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Second Time Around

Second Time Around Description:

Every summer four college friends hold a mini reunion They laugh reminisce and commiserate about their soul sucking jobs Maybe they should have listened to everyone who warned them to study something practical br br Then an unexpected windfall arrives one million dollars to be exact with the stipulation that they use it to jump start their new careers Almost overnight a professor a bartender a copywriter and an administrative assistant reinvent themselves as a novelist an event planner a pastry chef and a bed and breakfast owner But the changes in their professional roles create unexpected turbulence in their personal lives and soon the secrets and scandals from their past start to resurface br br For anyone who has ever wondered What if this engaging novel provides a sweet funny look at friendship romance and second chances br b b

Rating: 3.62 out of 5

Cure for the Common Breakup (Black Dog Bay, #1)

Cure for the Common Breakup (Black Dog Bay, #1) Description:

b Welcome to Black Dog Bay a tiny seaside town in Delaware known as the best place in America to bounce back from your breakup Home to Better Off Bed and Breakfast the Eat Your Heart Out bakery and the Whinery bar Black Dog Bay offers a haven for the suddenly single b br br Flight attendant Summer Benson lives by two rules Don t stay with the same man for too long and never stay in one place She s about to break rule number one by considering accepting her boyfriend s proposal then disaster strikes and her world is shattered in an instant br br Summer heads to Black Dog Bay where the locals welcome her Even Hattie Huntington the town s oldest richest and meanest resident likes her enough to give her a job Then there s Dutch Jansen the rugged stoic mayor who s the opposite of her type She probably shouldn t be kissing him She definitely shouldn t be falling in love br br After a lifetime of globe trotting Summer has finally found a home But Hattie has old scores to settle and a hidden agenda for her newest employee Summer finds herself faced with an impossible choice Leave Black Dog Bay behind forever or stay with the ones she loves and cost them everything

Rating: 3.50 out of 5

Nearlyweds

Nearlyweds Description:

p b Everyone says the first year of marriage is the hardest but what would you do if you found out that you were never really married in the first place b br In this irresistible romantic comedy from award winning author Beth Kendrick three wildly different women form an unlikely friendship as they try to decide whether they d do it all again p p p p They ve had the white dresses and the fancy receptions But now that the honeymoon s over Stella Casey and Erin have each had to face some hard truths about the men they ve married and the lives they ve chosen So when the news breaks that the pastor who presided over their weddings failed to file a few critical pieces of paper none of these newlyweds are rushing down to the courthouse to legalize their vows Instead the brides share their hopes disappointments and secrets while grappling with that pivotal question Should they stay or should they go p p p p p

Rating: 3.69 out of 5

Exes and Ohs

Exes and Ohs Description:

b exit the groom b br Child psychologist Gwen Traynor has learned the hard way that perfect men aren t always what they seem After being dumped the night before her wedding she s understandably wary of diving back into the dating pool But when she meets Alex Coughlin she s convinced her luck is changing He s smart handsome funny an ideal rebound guy She doesn t intend to fall in love with him but scintillating dates and mind blowing physical chemistry have a way of winning a girl over br b enter the ex b br Just as things are heating up with Alex Gwen meets her newest patient a precocious preschooler whose chaotic soap opera actress of a mother Harmony sounds an awful lot like one of Alex s crazy ex girlfriends Mostly because she is one of Alex s crazy ex girlfriends Unfortunately for Gwen Harmony has a secret that plunges them all into a real life daytime drama complete with sex lies and Vegas elopements With Harmony determined to reunite with Alex and Gwen s ex fianc begging for a second chance only one thing is certain br New loves and old flames are an explosive combination

Rating: 3.28 out of 5

The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service

The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service Description:

Lara Madigan has a gift She can help you find your soulmate your canine soulmate that is As a dog trainer with a soft spot for strays she s found perfect homes for sulky Shih Tzus broken down Border collies and diabolical Dalmatians But while she ll always make room for one more rescue mutt she s not sure she s ready to commit to another human being Especially after her live in boyfriend drops the bomb He s not a dog person br br Horrified and temporarily homeless Lara and her furry pack move in with her mother a wealthy fashionista who forbids even a single drop of drool As word gets around the exclusive gated community Lara is overwhelmed with demands for her services A model wants personal training for her overweight flabrador an aging socialite preps her pedigreed puppy for dog show domination If Lara can survive the breakup the outrageous requests of her high maintenance clientele and her dogs systematically destruction of her mother s McMansion she might finally find the rescue dog who rescues her in return leading her straight to the guy who could be her perfect match

