Truths and Roses: A Love Story

Truths and Roses A Love Story First love Second chances Secrets with the power to change lives When Will Kincaid s professional football career comes to an abrupt end in a single night he s left to figure out what he s going to d

  • Title: Truths and Roses: A Love Story
  • Author: Inglath Cooper
  • ISBN: 9780615505732
  • Page: 491
  • Format: ebook
  • First love Second chances Secrets with the power to change lives.When Will Kincaid s professional football career comes to an abrupt end in a single night, he s left to figure out what he s going to do with the rest of his life He heads home to the small Virginia town where he grew up and crosses paths with Hannah Jacobs, the only girl in high school who had ever rejectFirst love Second chances Secrets with the power to change lives.When Will Kincaid s professional football career comes to an abrupt end in a single night, he s left to figure out what he s going to do with the rest of his life He heads home to the small Virginia town where he grew up and crosses paths with Hannah Jacobs, the only girl in high school who had ever rejected him It s Hannah who once made him question the choices he had made, and it s Hannah who s making him question them all over again But with the weight of a secret he s managed to hide from the world his entire adult life hanging over him, he can t afford to question his choices.Hannah Jacobs had once made the choice to deny her feelings for Will Kincaid, at the time finding it the only possible option for a young girl intent on burying a nightmare she only wanted to forget The life she s made for herself as a librarian in Lake Perdue is a quiet one, and she s hardly prepared for the day when Will rams his fancy Ferrari into her dependable old clunker But for Hannah, Will Kincaid can only stir up memories she had long ago put away forever And there s nothing at all good that can come from bringing them back to life again.

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    1. Often when I assign a one-star rating it means I actively disliked the book; in this case, the book was inoffensive enough. It was just boring. I couldn't bring myself to continue reading it.

    2. Will Kincaid returns home to Lake Perdue following his successful, career-ending play in the Super Bowl. He's never prepared for anything but football and at 29 has no idea of what's next for himself. He runs into Hannah Jacobs, a young woman he once cared a lot for and who now bears no resemblance to the vibrant woman he once knew, inside and out. This is a story of two people trying to find their way and themselves after experiencing traumatic events. Hannah and Jacob somehow find a way to rec [...]

    3. Rating: 4/5 starsRecommended? YesThe characters in this story are incredibly complex. I loved how they their personalities weren't based on solely one extreme, and there were an infinite amount of layers to them. It was equally refreshing to have a "jock" be sensitive and sweet from the get-go instead of the usual arrogant athlete that changes drastically at the end. And it was wonderfully endearing to have Hannah be a bit reclusive and unsure about herself. I also love the sharp, witty female m [...]

    4. Received the book for free through First Reads.This is the cutest book ever! The characters are both so lovable and I love the idea of the pro football player coming back to his home town and still in love with the girl he liked in high school. Now, this book is not all about romance, both the characters have to face their dark past and learn to love themselves first before they can move on with their lives. The story is told by the POV of Will and Hanna which was great because it lets the read [...]

    5. *I won this through a First Reads Giveaway!This was a very cute love story. The book was so easy to read and kept me engaged and not wanting to put it down until I had finished it. The story is very sweet instead of raunchy (which seems harder and harder to find lately). I appreciated the character development and how much was invested in all of the character's stories. The book ends in a very predictable way, but the author throws in a lot of extra twists and turns along the way. I was reminded [...]

    6. This book read like one of Susan Wiggs' Lakeshore Chronicles, only not as good with not nearly the character development.A sweet romance (no heat at all, if that's what you're looking for), the story follows a predictable arc with both hero and heroine having baggage and history they have to address individually before they can become a couple.This was not a complete waste of time, particularly since I only paid .99 at BN, but could have been edited down at least 50 pages OR remained 250 or so p [...]

    7. I won Truths and Roses: A Love Story by Inglath Cooper in a giveaway. As soon as I received it in the mail, I immediately started reading it. I was that excited. For the most part, I was not disappointed. Truths and Roses was a very compelling, very realistic book with two charming, believable main characters. The author kept everything very real. The only thing that ruined the book, in my opinion, was the ending. It was just too sappy, too cheesy for my taste. I was glad the two main character [...]

    8. I really enjoyed this book from cover to cover. I was blessed to have won this book in the giveaway. This is the wonderful love story between two people who have always been attracted to each other but who always thought they were not a good match or too opposite to be romantically involved. The story shows the shortcomings of each character and reveals how they learn to live/cope with their shortcoming/problems and how at the end, the love and acceptance for each other brings them together. The [...]

    9. This was a sweet read I enjoyed more than I thought I would. Both Hannah and Will are likeable characters. From the start to the epilogue, the book takes place over about 2 years. Both have baggage or a Traumatic Event that is hinted at, then revealed, and then overcome. Hannah's is easily guessed (and I thought it was done well). Sometimes that particular plot device is used gratuitously.I got this as a freebie a while back, but it's been long enough I don't remember where from.

    10. What could hav been a trite tale of a shy lady coming out of her shell turned into such a compelling and cute story.Wish the place in tme was better establishd as I thought it first took place in he 80s then the ipads mention threw me off. Main lead was likeable and and believable. Her choosign to be a librarian made sense as seh wanted security. Would reccomend to anyone who wants to read contemporary fiction that is not depressing.

