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Welcome to Thistle Bend! Perfect for fans of Susan Mallery, this charming series debut introduces a small town where old secrets are revealed—and wounded hearts are opened to new love.A year after being laid off from the Smithsonian, Lindsey Simms says yes to a job offer as curator of a heritage museum in Thistle Bend, Colorado (population 1,519). It could be worse—and itWelcome to Thistle Bend! Perfect for fans of Susan Mallery, this charming series debut introduces a small town where old secrets are revealed—and wounded hearts are opened to new love.A year after being laid off from the Smithsonian, Lindsey Simms says yes to a job offer as curator of a heritage museum in Thistle Bend, Colorado (population 1,519). It could be worse—and it is. Because the new museum has escalated a dispute between the Karlssons, Lindsey’s relatives, and the Crenshaws, a blood feud which goes way back to a land deal that changed the fortunes of both families. Trying to stay objective, Lindsey can’t tell anyone about her conflict of interest—especially not the ruggedly handsome handyman fixing up her cabin, who seems to be keeping secrets of his own.Although he’s the executive director of the family trust and one of Colorado’s most eligible bachelors, Carden Crenshaw prefers getting his hands dirty in town and on his sprawling ranch. Staying busy has given him an excuse not to risk heartbreak, but getting to know the beautiful “museum lady” makes him reconsider. Little does he know, the heat between them will only add fuel to the fire—unless this unlikely couple can prove they’re lovers, not fighters....

Title : Should've Said No
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Should've Said No Reviews

  • Claire Robinson
    2019-05-19 08:13

    4 - "Roots go deep here." Stars!Tracy March is an author new to me, and the first book in her new Thistle Bend series was an absolutely stellar introduction to her writing.There is a little bit of everything going on in this book, which kept me as a reader on my toes. Lindsey Simms has moved to the town to set up the new Museum, and as you can expect being a small town, not all families are on the friendliest of terms, history runs deep here and memories are long, and that is the case between the Crenshaw’s and the Karlsson’s, although not common knowledge, Lindsey sits on the Karlsson side of the fence by way of a very thin family connection. Problem with that, she has a very strong connection to one Carden Crenshaw, town bachelor and absolute sweetheart.He was 31 flavors of trouble, but resisting him seemed impossible.I really enjoyed this story, some parts of it were predicatable, when it came to keeping secrets and the inevitable car crash when it all comes to light, but then other parts were unexpected, and I found the whole Karlsson/Crenshaw feud and the resulting resolution of the situation towards the end of the book, really well thought out and executed.”You make me believe that things I’d given up on a possible.”The romance is well paced, and as a couple I really liked the general development between the pair of them. This isn’t meant to sound disrespectful, but the author managed to take two seemingly uncomplicated and pretty unremarkable adults and give them a story that made them shine. Carden was the perfect gent and Lindsey was just the type of woman you can see yourself settling down with for a chat and a coffee, both of them were confident in themselves and their lives, and the relationship issues from their pasts added relevance, but didn’t overly dramatize things between them.”I’m scared as hell to fall for you… But I’m more terrified to let you go.”Easy-going, entertaining and just generally a great start to a series, I cannot wait to see where the author takes this series next with the release of Just Say Maybe in May 2016.ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.

  • BookLover
    2019-05-04 04:25

    ARC requested through Netgalley, and kindly provided by Random House Publishing Group in exchange for a honest review.Lindsey is down on her luck. Thanks to some distant relatives, she finds herself in a new town with a new job and right smack in the middle of a blood feud that’s older than anyone in the town. Add in the sexy Carden, who just happens to be on the opposite side of the feud as Lindsey and the stage is set for a great story!I loved this book!!! I settled right in to Thistle Bend and Lindsey and Carden’s story. This is my first read by Tracy March and I really enjoyed her writing style. I was drawn in from the very beginning, intrigued by the mystery behind the feud while experiencing the nuances of small town life from Lindsey’s perspective. It was delightful! Carden was awesome and I loved how his relationship with Lindsey developed.Great read!!

