Coverart for item
The Resource As good as the first time, K.M. Jackson

As good as the first time, K.M. Jackson

Label
As good as the first time
Title
As good as the first time
Statement of responsibility
K.M. Jackson
Title variation
As good as the 1st time
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With her big city career and relationship in sudden free fall, Olivia Gale isn't sure where she belongs. So when her help is needed at Goode N' Sweet, the family bakery in Sugar Lake, she jumps at the chance to indulge her pie-making hobby while getting her life back on track. Olivia's not looking for any distractions. Even if the boy who once left her without a word is now a grown man with intriguing secrets--and the same tempting hold on her heart. A firefighter and single dad, Clayton Morris is trying hard to fix his past mistakes. He thought he was doing the right thing by leaving Olivia--and now he's sure he has nothing to offer the accomplished woman she's become
Member of
Tone
Writing style
Review
  • Olivia ""Liv"" Gale loses her job and her boyfriend (and her TV) in one weekend, and there's a family emergency in Georgia, so Liv gladly leaves New York City behind for Sugar Lake, reluctantly allowing her directionless younger sister to join her. Aunt Joyce thinks she is managing a broken hip and Goode 'N Sweet, the family bakery, just fine, but she is glad to see her nieces, as are the myriad extended-family members who live nearby. Also glad to see Liv is Clayton Morris, who broke her heart during her last summer in Sugar Lake. But Clayton had reasons, and now he is back in town as the fire chief with his tween daughter in tow. Liv's stubbornness is no match for Clayton's sweetness, though she puts up a good fight. Jackson (The Betting Vow​, 2017) really shines in the dialogue as one exchange can reveal a lifetime of sibling rivalry, while making the reader laugh. Liv's journey to loosen up and bake with love is a must-read for fans of second-chance love stories and sweet small-town romances. -- Susan Maguire (Reviewed 9/15/2018) (Booklist, vol 115, number 2, p36)
  • Jackson’s contemporary story of reunited lovers is a decent if unremarkable series launch. After Olivia Gale’s business-minded boyfriend dumps her and she gets fired on the same day, she agrees to help out with the family bakery in Sugar Lake, Ga. Her aunt Joyce, who runs the bakery, has taken a nasty fall and really needs Olivia’s assistance. Returning home, however, places Olivia squarely in the path of firefighter Clayton Morris, who broke her heart when they were teenagers and is currently living in the house next door with his preteen daughter. Following a fire at the bakery, Olivia and Clayton keep running into each other. Through a tense game of pool and an incident with an anthill, Clayton does his best to show her that he’s changed. The slow redevelopment of Clayton and Olivia’s relationship founders a bit on the shoals of Olivia’s uncertainty and dithering, but readers will cheer her on toward her decision to give Clayton a second chance. Contemporary romance fans who don’t mind a slow story will enjoy relaxing with this one. Agent: Evan Marshall, Evan Marshall Agency. (Nov.) --Staff (Reviewed 09/10/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 37, p)
  • A New Yorker down on her luck travels to the Georgia town where she spent her summers growing up. Olivia Gale is a high-strung marketing specialist who has just lost her job. To make matters worse, her boyfriend has abandoned her and taken her TV with him. When she learns at a family gathering that her favorite aunt has broken her hip, she sets off to Sugar Lake, Georgia, to help run the family bakery. What she doesn't expect is to be joined by her younger sister, with whom she doesn't get along. When the pair arrive in the town that has greatly changed since they spent summers playing with the local children, the last thing Olivia expects is to run into her first flame. Clayton Morris left Sugar Lake without a word to Olivia when they were teenagers, and the last she'd heard, he had a wife and child. He's moved back to Sugar Lake with the daughter, Hope, but without the wife and spends his days as the local fire chief. Olivia is hesitant to revive their acquaintanceship, but small towns have a way of throwing people together. In the first book of a new series, Jackson (The Betting Vow, 2017, etc.) introduces readers to a family and community that really care about each other. Unfortunately, though the book is billed as a "wholesome romance," the romantic plot takes a back seat to all the other elements of Olivia's story. Her need to revisit her goals and desires, along with her relationship with her sister and aunts, are well-thought-out and brought to fruition, while her history with Clayton and their lackluster reunion seem like afterthoughts. A cute but uninspiring story of self-discovery that does not live up to its romantic potential. (Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10738642
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackson, K. M
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.A3526
LC item number
A7 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Sugar Lake novel
Series volume
book 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • African Americans
  • Fire fighters
  • Single fathers
  • Bakeries
  • Romance fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
As good as the first time, K.M. Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First in a new series!"--cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First Kensington mass market edition.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9781496717092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1022209367
  • (OCoLC)on1022209367
  • 601380
Label
As good as the first time, K.M. Jackson
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First in a new series!"--cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First Kensington mass market edition.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9781496717092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1022209367
  • (OCoLC)on1022209367
  • 601380

Library Locations

    • Cumming LibraryBorrow it
      585 Dahlonega Street, Cumming, GA, 30040, US
      34.220596 -84.131772
    • Sharon Forks LibraryBorrow it
      2820 Old Atlanta Road, Cumming, GA, 30041, US
      34.11878 -84.156553
    • Post Road LibraryBorrow it
      5010 Post Road, Cumming, GA, 30040, US
      34.205256 -84.220792
Processing Feedback ...