Review: It Happened on Love Street by Lia Riley

Review: It Happened on Love Street by Lia RileyIt Happened on Love Street by Lia Riley
Series: Everland Georgia #1
Published by Forever on April 25th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: Ebook
Source: Amazon
Goodreads
Reading Challenges: 2017 New To Me Challenge
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The most romantic place she never wanted to be . . .

Pepper Knight moved to Everland, Georgia, as step one in her plan for a successful legal career. But after this big-city gal's plans go awry, going home with her tail between her legs isn't an option. So when the town vet-and her sexy new neighbor-offers Pepper a temporary dog-walking job, she jumps at the chance. No one needs to know that man's best friend is her worst nightmare . . . or that Everland's hot animal whisperer leaves her panting.

The last thing Rhett Valentine wants is to be the center of small-town gossip. After his first love left him at the altar, he's been there, done that. These days, life is simple, just the way he likes it. But sultry southern nights get complicated once sparks fly between him and the knockout next door. When she proposes a sexy, secret fling-all the deliciousness and none of the prying neighbors-it seems too good to be true. And it is. Because Pepper's determined to leave Love Street, and when she goes, she just might take his heart with her . . .

I was really excited to read It Happened on Love Street by Lia Riley. Riley’s Brightwater series was really adorable, and I was excited to read the first book in her new series, Everland, Georgia. It Happened on Love Street was really cute, however it’s not particularly  memorable.

It Happened on Love Street is about Pepper Knight who moves temporarily to Everland, Georgia for experience for her legal career. Unfortunately things don’t work out like she’s expecting, and soon she’s out of a job, and desperately trying to figure things out while stuck in Everland. While she’s there, she gets a job as a dog walker (even though she’s afraid of dogs) and befriends her neighbor, the town veterinarian, Rhett Valentine. And then, of course, romance happens between the two, and Pepper has to decide what she really wants out of life.

This is a really adorable book. I loved the small town setting, and it was fun to see Pepper adapt to such a small, southern town. I felt really bad for Pepper when her job fell through, but I also really admired how she handled it overall. Rhett was great too. I only had fond feelings for him. And I loved Pepper and Rhett together.

That said, this book got way too sappy for me. The conflict also got on my nerves a bit. It was frustrating to see Pepper thinking she had to go back to the big city. Also, I thought the conflict was resolved very quickly and neatly. A little too much so.

All that said, I will absolutely be reading more by Lia Riley and more of this series. Don’t they have the most adorable covers?

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10 Responses to “Review: It Happened on Love Street by Lia Riley”

  1. Nick

    I’m sorry you didn’t love this one more, but I understand. I thought it was cutesier than her usual books too, but I enjoyed the small town setting like you did. I’m excited to read Tuesday’s book too! I think it will be better!
    Great review, Quinn!

  2. herding cats

    I enjoyed this one, too, but yeah not entirely memorable after a spell. I had trouble with how fast she got over her severe dog fright.

  3. Rowena

    I have yet to read a Lia Riley book and I’ve hesitated because I had a feeling that I would feel the same way about her books that you did with this one. They would be cute but not very memorable. I’m curious now whether I should try it or not. This one sounds cute and I can do cute. On my wish list it goes. Thanks for the review, Quinn!

  4. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    This series does look super cute and I love the covers. I think for me the bulk of the contemporary romances I’ve read tend to slide towards the not so memorable side so that doesn’t really bother me though it’ll only get a 3 star rating. The thinking she had to go back to the city I can see being annoying as does the sappiness but this sounds fun. I can’t resist a romance with pets – especially dogs. Have you read Donna Alward’s Somebody’s Baby? I think you’d like it and the hero is a very yummy veterinarian.

  5. Geybie's Book Blog

    I love stories set in small towns. This sounds having so much potential. Sorry it didn’t interest you as much. I get the reasons though. I would have felt the same. Thanks for sharing. Now I know this author. I’ll check out her other books.

    Awesome review, Quinn. 👍🏻❤️

  6. Lover Of Romance

    I am sorry to hear that this one was a bit disappointing for you, and I do love small town settings, they are my favorite in contemporary. I love the covers as well. 🙂 And I agree that sometimes with books like these they aren’t that memorable, just sweet and nice to read but not the type of book you could re read.

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