  • Bette Hansen
    2019-05-08 12:28

    This is the first in a new series from this author and what a great start it is!! We are introduced to Thistle Bend, Colorado. A quaint small town filled with all the quirky characters you would expect to find, a couple of century long feuding families, and a town newcomer that is inevitably thrown in the middle. In this case Lindsey Simms is the newcomer and setting up the towns new museum is her job. Since the history of this town includes the land deal turn feud she has to get this part right! No one knows that she's actually distantly related to one of the families. Carden Crenshaw is one of the towns favorite sons and definitely on the other side of the feud lines. Their attraction could lead to nothing but trouble but sometimes you just have to follow the facts and your heart!This one is very well written, has great characters, and really starts the series out with a winner. I highly recommend it.

  • CL
    2019-04-25 10:23

    ARC received from: NetgalleyRating: 3.5*Cover: YayTrope: Small town romanceChemistry: Low Boil One-Sentence Summary: A museum curator gets embroiled in a small town feudReview: This was a very cute small town romance. My gripes with it lies with the fact that there were some notable time-jumps and I didn't understand why it took so long for Carden and Lindsey to get back together after the true history of the feud was revealed.

  • Heather andrews
    2019-05-13 07:22

    Carden is sweet, cute and his mind often wanders, “sounds decadent.” She set her gaze on him and lifted her eyebrows. “Want some? I could probably be persuaded to share.” His heart thundered. Did he ever. He wanted plenty of whatever she was offering." Carden is seriously a country boy, “grilling . . . Kissing . . .” He brushed his lips over hers, teasingly light and feathery. “Take your pick, darlin’,” I think this is going to be a great series, a small town feel and loving characters.

  • Janet Robel
    2019-04-25 04:29

    Unforgettable characters and small-town charm are the hallmarks of this book. Lovely build-up of the romance with plenty of sizzle. I loved the whole Hatfields and McCoys theme here. Lindsey and Carden were both likable right from the start. Readers of contemporary romance will want to try this author.

  • Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
    2019-05-25 10:25

    SHOULD'VE SAID NO is a cute, sweet and fun series beginner about family, love, secrets and a feud spanning several generations, very much in the vein of the Hatfields and the McCoys, only without the bloodshed. From the first page, it's very clear the direction of the story but the journey to the happy ending for Lindsey and Carden is so much fun that it's easy to hang on for the ride with them. I really enjoyed this story but my favorite thing about it has got to be the location. The breathtaking views and lush vegetation described here almost make me want to move to Thistle Bend.Curator Lindsey Simms is determined to make the best of the opportunity she has to work on the Thistle Bend museum and plans to leverage that opportunity into a job in a big city. Unfortunately, the job comes with some conditions. She cannot disclose to anyone that she is connected to one of the feuding families and is expected to use her position to suss out the real story behind the feud, while painting her family in a favorable light,of course. Well, no big deal because she doesn't plan to hang around for long, but she does not expect to be bowled over by Carden Crenshaw, the most eligible bachelor in Colorado and a descendant of the other side of the feud. Now Lindsey is caught between her obligation to her family and her feelings for Carden.Carden Crenshaw has had his share of romantic entanglements but after experiencing a crushing betrayal, all he has to offer any woman is a good time. With Lindsey however, he can't seem to keep is his heart locked up as usual, which complicates things in a big way because the reason behind his involvement with her is to sway her opinion in favor of his family.As you can imagine, their feelings for each other take precedence over the family drama and they fall headlong into a relationship, in spite of their resolve to avoid one. Ms. March did a great job with this story. She took two almost to good to be true characters and a predictable story line and added a sizzling attraction, deeply rooted family history, a decades-long feud as well as quirky, eccentric and unforgettable characters and turned it into a very engaging story that is sure to have readers coming back for more in the series.Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Want more? Subscribe to my Newsletter on The Sassy Bookster.Follow me on Twitter | Tumblr | Bloglovin’. Like my page on Facebook.

