Published by Twelfth Night Publishing on July 26th 2015
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Sometimes the person you think will be best for you isn’t the one you really want.
The summer after her beloved husband died in a car accident, Julia Meriwether Crane is still picking up the pieces of her life in Mirabelle Harbor and trying to help her ten-year-old daughter adjust to this difficult new reality.
After her best friend Sharlene—one of the well-connected Michaelsen siblings—talks her into finally going out on the town again, Julia finds herself stunned to be the object of interest of several different men: The boy who’d broken her heart back in high school. The college ex she’d left behind. And most surprising of all, the movie actor she’d always fantasized about but had never met in person...until now. Can one woman have more than one “great love” in the same lifetime? And, if so, how can she be sure which man that’ll be?
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I have to say that this book started off a little awkwardly, because it seemed like the MC was boasting about the fact that three guys like her. In fact, that was the main reason as to why I would give this book 4 stars, even though I loved it so much. But before I start talking about that, let me tell you why I love this book so much. Have you ever really see your favorite movie idol, and be like sigh, I really do love him? Basically, do you love stories where the famous person likes one of his fans? Because I do. It always felt surreal. And this book is partly about that. This book was amazing, and I totally love the main character, even though it took quite awhile to get used to her. I guess it was because I’m always reading about high school kids falling in love, that I got a little bit disoriented reading about a widowed mother. Julia was an easy character to love because even though she seemed adult-ish, she was just another female who was scared of falling in love again.
My only problem with this book was that it was super misleading. (The summary, I mean.) No, this book wasn’t about three guys taking an interest in her. It was only about two, in which one more was just there. Other than that, you could actually see which guy she would eventually fall for. HEHE.
Marilyn Brant is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of contemporary women’s fiction, romantic comedy & mystery. She was named the Author of the Year (2013) by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English. She loves all things Jane Austen, has a passion for Sherlock Holmes, is a travel addict and a music junkie, and lives on chocolate and gelato. Look for all of the contemporary romances in her new Mirabelle Harbor series, beginning July 2015! Visit her website: www.marilynbrant.com