Tumble

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 12 Mar 2019

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This book was very enjoyable, but that’s not really shocking because I find that to be the case with all of Adriana’s books. Definitely recommend this one!
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A second chance romance that does not disappoint. Neely and Dane will have a second chance at love whether they want it or not. Even though it’s been years, Dane is willing to show Neely that he has changed and grown up. But will she let him into her life again, especially with his kid? Will they be able to put their past behind them and give themselves the chance they always deserved? Or when Neely has the chance to leave again will she take it without thinking twice?
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With Tumble, Adriana Locke brings us another small town, second-chance romance. 

After quitting her job in the big city, Neely Kimber is back home in Dogwood Lane, Tennessee for the first time in 10 years, since she left for college, and a part of that is due to her ex-boyfriend, Dane Madden. When Dane broke up with Neely neither she nor her heart has been the same. 

Dane Madden comes with his own problems. When he broke up with Neely he went and did something utterly stupid from which he couldn't come back from and now, 10 years later he is handling his father's business and raising his daughter, Mia. 

"Neely isn’t someone I can gamble with. There’s no kissing and forgetting. There’s only wanting more. Needing more. Desiring more. And not being able to have it.” 

I loved the story and I loved the characters, especially Mia, who was an absolute sweetheart. 
One of the things I love about second-chance romance is how the couple learn about each other all over again and re-discover themselves and with Dane and Neely it was a bit of fumbling, some anger and hurt and some laughs and lots of swoons. 

Dane and Neely made a beautiful couple and with Mia in the mix, they were the perfect family. Now, while I did enjoy this story and its characters, I am not crazy about Dane, as I am for the other Locke Heroes, because of the mistake he made after Neely left and then getting frustrated with her when she had a hard time trusting him. Like, of course, you fool! Of course, she is hesitant. That mistake and a bit of Dane's behaviour regarding it was the only issue I had. 

Out of the lot, my favourite is the bonding between Mia and Neely and how their relationship developed. I love Adriana for not creating a rift between the two and how Neely never looked at Mia differently because she was the product of her heartbreak. 

Being a Locke Reader from Day 1, one thing I've learned through the years is that Adriana keeps her romance real. The characters, the problems — sure, it is a fictional setting but the element of reality is something that I have come to expect and love. 
Tumble is a feel-good romance and I can't wait for the next book in this series!

4 Stars!
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Being back in Dogwood Lane after she ran off nearly a decade ago, is almost surreal. Nothing has really changed in the Tennessee small town. After only one day back, Neely Kimber bumps into the man who was once her best friend, her first kiss, her first love, and above all her first heartbreak. Dane Madden is still gorgeous. He knows he hurt Neely really bad. But that doesn't stop him from wanting a second chance with her. Still, Neely's plans are simple, relax, recharge and go back to New York City where she might be able to start over. Yet, the more time she spends with her small town friends and with Dane, the more she wants to have all that she lost so long ago. Being in his arms is so right, how could they ever be wrong? A second chance romance, filled with small-town charms, a sexy single dad and an independent heroine who knows what she wants...
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I really wanted to love this book, but I couldn’t get over the fact that the H slept with the h’s best friend and even had a kid with her. I hated it.
So, sadly, this book wasn’t for me. 

- I received a free copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. -
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Loved this second chance romance from Adriana Locke. Dane and Neely's story is heartwarming and sweet. It will have you tearing up as well as laughing and smiling. You can't go wrong with a book that hits all the emotions and Tumble is no exception.
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I finished this book in two days, glued to the words and the story. It's brilliantly full of heart, soul, and smiles. 5 Stars. I reviewed on Amazon at release.
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Tumble was SO good! One of the best reads of 2019 so far. It was just enough swoon, just enough hilarity, just enough hotness. I loved it so much!
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This was my first read from ALocke and it certainly won't be my last! I loved the small-town setting for this wonderful second chance romance. I loved the characters (look forward to more from them in future books!) and character growth for Neely (especially her) and Dane. And Mia! Goodness I couldn't help but love that little girl! Tumble was engaging, well-paced, had just the right amount of angst, and fun!
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Tumble is an extremely good second chance romance. Keeley thought she had it all, a great school picked out, an amazing boyfriend, what could go wrong? Well everything when Dane lets her go and messes it all up. Now ten years later she’s back home trying to figure her life out and the man she never got over is playing havoc with her emotions. 