  • Jennifer Aldrich
    2019-05-04 04:16

    Received ARC in exchange for honest review.Should’ve Said No is a romantic story with some comedy mixed in. This story follows Lindsey and her move to a new town to try and restart her life. There she meets several wonderful and funny people, while also trying to solve the long time dispute between two major families within the town. What follows is sweet and romantic, while also being funny and sad at times.Tracy March is the author of this wonderful book and I loved how she used the alternating views from Lindsey and Carden. I love when stories use this writing style because it gives us a view of how both main characters feel and gives us their perspective of the events in the story. It shows us readers that one event can be perceived several different ways. It shows us that actions and reactions can set into motion a crazy chain of events that can totally alter the characters’ lives. I love that this is true about Should’ve Said No.Tracy also did a wonderful job of character development. I could see the minor changes in the characters throughout the story and loved being able to witness the main plot and other characters effecting the main characters. I loved going on a journey with both Lindsey and Carden. I loved watching their feelings change and develop for each other.The main plot of the book was written beautifully. Although I guessed early on about a portion major plot twist, I was still pleasantly surprised about the overall outcome of the story. I was more surprised that I didn’t guess that reason for the main plot twist. I am usually really good at guessing this stuff, so it was refreshing to be caught off guard. Props to Tracy for being unpredictable. The actual romance in the story is sweet as well. The characters are both in a peculiar spot in the beginning of the story and neither are really looking for anything. Lindsey is trying to restart her life after a devastating development forced her to move across country. Carden is still dealing with issues from his past that are being brought back into the spotlight. I think the small town environment also plays a major part in how this portion of the book develops. I loved every part of it.Overall, I think Trace March has a hit on her hands. Should’ve Said No is a brilliantly written book that is both heart-warming and refreshing. I would 100% recommend this to friends and family. I have nothing but good things to say about this story and would read it again in a heartbeat. I feel privileged to have been able to review this book.Plot = 5/5Characters = 5/5Heat = 5/5Writing Style = 5/5Overall Rating = 5/5

  • Didi
    2019-04-27 06:23

    3.75 starsWelcome to Thistle Bend, Colorado - crime rates zero - where you could leave the house unlocked nobody would steal anything. The town's citizens were so laid back and close-knitted, everybody knew everybody's business - which meant it's hard to keep secret. But the biggest secret yet is to be revealed here in this book.Should've Said No is a modern tale of Hatfield and McCoy land dispute which went back four generations. Though the dispute was more on how one family member jumped over the other family bid to buy the land way back when.Our heroine was placed smack in the middle; being adopted into one family and building up relationship with a progeny of another.Reading this was like watching a rom com movie with quirky supporting characters. Front and center was Lindsey Simms, a city girl who got laid off from her DC's Smithsonian Museum position. She's a likeable character - passionate about her work and loyal to those involved in her life. Promising to keep her words put her budding romance at stake. But she didn't wallow in it and instead powered on. The love interest, the most eligible bachelor in Colorado, Carden Crenshaw was a too good to be true hero. He got look, personality and stability - in another words: he's filthy rich. PLUS: he's the town's famous handyman.What's not to love about him, right? Except, I felt he's waaay too slow in putting wrong (moves) to right. Perhaps he was bidding his time, the right moment and all that crap. But this non action of his really compromised my judgement. That, and the closing chapter being too all-casts-gathered-together to give a perfect happy ending. Sometimes, too perfect could become imperfect to me.That said, I truly enjoyed reading this story. A nice introduction to Tracy March's works. And this was the start of a new series, which means there's more to Thistle Bend folks I get to see in the coming books.Note:ARC was kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the exchange of a fair and honest review.

  • Amy R
    2019-05-05 09:23

    Happy sigh. Should've Said No by Tracy March is a charming, sexy contemporary romance story. The plot is original and the characters are amazing. I am such a character-driven reader and Should've Said No definitely met that interest of mine. Carden (hero) and Lindsey (heroine) are easy to read about. They had their flaws but you instantly liked them without thinking they were over-the-top perfect. Lindsey is so inspiring and I love when characters can do that for me.March created Thistle Bend as a town where everyone wants to live. Yes, there is a family feud that Lindsey is tasked to get to the bottom of as part of her job, and the town has it's struggles but it sounds so lovely. The descriptions of the stores and houses are done so well that I could visualize the colors and vibrancy easily. I could practically taste the food that the characters were eating, too! I was constantly hungry while reading this book for ice cream and pastries.The pacing of the story was spot on as I found myself turning pages quickly. The romance between Carden and Lindsey was compelling. It was easy but it wasn't. It had the typical do-we or don't-we aspect but it was written well because I wasn't quite sure how things were going to play out. The intimate scenes in the story were passionate, fit the story and characters well and the only downside was that there weren't enough of them! However, while I wish there were more, it would have upset the flow.The supporting characters in Should've Said No really added an extra layer to the story and I found myself either loving them or wanting to shake some sense into them. March set this Thistle Bend series up nicely and I will be auto-reading the rest of it for sure! If you are looking for an engaging, feel-good, sexy contemporary romance, I suggest you give Should've Said No a try!*ARC received for purposes of review.*

