*Release Blitz/Review* Tumble (Dogwood Lane #1) by Adriana Locke

After being burned by her dream job in New York City, sports journalist Neely Kimber suddenly finds herself jobless and paying a long-overdue visit to her hometown in Tennessee. Her plan? Relax, reset, and head back up the corporate ladder. There’s just one unexpected step. Neely’s back in Dogwood Lane for barely a day when she sees the man she ran from nine years ago: the bad boy next door who was her first kiss, her first love, and her first heartbreak.

Devoted single dad Dane Madden knows he hurt Neely in the worst way. He’s got a lot to make up for. And as passionate as their reconnection is, it’s a lot to hope for. Having her back in his arms feels so right. But falling in love all over again with a woman who wants to live a world away is bound to go so wrong.

What’s it going to take for Neely to give him—and Dogwood Lane—just one more chance?



If you preorder the ebook of Tumble, you can add the Audible narration for just $1.99.

If you preorder the paperback of Tumble, you can grab the ebook for 99 cents.

Narrated by the talented Aiden Snow and Summer Morton, this audio will rock your socks!


Neely is doing the one thing she never planned to do. Return home to Dogwood Lane. When she left, the love of her life, Dane, had broken up with her and then got another woman pregnant. Aside from her small family, there was nothing left there for her. She had worked so hard in New York to become something she was proud of only to have everything she worked for snatched out from under her. She has every intention of going home to Dogwood Lane, visiting her family, collecting her thoughts, and then return to New York and resume her life.

“Neely isn’t someone I can gamble with. There’s no kissing and forgetting. There’s only wanting more. Needing more. Desiring more. And not being able to have it.”

Dane was doing what he thought was best. He wanted Neely to go to college and dance and be the very best that she could be (no this isn’t supposed to sound like a military commercial) because he knew that Dogwood Lane wasn’t where Neely belonged. Being a single dad and working for the family business, he was semi-content to live life as is. Until Neely comes back to town and he knows that this is his chance to win her back. To make her want to stay in Dogwood Lane.

Some readers will take issue with how this all went down, and I can see both sides but for me this book was a second chance story about life and love and the ability to move on. Should Dane have made the decision for Neely? Probably not. Should he have slept with someone else knowing that he still loved Neely and hoped that someday after she finished school, he would try to get her back? Maybe not the best idea, but who made excellent decisions at age 18?

I absolutely loved this book. It was a great intro to the series and I’m so excited for more!!


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