For the Longest Time (Harvest Cove, #1) by Kendra Leigh Castle

For the Longest Time (Harvest Cove, #1)

For Samantha Henry, it took a ten-year absence to appreciate the close-knit New England town with an appeal all its own....   After a perfect storm of events leaves Sam high, dry, and jobless, she has to head home to Harvest Cove to regroup. Growing up, she was the town misfit, and a brief high school romance that resulted in heartbreak made her realize she was never going to fit in. But now with the support of her mother and an unexpected circl...

Details For the Longest Time (Harvest Cove, #1)

TitleFor the Longest Time (Harvest Cove, #1)
Release DateJul 1st, 2014
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary, Adult

Reviews For the Longest Time (Harvest Cove, #1)

  • Jacob Proffitt
    I'm still trying to decide whether to round up or down on the 3 stars.On the minus side, the town is kind of weak. I love small-town stories, but they're a lot harder to pull off than most authors account for. In this one, we're told over and over that Jake's friends comprise a fraction of the residents, but you couldn't prove it from the characters in the book. Besides Sam's family and friends, that's about all there is. So Harvest Cove could re...
  • Francesca
    C'est mignon même si la fin est trop précipitée (j'aime quand il y a de la souffrance avant le pardon LOL)
  • Jacqueline's Reads
    3 Second Chance Stars For the Longest Time is about second chances. You may be that nerdy girl in high school that got picked on, but that doesn’t mean that’s still you years later. Maybe you can get that jock after all. I like the idea and concept of For the Longest Time. Who doesn’t like the nerdy girl turned swan (sort of). I wouldn’t say Samantha is a knock out, but she isn’t awkward anymore and she’s very sure of herself. Years a...
  • Ami
    Kendra Leigh Castle is more popular with her paranormal romance books; in fact, I believe this is basically her debut in contemporary romance. I love her Dark Dynasty series and am quite intrigued to see how this one goes.Sam Henry returns to her hometown after she loses everything: her job, her apartment, and inspiration to paint. It has been ten years since she left Harvest Cove, and on the very first day that she arrives at her mother’s hous...
  • Jo
    This book was awful. The only good parts were Zoe (Sam’s boss and friend), Sam’s family and Sam herself. There is nothing that I despise more than small minded people. Just because someone is different, does NOT make them a freak. Sam was treated horribly by Jake’s friends in school, and because of Jake’s spineless attitude to her, he treated her worse than his friends. Making her believe he cared for her, but then ignoring her and her fe...
  • Jaime Arkin
    I’m going to just straight out say it. I love romance. I love swoony guys. And I love LOVE!!! I was first introduced to the words of Kendra Leigh Castle in the form of a PNR series and when I saw that she had a contemporary romance coming out, I knew I had to get my hands on it. In For the Longest Time, we meet Sam. Sam’s had a rough go of things lately and she’s headed back to her small hometown to figure out where she goes next. Sam has n...
  • Darcy
    I usually love reading about small towns and people finding romance in them, not so much in this one. I hated how Sam was treated when she was a kid, hated how Jake treated her and hated that Sam felt trapped to go home. While I think that Jake might have the best intentions, I hated how cocky he was. He seemed to think that just because he grew and and knows that how he treated Sam in the past was wrong that she should just forgive him and fall ...
  • Edna
    This was good. I liked the couple, the humor and the pop culture references. The baggage though. There were times I really couldn't stand the high school drama. Grow up, people. And while the hero was sweet for loving the heroine through and through, he needed to prove himself a little more. I mean (view spoiler)[hello! his asshole friend was the one who made the move he should have at the end (hide spoiler)]. Oh, lastly, Ryan and Aaron were pret...
  • Helyce
    2013-12-23’ve been a fan of Ms. Castle for years now. Her paranormals have always been an auto buy for me and I especially enjoyed her recent Dark Dynasties and Hearts of the Fallen series. So while I was surprised at her jump to contemporary romance, I looked forward to it. Excited to see what she’d come up with and I’m thrilled to tell you how much I enjoyed this book.Sam is beyond worried about returning to...
  • Jess
    Review posted: Happily Ever After - ReadsBlog rating: BSam Henry left Harvest Cove after a torturous high school experience and vowed to never look back. She’s an artist and in classic high school mean-kids fashion, she was teased and tormented for being different. The “popular” clique did most of the damage, but one of the group members, Jake Smith, befriended Sam and she lost her young heart to him only to have him smash it to pieces in f...
  • Stephanie
    FOR THE LONGEST TIME: Bullies Leave Marks on Adult Hearts ORIGINAL Post 10/3/2014 at: provided by publisher for review. No remuneration was exchanged and, unless otherwise noted all opinions presented herein are my own.I really loved this book. Seriously, Kittens, Cute Vets, Second Chances, Fall in New England — what’s not to love! I was immediately able to identify with Samantha; any woman who...
  • Ann Lorz
    When I first bought For the Longest Time it was because I was really into small town romances and I couldn't get enough of them. What I didn't realize at that time was that so many authors were going to be writing them. I soon found myself overwhelmed. I know, it's not really shocking...So For the Longest Time (damn song is stuck in my head now that I have to write this review) was piled on top of that forever growing mountain of books I wanted t...
  • Cocktails and Books
    When I think of Kendra Leigh Castle, I think paranormal. But she absolutely blew me away with the first book in her Harvest Cove series. A story about going home and second chances.I really enjoyed Sam. She was witty and often times very sarcastic, but she's learned to protect herself through her sarcasm. She didn't always fit in growing up in Harvest Cove, many times finding herself the butt of the popular crowds jokes, but she was someone who w...
  • Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    4.5 Stars I follow Kendra Leigh Castle for her PNR novels, the Dark Dynasties and Hearts of the Fallen series…..I love them! So, when I heard about this Contemporary book, I was excited to jump at the chance to read it. I am happy to say that she did not disappoint. Not only can she write good paranormal novels but she can write awesome contemporary reads.I devoured this book. It’s sweet, funny and it’s an outcast-girl-gets-the-guy story…...
  • Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)
    First thoughts:For the Longest Time was a cute and quick listen and didn’t really seem like it was nine and a half hours long.Summing it up:Sam needs a do over and quick. She leave the big city to go back to the quiet small town life of Harvest Cove, but coming home brings up lots of memories. The biggest memory is of Jake who she finds out is now the town Veterinarian. You don’t really get as much details as I would have liked on what happen...
  • Nefise
    It was very slow at first half, then it was good.
  • Jen
    Loved this one! Yes, it helped that it was local for me, taking place in a town north of Boston, but I really liked the aspect of coming back to one's small hometown and confronting the high school demons (on the heroine's side), especially when one of those demons is in the shape of a sexy vet (the hero). I liked that the dark side of a small town wasn't glossed over--and that there was some serious (and realistic) redemption on the side of one ...
  • Caro
    Not my favorite book of all time, but liked it enough to want to read the others in the series. Most of the characters are too tied up in what happened in high school 10 years ago, but no one more so than Sam. In all honesty, I think that she could probably have benefitted from seeing a therapist and talking through some of her feelings about the past! Zoe was my favorite character and I am looking forward to reading her book.
  • Donna
    This was an enjoyable read. It is pretty predictable but still worth reading. I liked Sam, but she had a lot of baggage that she hid behind too much. Jake was likable, but he couldn't see some things that he should have saw. I also liked Zoe. Look forward to whatever the author has in mind for her. I listened to this on audio and the narrator did a good jog.
  • Kim
    Cute. Real characters with real flaws.
  • Nororm
    Une lecture doudou qui fait du bien!
  • Nath
    4.5/5 (B+)In the past year, I've complained a lot about small-town romances and how I'm tired and over them. Yet, I keep picking them up, especially new authors and series ^_^; For the Longest Time is the perfect example of why... because every time, I hope this one will be different, that it'll wow me. And that's exactly what happened with For the Longest Time :)At first glance, the premises of For the Longest Time is not so different from most ...
  • Andrea
    I love a good second-chance romance. I love the history between the characters, even when it's painful. I love that one of the characters is usually returning home after several years away, which is a struggle in its own right. And I love that in romance, those second chances always turn out to be the last, the best. In For the Longest Time, we have a painful, yet beautiful reunion between Sam Henry and Jake Smith. When Jake and Sam parted ways a...
  • Liz F
    Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalleyI knew that I'd read Kendra Leigh Castle before but I couldn't quite figure out what it was. Looking back, I see that it was a paranormal romance and I really liked it! This time, the author has written a contemporary romance and it was also a fun read.Sam, the heroine, was a pretty cool character. She was a misfit and outcast when she was in high school. She was ridiculed and teased for being di...
  • Kathy
    Setting: Harvest Cove – art gallery… home she grew up in… the bar… around townCharacters:Samantha Henry: through school, always walked to a different drum beat – a bit of a gothic look, different colors for hair, etc; an artist; dad (who died when she a young teen) was of the right side of the track / of the townies… mom of the wrong side – parents disowned him when they married, mom a bit eccentric and overall the townies cold shou...
  • Barb Lie
    For the Longest Time by Kendra Leigh Castle is the first book in her new Harvest Cove series. Sam Henry is our heroine, and as the story begins, she is driving back home to Harvest Cove, after being away for 10 years. Sam laments how everything in New York that was on its way to a promising career as an artist, falls apart, and her roommate leaves her alone. Sam does what she has to do, go back home to regroup financially. But Sam dreads going ba...
  • Michelle Leah Olson
    Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Vivacious Valkyrie - Marta:*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest reviewI spotted this and thought "oh that's different", as I'm used to this author delivering paranormal romance, so was intrigued to see her tackling a more contemporary and dare I say normal setting? As I have read her Dark Dynasties series, the idea of something set in a non magical New England seemed to be a total dichotomy. I've always consid...
  • Jessica
    I am absolutely in love with small town romances. Like two of my favorite contemporary authors Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery, Kendra Leigh Castle has taken the contemporary romance genre and created an utterly lovable story full of adorable kittens and a second chance romance. After life has left Sam with no other choice but to admit she needs to pause and regroup her life, Sam finds herself back home in the small town of Harvest Cove. Sam was a...
  • Dani
    This is my first Kendra Leigh Castle book and if not for goodreads recommendation, I would have never come across it. And I am glad I did. Castle's writing slowly pulls you into the story and has a way to make you relate to her characters and the things they are going through. I really enjoyed For the Longest Time and I can't wait to read the next book in the series.Sam and Jake's relationship started ten years before the book takes place. He was...
  • Marta Cox
    I spotted this and thought oh that's different as I'm used to this author delivering paranormal romance so was intrigued to see her tackling a more contemporary and dare I say normal setting? As I have read her Dark Dynasties series the idea of something set in a non magical New England seemed to be a total dichotomy. I've always considered New England to be a magical area in its own right even without the paranormal world encroaching upon it so ...