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Our Options Have Changed (On Hold #1)
     

Our Options Have Changed (On Hold #1)

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by Elisa Reed, Julia Kent
 

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Having it all is a fantasy, right?

Chloe Browne knows all about fantasy. Fantasy is her job.

And she's very, very good at what she does.

As director of design for the O Spa chain, a sophisticated women's club that is trending its way into being the Next Big Thing, Chloe's ready to take on the world.

One baby at a time.

Her

Overview

Having it all is a fantasy, right?

Chloe Browne knows all about fantasy. Fantasy is her job.

And she's very, very good at what she does.

As director of design for the O Spa chain, a sophisticated women's club that is trending its way into being the Next Big Thing, Chloe's ready to take on the world.

One baby at a time.

Her home study's done, and she's about to adopt, a thirty-something single mother by choice. Who needs to put her life on hold for the right guy when the right baby is waiting for her?

Besides, talk about fantasy.

The right guy?

Pfft. Right.

And then in walks Nick Grafton, with those commanding sapphire eyes and wavy blonde hair and a sophisticated mouth that only smiles for her.

He's perfect.

But the last thing Nick wants is to start fresh with a new baby as his college-age kids fly the coop. A single father for more than fifteen years after his wife walked out on her family, Nick finally tastes freedom.

But he likes the taste of Chloe more.
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Our Options Have Changed is a full-length standalone contemporary romance, the first in the On Hold series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia Kent and journalist-turned-fiction-writer Elisa Reed. It is a loose spinoff from Julia Kent's Shopping for a Billionaire series, with cameo appearances from favorite characters.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940157154110
Publisher:
Julia Kent
Publication date:
10/05/2016
Series:
On Hold , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
348
Sales rank:
5,765
File size:
500 KB

Meet the Author

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent turned to writing contemporary romance after deciding that life is too short not to have fun. She writes romantic comedy with an edge, and new adult books that push contemporary boundaries. From billionaires to BBWs to rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every book she writes, but unlike Trevor from Random Acts of Crazy, she has never kissed a chicken.

