Small Town Love From the Editorial Perspective with Stacy Cantor Abrams

May 30, 2014 by

There’s just something about coming home again.

As a book editor, I took the same route a lot of editors do—moved to New York City after college to try to make it in the publishing industry. There’s a lot to love about the city. The hustle and bustle, the culture, the excitement. But there was also a lot not to love about it. The hustle and bustle of rats in the subway, the garbage, the excitement of wondering if I’d have enough money to pay my four-figure rent check. So that’s why I always loved coming back home, leaving life for a while, sitting on my parents’ couch and enjoying the peace and quiet and free food. (Here we are in my hometown of South Florida!) 🙂

Abrams at home

It’s also probably why I fell in love so easily with the three novels that make up our Hometown Love bundle this month. Sidney Williams, Jack Marshall, and Colby Robicheaux are all looking for something, and they all find it by returning to their small hometowns.

For Sidney, it’s a break from trying to make it as an actress in Los Angeles, and instead she finds that home is wherever her best friend, Kade, is.

For Jack, it’s a place to raise his young daughter and to do what he loves best, coach football—but what he truly loves best is being with his old summer flame, Tess.

Colby’s hometown reminds her of nothing but heartache, but when she returns briefly to help out her siblings, she’s inspired to let go of the pain with the help of her brother’s best friend, Jason.

Reading these books gave me the same feeling I get when I board that plane and arrive back where I grew up—happiness, comfort, and peace—but with the added bonus of everything I love best about falling in love for the first time—heart-pounding, mind-racing, tingle-inducing excitement. And not of the rent-check variety, either.

Happy reading!

Stacy Cantor Abrams

~Editorial Director

Looking for a great small town romance?  Pick up the Hometown Love Boxed Set for just $.99!  This set will only be available for a limited time so get 3 fabulous romances for one low price.

Hometown Love

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Three novels that prove love can always be found right at home

There’s nothing quite like the comfort and serenity of returning home again, especially when combined with the sizzle and excitement of finding true love. This limited-edition contemporary romance boxed set from Entangled’s Bliss line features three fun and flirty small-town stories sure to make you laugh, sigh, and smile long after you’ve turned the last page.

Taste the Heat by Rachel Harris: Colby Robicheaux knows her brother’s best friend—delectable fire captain Jason Landry—is off-limits, and anyway, she’s only back home for a short time. Jason’s looking for someone to help him raise his preteen daughter, not a fling, but Colby’s all grown up and tempting as ever.

Playing at Love by Ophelia London: When Tess Johansson’s music program gets pitted against Jack Marshall’s football program in a battle for funding, she knows only one of them can win. Jack might be the summer love she never forgot, but her job means everything to her. Competing against the enemy was never quite this much fun.

Lucky Break by Kelley Vitollo: Sydney Williams might have come home to her small town of Shamrock Falls, but it’ll take more than that to rekindle a broken friendship with her childhood best friend, Kade Mitchell. When friendship turns to sparks turns to more, will Kade be able to convince his best friend to gamble on forever?

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