One small town. Three close friends. True love to last a lifetime.
Voted Most Likely to Succeed, Melanie Bartlett ended up anything but. The down-on-her-luck single mom wants a complete do-over—is that too much to ask? With her family long gone from River Bend, strong, independent Mel is as surprised as anyone to end up in the quaint small town she once called home. But with her friends, Jo and Zoe, by her side, and a comfortable room at Miss Gina’s quirky bed-and-breakfast, she just might have turned the corner on a new life.
Wyatt Gibson never liked the big city. River Bend suits the ruggedly handsome builder just fine. Wyatt knows he’s home, even if that means being charmed by the appearance of Melanie and her spunky, adorable daughter. Is Wyatt’s calm devotion—even amid a coming storm—enough to convince Mel she may have found a home to call her own, a family that never leaves, and a true love to last a lifetime?
PRAISE FOR DOING IT OVER:
“The romance between fiercely independent Melanie and charming Wyatt heats up even as outsiders threaten to derail their newfound happiness. This novel will hook readers with its warm, inviting characters and the promise for similar future installments.” ~Publishers Weekly
“This brand-new trilogy, Most Likely To, based on yearbook superlatives, kicks off with a novel that will encourage you to root for the incredibly likable Melanie. Her friends are hilarious and readers will swoon over Wyatt, who is charming and strong. Even Melanie’s daughter, Hope, is a hoot! This romance is jam-packed with animated characters, and Bybee displays her creative writing talent wonderfully.” ~RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
Fantastic!! DOING IT OVER just confirmed my stance, Catherine Bybee is a Must-Read author! Doing it Over is the first book in her new trilogy, Most Likely To, which shows the life of three high school friends ten years after graduation starting with Melanie. This new cast of characters are fun to read and get to know in that easy likeable, relatable way Bybee has of making you feel right at home as if they are real people… family, friends, or even neighbors you wish you had.
The romance develops between Melanie and Wyatt, the new guy in town at an easy pace that pulls you right into their chemistry as it builds for them. The dialogue has a nice mixture of wit, charm, humor and the undertone of words unsaid… I have to say, as much as I loved the love story, I think Miss Gina and little Hope often stole the scene. Loved their sassy, feisty ways. I recently read a quote that basically said, if you want to get back to the right perspective on life, just talk to a four year old and an eighty-four year old. The ages are a bit off, but I think the advice would hold in this case.
As I’ve come to love, Bybee once again sucked me into this fun and lighthearted romance that takes a sudden turn into danger and suspense that ALWAYS makes her stories impossible to put down. Bad guys must be caught and the people she’s made you love Must. Be. Safe!!! DOING IT OVER was no exception. Loved every laugh, every giggle, every steamy love scene, and every tense moment!! Can’t wait for book two!! You don’t want to miss this one!! 5 stars
~Complimentary copy downloaded from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review~
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New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating high school, she moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the Weekday Brides Series and the Not Quite Series. Bybee lives with her two teenage sons in Southern California.