crash bring the couple together Can Willa trust Jackson with her secrets I enjoyed how the characters changed during the story Jackson s leadership role in the family business changed as he became emotionally involved with Willa The Abbotts wanted to find their brother Ford and needed to reach out to their estranged mother in order to find him Ford s gambling debts and his threat of selling his share of the family business negatively impacted the family I admired how much Willa trusted Jackson when she chose to come clean about her past before they made love Both characters had to believe in themselves and trust each other completely in order to find happiness Loved that their romance took time to develop their chemistry and desire for each other sizzled The resolution of Willa s story is fabulous and is revealed in true Abbott brother s style The last few chapters of the book are well paced and there are several plot twists in this emotional story which is full of heartbreak, compassion and most of all forgiveness flag 1 likeLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed Series include Sweet Home AlabamaCottonbloomSpies and LoversHeart of a HeroHighland, Georgia Other books in the 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    1. 4 You don t really know me Stars When the Stars Come Out is another enjoyable addition to Laura Trentham s Cottonbloom series.Willa and Jackson were introduced to us in the last book, but Willa very much kept to herself as the only female mechanic at the Abbot brothers Garage We find out why in this book, and also understand that Jackson Abbot isn t as ambivalent towards her as much as he initially thought he was I found his protectiveness towards her even though she was being less [...]


    2. 3.5 Stars Over the past couple of years Cottonbloom has become one of my favourite places to visit and and book 5 brings us Jackson and Willa co owner and employee of Abbott Brothers Garage, respectively You ll never be the boss of me, Jackson Abbott Whilst not my favourite of the series, When the Stars Come Out was still an enjoyable visit and there was nothing to dislike in either Jackson or Willa, it was simply a case that the story in particular with regards to Willa lacked th [...]


    3. HOT OFF THE PRESS on January 30.WHEN THE STARS COME OUT by Laura Trentham is book 5 in the Cottonbloom series and can be read as a stand alone.Willa Brown, a mechanic at Abbot Brothers Garage and Restoration, has a secret crush on Jackson Abbot, whom she works with everyday repairing cars The catch is he is one of the four brothers that own Abbot Brothers Garage and Restoration and he sees her as a great mechanic, but does not notice her as a member of the opposite sex What would she do i HOT OF [...]


    4. My Rating 4.5Favorite Quotes Country Aire trailer park wouldn t get a magazine spread unless it was in Trailers and Trash, but she d lived in far worse places.With curly red hair and dark blue eyes, she crackled as if an electrical current gave her endless energy.The Honda coughed like a lifelong smoker that needed an oxygen tank.The only new clothes Willa splurged on were underwear Apparently, the line she wouldn t cross in the name of poverty was buying used panties.Everything the man did was [...]


    5. I love returning to Cottonbloom and the Abbott brothers are feeding my addiction to this town and the characters that live in it Willa and Jackson have been working side by side at the Abbott family garage but they ve both kept things friendly, professional and strictly platonic I love the friends to lovers trope and Jackson and Willa were both sweet and likable characters I finished this with a smile on my face and all around feel good vibe It was sweet, funny, flirty and laid back There w I lo [...]


    6. Jackson Abbot has a twin brother, Wyatt and other brothers as well They all work in their family auto body shop along with Willa She is one of the best mechanics there is the guys tell her and she doesn t take the compliment lightly as she knows it is a respect given compliment This is the fifth book in the CottonBloom series and my first read by this author I ll need to look up by this author since I really enjoyed this Willa doesn t plan on stopping in Cottonbloom she just ends up th Jackson [...]


    7. 4 starsWhen the Stars Come Out by Laura Trentham is a beautifully written and heartwarming read.The storyline is entertaining, the characters are likable, relatable and will bring out the feels watching them fall in love.I really enjoyed Willa and Jackson together, they made me smile and they made me swoon They had amazing chemistry and I have no doubt they were going to have a happy life together.Overall, When the Stars Come Out is a lovely addition to the Cottonbloom series and while each boo [...]


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