He’s never gotten over her and now seeing her again opens his eyes to the fact he needs her in his and his daughters life. When she leaves he will have to chase her or let her go. What will he do? Let her go or chase after their second chance? 

Just over all loved this one!!
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This was my first time reading a book by Adriana Locke, and I have to say that I completely fell in love with her writing. Tumble was a beautiful romance story and a fantastic start to a new series.
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I love a second chance romance and this does not disappoint. . Once i started reading I was done for. I was so in love with so much about Dane and Neely our characters. This is a slow build for Neely and Dane who after some life changing circumstances are tossed into each others life again. Life goes on but do feelings change? Resentment? What about past mistakes? These two have some have some baggage to work through and the you can feel it, you want to reach in and even shake a person or two. You can relate at moments.. I enjoyed so much about this. This has some serious emotion that you need to read and experience. *Arc provided by NetGalley*
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I really loved those book. It's like all my favorite troupes rolled into one special little book. It's angsty, second chance, small town, blue collar, single dad, and even a little gymnastics which I love. This story was actually really touching and really makes you reevaluate your choices in life. The characters are all awesome and we'll developed and it was just a really good book that pulls at your heartstrings. I can't wait for more in this series.
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A sweet, romantic second chance story. I really enjoyed Tumble and will be looking for other books by Ms. Locke. 

Many thanks to NetGalley, the author and the publisher for my ARC. All opinions are my own.
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This was a very sweet coming home/2nd chance romance/single dad romance/grovel story. 
I love the writing. It's not too sweet and has some romantic moments too. 
Neely comes home to Dogwood Lane. She's been living in NYC for 10 yrs. She left town after having her heart broken. The specifics are told gradually- which I loved. Wondering??.. yes, I had to wait a little as Neely's story unfolds.  At first I was all team Neely, then I started to see Dane's side too. 
Neely's hurt was huge, life changing. Would Neely have left town anyway? 
I really loved how Neely was well liked. I was expecting the town bully to pounce. Nope. Dogwood Lane is really friendly. Neely has a nice mom. The Hero, Dane is a nice guy. Neely & Dane do "discuss" what happened. 
I partially listened to the audio as well. Neely's voice sounded a little Texan, a little like Laura Bush.
Dane's voice was a little slower drawl, so I sped up the narration to 1.25x. I've never listened faster than 1.0x. 
I highly recommend this book. I really enjoy the relationship building throughout the book. There was a "friend zone" with a spark of attraction. In short-this was slow burn. Neely had to make the biggest decision. Dane... well.. read it and find out.  
PS. Mia  & her friends are really cute.
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Neely and Dane were like high school sweethearts, but college and a mistake tear them apart.

10 years later Neely goes back to Tennessee after living and working in New York, to visit with her mom. There is a reason she’s back, but doesn’t want to stay long. Of course she runs into Dane within her first hour back in Dogwood Lane.
Sparks fly and friends come together and make Neely remember how great it is to live there. 

When she gets a call from her former boss and he wants he back, Neely has to make a decision.

This was a very sweet 2nd Chance story. Wouldn’t mind Grace, Matt and Penn to find their happily ever after!

I received this ebook copy from the publisher and NetGalley for an honest review.
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"There's a wall between us we can't skirt. It's built with just as many tears and just as much betrayal as it is any good times we shared."

This small town story was the perfect book , it has the things I needed. Tumble is a sexy, second-chance romance!

“Life isn’t fair. If it was…” He looks around the porch before coming back to me. “If it was fair, you and I would’ve ended up together.”

