Twice In A Lifetime

Twice In A Lifetime

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by Ruthie Henrick
     
 
Is it possible to find your one true love...twice?

Blind date. When Allie and Ben are thrown together to help their friends out of a bind, they find the unexpected – and unwanted - spark of attraction difficult to ignore. Surrendering to it, they marry and live their happyish-ever-after – until Ben's death reveals a betrayal that rocks Allie's world.

Overview

Is it possible to find your one true love...twice?

Blind date. When Allie and Ben are thrown together to help their friends out of a bind, they find the unexpected – and unwanted - spark of attraction difficult to ignore. Surrendering to it, they marry and live their happyish-ever-after – until Ben's death reveals a betrayal that rocks Allie's world.

The sidelines. Where Jake has hovered for the past fifteen years, business partners with his best friend, in love with his best friend's wife. He's shocked by his friend's duplicity, overcome by the guilt of a deathbed promise. But he's waited half a lifetime for a chance to love Allie, and it's time to make his move.

Marriage. Allie might be ready to take the slow slide from friend to lover, but a lifetime is a leap she won't agree to. She can't deprive Jake of the family he's never had but longs for – the family she can no longer give him. How can she refuse him, though, when he sets out to prove the only family he needs – has ever wanted – is her?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148187462
Publisher:
Ruthie Henrick
Publication date:
01/24/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
349
File size:
883 KB

Meet the Author

Hi there, and thanks for picking up Twice in a Lifetime! I’m an Arizona girl, married to my high school sweetheart. I’m and avid reader and a sucker for anything with romance! Like many of you, I have a one-click compulsion. I’m also in a committed relationship with coffee. And Facebook. Stop by and say hi. I love to chat with readers.

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Twice In A Lifetime 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
micharch More than 1 year ago
Ruthie Henrick weaves an interesting story that tells the tale of Allie, Ben and Jake.  Allie meets Ben on a blind date and they become involved and, eventually, married.  The book spans their entire relationship and Jake is Ben's best friend.  After Ben has a tragic accident, Allie learns disturbing information about things Ben kept from her.  Jake does his best to support Allie and keep his feelings to himself.  It was a nice progression to see Allie move on and learn how to let her heart go again.  A pretty good read.  There were times, however, that I could not tell which character was speaking and that got a little confusing at times. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the characters and how she developed the story using flashbacks and changing the points of view. Hope she writes more soon :)
JackieMW More than 1 year ago
I could hardly put this book down! Each time I did, I found myself wondering what was happening. I was drawn into this beautifully written story from the first page. Can’t wait to see what this author writes next! Definitely a new favorite of mine.
Jamie_Carollo More than 1 year ago
This is a story of overcoming the worst things you can imagine. It's about healing, forgiveness, and love. Ruthie Henrick wrote this one beautifully. I loved being able to fully "watch" the characters grow as the story went on. The story starts out in the present and then jumps backwards 19 years when it all started... Allie, Ben, Jake, and Reese are all friends in college. Jake and Reese are seeing one another and they want to set up Allie and Ben. Although it's obvious that Jake is attracted to Allie, he sits back and watches as they hit it off. Their relationship stays strong and they get married and have a son. All the while, Jake is there, in the background, with his heart full of love for Allie. When tragedy strikes and Allies world is turned upside down not once, but twice, Jake is still there. I read this one quickly with my mind just pushing for Allie to wake up and see Jake. It was an adventure, that's for sure. Just when you think you have it figured out, Hendrick throws a lil something extra in there to keep you guessing if they will in fact see one another as more than just friends. I give this one 4 stars and will definitely read more by Ruthie Henrick!
shannybaby1 More than 1 year ago
**Loved it!!** What an emotional rollercoaster ride! First love, betrayal, death, forgiveness and second chances! This book was full of everything, my emotions were all over the place and I loved following the journey!
tpg1 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book from the beginning. This was a amazing romance book with great characters that you will fall in love with. Allie,Ben,and Jake are great friends and then Ben dies and Jake and Allie find out a terrible truth about Ben. At first I hated Ben for what he did to Allie. But as I kept on reading I felt bad for Ben and somewhat understood why he did what he did. One of the best books I have read in awhile. A must read!! I will definitely be reading more from Ruthie Henrick.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago