Loved You Once by Claudia Burgoa

Loved You Once by Claudia Burgoa is available now!

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USA Today Bestselling author Claudia Burgoa presents a heartwarming, sexy romance about second chances and starting over.

After a week off the grid, I finally get reception and the first voicemail I hear stuns me.
“You’re summoned to Baker’s Creek by the late William Tower Alderidge.”

Twelve Years.
It’s been twelve years since the last time I heard from the Alderidge family.
That one voicemail changes everything—I need the money the late William offers.
In exchange, I have to live eighteen months in Baker’s Creek.
I’ve survived cancer, the jungle, and the plague.
This should be easy compared to all that, right?
Or so I think until…I see him.
Confident, charismatic, bitter, sexy as hell, Doctor Hayes Benjamin Aldrige.
My first love, my first kiss—my late husband’s brother.
He hates me.
He still hasn’t forgiven me for walking out on him, and I can’t blame him. It’s been over ten years, and I still have feelings for him.
But I faked it once and I can fake it twice.
I can survive eighteen months and that’ll be the last time I see the Alderidge brothers.
Isn’t it?

The Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers series is a romantic comedy saga packed with the perfect mix of angst, tears, and laughs. If you like strong heroines & alpha males, steamy romances and witty love stories, this series is for you!


My review:

Loved You Once is the first book in a new series from Claudia Burgoa, following seven brothers who all have the same father but different mothers. Their father dies, leaving one final manipulative “F*** you” from the grave – they must all uproot their lives and move to the small Oregon town founded by his family and run the businesses there, all living together in the derelict family home for 18 months, or else all the properties owned by the family will be closed off and sold to predetermined developers, which will basically ruin the town, closing almost all the small businesses and bankrupting most of the families living there.

Hayes is second oldest of the brothers, but first born to their father’s actual wife. Blair was his college girlfriend and only love, but after he broke her heart she married his now deceased younger brother. She is required to take her late husband’s place in the deal.

This book is the story of Hayes and Blair, and it was really a sweet story. They were deeply in love back in college, and even though their feelings didn’t change, there is a lot of hurt and heartbreak and fear in the way. Also, they are both two different people now. They have done a lot in their years apart and have to reconcile who they are now with who they were then. It is their complete, standalone story. However, the book also sets up a lot of potential future books and I cannot wait to read more to see what happens over the 18 month term.

About the Author:

Claudia is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author. She lives in Colorado, working for a small IT. She has three children and manages a chaotic household of two confused dogs, and a wonderful husband who shares her love of all things geek. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.

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