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Cutest Couple
     

Cutest Couple

4.7 7
by Kate Davies
 

Book two of the Girls Most Likely To…

Ten years ago, Marc and Bree were voted Cutest Couple—until a graduation-night argument destroyed their relationship. Unable to contact him, Bree had no choice but to forget Marc—and raise the son she never got to tell him about.

Marc got Bree's message loud and clear when he never heard from

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Book two of the Girls Most Likely To…

Ten years ago, Marc and Bree were voted Cutest Couple—until a graduation-night argument destroyed their relationship. Unable to contact him, Bree had no choice but to forget Marc—and raise the son she never got to tell him about.

Marc got Bree's message loud and clear when he never heard from her again. Now stationed near his hometown, he sees their high school reunion as a chance to make peace with the past. But after one glimpse of Bree, he knows he never really got over her. And after one glimpse of her son, Marc knows he's the boy's father…

Despite the secrets and lies that kept them apart, Marc and Bree can't resist picking up where they left off. But when the weekend is over, it may be too late to build the future they once dreamed of.

For Kelsey and Nathan's story, check out Most Likely to Succeed.

22,000 words

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Davies’s breezy novella, a follow-up to Girl Most Likely To Succeed, centers on single mom Bree, who has not seen her high school sweetheart in ten years. Although Marc and Bree were voted cutest couple, their relationship never stood a chance when Marc left for boot camp. Bree’s father died fighting for his country, so Marc’s dedication to the military became a deal breaker for Bree, one that shattered both of their hearts. Marc left before Bree knew she was pregnant, and he never responded to her letter with the news. This weekend is their ten-year high school reunion, and the bomb she drops doesn’t get them off to a smooth start. However, the chemistry they once shared comes back with a vengeance, and even though the mix of familiar and new may feel so good, can they find enough love and forgiveness in their hearts for their family to survive?

Verdict Davies’s perky novella about second chances will have readers reminiscing about old high school flames and what could have been. The final offering, Life of the Party, will be released by Carina in June.—Kara Kohn, Plainfield P.L., IL
(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426895302
Publisher:
Carina Press
Publication date:
04/29/2013
Series:
Girls Most Likely to...
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
972,796
File size:
421 KB

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If there was a list of places Bree didn't want to be tonight, the parking lot of Mac's Pub would definitely be on it. Maybe even in the top three.

Center of a volcano, middle of the desert, Mac's Pub. It was a toss-up.

But the fact was, the longer she sat there, the more likely someone would spot her, and the embarrassment factor would ratchet up to a hundred.

It was time to go in, make an appearance, give Tess and Kelsey a hug or two, then leave. She'd have fulfilled her promise to come to the reunion, but would still get a decent night's sleep at the same time. It was a win-win.

Bree reached for the door handle, then jumped backward as the shrill ringing of her cell phone broke the silence inside her car. She smacked her elbow against the steering wheel, fumbled her purse onto the passenger-side floor, and accidentally honked the horn trying to retrieve the phone.

Yeah. It was a good thing she'd never gone into police work. Stakeouts would be totally out of the question for her.

Pushing the talk button, she took a deep breath in the resulting silence. "Hey, Mom."

Bree half listened as she shoved items back in her purse. She'd heard all of it before.

"Yes, Mom. Ben needs to keep his usual bedtime. You know he likes to push, and I'd rather not deal with the fallout when he wakes up exhausted tomorrow morning."

Bree blinked and focused on her phone. "Yeah, Mom, I'm here. No, I haven't gone in yet." She paused, tapping her fingers against her jeans-clad thigh. "Because if I had, you wouldn't be able to hear me. It's really loud in there."

A couple walked past, arms around waists, focused on getting inside and not on the woman sitting in the car, talking on her cell phone. And that was totally fine with her. The more invisible she was this weekend, the better.

Bree rolled down the window as she waited. It was a little muggy tonight, and the last thing she needed was to go in there with sweat dripping down her face. "No, Mom. I haven't seen him. And I don't expect to. I don't think anyone has a clue what happened to him."

She gritted her teeth. "No, I don't care. We've made it ten years without him, so why would we—" Bree pinched the bridge of her nose. "Look, I'd better get in there. I'll see you later, okay? Give Ben a hug for me." She punched the off button and stuffed the phone back in her purse.

