Like Never Before by Melissa Tagg

Like Never Before by Melissa TaggA dying newspaper. An intriguing mystery. And a love they didn’t see coming.

Maple Valley became Amelia Bentley’s haven after her heart and her dreams of a family were shattered. But her new life as a newspaper editor is shaken when the small-town paper is in danger of closing. Her one hope: A lead on an intriguing story that just might impress the new publisher…if only she knew who he was.

After his biggest campaign success yet, widowed speechwriter Logan Walker now has the chance of a lifetime–a spot on a presidential campaign. But his plans are interrupted when he finds out he’s inherited his hometown newspaper. He travels home intent on selling the paper and spending some much-needed time with his young daughter before making the leap into national politics.

But instead of a quick sale and peaceful break from his hectic career, Logan finds himself helping Amelia chase her story. She’s scrappy, but wounded. He’s dependable, but lost. They may butt heads more than expected, but a series of leads on Maple Valley’s quirky unsolved mystery is just the start of the sparks that fly in the office and in their hearts.


I have to start this off by saying WOW… Melissa Tagg is a wonderful author. While reading Like Never Before I felt as if I was in Maple Valley. She really knows how to bring her words to life, and suck you in!

Amelia Bentley moved to Maple Valley after going through a divorce. That is where she received a bunch of letters while in college from the man that sponsored her scholarship. Amelia went to Maple Valley to thank him, and fell in love with the town and people in it.
Logan Walker is a widower from Maple Valley that returns home after receiving the towns newspaper when the owner passed away. He is in the middle of trying to achieve his dreams of working on a presidential campaign. With his daughter in tow they travel back home to sell the paper, but end up with a little more than he was expecting.
While trying to bring the paper up to date, Logan and Amelia become close friends. They open up to each other like they’ve never done before with anyone else. Amelia falls in love with Logan’s daughter, who by the way grows sooo much while in Maple Valley. Together they share new things while searching for an anniversary issue cover special.
Once Logan sells the paper and moves back to LA, everything is different. Amelia is looking for a new job, maybe even a new town. Logan is missing her, while trying to decide how he’s going to spend his future with his daughter. Only, he might not stay there…..
And that’s all I’m telling you. This is a really good book. It tells a great story and pulls you along with it. You will get so caught up you will NOT want to put it down. Hope you enjoy!
I received a complimentary copy of this book via Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. These thoughts and opinions are all mine.
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