Is fate playing matchmaker?
Missy Higgins isn't looking for a man, yet everywhere she turns, sexy Ben Wright pops up. A harmless flirtation, nothing more, until Ben wanders into the Christmas craft bazaar just as her horrible ex appears. It's Ben to the rescue as her fake boyfriend with a scorching kiss that leaves her breathless and weak in the knees.
Mind. Blown. (Though she insists it's a onetime thing).
But when Ben shows up just as she's getting fired and offers her a holiday job she desperately needs, she has to wonder if fate might be telling her something. Like screw professional boundaries, give in to uncontrollable lust, and let a man into her heart. How can she resist fate when Ben is irresistible?
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HAPPY ENDINGS BOOK CLUB
BOOK 1: Hidden Hollywood
BOOK 2: Inviting Trouble
BOOK 3: So Revealing
BOOK 4: Formal Arrangement
BOOK 5: Bad Boy Done Wrong
BOOK 6: Mess With Me
BOOK 7: Resisting Fate
BOOK 8: Chance of Romance
CLOVER PARK SERIES
BOOK 1: The Opposite of Wild
BOOK 2: Daisy Does It All
BOOK 3: Bad Taste in Men
BOOK 4: Kissing Santa
BOOK 5: Restless Harmony
BOOK 6: Not My Romeo
BOOK 7: Rev Me Up
BOOK 8: An Ambitious Engagement
BOOK 9: Clutch Player
BOOK 10: A Tempting Friendship
Clover Park Bride: A Clover Park Short
CLOVER PARK STUDS
BOOK 1: Almost in Love
BOOK 2: Almost Married
BOOK 3: Almost Over It
BOOK 4: Almost Romance
BOOK 5: Almost Hitched
About the Author
Kylie Gilmore is the USA Today bestselling author of the Happy Endings Book Club series, the Clover Park series, and the Clover Park STUDS series. She writes humorous romance that makes you laugh, cry, and reach for a cold glass of water.
Kylie lives in New York with her family, two cats, and a nutso dog. When she’s not writing, wrangling kids, or dutifully taking notes at writing conferences, you can find her flexing her muscles all the way to the high cabinet for her secret chocolate stash.
Find out more about Kylie and upcoming books at kyliegilmore.com. Sign up for Kylie’s newsletter at kyliegilmore.com/newsletter
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What an amazing, magical romance for Missy & Ben!! Something is working to throw these two together and it is a sweet, funny read!! Chemistry is off the charts!! You won't be disappointed...Another awesome book from Kylie Gilmore in the Happy Endings Series!!
Absolutely loved this book. This is fun and great reading. Was so hard to put down. Ben and Missy get a chance at love in this book of the series. Ups and downs and twists and turns and oh so good. So wish we had a Happy Endings Book Club here.
Resisting Fate, the 7th book in the Happy Endings Book Club series, is another 5 star read. Missy Higgins and Ben Wright get a chance at love in this fun filled romance. After running into each other over and over, they have to both start wondering if it is fate that keeps bringing them together. When Missy starts working for Ben, they can't deny their attraction any more. Another great story by Ms. Gilmore and another wonderful addition to the series!
The Happy Endings Book Club series is getting ready for the Christmas holidays and there’s a matchmaker on duty to make sure it’s a holiday surrounded with love for two very special people. Missy Higgins has learned the hard way that life is tough and she can only count on herself in this world. She’s been abandoned and abused and she’s never going to let a sweet talking man take advantage of her ever again. But sexy flirt, Ben Wright sees a kindred spirit in Missy and though she’s only interested in sex with no strings, he’s bound and determined to help her, no matter how long it takes. Sometimes light hearted and often heart breaking, this is a wonderful storyline filled with the former characters we’ve come to know and love in this delightful Connecticut town. I read an early copy of this book and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.
So hard to express how much I loved this quirky, funny and loving story. It has everything you could want, emotional highs and lows, intriguing charters, beautiful setting and an undeniable attraction. Missy Higgins is sassy, smart and so not looking for a man to complete her life. Not after her past experience with men soured her outlook on love. Yet it seems that fate keeps bring Ben Wright into her life and the sparks just wont stop flying. Ben is sexy, charming and a unrepentant flirt with a not so rosy outlook on forever love either. He keeps his encounters light and fun never risking his heart for a reason. These two have so much in common they could be the same person.. almost.. Loved every emotional twist and turn.
