|| BLURB ||
Arrogant womanizer Kyle Manchester hates blind dates; however, when best friend, Brad calls in a favor, insisting Kyle take out his girlfriend’s sister, Kyle reluctantly agrees. Attorney Lanie Carmichael’s appearance is no surprise. She is dowdy, awkward, and dressed in so many layers she resembles a wedding cake, but not in an edible way. Her brazen attitude though, astonishes him, especially when she explains she has no interest in gorgeous Kyle. Lanie Carmichael is in love with Brad, and wants Kyle’s assistance in winning his best friend’s heart.
Kyle gradually accepts, justifying that the mystery of Lanie has sparked his natural, thirsty curiosity. As an ambitious journalist, he also can’t resist the Pulitzer worthy scoop she offers him. However, as Lanie sheds more layers, both emotionally and physically, Kyle begins to examine his life choices, and his true feelings for this enigmatic girl. With Kyle’s support, Lanie begins to unravel the secrets of her past, and the deep pain that has quietly defined her life. As they each learn more about themselves and each other, both question how a relationship built on fraudulent lies between two broken people could ever survive.
|| REVIEW ||
I forking loved this book!!!
Firstly, I’ll make an honest confession that is – I’m posting this review after reading The Do-Over for the second time. I had really liked this book when I first read it, but NOT AS MUCH as I did this time. I’m not sure why, but being quite a fast reader. sometimes I tend to skip words or lines while reading, especially in case of ebooks. So I guess that may be the reason why I absolutely loved this story so much this time as I reread it and caught on some points I had missed last time.
This book had me sucked in from the very first page and the very fact that I reread this in just 6 months tells you that it was good enough to linger in one’s mind and make him give it another read. And trust me when I say, I was NOT AT ALL bored during the reread and was just as fascinated as I was when I read it first.
I totally adore this book and its characters.
Now here have a very endearing female lead, Lanie Carmichael, who is a 28 year old, frumpy looking virgin lawyer. Now who would not like to know more about someone as intriguing as her and peel her layers out one by one? I surely would and so would our hero, the 29 year old, super-hot playboy journalist, Kyle Manchester.
I so love the way the development of their relationship is shown. The pace of their changing feelings is perfect. They don’t fall in love overnight…There’s dislike, like, friendship, attraction, sexual tension, lots of steam, jealousy, love…everything! It all happens slowly and you can literally feel the changes in their relationship.
You just know they were both so perfect for each other. They help each other to sort their messes out. Kyle introduces Lanie to her real and more desirable self, boosts her confidence and self esteem and Lanie makes Kyle see in the good in him. Together, they create magic…
So layers get peeled, secrets get revealed, feelings evolve, insecurities and complications arise…and you can’t help but love every bit of it!
There is a twist somewhere at the end, but it’s not something frustrating or too long to bore you. It was nothing too messy and was resolved easily.
So, The Do-Over was a very sweet, funny and romantic read which will leave you grinning like an idiot. There is some amount of angst as well, but it’s not really that much. I personally am not a big fan of excessive angst so yeah , it was perfect for me and anyone who’s looking for a quick, sexy, funny romance.
My rating to this amazingly amazing book : ★★★★★