Till There Was You by Wade & Lilliana Anderson ~ Review & Swoon Thursday (@Confidante_Lili)

This book... such an emotional read! It has all the feels and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I was blown away with this debut novel by Wade Anderson, and I believe that this book by the husband and wife duo is only just beginning!
Till There Was You
Title: Till There Was You
Author: Wade & Lilliana Anderson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: June 30th 2016

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Haunted by his past, Lincoln Ryan abandoned his life in Australia, retreating halfway around the world to the town of Newsham, a place as remote and cold as his heart had become. It suited him perfectly—for a while.

When a fateful event forces him to help out local bar owner, Lily Colbert, Linc finds his life of solitude is suddenly flooded with the light and hope of one very stubborn woman. Slowly his walls begin to crumble as he lets the enigmatic Lily in. But when Linc and Lily dance perilously close to the ‘L’ word, his secrets re-emerge, rocking him to the core as he tries once again to outrun his past.
However, the thing about the past is that it always seems to follow you around, and for Linc, hiding may not be an option anymore. Not when he has Lily. Not when he might finally have a future….

Till There Was You is the debut novel by Wade Anderson, co-written with his wife, Lilliana Anderson (author of Drawn and 47 Things).

Lilliana Anderson has been an author that I've been meaning to try for a long time, and when I got an email about an upcoming book that she wrote with her husband Wade, I jumped on the chance to read it. And these two are fellow Aussie's, so of course I'm going to read it!

Till There Was You was a heartbreaking but beautiful read as I got to know both Lily and Linc; Lily the owner of a small town bar, and Linc, the quiet Aussie guy that ventured to town occasionally. When there was a disturbance in the bar, Linc stepped up to help Lily out. They continued to cross paths, despite Linc continually pushing Lily away, but their connection grew each time they were together.

I could tell that Linc's story was going to crush me, and I cannot imagine ever have to dealing with that. Pieces were revealed throughout the story, but when it was all laid out, it brought a tear to the eye. Lily also suffered loss throughout her life, but she has always had her one constant in her life to pull her throug: her brother Matt. But I knew both of these broken souls were able to heal once they were together.

I enjoyed how the relationship built between Lily and Linc and that Lily was willing to fight for what she wanted: Linc. The sexual chemistry between these two was thick, so when they finally hit the sheets, it was explosive! It was also sweet to see that Linc had a K9 companion to help him through everything and in the end he made a friend because of him.

This was a great debut novel by Wade Anderson, and I am kicking myself that I haven't picked up anything by Lilliana before. Although I don't usually read books from the third person point of view, I really liked this one because it switched perspectives and I was able to understand what both characters were thinking. It was great to get a change of scenery, and head into Canada! And the epilogue!! It made me so happy! If you are looking for a romance that will leave you happy, you need to pick this one up!

Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

*** Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound. Since they are no longer with us, and with permission from Trisha Wolfe, I have decided that those of us that love to swoon need a central meet up point.  So here it is ladies! I have a link up for everyone at the bottom of the post you can add your swoons to, and I’ll set it up every week! So tell all other swooners out there to come on over, link up so we can visit each other! ***

This was a big moment for Linc... admitting what he wanted!

As his eyes moved between her mouth and her eyes, and his mind took in the feeling of her in his arms, he knew this was right. Being with her felt right.
“You, Lily. I want you. I want to kiss you, and it’s quite possible I want to do a whole lot more.”

Kindle Arc Loc 1846
Originally inspired by YA Bound
Lilliana AndersonAustralian born and bred, Lilliana Anderson has always loved to read and write considering it the best form of escapism that the world has to offer. Besides writing Angelien's biographical trilogy, she also writes contemporary romance and drama all based around Aussie characters.

When she isn't writing she is a wife, and a mother to four children. She has worked in a variety of industries and studied humanities before transferring to commerce/law at university.

She currently lives a fairly quiet life in suburban Melbourne.

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