Better Than Before

Better Than Before

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by Kathryn Shay
     
 
Ever wonder about the dangers of visiting online dating websites? Or the benefits? NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay's contemporary romance series, RIGHTMATCH.COM, is based on the premise, "Everybody lies on these sites." The stories show how a lie told between each couple can have devastating effects!

"Kathryn shay has done it again! I loved

Overview

Ever wonder about the dangers of visiting online dating websites? Or the benefits? NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay's contemporary romance series, RIGHTMATCH.COM, is based on the premise, "Everybody lies on these sites." The stories show how a lie told between each couple can have devastating effects!

"Kathryn shay has done it again! I loved every minute of this book! This book kept me up late at night because I couldn't put it down! Give all of her books a try and I believe that you will love them as much as I do!" A reader

In BETTER THAN BEFORE, charismatic and super rich venture capitalist Spence Wickham makes a bet with his brother to join an online dating service and prove people lie on these sites. But his deceit trips him up with sweet and generous Annie Hopkins who's looking for the type of man he's pretending to be.

Annie Hopkins is totally enamored of the kind, sensitive man she meets on an online dating website. He's her type of guy, the total opposite of her work obsessed ex-husband. Then Spence breaks her heart by keeping secrets and telling lies, and Annie can't bear to be with him.
Spence must find a way to make Annie love him for the man he is. But can he, when she won't give him a chance to prove that he loves her deeply?

If you enjoy books about secret identity romance, second chance at love romance and promises broken romance, be sure to read the rest of the series: WAITING FOR YOU and MEANT TO BE.

Reader Praise for BETTER THAN BEFORE :

"An exciting book on using an Internet dating service to find a romance, and portraying yourself honestly. Wonderful read!"

"A fun quick read. Very entertaining. I enjoyed it a lot."

"Great book--made you mad and sad at times. Also made you want to keep reading to find out what happens next!"

"This is where Ms. Shay shines--the woman has baggage and so does the man. A very good story. I am interested in reading the other two stories in the series."

Editorial Reviews

~ - Lisa Gardner
"Kathryn Shay never disappoints!"
~ - Booklist .~
"Kathryn Shay knows how to pack an emotional wallop!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014435246
Publisher:
Kathryn Shay
Publication date:
05/21/2012
Series:
RightMatch.com trilogy , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
321,562
File size:
700 KB

Meet the Author

A NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, Kathryn Shay has been a lifelong writer and teacher. She has written dozens of self-published original romance titles, print books with the Berkley Publishing Group and Harlequin Enterprises and mainstream women’s fiction with Bold Strokes Books. She has won five RT Book Reviews awards, four Golden Quills, four Holt Medallions, the Bookseller’s Best Award, Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year and several “Starred Reviews.” Her novels have been serialized in COSMOPOLITAN magazine and featured in USA TODAY, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and PEOPLE magazine. There are over five million copies of her books in print, along with hundreds of thousands downloaded online. Reviewers have call her work “emotional and heart-wrenching.”

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Better Than Before 3.7 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## Let me start by saying, this couple couldn't have been less suited for each other. Nothing in common and absolutely no chemistry. The heroine was so uptight, it really annoyed me. And after the secret was revealed, all the couple did was fight. The whole story seemed unbelievable, that he would still want to be with her, with her constant nagging and criticising. Sorry, but this heroine was too much and the book needed to be about 100 pages shorter (less fighting). I was excited at first to read the next stories about the brothers, but after this I won't bother!
L_Ana72 More than 1 year ago
Exhausting. I like the premise of the book. The beginning was interesting. But once Annie finds out about Spence's secret she becomes so annoying. I can't imagine whe he would want to be with her. She criticizes his every move even the most innocent of intentions. Unfortunately all of her insecurities from her previous marriage get carried over into this relationship. I had hoped she either got over his initial lies or just moved on to another relationship. I only finished the book to see how it ended. save yourself some time and read something else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a hard review to write. I love Kathryn Shay. Any other book I've read, I've loved. But this one just didn't work for me. The hero and heroine fought through the entire book. They were constantly mad at each other and I felt like their characters, while you wanted so badly to love them, just didn't mesh. I found myself reading slower and slower as the book went on and just wanting it to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Annie was extreely annoying. She didnt like to forgive and it took her until the end of the book to realize how badly she treated spence. Even then she didnt apologize enough. Even though ahe was told repeatedly that she didnt compromise enough he still NEVER learned to compromise. She didnt have much character growth. At least spence had some growth and even though hes supposed to be the not so great one e basically stayed true to himself while improving himself. I wanted to hit annie over the head then find someone who would appreciate spence the way he deserved. I honestly dont know why he loved her. She was not a nice person and didnt redeem herself.the book was alright if you can get over annies inner wafflling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another winner by Kathryn Shay! The online dating stuff is fascinating! I loved all the characters - flaws and all. Shay has a way to develop such real characters, lets them screw up, realize their mistakes and emerge as even better people. Reading this book I ran the emotional gamut - was mad as hell at what characters did, moved to tears in some scenes, laughed out loud and cheered. The love scenes gave me a case of the vapors. This book tackles some powerful issues, and leaves the reader feeling good about humankind and the power of love. All this for $3.99 - such a deal. I can't wait for the next one in the series! (I don't know what book the other reviewer could have read)
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You people should just read this novel yourselves and review this novel yourselves also. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
enjoyed it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Annie was very annoying and being hot then cold over the little things that shouldnt of been. I am suprised i got through it but overall it was a decent book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first time reading something from this author. I'm glad i did it had me hooked from the beginning of the book. I did not want to finish reading this one. It was really good. I thought spence could be a jerk sometimes.
TodleyMarie73 More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. Clean romance about love renewed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would recommend this....easy read
orpheusNM More than 1 year ago
Good series. Bought them all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Haven't read yet.
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Great story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't understand all the negative comments. I thought the story was well written and the characters insecurities & mistakes well accounted for. On line dating was interesring also
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But a bit weak. Struggled to finish it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please stop using exclamation points, this seems like a middle school girl wrote this and it is an email/Facebook post. Writing a book is great and I love to read but please understand correct punctuation usage. Very distracting and hard to follow story.
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This was an interesting story, long but worth the read. I enjoyed it.