"Lisa Plumley creates charming characters. Her books are a delight!" —USA Today best-selling author Rachel Gibson
Jayne Murphy is a woman on top. From trendy haircut to perfect pedicure, she's a vision of city-smart style, wrapped around the brains and intuition that made her very first book a bestseller. The truth is, Jayne's relationship manual, Heartbreak 101, was inspired by her all-too-personal experience with gorgeous, capable...outdoorsy...photojournalist Riley Davis, who stole her heart—and promptly skipped town with it. Now, by way of researching her next project, Jayne's organized a workshop for dump-ees. But it becomes apparent that the "retreat" she's planned could be hell on her high heels—and her heart—when the leader for her group's week-long nature jaunt turns out to be none other than a certain...
Riley has no idea he planted the seeks for Heartbreak 101, much less that Jayne's the guru whose devotees he'll be leading through the wilderness. He does know that helping his grandparents run their rustic Arizona lodge is only a temporary respite from the wanderlust that led him away from her, back into a life of nonstop adventure—and loneliness. Jayne's version of "roughing it" reminds Riley all over again how different they are...and how much he's missed her. The challenge now isn't just getting everyone out of the woods in one piece, but making sure that Jayne's next book has a happily-ever-after ending...
"...cute premise and likable protagonists... Plumley (Falling For April) has a knack for crafting hip, realistic dialogue and screwball characters." —Publisher's Weekly
"Reconsidering Riley is another wonderfully witty, well-written, winsomely romantic story by Lisa Plumley. If you haven't read Plumley's other books, you owe it to yourself to do so!" —The State newspaper
"Plumley's clever premise, witty dialogue, and unforgettable cast of quirky characters make for rapid-fire humor from cover to cover. Readers who love the zany comedy of Sue Civil-Brown's Next Stop, Paradise or Sherryl Woods' Ask Anyone will devour this book. If laughter's the best medicine, Reconsidering Riley could cure an epidemic!" —Booklist (starred review)
"Reconsidering Riley is bound to be a hit with romance fans! This deliciously wicked romance evoked some laughs, a few sighs, and plenty of grins along the way." —The Romance Reader's Connection
"A very romantic, comedy-filled, slick and savvy novel from one of my favorite romance authors! Too good! Want some (more!) fun in your life? Pick up Reconsidering Riley." —The Road to Romance
"Comical...with a bit of philosophy thrown in!" —Old Book Barn Gazette
"A breezy, enjoyable romp that showcases two very charming main characters as well as a secondary cast that's equally delightful. Ms. Plumley has a real knack for smart, witty dialogue and situations, not to mention a sure hand when it comes to setting up sizzling sexual tension between Jayne and Riley. Reconsidering Riley is definitely a top choice for romance lovers who enjoy lighter contemporary fare." —BookLoons
"Four stars! Reconsidering Riley is as fun and effervescent as its bubbly heroine —an entertaining romp peopled with lovable characters. The hijinks of Jayne and the heartbreak groupies will tickle your funny bone, while Riley's rugged charm makes him the perfect hero with which to get lost in the woods!" —Romantic Times
"Reconsidering Riley is a hoot! Lisa Plumley has a great gift for narrative and dialogue, and has also done an outstanding job with characterization. This is one very clever, vastly entertaining book." —Reader to Reader/New and Previously Owned Books
"Plumley writes her stories with such humor that you can't help but like the characters." —The Pilot newspaper
"This wonderful little romance...will charm your hiking boots off and leave you laughing. Do try this one. It's a keeper." —A Romance Review
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About the Author
Lisa Plumley is the USA Today best-selling author of more than three dozen popular novels published by Kensington and Harlequin. Her work has been translated into multiple languages and editions, and includes contemporary romances, western historical romances, paranormal romances, and a variety of stories in romance anthologies. Her fresh, funny style has been likened to such reader favorites as Rachel Gibson, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and Jennifer Crusie, but her unique characterization is all her own.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a cute, light hearted read. For those who are fans of contemporary romance, and chick lit novels, I would recommend giving this book a try. The plot is well written, and unique. The characters are lovable, and funny. This book keeps readers entertained throughout. Give it a try!
This was the stupidest book I have ever read in my life. Actually, I didn't even finish reading it-I have never stopped reading a book after starting it until this one. I gave it over 100 pages to get better and still nothing. The charachters were unlikeable and the way they always messed with those compacts was so corny! This was my first book to read by Lisa Plumly and I do not think I will ever buy another one. Read at your own risk!!!!
What a wonderful book! Lots of fun reading about Jayne in her stiletto heels learning about herself after writing HEARTBREAK 101 and Riley Davis, the cause of her heartbreak, in the wilderness of Arizona. Riley is a fun guy to watch change, too. Lots of secondary characters to get close to and enjoy. Good book and lots of laughs.
Jayne Murphy is urban chic standing on top of the world with her best selling relationship book, Heartbreak 101, that uses her sorrowful experience with photojournalist hunk Riley Davis. Jayne fell in love with Riley, but he did not miss a heartbeat as he skipped town without a look back. Her current project is a retreat workshop for five "dump-ees" that she plans to use for her next self-help book. However, the tour guide turns out to be clueless Riley who does not realize he is the model starring in Heartbreak 101. Neither one expected the other at this retreat, but there is no question that urban Jayne and wilderness Riley have different opinions on life yet both desperately desire the other. With no common ground except love, this second chance seems doomed to failure once again. Lisa Plumley is gaining a deserved reputation for her amusing romances and her latest tale RECONSIDERING RILEY, will strengthen her standing among sub-genre fans. The story line is a delightful fluff that is fun from the beginning, but really hooks the audience at the retreat. The key to this comical, at times slapstick, romp is the cast. The two charming lead characters and the support group turn the novel into a marvelous merry mirth. Harriet Klausner