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?
Panty Scorching- 2
Overall Rating- 3
Received an ARC for review
Reviewed by Joanna
First let me start off by saying… I love SMUT. So my rating is because this wasn’t SMUT… so if you don’t like SMUT, but you like a cute romance, this book could be for you.
You have Melanie who in high school, was voted “Most Likely to Succeed”. Her life was far from that, so she was returning back to the small town of River Bend with her younger daughter when her car broke down. (I mean really, how much bad luck can one person have?)
In comes Wyatt, when he tries to help out Melanie with her broken down car. Melanie doesn’t trust him and thinks he could be someone dangerous. He is from a big city, but loves the small town living. Wyatt is a great guy and someone that any girl will “swoon” over.
There is a lot to this story. Right when you think things are going in the right direction for Melanie, her ex-husband comes to disrupt their happiness. She questions as to if she is a good mom. Will Wyatt and Melanie get their happy ending? You have to read to find out.
There are a lot of other characters in this story, so you can kind of see where the series will lead into, and it should be a great series, but maybe just not for me… I like them with just a tad bit more “SMUT”.
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
About The Author
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.
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