    11. This is such a wonderful story. It gives you the feel of a small town. I loved the way everyone knew each other. The spotlight on learning disabilities and being able to over come bad circumstances is inspiring. I love the justice in this book and then the sweet ending. It was hard to put it down, I stayed up too late several nights not wanting to put it down. It is one of those books you can't read just once.

    12. Inglath Cooper's novel Truth and Roses is a love story packed with the twists and turns of everyday life. In the midst of Hannah and Will's growing love, it was the terrible secrets of their past that kept me turning page after page.I'm so thrilled to have won this novel through the First Reads giveaway (yay!), and now I have a new author to add to my favorites list.

    13. I found this book to be very lovely and endearing. I was very pleased with the Inglath Cooper using two very strong social issues that are very near and dear to my heart. I felt she formed a wonderful story not only on romance but using issues people can relate on and use as a building block for future discussions

    14. I won this ARC through , and I was pleasantly surprised. I thought the main characters' dynamic was really fun and developed nicely. It was a little predictable towards the end but I thoroughly enjoyed the read and it went really fast. I recommend!

    15. My sister won this on a giveaway. I actually got to read it before her. I thought it was a great book, the characters had growth and development. The secrets they kept were life changing in a way. I like how the book ended also.Can't wait to read more by this author.

    16. I really enjoyed this book. Typical characters though-rich, famous man falls in love with a small-town, quiet girl. But he makes the effort, wines and dines her, and in turn she helps him with something. A definite cute story.

    17. A beautiful love story. A wonderful reminder that true love is worth fighting for. Very well written and addresses two very emotional issues. It was very good for my heart and soul. Great job. Thank you.

    18. This book was a lovely quick-read that I could not put down. With characters that transcend the pages and a bit of small town charm, this book was a huge hit for me!

    19. A sweet love story. I just love a sweet love story. I really enjoyed this book. I will recommend it to my friends!I received this book as a FREE book from GoodReads First Reads.W

    20. Truths and Roses: A Meant to be Love Story which was written by Inglath Cooper. This is a novella which makes for fast reading. It is a cute book which hits on two very harsh problem that millions of people have- date rape and dyslexiaWill Kincaid had spent his entire life for this one play. The ball was headed down the length of the Superdome right into his hands. Willing himself to concentrate so he could catch the pass and make the score at the Superbowl. But what was the price? Hannah Jacobs [...]

    21. I really enjoyed this book. It was a little slow in the beginning, but once the story got going I couldn't put the book down! The characters were wonderful and their storyline was great! I loved how they didn't rush anything, but realized they had things to work through before they had any chance of making it work.

    22. I rarely read romance novel but took a chance with this book and glad I did. It is much more than a romance novel, it's a story of life, an attraction between two young people who have their own dark past secrets. The author is a lovely writer with strong descriptions of place, time and characters.The reader doesn't become overly involved in too many lives and the author keeps the focus on the two main characters, NFL football player, Will Kincaid and Hannah Jacobs who is a librarian living in L [...]

    23. This was a lovely story. Inglath Cooper's simple writing style really worked with the subject matter and characters. When I first started the novel,I was concerned I was reading yet another story about a shy librarian who comes out of her shell and gets the guy. Fortunately, I was wrong. While Hannah Jacobs is a shy librarian, there's nothing simple about her stories. Cooper provided legitimate reasons for Hannah's withdrawal. It makes perfect sense that Hannah would become a librarian; books we [...]

    24. ***I won this book as part of a First Reads Giveaway - this is my honest review***Okaywhere to begin this book is exactly what everyone else has said in their reviews. It's Cute. The story of Will Kincaid a Super bowl champion comes back to his small hometown and runs into his old high school crush Hannah Jacobs. The two build a friendship that sparks a flame that has burned since high school. Both of them have secrets that they both feel will threaten their "relationship" and basically, both a [...]

    25. "3 Stars" solely because I am following the star footnotes. 3 Stars because I "liked it" but wasn't in love with it. The book was on an recommendation list and only cost 99 cents for my Kindle. Oh and it's PG, not a typical romance with "throw me down" love scenes. I really liked that it was PG. Overall, the writing is excellent and the book was edited well. The flow of the book is steady and though the perspective changes between Will and Hannah pretty consistently, it's easy to follow and in [...]

    26. No cliffhanger. It ends with a HEA. So will comes home after his knee incident from football. He knows he can't play anymore. He starts to hang around his old high school crush as well Hannah. But she's a little off. She keeps to herself and never goes out unless to work or the store. Little does everyone know she became like that when she was raped by wills best friend Tom back in high school. Hannah's aunt ends up telling will somewhat but will puts all the pieces together. Anyway, Hannah ends [...]

    27. I read a lot of romance novels. I really enjoyed this one, and one of the main reasons I did is because it's very different from the ones that I usually read. There's no profanity, so graphic sex scenes, the heroine is very average looking, and the hero has not bedded everything in the continental U.S. Will Kincaid is a professional football player that suffered a career ending injury during the Super Bowl. He returns to his hometown of Lake Perdue, Virginia to regroup and figure out what to do [...]

    28. Really sweet, good read.“I’m not telling myself it’ll be easy. But I know what life is like not being able to read. I don’t think I want to know what it’ll be like without Hannah now that I’ve found her.”And although it still hurt to think of him, Hannah realized that she’d had nothing to offer Will a few months ago. Even though she’d changed during the time they’d been together, she still could not have offered him herself. Because she hadn’t known who that was. Now that w [...]

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