An all new second chance love story by the New York Times Bestselling author of the beloved Driven series.
It all started with the invitation. To my ex-fiance’s new wedding.
I should have ignored it. Thrown it away. Set it afire. But I didn’t. I replied.
With a plus one.
And then my assistant accidentally mailed it.
Enter Hayes Whitley. Mega-movie star. The man who has captured the hearts of millions. But I gave him mine years ago. He was my first love. He was my everything. Right until he up and left to chase his dreams without so much as a simple goodbye.
When he showed up out of the blue ten years later, I should have known to steer clear of him. I should have rejected his offer to take me to my ex’s wedding. I should have never let him kiss me.
But I didn’t.
And now we’re left wondering if the pieces of the life we once shared still fit together somehow. First loves are hard to forget. The question is, do we want to forget? Or do we risk the chance and see what happens next?
Rating : 4 out of 5 Stars
With this departure from the Driven universe, K. Bromberg has delivered a sweet and lighthearted romantic comedy, using one of my favorite trope: second chance at love. This story, filled with fun, swoony and sometimes nostalgic moments, was a great page-turner!
Saylor happens to have accepted a weird invitation to her ex-fiancé’s wedding. It was a mishap, but one that could prove beneficial. She has been with the wrong person for six years, and she needs to move on. Knowing that her ex doesn’t affect her anymore would be just what the doctor ordered. As small business owner of a bakery, she has a lot on her plate to keep the business afloat, especially with her ex fiancé’s family retaliation campaign. Saylor is a very positive character, spontaneous and passionate about her bakery. She is also sassy, feisty and has a temper! It was impossible not to love her!
The providential man to save her from embarrassment is her high school sweetheart, turned Hollywood heartthrob, Hayes Whitley. Ten years before, he walked away without an explanation, to pursue his dreams, and broke her heart in the process. He accepts to be her date to her ex-fiancé’s wedding. Hayes is conflicted, he regrets his cowardice and selfishness and intends to help Saylor as best he can. He left to pursue his passion and made it big. He has matured and now realizes that it’s not enough. Rekindling a relationship with Saylor is his chance to redeem himself. But Saylor is insecure and bitter and he will have to bring his A-game to convince her they both deserve a second chance, despite the media pressure.
This charming, smart and heartwarming story hits all the right notes, with likeable characters and witty dialogue. This book was less intense, compared to some of the author’s previous books, but it had the perfect balance of humor and emotions. I loved how the author built her story to its very romantic crescendo. But I won’t tell you more because, really, you need to read this book!
An advance copy of this book was provided by the author.
New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.
She’s a mixture of most of her female characters: sassy, intelligent, stubborn, reserved, outgoing, driven, emotional, strong, and wears her heart on her sleeve. All of which she displays daily with her husband and three children where they live in Southern California.
On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Since then she has written The Driven Series (Driven, Fueled, Crashed, Raced, Aced), the standalone Driven Novels (Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, Hard Beat, and Down Shift), and a novella (UnRaveled). She is currently finishing up Sweet Cheeks a standalone novel out November 14th.
Her plans for 2017 include a sports romance duet (2 books: The Player, The Catch) and the Everyday Heroes series (3 books: Cuffed, Combust, and Cockpit). She’s also writing a novella for the 1,001 Dark Night series that will be out in February 2017.
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