This was a wonderful story and near to the end, it became too much emotional.My heart was aching for everyone.Neely was a stong and independent woman... Her heart was broken because of Dane.I really liked Dane.He was doing his best with his child.
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I loved this book, the characters and the story pulled at my heartstrings, but I'm used to it because the author's writing is simply phenomenal.
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This isn’t the first book written by Adriana Locke that I have read, but it’s the first in a brand-new series, so I was quite excited to read this book. Especially since this is a second chance romance and I have a weak spot for books like that, and then add it that it also has a single parent… I was sold on the all novel and I knew I would love it. And I did.

In this book the reader get to met Dane Madden, a single father, and Neely Kimber. As I got to read more about Dane and Neely, I got more into the all storyline. The characters, not just the main ones, were awesome, and I’m quite excited to read more about the all town and every novel that will be out in this series.

In this novel, Dane Madden and Neely Kimber were high school sweethearts, but life takes unexpected turns and hearts were broken, misunderstandings caused problems, then once again life takes another turn and lends Dane and Neely on a new exciting path in their lives, by putting them together.

And, of course, things get interesting, because I got to see the characters development and the new relationship that starts growing between them. Then there is Dane’s daughter Mia, and the interactions with her were the cutest and added an even more sense of reality to the story.

Every little element in this story helped with the plot and the growth of the characters’ personality and relationship. And the reasons for everything that happen made the novel feel real and connected with me because of how everything was described and how understandable their reactions were.

Overall, it was a cute and fun romance novel and I can’t wait for the next one so I can keep following and learning about Dogwood Lane and the residents of that small town. So, if you like second chances novels that happen in a small town, I recommend you to check out this book.
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Neely left Dogwood Lane without looking back. The love of her life had betrayed her, and she was ready for an exciting career in New York. Years later, career at a halt, she goes home for the first time to visit.
Going home was not what she expected. She quickly falls into her old group, including Dane, the love of her life. Neely has to figure out what is what she really wants: her high powered career or the man she loves and his little girl.
This book was sweet. I liked the concept of going back home, and it felt right. Definitely read this! 



Second chances...but more than just love. What would you do if you could go back home? Neely left her small town for New York with ever intending to go back, but 10 years later, that is exactly what happens. There she runs into her ex, the one man she always loved, Dane, who has a daughter now. But it's more than him, she falls back into her old relationships with her friends. She missed them all. When a great job offer comes, will she leave again? 
Overall, I enjoyed this book. There were times when I was rolling my eyes and shaking my head, plus there was some repetition. That said, the characters were good and the plot was interesting. Sometimes you can go home. I liked the story and enjoyed reading it. I recommend you one click this one today. 3.5 stars



This is a second chance romance that has some angst and steamy scenes. I would this book a 3.5 stars and recommend to others. This book was a bit predictable IMO but did read smoothly and had a decent story line. Not my fav from this author but it was good non the less. 
Life takes a turn for Neely and she finds herself back in her home town to visit her mom, the town she fled from because of a broken heart... but when the man who broke her heart comes tumbling back into her life like a tornado will she be able to forgive him for the past? Or will she choose herself over what he brings to the table?
Dane made a huge mistake in his past but he can't regret it because of the gift he received in return, but when Neely comes back in town will he finally get a second chance with her or will she up and leave again leaving his heart in shambles this time?
Get to one clicking to see what happens!
 

I do love me second chance romances.
Neeley left her small town behind more than 10 years ago. She quit her job in NYC without thinking of the consequences and returns to her hometown until she can figure out her next move. Back in town, she runs into her ex and the sparks still flame. But her stay in Dogwood is limited.
Neeley also realizes that she left behind not only Dane (the ex) but all her friends too. Dane wants nothing more than for Neeley to stay. She fit right back into his life like the missing puzzle piece, even his daughter adores her.
Once it seems like Neeley is back in a groove she receives a job offer. The question is, does she take it or has she found a new better being back home?
One click now.
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