Rating: 3.56 out of 5

Fashionably Late

Fashionably Late Description:

br From a winning voice in fiction the author of i My Favorite Mistake i and i Exes and Ohs i comes a romantic comedy that will have you in stitches p b She s late for her life b p p Becca Davis has always played it safe denying her passion for fashion design in a dead end job and letting her pragmatic boyfriend mastermind of the Kevin Bradley Ten Year Plan make the tough decisions in life Stunned into saying yes when Mr Predictable springs a surprise proposal on her Becca realizes that she s running out of time to turn her life around She s only got one more chance to chase her dreams and no one not her control freak fianc not her dramaholic sisters not her overprotective parents will talk her out of it p p p b He s right on time b p Terrified but determined Becca breaks off her engagement moves in with her sister in Los Angeles and prepares to take the fashion world by storm The reality of the Hollywood scene is much harsher than she anticipated lots of slamming doors snooty clients and double crossing celebrity stylists but she won t give up And while she s waiting for her big break she meets Connor a sexy risk taker who s the polar opposite of her ex fianc Is Becca ready for his all or nothing approach to love With her design business taking off and her family starting to fall apart she s about to learn the timeliest lesson of all Love and fashion wait for no woman br p

Rating: 3.36 out of 5

New Uses for Old Boyfriends (Black Dog Bay, #2)

New Uses for Old Boyfriends (Black Dog Bay, #2) Description:

After growing up in privilege and marrying into money Lila Alders has gotten used to the good life But when her happily ever after implodes Lila must return to Black Dog Bay the tiny seaside town where she grew up She s desperate for a safe haven but everything has changed over the past ten years Her family s fortune is gone and her mother is in total denial It s up to Lila to take care of everything but she can barely take care of herself br br The former golden girl of Black Dog Bay struggles to reinvent herself by opening a vintage clothing boutique But even as Lila finds new purpose for outdated dresses and tries to reunite with her ex she realizes that sometimes it s too late for old dreams She s lost everything she thought she needed but found something someone she desperately wants A boy she hardly noticed has grown up into a man she can t forget and a second chance has never felt so much like first love

Rating: 3.49 out of 5

The Week Before the Wedding

The Week Before the Wedding Description:

i Beth Kendrick sweeps you off your feet with a captivating tale of how even the best laid plans can falter at the altar i br br After enduring a chaotic childhood Emily McKellips yearns for a drama free life complete with a white picket fence Her dreams are about to come true She has a stellar career a gorgeous house and a fianc any woman would die for But as friends and family arrive in picturesque Valentine Vermont for her wedding an uninvited guest shows up br br Ryan is Emily s first husband from a disastrous starter marriage They wed on a whim only to discover that combustible chemistry couldn t ensure a happily ever after But Ryan is no longer the headstrong boy she left behind He s now a successful film producer who just happens to be scouting a resort in Valentine with his adorable retriever in tow br br As the bridesmaids revolt and the mothers of the bride and groom do battle Emily is surprised to discover new sides of both her ex and her fianc She thought she had life and love all figured out but the next seven days might change her mind and her heart

Rating: 3.65 out of 5

The Bake-Off

The Bake-Off Description:

Suburban soccer mom Amy has always wanted to stand out from the crowd Former child prodigy Linnie just wants to fit in The two sisters have been estranged for years but thanks to a series of personal crises and their wily grandmother they ve teamed up to enter a national bake off in the hopes of winning some serious cash Armed with the top secret recipe for Grammy s apple pie they should be unstoppable Sure neither one of them has ever baked anything more complicated than brownie mix but it s just pie how hard could it be

Rating: 3.53 out of 5

The Pre-Nup

The Pre-Nup Description:

All you need is love For the residents of swanky Mayfair Estates a pre nup is just another item on the wedding to do checklist but three friends get more than they bargained for when they promise to love cherish and sign on the dotted line br br Ellie married her handsome wealthy Prince Charming when she was young naive and willing to sign a one sided pre nup in the name of true love But seven years and one toddler later her happily ever after has come screeching to a halt If she can t save her marriage she s determined to save her divorce and she s not about to let a lot of legalese stand in her way br br When Jen married Eric he knew she wasn t head over heels Still he insisted that they were perfect together and even bankrolled her blossoming business But when Jen s career finally takes off she realizes that she may lose her husband If Eric leaves Jen will lose everything including the marriage she values more than she thought br br Up and coming attorney Mara is sure her fianc has forgiven her for a foolish one night fling until he adds a cheating clause to the pre nup i she i had demanded If he really trusts her why the clause And if she s really trustworthy why is she objecting br br As romance collides with real life three very different women turn to each other for moral support and insights about how to safeguard their most valuable assets their hearts

Rating: 3.36 out of 5