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The Back-Up
     

The Back-Up

3.3 8
by Sandee Watkins
 
After more than a year of grieving the loss of her late husband, a beautiful young widow, Jessica Branson, feels the time has come for her to move on with her life. She just wants to feel like a woman again. She wants to be held and loved, and made love to.

Sitting at her vanity, getting ready for her day, she remembers a list she'd compiled in her head

Overview

After more than a year of grieving the loss of her late husband, a beautiful young widow, Jessica Branson, feels the time has come for her to move on with her life. She just wants to feel like a woman again. She wants to be held and loved, and made love to.

Sitting at her vanity, getting ready for her day, she remembers a list she'd compiled in her head years ago - her back-up list - a list of men she would consider dating if she found herself alone. Going through the list, she strikes off names she can't remember why she'd listed in the first place. As the list dwindles down nothing, Jess feels that she's forgetting someone... but who?

Later, when she enters a local super-market, she sees a promotion for a New Orleans Weekend Get-Away and the wheels in her head start to turn... Daniel, the handsome and wealthy, southern gentleman, who just happens to be her deceased husband's best friend.

Join Jess on her journey to live again. Will she find love and happiness? Will it be with Daniel? A force of nature seems to be drawing them together, but do they stand a ghost of a chance at being united... or will a mysterious intruder claim Jess as his own?

Take the trip with Jess as she travels from small town Jasper, Alabama to the bright lights and smooth jazz of New Orleans, Louisiana...but hold on to your seat, as this trip is one neither she, nor you are likely to forget.

Editorial Reviews

Carl Henegan
The Back-Up is Sandee Watkins' second book in the romance genre. She out did herself with this unique twist on a taboo question. She tapped into the internal unaddressed question of what happens when we have the opportunity to come face to face with the person you would consider sharing a romance with if your current situation disappeared.
I found the angle she took with “The Back-Up” was beyond clever and I for one was just blown away at her unique approach.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012291677
Publisher:
sandee watkins
Publication date:
02/28/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
178
File size:
113 KB

Meet the Author

Sandee Watkins was born and raised in Birmingham,Alabama until the age of seven, at which time her father accepted a banking job in the small town of Warrior, Alabma. She attended school in Warrior and graduated from Warrior High School in 1982. She married her husband Mickey in 1983 and they have two sons. She and her family currently live in the Tuscaloosa County area of Alabama.

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The Back-Up 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
FlowerChild-60 More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a good story myself; but to each his own. C'mon people, it was ninety-nine cents, not ninety-nine dollars, give me a break! (eye roll at those of you who actually took time out of your lives to feel it was your duty to post a bad review) It had romance, conflict, sexy male characters (especially the scum-bag - Will), a jealous/deceased husband, and a good solid story line. It had twists that you didn't expect, and the ending took me for a loop; I wasn't expecting that at all, but it made me smile. Again, I liked it; just sayin'; and I'm sure other have and will too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a very good story and well worth the buck I spent for it. It really kills me when people pay less than a $1.00 for a book and then they want to give it a bad review! Gesh people, get a life! How many books have you written? Why bash the dreams of someone for a buck?!? You must be the same people that tell your kids how badly they played in the last ball game, or tell your grandmother that her cooking is bad; yeah, you who you are! I give this author two thumbs-up just for the courage to put herself out there. I have read her other books and found them to be very good as well. It's a bit obvious that she is not a professional, but she tells a good story. Cheers to you, Ms. Watkins! I'm looking forward to reading more from you! And I loved your charactors in this book. I easily pictured each and every one of them. Very good! Mimi L. - Tampa, Fl.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok, so I know one thing.. I seriously need to stop reading Sandee Watkins' books at 10:00 at night when it's my bedtime. I start to read and just can't put it down..lol I read The Back-up last night, all of it... I LOVED this one also!!! I have noticed that in the two books I've read so far, the story just brings you into it and it's like you're there. This story was so cool. I like paranormal and love stories. Both together was a great combination. I liked the reference to her first book "From Afar" (though I haven't read that one just yet) that was cool. The character Will/Alex was a hoot and I soooo Loved the one that gave her away; that was like icing on the cake. I am on to "The Bandit" but I think I will save that for Friday night. I really need to get some sleep tonight and I know if I start reading I won't put it down. This one is definitely a recommended read especially if you like paranormal. Can't wait to read the next one!!!!!!! Karen H. - Orlando, FL
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a good book. I love the touch of the paranormal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really dumb book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has a great premise but the actual result is stilted with slow character development, flimsy supernatural component then, ugh, I had to stop reading. The love scene was written with a thesaurus close at hand. Sorry, but don' t waste your money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not worth the $1.