  • Mandy
    2019-04-28 10:12

    Lindsey moves to the small town of Thistle Bend, Colorado to help set up their heritage museum There is a land dispute between the Karlssons (Lindsey's family) and the Crenshaws and Lindsey is expected to find the truth about the land and make an impartial decision. . Lindsey tries to stay objective and nobody in town knows she's a relative of the Karlssons but the real problem for Lindsey is when she falls for a Crenshaw. Carden Crenshaw is in charge of the family trust. He had his heart broken years ago and has a hard time trusting but he can't fight the attraction he has to Lindsey. Carden doesn't know Lindsey is keeping a secret from him.I really enjoyed this book - the first in a new series about the small town of Thistle Bend. I loved the build up between Carden and Lindsey. They were perfect together and had fantastic chemistry. I can't wait to read more in this series!**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

  • Nancy Naigle
    2019-05-24 06:12

    I loved this book. Especially the setting ... out west in Colorado where I've never been before. That's the great thing about Tracy's books, she always takes me on a little voyage and gives me the feeling I've spent time in a new place."Should've Said No" is a wonderful story of family, honor, trust and generations of unexpected secrets. Meet a quirky cast of characters in this masterful marriage of old town history and current-day quandaries. Escape to the quaint mountain town of Thistle Bend, Colorado, where there’s serious sizzle between local boy, Carden Crenshaw, and the new gal in town. Jump on an emotional roller coaster as you root for this perfect match to become forever flames, because it takes more than sizzle to resolve a century-long family feud. Enjoy your escape to Thistle Bend...I sure did. Already pre-ordered "Just Say Maybe" - the next one in this series.

  • Chris N
    2019-05-18 10:40

    I have to say the I really enjoyed this book. Lindsey didn't have an easy time of it being stuck in the middle of a family feud. Feeling pressure from both families to be represented in the top billing of a new museum made things harder for her. Carden is hot! When sparks fly between them it's hot and heavy. Both have been hurt and Lindsey has a secret of her own that might break both their hearts but will the feud come between them?I loved the story line. It's something fresh and different. I read this in a day and enjoyed every minute of it!ARC recieved by Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review

  • Deniz
    2019-04-25 04:23

    1.5 StarsAnd I am feeling like I was robbed. Those $2.99 I spent on this? Yeah I regret spending them, I really really do. That happens really rarely. I had such high hopes for this.I thought this was going to be funny and cute. A lovely cute & fluffy... with a little bit of nice smut thrown in... but it was meh. Look it's not completely and utterly terrible- well, it's just... predictable, too mooshy, over the top cliche and everything insta. Just not my thing

  • Strider28
    2019-05-19 07:36

    Fun loving romance story wrapped in mystery with a couple of “characters”, pun intended, too boot.Lindsey Simms, has traveled all the way across the country from Washington, D. C. to Thistle Bend, Colorado to accept her new position as curator of the Thistle Bend Mountain Heritage Museum, or what will be a museum once she converts an old building that once housed a gas station among other small businesses. It was a long way from her job at the Smithsonian!Determined to prove her worth as a curator and put her credentials to work Lindsey tries to keep her chin up and her eye on the prize. The prize being to work her way back to a museum in a big city, preferably in D.C. or Virginia. Lindsey’s first night in town she finds her rented apartment doesn’t quite match up to the pictures she saw online. As she enters the dark house she is met by one handsome man! Carden Crenshaw is there to help fix up a few things before she was to arrive. Lindsey, not at all thrilled at her new digs gives Carden a list of things to take care of just assuming that he’s the handyman.When Carden first sees Lindsey he’s pleasantly surprised that she doesn’t look like the frumpy middle aged librarian type that he was expecting. So when Lindsey mistakes him for the handyman he doesn’t correct her. He figures he might like spending a little time to get to know this beautiful young woman who has just moved into his tiny town. As Lindsey gets familiar with the town and its people she realizes things won’t be so bad. She and Carden are becoming friends and she knows a couple of other people in town but they have to be kept secret! Nobody, not even Carden, can know who these people are. But Lindsey isn’t the only one keeping a secret. Carden has his own hidden agenda when it comes to spending time with Lindsey.As Lindsey goes about doing her job she discovers a town feud that goes back for centuries. It’s a classic Hatfields and McCoy scenario. The two families hate each other but nobody can find the truth behind the original feud. Part of her job as the curator is to show the history of both of these prominent families in the museum without taking sides unless she can find the source of the original feud. Something she desperately wants to do for reasons of her own. As time goes on Lindsey and Carden begin a romantic relationship that has them both riding high. Because Thistle Bend is such a small town and gossip travels faster than a wild fire Lindsey and Carden decide to keep their new relationship a secret for now. Which turns out to be a good thing when all hell breaks loose and the lies come out and the truth becomes painful. Lindsey and Carden part ways both feeling hurt and betrayed. Is there any way for these two people to come back together? Can they throw a love that strong away? Lindsey throws herself into her work at the museum to forget about her broken heart. She figures the sooner she can finish the sooner she can get distance from Carden. Distance she hopes will help heal her heart.But there are a couple of people in town that have a secret and they need Lindsey to stay in town to discover that secret. They may also have a devilish side that wants to help Lindsey out in other ways as well. Discovering the secrets of Thistle Bend is a delightful read with some fun characters. It has a HEA and is a standalone book! Big plus in my book!I would recommend this to readers who are looking for an enjoyable romantic story that’s light and easy.

