Review & Giveaway: Doing It Over by Catherine Bybee

Most Likely To Series, Book One
Catherine Bybee
Montlake Romance, Contemporary
April 19, 2016, First Edition
Paperback & Kindle

One small town. Three close friends. True love to last a lifetime.

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?

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

I love the small-town romances. I think part of the reason is I love the how close everyone is, at least in theory. I flip-flop on if I'd really want to be that close with everyone in my neighborhood. 

But in romances it works. 

I'll admit I've never read Catherine Bybee before so I was happy to give her a try. I'm glad I did. You really have to feel for Melanie, here is things that she off to the perfect life when he all turns to crap. Isn't that how life is? But you do what you have to do and keep going, or back where you started as Melanie finds herself. 

I loved Wyatt. He's very down to earth and knows what he's all about. He's kind of perfect for Melanie, someone she can count on and stand besides her. 

I also enjoyed the friendships in this book and can't wait for the next book in the series. This is a well-written story with everything you'll want in a romance. 

If you've read Doing it Over or any other book by Catherine Bybee I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! 

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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