Small-Town Sweetheart - Toni Aleo

Small-Town Sweetheart

By Toni Aleo

  • Release Date: 2018-09-25
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 18 Ratings


Delaney Abbot has never wanted to live anywhere other than Spring Grove, Kentucky. She loves the town, the people, and the whiskey made right down the road at McElroy’s Distillery. If only she could find a man in her beloved small town worthy of all that love she has to give.
The first thing Reed McElroy did when he finished high school was get the heck out of Spring Grove, Kentucky. He’s happy with his life as a veterinarian in the big city, and he would just as soon never step foot in his small town again.
Delaney has had a crush on Reed since she was knee-high to a grasshopper, but he never looked at her the same way. Now that tragedy has dragged him back home kicking and screaming, Reed has no choice but to make peace with a past clouded by small-mindedness and judgment. He is forced to see his hometown through grown-up eyes, and everywhere he looks, he finds local sweetheart Delaney. It seems like everyone in Spring Grove loves her. So, why shouldn’t he?


  • What a great book...

    By Sasper5
    I so enjoyed this book about a small town where everyone knows yours business. Delaney Kate has enjoyed living in Spring Grove with her MawMaw, her family, and good friends. Delaney knows she is different from everyone because of her once weight problems and her love of working several jobs. This story is so cute and sweet and unique from the others books Toni has written. Reed is a McElroy whose family just about owns everything in the town. He can’t stand stand living in this small town of Spring Grove, or so he thinks. Then his Father passes away, and Reed has to come back home for the funeral and for his Mom and family. Reed is very upset about having to come back, because he thinks no one in this town likes or care for him. His father stipulates he has to stay 6 months before receive his inheritance. This book left me laughing at the antics that Reed and Delaney Kate got to while becoming close to each other. I think the favorite person in the book was Mawmaw. I can’t wait until the next book of this small town quirky family.
  • Small town big heart

    By Aitutaki28
    For the hometown girl that doesn’t want to be anywhere else. Delaney has lived all her life in Spring Grove. She has always had great friends and family ( her grandmother) but picks the wrong guy at every turn. She wants that love that everyone around her seems to be capable of. There was one guy but he left town as soon as he was able to after high school. She was in love with him but he always saw her as his friend. Reed had always planned to leave Spring grove, he wanted more than the town had to offer. He never wanted to work in the family distillery and fled after high school to purse his dream of becoming a vet. The last thing he wanted to do was to go back but he received a call he never expected forcing him back. With his fathers unexpected passing he is forced to return to not only his grief but the town he wanted to escape. A short trip back for the funeral and escape back to the city is the plan. Delaney and Reed reconnect when he arrives back. He can’t believe how much she has changed from the chubby teenager he remembered. They pick back up where they left off, with Delaney pinning after Reed. Reed soon finds out his dad’s will makes it so he is forced to stay in town. Will this change his mind on not only the town but the girl he left behind once before? Will Delaney Finally get her happily ever after with the one?
  • Welcome back to Spring Grove

    By Judy Hartley
    Welcome back to Spring Grove. Except Reed doesn’t really want to be back. He left Spring Grove feeling he didn’t belong and never looked back. But years later he’s returning as a successful veterinarian, for his fathers funeral. Cue some regret and unwanted emotions. He can’t wait to leave! But he’s going to be sticking around for a little while. Delaney is Spring Grove’s sweetheart. She loves this town, and the town loves her. She’s never leaving. Reed and Delaney grew up together. Delaney had a huge crush on Reed. Now Reed is back and Delaney can’t help the feelings she’s had for him coming back with a vengeance. This is a wonderful small town romance. It’s sweet and funny with the right amount of emotion. You really can’t go wrong with this book.
  • Love love love!

    By Gpeterson
    I was instantly hooked from the first page of this story! Toni Aleo is daring and funny in this story. Delaney and Reed are a couple that you just have to root for. Their chemistry and history truly make this book one I couldn’t put down. For those of you looking for a small town, funny love story pick this up!! I’m looking forward to the next one!
  • Small Town Loving

    By Bluzgrl12
    Toni Aleo has done it again with this friends to lovers romance. Delaney Kate is a small town girl looking for love in all the wrong places even being the town sweetheart. Reed is a small town boy who grew up and got out of town as fast as he could. When tragedy strikes, Reed finds himself back in his small town that he hated as a kid. Wanting to get out of town as fast as he can, he finds himself staying in town due to unforeseen circumstances. I loved watching the chemistry between Delaney and Reed!
  • A home run for Toni Aleo!

    By runt_30
    Toni never ceases to amaze me! She has written another beautiful, amazing story! This one gave me some serious feels and I loved every single minute of it! I was hooked from the start (when you read it you’ll se why 😉) and I didn’t want it to end! Delaney Abbot is the small town sweetheart of Spring Grove, where everyone knows everybody and their business. She loves her town whole heartedly and is beloved by everyone, until Reed McElroy, her lifelong crush, shows back up in town just as prickly as a pear. Reed McElroy left Spring Grove at eighteen for life in the city with no intentions of going back. When circumstances force him back to town, he can’t wait to be done and leave...until he reconnects with Delaney. Childhood friends brought back together years later. Sparks fly, tempers flare, small town busy bodies poke their noses where they don’t belong. It’s all there and more, in Spring Grove, Kentucky!