Doing it Over by Catherine Bybee: Review

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Doing it Over by Catherine Bybee: ReviewDoing It Over by Catherine Bybee
Pages: 334
one-half-flames

Series: Most likely to #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also by this author: Treasured by Thursday
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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?

Doing it Over
Catherine Bybee

what i think

I enjoyed the weekday brides series by Bybee so when I had a chance to review this book I was excited. Doing it Over is different from the other series and I enjoyed it!

Melanie, our heroine, was voted most likely to succeed when she was in high school. Now, heading back to her 10 year reunion with her 7 year old daughter in two, her car breaks down and she is just a bit ‘broken’. She wants to change her life. Enter Wyatt-the hottie who offered to help her with her car. She declines his help and this sets up the story. You meet 2 of her high school friends (who will get their own books later). The supporting characters are GREAT and really made the book for me. Overall, the story is interesting and there is a bit of suspense that I enjoyed a great deal (sometimes I feel that straight contemporary romance is boring! I need a bit of suspense to keep me going!). I find that kids in books are hit or miss for me but I loved Melanie’s daughter! She is too wise for her age but she is great! Melanie’s ex husband is a dark character that brought the suspense. I do wish we got more of Wyatt’s past. Overall, this was a fast read that was satisfying but not overly sexy.

  • POV: dual
  • Tears: none
  • Trope: crazy ex, second chance
  • Triggers: none
  • Series/Standalone: stand alone
  • Cliffhanger: no
  • HEA: View Spoiler »
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if you liked

Campaigning for Christopher by Katy Regnary, The Obsession by Nora Roberts, Delayed Penalty by Sophia Henry…then you will probably like Doing it Over!

where to get it

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New York Times Bestselling Author
USA Today Bestselling Author
Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author
Amazon #1 Bestselling Author
#1 IndieReader Bestselling Author

RONE Award Winner 2012
Not Quite Dating
Married by Monday

RONE award Winner 2013
Not Quite Enough

Winner of the More Than Magic Award for Paranormal romance 2011
Silent Vows

Finalist RT Award in Contemporary Romance
Fiance by Friday

New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating from high school, she moved to Southern California with 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 International Bestselling Not Quite series, the MacCoinnich Time Travel series as well as the Internationally Bestselling Weekday Brides series.

Here books have been translated in over half a dozen languages.

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