Doing It Over

Doing It Over

By Catherine Bybee

Most Likely To series, book 1

Category: Contemporary Romance

 Overall Rating: 3.8

  • Captivation: 3.5
  • Sizzle: 4
  • Romance: 3.5
  • Enjoyment: 4
  • Literacy: 4

Book Description: 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?

Captivation:  This book has a few semi-boring moments, but there was enough mystery and suspense to keep me pushing forward.

Sizzle: There is a good mix of character, plot, and sexual tension building in this book.  The physical relationship between the main characters is sweet and realistic without being too much.

Romance: The relationship and interaction build in this book is very sweet, though a little too fairy-tale like.  As much as I like this book, I found that the male character traits tend to be a little too ideal to be realistic.

Enjoyment: I like this book.  It’s a sweet book with some nice tastes of drama and suspense.  The only downside I really came to in this book was the lack of true, realistic development between the two main characters.  They have a nice clash in the beginning that sets expectations to personality, which disappears right away and from then on, you’re dealing with a fairy-tale male lead and a mostly-realistic female lead.

Literacy:  This book appears well edited, containing only the standard word-edit-errors you see in most common books.

Overall, I liked the book and will likely read it again, however, will read for the “sweet” factor.  Not the best book ever keeping me tied to it non-stop; certainly not the worst book ever, and worth a read.

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