This Loving Feeling By: Miranda Liasson
"Samantha Rushford’s future looks bright: the high school art teacher is getting ready to leave Mirror Lake and move to Boston with her ambitious boyfriend, and she hopes a diamond ring is just around the corner. But her past still has a hold on her—especially the bittersweet memory of her rebellious ex, who kissed her passionately before he left town without a word.
Since then, Lukas Spikonos has parlayed his rebel ways into life as an up-and-coming recording artist. When he shows up for a surprise gig at the high school prom, Sam is more dumbstruck than starstruck—he used the words of a poem she wrote about their breakup to create a number one hit. But Lukas hasn’t returned just to impress students; he’s facing some real-life responsibilities and needs Sam’s help. But she has her own unresolved issues about the life she wants to lead. Will the music—and the pull of true love and family—put their hearts back in harmony?"
Title: This Loving Feeling
Author: Miranda Liasson
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Series: Mirror Lake #3
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"This Loving Feeling" by Miranda Liasson
When I picked the title I thought to myself I hope this a a good romance. Well, I will say I picked a winner. This author will give the readers a little something, something that will leave you with a big smile and saying wow, what a engaging read. I loved this read featuring Samantha and Lukas and his nephew Stevie. Sam and Lukas had been childhood friends but he had abruptly left town twice with no explanation. Why was this? We find Sam now a Art teacher, thinking she had her life all sewed up[with her senator boyfriend Harris] but when a childhood friend [Lukas] comes back to 'Mirror Lake' will there be a change in her life? What will happen as Lukas comes back to town and now a 'Rock Star' who sings a song at the high school prom using "words of a poem Sam had wrote about their breakup that created a number one hit. Now, what was up with that?! Also he brings to town with him his adorable nephew [his brother's child] who was five whom he wanted to adopt? So, now we have a 'current boyfriend and a celebrity ex. who has a child.' How will this all turn out especially when Harris thinks it time to get engaged and Lukas finally decides he [and Stevie] wants Sam? Be ready for a good read with a few twist and turns that will keep you turning the pages to the very end. There were some good characters [I especially liked Effie] that were well developed, portrayed, little humorous and believable giving the reader a wonderful read. Even though the reader may guess there maybe or will be a HEA for Sam and Lukas, however, it was fascinating seeing how this author creates quite the tension in this relationship up to the very end. With Lukas being 'sexy, caring and super person and Sam is kind as well as spunky' all having you say wow! In the end one gets one excellent small town romantic story. Even though this is a series it can be read as a standalone.
I received this book from NOR for an honest review.