  • Linda
    2019-04-25 05:42

    An Entertaining Small-Town Romance! Teeth clenched, she swiped the light switch next to the door, but all she got was a 'click.' 'Click, click.' "Ugh," Lindsey moaned. She'd need to flip a breaker, and for that she'd need a flashlight. But that would only fix things if the power was actually on. "I'm working on that." The deep voice with a drawl came from the dark hallway, and the man that matched it stepped out of the shadows.SHOULD'VE SAID NO by Tracy March is a lovely contemporary small-town romance and marks a captivating start to her brand-new Thistle Bend series. The series gets its name from its setting in Thistle Blend, Colorado - famous as the wildflower capital of the state - with a population of 1,519. The author's writing adeptly transports the reader into the beautiful and whimsical setting. This is the story of Lindsey Simms, an out-of-work museum curator, and rancher Carden Crenshaw. Carden also happens to be the town's handyman, filthy rich and one of Colorado's most eligible bachelors.As the story opens, Lindsey not only has lost her job at the Smithsonian, but she's also been jilted by her fiancé. Her job hunt was not going well until she learns about an opening in Thistle Bend from distant relatives who reside there. She gets the much-needed position, but there's complications. She arrives to a dilapidated rental home that was glowingly advertised to her via pictures from years ago. Even more disturbing, she finds that, as the town's newcomer, she's expected to settle a near century-old blood feud reminiscent of that of the Hatfields vs McCoys with her relatives as one of the protagonists and a sexy rancher as a party to the other side. While she's very grateful to her relations for the job and she has feelings for the rancher, she is determined to present the history of the town accurately and not take sides. However, despite her best efforts to discover the truth, the bona fide rendition of what happened in a long-ago land deal that decided the town's course remains elusive.I found both the hero and heroine to be likeable and realistic. Each had issues that had me shaking my head at them in the book. Can their blossoming romance survive once the secrets that both hold are divulged?Being a quaint small-town, the citizenry of Thistle Bend is close-knit and laid-back. Everyone knows everyone else's business - with the sole exception of being wise to what happened four generations ago to ignite the bone of contention betwixt the two quarrelling families. I got a special kick out of the Montgomery sisters, who were a cross between Bewitched, Charmed and the Golden Girls. SHOULD'VE SAID NO is well-written and well-paced. The reader can look forward to a highly satisfying happy ever after ending. I'm looking forward to returning to Thistle Bend with the next book in this series which is scheduled to be released mid-2016. I would recommend SHOULD'VE SAID NOT to anyone who enjoys entertaining small-town romances. My full review is posted at Reading Between The Wines Book Club. Please check it out here: http://www.readingbetweenthewinesbook...Suggested Reading Order: SHOULD'VE SAID NO (Book #1)JUST SAY MAYBE (Book #2)4 Wine Glasses!

