The one who got away just might be back to stay.
Deleted: Jackson & Maggie by Tess Thompson is NOW LIVE!!!
Jackson Waller has loved Maggie Keene since they were six years old, but their dueling dreams ultimately tore them apart. First love—true love—wasn’t enough to overcome their individual desires to pursue dreams on opposite coasts. When Jackson learns of Maggie’s tragic death on her way to college on the east coast, his heartbreak, compounded by grief, renews his focus on his own future. He vows to do nothing but work toward his goal of becoming a doctor, and maybe enjoy the companionship of his new college buddies, The Dogs.
Maggie Keene left Cliffside Bay with two things: a broken heart and her ambition. For twelve years she relentlessly pursues her dream of a musical theater career in New York City, but when she learns her father is dying, she returns home to find the truth about her family’s ugly past. There, she discovers two things that will change everything: one, the bitter old man has spread a wild rumor that she has been dead for over a decade; and two, Doctor Jackson Waller is also back in Cliffside Bay—with his brand-new fiancée.
The second installment of The Cliffside Bay Series by bestselling author Tess Thompson follows the interwoven stories of five best friends, the beach community they love, and the women who captivate them. Prepare to get lost in a wave of small town charm, men you would love to take home to your mother, and smart, resilient heroines you wished lived next door.
ARC BOOK REVIEW
So let me just start by saying that this was my first experience of the very talented Tess Thompson. And I really have to say Deleted: Jackson and Maggie, though of a much cleaner read than what I am usually used to, still managed to reel me in and keep my attention throughout this magnificently.
This was such a sweet second-chance story that totally relied on its spoken narrative to hook in and enthral its spectators.
This book had so much more going on, and also to give than just the actual relationship between Jackson and Maggie.
As lovely as that reconnected feeling was, Deleted also Managed to intertwine a much deeper story throughout the pages.
Combining toxic family dynamics alongside friendship, loyalty and trust all set against a stunning small town backdrop.
Such a winning combination here.
A definite recipe for success.
So, I really enjoyed getting to know all the many varied individuals portrayed here and though there are definitely some overused cliches in this storyline, I still very much enjoyed Jackson’s and Maggie’s complicated journey to there own personal HEA.
So yes technically this could be read as a standalone, but personally having read it that way myself I really think you would get much more out of this if you read the first book in the series too.
It would just help contribute in my opinion to the overall understanding of dynamics between certain characters involved here.
I also really liked the way this author has taken the time to set things up here for future story growth, And I’m guessing Zane and Honor are next.
So, This was told in dual POV my favourite and both Jackson and Maggie/Bird are such relatable and likeable people.
And I have to say, for such a charmingly clean romance this still surprisingly satisfied my sweet-tooth.
I do typically like my men a whole lot darker and my romance just more alpha arse-wholery but this, well it made my cheeks hurt smiling.
I didn’t care about the cheese or the cliches when my heart was going pitter-patter.
Deleted was just so AW in nature.
If you like a more romantic gentle romance then this is the one for you.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Deleted: Jackson and Maggie (Cliffside Bay series #2)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
He’s the best quarterback in the AFL. She’s a young woman desperately in need of a fresh start. Neither expects to fall for the other. Will he finally put love ahead of his career? More importantly, can she trust him with secrets so deep her very life depends on them?
Like most of her characters, Tess Thompson hails from a small town and will always feel like a small town girl, despite the fact she’s lived in Seattle for over twenty-five years. She loves music and dancing, books and bubble baths, cooking and wine, movies and snuggling. She cries at sappy commercials and thinks kissing in the rain should be done whenever possible. Although she tries to act like a lady, there may or may not have been a few times in the last several years when she’s gotten slightly carried away watching the Seattle Seahawks play, but that could also just be a nasty rumor.
She currently lives in a suburb of Seattle, Washington with her brand new husband, the hero of her own love story, and their Brady Bunch clan of two sons, two daughters and five cats, all of whom keep her too busy, often confused, but always amazed. Yes, that’s four kids and five cats. Pray for her.
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