She could do this. Get out of the car, walk up to the door, go in and mingle. They were just classmates, most of whom she'd seen around town over the years. Besides, Kelsey and Tess were in there. The Girls Most Likely could handle anything together.

The door of the bar opened up again and light spilled onto the sidewalk in front. A couple, hands tightly clasped, hurried out into the parking lot.

Just her luck. The couple decided to stop next to the car in front of hers, and they were standing only a few feet away. She had two options, neither of them good. If she got out of the car, it could be awkward and strange. But if she didn't, there was the strong possibility they'd notice her sitting here looking at them, and she'd go beyond awkward and strange right to stalker.

The guy was right up behind the woman, arms around her waist, nuzzling her neck, and for a moment Bree was jealous. Single mom, young son, small town, not a whole lot of opportunities for dating. Or anything else.

The couple moved a little, shifting into the yellow glow of the light above their car. The woman turned her head and...

Meet the Author

 

From food to fiction, Kate likes things spicy. She writes award-winning sexy contemporary romance. Her print book Lessons Learned was named Small Press Contemporary Romance of the Year by Romantic Times Book Review. When she isn’t writing about strong, sexy men and women finding their happily-ever-afters, she spends her time juggling calendars for herself, three active kids, and one husband.

www.kate-davies.com, facebook.com/KateDaviesRomance

 

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Cutest Couple 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wait me?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In soooooooooo srry Jason.... :*(*****
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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shirley_frances More than 1 year ago
After reading Most Likely to Succeed and meeting Bree I was curious about her story. I have to say that it was everything I was expecting and more. Bree became a single mother after her boyfriend Marc went off to Boot Camp after they broke up over Bree's issues about the military. Even though they both thought about the other, neither one of them made enough of an effort to repair the damage done after graduation. Forward ten years and there they stood, in front of each other - attraction, regrets, confusion. These were only a few of the things that Bree and Marc experienced when they first laid eyes on eye other at their high school reunion. The rest was just as intense, sweet and romantic. I loved Marc. He was so distraught by the news, but still so determined to make things right, even if it meant moving on and giving up on Bree. He was lovely! Of course, Bree was a mess, but understandably so. She had issues, based on past experiences and I could easily understand how she felt in regards to protecting her son from experiencing what she went through. I still wanted to shake some sense into her, but I did understand where she was coming from. I seriously enjoyed this story. It had all the elements I look for in my reading - real characters, range in emotions, chemistry and great writing. Kate Davies managed to bring together a nice, yet believable story in just a few pages while still keeping it interesting and different. I loved visiting with Tess and Kelsey and how the author kept it centered around the high school reunion. I can't wait to read what Tess is up to in Life of the Party , the next installment of the Girls Most Likely To... series. I received this title from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange of my honest opinion.
HarlequinJunkie_ More than 1 year ago
"Cutest Couple" by Kate Davies is the second book in the "Girls Most Likely To…" series.  If you truly judge a book by it's cover, you might think these books are fluffy and cute - which is true, to a point.  I'll start my review by telling you that I absolutely LOVE series' that tell their story concurrently. This series is set during the trio's 10th high school reunion, and you can see little hints of the other two couples throughout each book. I've read Books one & two - and it's really nice to see glimpses of Kelsey and Nathan from "Most Likely to Succeed" in "Cutest Couple". It seems to be a novel concept since I haven't seen it too often. There are also references to Tess and Jeremy, who will be featured in book three. The story here is about Bree and Marc, who had a relationship their last two years in high school, but separated when Marc told Bree he was joining the military. Bree lost her father who was also a military man, so Marc leaving this way was a deal-breaker for her. The night they fought, Marc was going to propose, but instead, Bree told him she never wanted to see him again. Little did she know that she was carrying his child. She wrote him a letter and he never responded, so she allowed her hatred of the military to get in the way of tracking him down.  Marc feels blindsided and betrayed, while Bree is ashamed but still feels partly justified. I liked how Ms. Davies wrote the conflict so the reader can see both sides and sympathize with both characters. I wouldn't have been able to hate either one of them even if I wanted to. "Cutest Couple" is very well-written and the subject is tackled with realism and injected with humor throughout. I recommend reading the whole trilogy, although it's not necessary in order to understand either book. I really can't complain much, except to say that I wanted an epilogue. I'm probably spoiled since a majority of romances include a "what happened after" chapter, but in this case, I felt like the story ended abruptly, and an epilogue would have tied a bow on this wonderful story.