  • Audrey
    2019-05-21 11:40

    Received from the publisher on NetGalley for an honest review..This was a fun heart warming mystery romance!! Lindsey moves from the big city of Washington D.C. to a small town in Colorado. She has moved to take a position as a Museum Curator....well when she converts an old old building into the museum, it's definitely not the job she just left at the Smithsonian. All Lindsey wants to do is work her way back into the big city museum...Virginia or even back to D.C. Lindsey rents an apartment watch she realizes her first night in town it looks nothing like it did on line. As she enters her new dark apartment and runs into the handyman Carden, who's there fixing somethings that were suppose to be done before she arrived. But is he really the handyman? Carden is so excited to find out that Lindsey isn't some homily middle aged librarianWell that what he had pictured in his mind. As Lindsey makes the mistake of thinking Carden's the handyman, he's not going to tell her different at this point, he's want time to get to know Lindsey. Not like there's a lot going on in this tiny town and she is young and beautiful. As Lindsey gets to know the people in town and be comes friends with CardenShe thinks maybe things won't be so bad, but there are a couple of other people she knows she has to keep secret, it's not only Lindsey keeping things secret, even Carden has a hidden agenda when it comes to Lindsey.Lindsey soon discovers this tiny town has scenario like the Hatfields and McCoy's. There are two families that hate each other, but no one seems to know the true story of how the feud even started. She has to show history on both families as a curator of the museum. She must do this without taking sides. This makes Lindsey determined to find out what started this feud between two prominent families. Lindsey and Carden become romantic which they both seem to be happy. As this being a small town where gossip flies. Carden and Lindsey decide it's best to keep there romance to themselves. Good thing they did, because everything goes crazy and lies come out that are extremely painful. Carden and Lindsey both feeling betrayed, both with there hearts crushed, split up!! Can they be without each other? Are they able to just throw away a love as strong as theirs. Lindsey just wants to work hard enough to get out of this tiny town, put some distance between her and Carden. She wants to be able to fix and heal her broken heart. Mean while there are a couple of people who have a secret and they need Linsey there to solve this secret. This was a magnificent read as far as I'm concerns. I thought there where some great and funny characters. I found this to be an easy and light, as this is standalone book. Which is a major plus to me!!

  • Liza
    2019-05-18 05:23

    ***4.5 out of 5 stars***I was super excited to see Tracy March had a new book out and even happier to see it was the first book in a series.I loved Lindsey Simms from the moment she appeared on the page. She was such a strong character; especially driving across country to start a new job in an area she had never even visited before. I liked that she wanted to get her career started back up by setting up the Thistle Bend Heritage Museum and her long-term plans were to return to D.C. I didn't love she was keeping her family connections to the Karlssons a secret, but totally understood based on the dynamics between the Karlssons and the Crenshaws.Carden Crenshaw is one of the most eligible bachelors in Thistle Bend and I loved how Lindsey and Carden met for the first time. Nothing like the head of the Crenshaw family trust being mistaken for a handyman. Carden had been burned in the past in a relationship and he was super hesitant to open himself up to anyone. I loved that Lindsey totally worked her way into his life and his heart so quickly.I really loved Lindsey and Carden as a couple. They had amazing chemistry and it was so obvious from the moment they first met. I loved how quickly they connected and how many shared interest they had. I knew the fact they were basically each on the other side of Thistle Bend's version of the Hatfields and the McCoy's, yet I still wanted them to find a way to learn the truth of what really happened between their families and make it work as a couple. I absolutely loved the resolution to the truth about the fight between the families. It totally gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling and was so steeped in romance. Carden and Lindsey had both sweet and sexy moments together and I loved watching them work through their issues to make their relationship work.I also loved both the town of Thistle Bend and all the different secondary characters in Should've Said No. I love when a small town becomes a character in itself with a book, and also love when the secondary characters grab me and I want to know more about them and see them in future books. I have to say the Montgomery sisters were 2 of my favorite characters in the book and I hope we see them again in future books.I absolutely adored Should've Said No. I'm a big fan of books in a series and I thought the Thistle Bend series got off to a great start with Should've Said No.Review copy provided by publisher