I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review! Missy has an awful past marriage and relationship, and Ben is just at the right place at the right time to help her "forget" about that for a minute...thanks to a little "fate". When her drug addict ex steals the money they raised to help a family who escaped from a bad relationship, she feels responsible and takes a second job to raise the money again. However, Ben keeps showing up at the worst possible times...is it "fate"? Missy is in a bind when Ben offers her a temporary job at his and his brother, Logan's, company. He is hesitant to offer it to her because of a past sexual harrassment accusation (that she doesn't know about), but after a difficult promise to keep it strictly professional she accepts. Missy has hidden her past from Ben and shuts down any attempt he gives on trying to know her. Thankfully, Logan realizes what is going on and helps move things along with them. This is a fun, sweet, small town romance story that will pull your heartstrings and break your heart and then fill it again! I really enjoy the Happy Endings series by Kylie!
Resisting Fate is another wonderful story by Kylie Gilmore the seventh, in her Happy Endings Book Club series. Missy Higgins was a closed book on her past, not sharing how difficult and awful it really was for her. The only person who knew Missy’s story of what after her adopted parents died was her half-sister Lily Marino. Missy was a hard worker yet struggled trusting other people, especially men or asking others for help. It took me a while to warm up to Missy. I felt her experience with an abusive ex-husband and the man who didn’t tell her he was married to the end turned her into a harden woman who was unwilling to open her heart or believing she was worthy of being loved or treated properly by a man. Ben Wright’s longest relationship lasted two months. Flirting with Missy at a Christmas craft bazaar just as her horrible ex appears has them sharing a scorching kiss that surprises both of them at the intensity, leaving them both breathless. When Ben again appears just as Missy is getting fired he offers her a holiday job she desperately needs. Missy and Ben are starting to believe fate might be telling them something. By this time in the story I had warmed up to Missy, understanding her better and really liking how patient but frustrated Ben was with her. Ms. Gilmore is a wonderful story teller and wrote a wonderful tale in this book. Her characters are relatable, her writing witty and sometimes downright comical. I totally enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down. I highly recommend this book to other readers and am looking forward to the next book in this series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Another member of the Happy Endings Book Club finds her man. This time it’s secretive Missy, a lost soul who is determined to live her life needing help from no one. She loves her book club friends but, carrying the shame of her past she’s not interested in sharing much of herself with anyone. Especially big, hot, handsome Ben who’s mother’s legacy has instilled in him a drive to be needed. Our hero and heroine don’t just keep running into each other, they keep running into each other as they indulge in their altruistic tendencies. Fate? Ben insists it is. Missy’s not so sure. You be the judge as this sexy love story unfolds.
Resisting Fate is such a fitting title for this book! This is Missy and Ben's book, and what a fantastic story they had to tell. Missy Higgins will take everything on by herself before she ever allows someone, especially a man, to help her through. Past experiences have left her jaded and fiercely independent. I haven't been through what she has, but I do relate to her in the 'take everything on and don't ask for help' attitude. I connected with her instantly because we have that in common. Missy and Ben seem to always find each other without trying. One day, they connect in a way neither expect, and suddenly, two people who aren't looking for love are finding it in ways they never thought possible. But no one wants to give in. This book made me laugh and tear up, which is typical coming from a Kylie Gilmore book. She has a way of making us feel different things. There's always a quirky side to the story and her characters, and then there are those swoony, sweet moments that make me shed a tear or two. In the end, there's always a happy smile on my face. I loved the way Missy and Ben connected. They had a physical attraction, but when that deep rooted emotional connection kicked in, I rooted for them even more. Missy and Ben are perfect together. You can read this as a stand alone within the series, but other characters will sweep into your head and not let you forget about them, so I suggest reading the entire series. Looking forward to more!
New. Favorite. Kylie book. This was MY book. I loved absolutely EVERYTHING. Ben was my kind of guy. He made no apologies for being who he was, and wasn't exactly looking for a relationship, but he didn't really fight it when it was glaringly obvious that one landed in his lap. Or on his sweater, as it were. I read about Missy in previous books, and I was SO happy that she would have her own story. She had been through some craziness, but it was just another sign pointing straight at Ben. This is actually tied for my favorite Kylie book, Kissing Santa, but trust me when I say that both have perfect men, strong women and hilarious matchmakers bringing everything together. Have I mentioned that I'm DYING to read Hailey and Josh's story? Start at book 1, people. You'll meet both of them and then follow their story as it slowly and deliciously unfolds throughout the series. Can't. Wait. !!! (I received a copy of this book in consideration of my honest thoughts)
I've got a pocketful of sunshine and it only took a skillful author and a bit of holiday heart to chase away the chill. Like only she can, Kylie Gilmore turned on the charm. Resisting Fate takes it cues from serendipity and casts a spell on the heart of every romantic it touches. Missy and Ben don't know what's missing until fate steps in and gives them a hand. Love at first sight is no fantasy. Like the greatest of love affairs, it comes naturally.