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Posted October 24, 2013
WOW! I won this book in a blog tour if I remember correctly and joked that it was of course meant to be. First I must say I am in no way
related to the author, second you must read this book. There aren't enough nice things to say about it.
Phoebe was an awesome character to come to love, in fact almost from the beginning. I had my doubts when she didn't like country
music, but that was easily forgivable because she had a witty smart mouthed sense of humor. Dean was a little harder to love
because he came off being such a jerk and just as I knew I could love him too he went and became the jerk to end all jerks. Thankfully
he saw the light right away and began winning Phoebe back in no time.
I will definitely be purchasing any and all future books by Stacey Bentley she proved in one shot to me that she has talent as an author!
Posted September 13, 2013
Posted July 19, 2013
Serendipity was a light, easy read for me. The characters were likable and the story was sweet. I had just finished some pretty heavy books, so this was just what I needed.
It's been Phoebe and her mother for years, but when she has a job opportunity in Nashville, she can't pass it up. Her mom decided to stay in Chicago and Phoebe sets off to explore her new life in Nashville. Of course, moving is never easy. On her first night there, she gets into a car accident. The other driver is a sexy, yet annoying cowboy named Dean. After a short trip to the hospital, Dean's family takes Phoebe under their wings while she recovers from her accident. What do you think happens next?
Well, despite the fact that Phoebe and Dean can't stand each other, they can't deny their attraction. Slowly, they give in to their feelings. Sure there was lots of flirting, but they also became friends. Not only did they start to bond, but Phoebe became closer to Dean's family. She misses her mom, so having his parents around to give her attention and affection was good for her. Of course, Dean has never had that kind of relationship with them, so he's curious to know what has them so captivated.
Ultimately, they do get together and I was happy about that. Phoebe can be really stubborn, but I did like her and appreciated that she wasn't willing to just jump into a relationship with Dean. Their relationship took time to grow. I liked seeing how their love grew over a long period of time. It wasn't insta-love.
What didn't work for me was the fact that she went to stay with these people she just met. Granted, she didn't know anyone in town and she did need supervision. I guess I just thought that was odd. I'm such a paranoid person, that I would never do something like that. This wasn't a killer for me, it just bugged me a bit.
Overall, it was slightly underwhelming, but I did like it. I read it quickly and it did help me decompress a bit from some other heavy reads. If you're looking for a sweet story that proves fate has a hand in love...check this one out!
~Rule #1: Only pursue men above thirty (I like my men older and it insures that they know how to show a woman a good time. Well, most of the time).
Rule #2: Only go home with a man that isn't expecting more. This is key, being on the same page is a must. There's nothing worse than a clingy guy that after one night of great sex and having them think you're 'the one'.
Rule #3: Never stay the night. Staying the night with someone seems far too intimate. I make sure the guy I'm with know this as well.-Loc 88