  • Christine
    2019-05-07 07:31

    Where do I even start?! This is my first book by Tracy March and after reading this, I am definitely reading more books in this series. Should've Said No takes place in a small town called Thistle Bend. Although it's not real, it was based off of Crested Butte, Colorado (gonna add that to my list), which is filled with various mom & pop stores, beautiful scenery, and a handful of interesting characters. March reels you in to become part of it and it's just so darn cute. It starts off with Lindsey Simms, a museum curator whose job went from organizing the Smithsonian in DC to a not so known place in the middle of nowhere. Although she may not like the change, it will be a challenge to organize the town's history when a feud between two families runs deep. (It had a Romeo and Juliet kinda feel to it) So who is the Romeo, you may ask? Carden Chreshaw. Not only is he the most eligible bachelor in Thistle, but the most swoon-worthy character. He knows how to woo a woman while not trying to woo a woman. haha The chemistry between the two is so strong that you wish there is someone out there like him. I just love it. The feud is what drives the story. While trying not to take sides, Lindsey has to figure out the true story behind the land deal without getting on someone's bad side. As the history unravels, it gets harder for her to not reveal any secrets. Since Carden has a few secrets of his own, there is bound to be some drama. There may be a plot twist and it all depends on how good you are with predicting things. Overall, I love the way it is written. It's detail oriented, has alternating POVs, quirky secondary characters and great character development. You never know what might happen! Will the feud ever be solved? Will she finish what she is set out to do? Will they fall in love and live happily ever after? You just gotta read it. :)*ARC provided by publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

  • Kimberly (Kimmy Loves to Read)
    2019-05-23 05:22

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I loved everything about this book. It takes place in a small town and has wonderful, quirky characters that know everyone else's business. And then throw in the feuding families and you got a great story.Lindsey is a distant relative of the Karlssons, who have been at odds with the Crenshaws for years. One family thinks that the other stole land from them, which is a mystery she has to figure out as curator of the town's new museum. She has to not rely on old legal documents, but also stories from the townspeople. Totally removed from the feud, she keeps her real identity hidden so she doesn't cause a controversy. She's also so far removed from the feud that she doesn'tThings get complicated when Lindsey meets Carden, a member of the Crenshaw family. Against their better judgement, the two of them get involved. At first Carden has ulterior motives with Lindsey, but he quickly realizes that she is the real deal. He really doesn't have to worry about Lindsey doing anything but making sure the museum has all the correct history to display. As a couple Lindsey and Carden were adorable. There is a little bit of a mistaken identity when they first meet and while it leaves Lindsey a bit embarrassed, it just makes for an adorable meet cute. Lindsey is a bit nervous to get involved with Carden because of a past relationship, but while she may think he is similar to her ex, he definitely is not. I was rooting for these two to work things out and with the help of some people Lindsey meets along the way, they do eventually get their happily ever after. I think I have stated this before, but you really can't go wrong with a Tracy March book. Her love stories are fantastic and will leave you with that warm and fuzzy feeling. You can also sit down to read her one of her books and before you know it, you are practically done. I can't wait to read the rest of this series!

  • Jody
    2019-05-06 12:42

    This was a wonderful book, I read this in one day. It was such a wonderful love story I could not put it down. I would have posted a review online but the book is not out yet. Lindsey Simms comes to Thistle Bend, Colorado (population 1,519) because she offered the position as the curator of a heritage museum that the town will be opening. soon. She made the move for two different reasons, she was laid off from the Smithsonian museum in DC and to get away from a man that broke her heart in a very nasty way.Lindsey Simms and Carden Crenshaw both know that they do not want to get hurt again and they know exactly what they want, no relationships! At least they feel this way until they meet each other for the very first time at a cottage she is renting. Carden is trying to get the electricity to work in the rental when Lindsey walks in and scares her because it was dark and she did not realize anyone else would be in the cottage at that time of night.Sparks fly from the very first handshake between the two of them. But they both have secrets from their pasts, that they are trying very hard to keep hidden until, she stumbles upon some items for the museum, and the truth about Carden and Lindsey's pasts both seem to intertwine. Can she tell him the truth about who she really is after finding all of these towns secrets? Pick up the book and find out what really happens when the past sneaks up on you right when you think you may have a future of falling in love again. Thank you to NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read and review this wonderful story of love and hope.

  • Yvonne
    2019-05-11 04:25

    I am new to Tracy March’s books and have become a quick fan.This story takes us to Thistle Bend, CO with a population of only 1519. Typical of small towns, there are friendship as well as feuds. Usually within the founding families.Lindsey was laid off her job at the Smithsonian Museum in DC and after a year of unemployment, got a job in this small town, thanks to her great-aunt’s influence. She is to gather information about the town, so that they can open a museum about Thistle Bend and it’s ancestors etc.Little did Lindsey know, that there were secrets to be kept that not only make her uncomfortable, but could easily jeopardize her new friendship and attraction to Carden Crenshaw. He is one on in charge of the Crenshaw Trust. When she met him upon her arrival to town, she thought he was a handyman in grubbies and certainly didn’t look like the handsome ,clean shaven man she met the next day. His family and her relatives have been in a feud for years. Once Lindsey goes through all the files that are suppose to help her in the creation of the new historical museum in town, both families hope to get answers benefiting them as well as vindicate them.Lots of secrets, old hurts and experiences, will have you thoroughly enjoying this book.