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Our Options Have Changed (On Hold #1) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
bonjovi01 More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of Julia Kent's since I read my first book by her! She has done it once again and in collboration with Elisa Reed! I must say that I love Chloe and Nick! Both know what they want...Chloe wants a baby and is determined to be a mom...something she has always wanted to be! She is a successful business women who is very very good at her job as design director at O Spa where she works with her two best friends. Nick is handsome, sexy and a respected businessman...he is reaching what he calls freedom as for the last 15 yrs he has been raising his 3 now adult children as a single dad since his ex wife walked out on their family....he is finally at a point that he will just be their dad. Enter Chloe ...he is immediately taken with her and finds that he wants her more than he wants what he calls "freedom" but he knows that she is adopting a child...does he want to go there and start all over again? Nick has a decision to make! We see some favorites (Andrew and Amanda) and meet some new friends... this book is funny, sexy, serious and oh yeah throw in some ex's and the story is complete! You will laugh, gasp, have tears in your eyes and cheer! I can not wait to read more in this series..we also got an added bonus of a novella by Julia Kent from her "shopping for a billionaire" series with this new series we get more of Shannon and Declan! If you haven't read that series you really do not know what you are missing! Thank you to Julia Kent for giving me the opportunity to read an ARC of this first book in a new series...I predict the series will be a hit!
my3boysps More than 1 year ago
I love everything Julia writes. Never disappointed.
Britchick1548 More than 1 year ago
This is another great book from Julia kent. Chloe shows how a woman can be strong, assertive, polished, confident, falling apart and vulnerable all at the same time. Nick must decide what is more important to him, love or freedom. This book is engaging, funny and incredibly well written. You find yourself rooting for the characters and feel invested in their lives. If you're a fan of Julia Kent, you will love this and if you haven't discovered her yet - what are you waiting for? *** I received an ARC in return for an honest review ***
jbebout1295 More than 1 year ago
Wow! Talk about a two for one! Two couples. Two hilarious and romantic adventures... and these couples do get adventurous, some more than others. In Our Options Have Changed, we're introduced to a whole new bevy of characters in the O spa who are just as awkward and sincere and hilarious and over the top as the characters we've come to love from Julia Kent. They really just draw you into the story right from the beginning and you start to feel like you've known them your whole life. You buy right into the crazy and you love every minute of it. I can't wait to see where this new cast of characters takes us. Wherever it is, I know it will be one heck of a ride! Now as an added bonus, we also got Shopping For A Billionaire's Honeymoon in this book. Oh my gosh! Things do not get any easier for Declan and Shannon on their honeymoon. Shannon is just a big ol' horndog, and rightly so. Look who she's married to! Who wouldn't be? Declan, however is in work mode trying to get a few deals wrapped up for their burgeoning coffee empire. These two things do not mix... but they do make for plenty of hilarity. Don't worry. There's still plenty of romance and sexiness. This is Declan and Shannon we're talking about here. They will find a way! I'm still laughing about the way their honeymoon ends! Bottom line, you will love both of these stories like crazy! I would highly recommend this book and I am looking forward to what comes next in these series.
SweetSexyEscape More than 1 year ago
When I saw this Shopping for a Billionaire Series spinoff series featuring the "O" spa...I knew I had to read it! The entire concept around the "O" spa makes me wonder if there are really spas out there just like the one in the book. If not, then there totally needs to be one! Chloe Browne is the woman we all dream of being in corporate America! And now she is getting the greatest gift of all...to adopt a baby! It isn't until she meets Nick Grafton that she realizes that she can maybe have it all. This book will have shaking your head, truly laughing out loud with antics, googling stuff you think couldn't possibly be real. Then having you want to hug characters and this might be a first for me...but I wanted to throat-punch Nick's ex-wife! I can't wait to see where this series will go and I am certain that it will keep me laughing & googling!
Mamasitta More than 1 year ago
Our Options have Changed by Julia Kent and Elisa Reed This is a very cute love story about a director of a spa, a very unique spa that offers ALL kinds of services, who falls for the wrong guy and then dumps him. She then meets and falls for a real nice guy, who happens to become her boss. Read this tender and hot book to see if they get their happily ever after. It is filled with love, tears, joy, and so much passion that I could not put it down. Grab it today and read it for yourself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whether Julia Kent authors a book, or co-author one, you know you will laugh out loud several times while reading it. This book is no exception. Love how family and kids were the centers of this book as Chloe and Nick discover what is important in life. Can't wait for further books in this series.
lindamoffitt02 More than 1 year ago
This was a really great and funny book. I enjoyed this fun story and even though I have not read any of The Shopping For A Billionaire books yet I was not left wondering who people were and what parts they played in the story. I cannot wait to read on in the series that this book starts, to find out what else happens. I really would have loved an epilogue, since the book ended with a cliffhanger.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Story line enjoyed the characters , disappointed in the ending. Loved the short story on Declan and Shannon . Did notice that Howard became Harold in one part.
WheezyKH More than 1 year ago
This was a phenomenal book from Julia Kent and Elisa Reed! I was taken in by Chloe Browne from the start and her career at the very interesting, elite and exclusive Spa! Then she starts the outreach programs and life begins to change a bit but still kind of the same. She then meets Nick Grafton and life takes a turn and options start to look different. Does she find the perfect partner in Nick and he in Chloe? He has an empty nest but she is just starting out. The book keeps me turning pages and losing time because I'm so engrossed into their stories and it becomes complicated, and tangled but untangled and so much love and caring. When the happy little bundle of joy arrives, The friend and then momma comes to help, oh boy is all I can tell you. We all have those all too helpful people in our lives' that are more work than they are help. Julia and Elisa have written a wonderful story of so much real life because the circumstances and interactions can and do happen. The conversations and the interactions of Nick and his brother Charlie amazing! I can literally see their conversations and I'm laughing out loud. The same goes with the other characters in the book, The employees/masseurs at the Spa, Nicks children; they all come to life in this book. I can see this happening to myself with my own children at their age. I love how these two Authors co-write like they are one. I am gratefully honored to read and review their book, Our Options Have Changed. I am excited for the next book in their series to be release. I'm ready to see where these stories go next.
Cali-Jewel More than 1 year ago
I love how Chloe and Nick are just so explosive together from word one yet at such different places in regards to family. The Concept of O spa is so fun and exciting that it makes me hope with all my heart that it may really exist somewhere. (I really want to visit) Her bio clock is ticking and he is done raising his kids (I can relate). They have some fun, wacky and great times trying to figure out ex issues, career and baby together. This was just such a great story about life and those little things that make it all the more fun to live. Was great visiting with some of my favorite people form the Shopping series. Looking forward to Julia's next story to share.
Denise_Tuominen More than 1 year ago
I was given this book as an ARC in return for a fair review. I have read all of Julia Kent's book and this new series is wonderful. It relates to her other series but if you haven't read them you will still enjoy the book.. I started reading it and couldn't put it down, there were so many funny parts in the book and the story line got me, I had to keep reading to find out what happens, I can not wait until the next book in the series comes out to read more and see where they go with the people in the book. I would totally recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this first in series. The heroine is strong without being a robot. The hero is sensitive without being a wimp. As usual I love the humor that Ms Kent is known for.