Top positive review
Fun, laughter, romance & mystery
26 April 2016
I always forget how much I enjoy Catherine Bybee’s stories until I start to read one. Doing it Over was not what I was expecting. I went in thinking I was going to get a straightforward romance with a HEA in the end. What I got was a romance with suspense elements that I didn’t anticipate.
The synopsis of this story does not do it justice. I thought I had already figured out the complete story line after reading a few chapters and was expecting the typical fairy tale with some good friends supporting her "do over" with our heroine returning to her small hometown. The fact is it had much more depth and mystery than that.
Ten years ago, Melanie Bartlett left the small town of River Bend behind, with a bright future ahead of her. Too bad life got in the way of her hopes and dreams. She returns to River Bend to attend her high school reunion, being towed into town in need of a miracle. She’s a broke, single mother with only the possessions she has in her broken down car.
Wyatt Gibson is a laid-back builder/contractor. He’s only been in town for five years, but knows River Bend is where he wants to stay. He’s never thought about settling down until he meets Melanie and her 7-year-old daughter, Hope. I love stories with kids in it and Hope was super sweet yet alert, so her dialogue was funny, so I really related to this story from the get go.
Melanie is a strong heroine who loves her daughter and isn’t afraid of hard work. Wyatt proves to her that he’s a man she can rely on and more. The two are good as a couple. But this story is more than the intimacy these two share. It’s about second chances and finding your way in the least expected ways and places.
The suspense is a slow build with pieces you want to put together. It’s straightforward & a little predictable but does hold some surprises. I can’t wait to find out who the next book is going to be about and what’s going to happen. "The Most Likely To" series promises to be full fun, laughter, romance, mystery and surprises.