  • Books Laid Bare
    2019-05-02 04:34

    4.5 out of 5Get your happy on with this remarkable contemporary romance.This is the sort of book that I just love to snuggle up with and devour. It gives me romance without the high drama but makes me work for it. It draws the outline beautifully and with it’s stunning descriptions I am able to colour in the pictures in my mind. I adored this book.I loved the whole family angst situation going on between the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s and I love the fact that the main characters are embroiled in the whole scenario.Both Carden and Lindsey are very easy to fall in love with. They have an easy charm that just wrapped its arms around me and kept me comfortable.They weren’t perfect but that is what made them perfect to read about, they weren’t just characters…they had character and that was completely engaging.I loved the storyline, the pace of the story and the eclectic cast of secondary characters, I am a shoe in for the rest of the series – can’t wait!

  • Katie Battaglia
    2019-05-22 09:19

    Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review! Should've Said No follows the wonderful love story of Carden and Lindsey. After being laid off from the Smithsonian in D.C, Lindsey takes on a museum job in Thistle Bend, Colorado. She is determined to find out the long kept secrets of the Karlsson and Crenshaw feud that has been going on for centuries. But she doesn't expect to fall head over heels for a Crenshaw, especially when she is pretty much a Karlsson. This was such a wonderful story. I could not wait to find out the family secrets and it kept me intrigued throughout the whole story. I loved all the characters, main and side. I loved the storyline and felt that it was very unique compared to others in it's genre. The story was also written very well and I look forward to more from this author and hopefully more from Thistle Bend. Overall this was an awesome read and I would highly recommend!

  • circumspect4
    2019-05-09 04:28

    See full review can be read at http://booklovercircumspect4.comThis was a well-written romance with an amazing underlying mystery. I loved Lindsey as a happy-go-lucky, courageous woman who travels cross country to take a job as a curator for a new museum. Little does she know, there is a long standing feud between Lindsey's relatives, the Karlssons, and the Crenshaws that she is about to become involved in and expected to solve. With Lindsey's warmheartedness, she takes on the quest with passion. However, complications arise when she meets Carden Crenshaw. This book reminded me of a modern day version of Romeo and Juliet with a great added twist of mystery that kept me wanting more. I loved the way the other characters in the book add to the mystery, especially, Milly, Merri and Ruby Eileen. This is an ideal read for anyone that loves romance, mystery or just an excellent read.

  • WiLoveBooks
    2019-04-28 04:14

    Lindsey is new in the small town of Thistle Bend. She has come for a new job, but there is more to it than she expected. Meets Carden right away and there is an instant attraction that they both try to fight. Both are reminded of past mistakes and don't want to make them again. I loved this. The characters are great and the story is sweet and romantic. I loved reading about their dates. There is also a bit of mystery as Lindsey tries to do her job. I recommend this one for lovers of sweet romance.

  • Karen
    2019-05-07 09:22

    I think the book cover fits the book perfectly and I just adored the book. Characters are well developed and plot is very interesting. Carden is a catch. ARC from NetGalley.

  • Megan
    2019-05-25 08:36

    It's the type of book that makes you smile as you're reading it :)

  • Meaghan
    2019-05-03 08:15

    Lindsey and Carden were fun to read and I adored the little town and the cast of characters. I look forward to more!

  • Christa
    2019-04-27 07:33

    Last updated on 19 May 2017This was a good contemporary romance. I liked the main characters, Lindsey and Carden. Lindsey moves to a small town in Colorado in order to run a small museum. Her great aunt and uncle are the ones who turn her on to the job opening, but they don't want her to acknowledge their relationship once she gets there. Lindsey is expected to find records documenting what really happened in a feud well over a hundred years ago. She is very uncomfortable once she realizes that her family is involved in the feud. As Lindsey gets to know Carden, she can't resist the feelings that develop, but he is on the other side of the feud. She worries over how to handle the delicate situation and how Carden will react once he knows her secrets.Great characters, interesting storyline, and a wonderful setting made this a contemporary romance that I thoroughly enjoyed.