Sometimes it pays to wait for the things you want, even if it’s the hardest thing you ever do.
Beth Walker hasn’t just been burned by her philandering country music star ex, she’s been barbecued to a crisp. Coming home to Australia and into the arms of her best friends is exactly the balm she needs. Cocktails and laughter at an Outback Bachelor and Spinster Ball seem like the perfect distraction. Until she bumps into the last person she wants seeing her heartsick and pathetic — Jonah Masters, rising country music star and witness to the failure of her marriage. If only she’d met Jonah first. Now she’s broken and won’t ask him to wait until she heals.
Jonah can’t believe he and Beth are finally standing under the same stars. The connection they shared on the road years ago has haunted him but he wouldn’t pursue a married woman. Now she’s free, and Jonah can’t refuse the one night Beth impulsively offers. Can he convince the woman he’s always loved that he’ll wait — however long it takes — for her trust?
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About the Author
Sarah Mayberry was born in Melbourne, Australia and is the middle of three children. Before she was published, she worked as a magazine editor as well as a storyliner/story editor in both Australia and New Zealand. These days she splits her time between writing books and scripts. She has published more than 25 novels with Harlequin and firmly believes she has the best job on earth. She lives by the bay in Melbourne with her husband and a small furry dog called Max, and when she isn't writing enjoys reading, cooking, shoe shopping and spending time with her loved ones.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Oh my gosh--so, so good! I enjoyed reading all three books in the Outback Bachelor Ball series, but Beth's story? Made me weepy and very, very happy--somehow at the same time. Just lovely! All three friends in the series--Ellie, Jen, and Beth--have their own reasons for wanting to give up on love. Beth, though, is the only one whose reasons are also tabloid fodder. Her husband's betrayal cut deep, and made her doubt herself trust seem an impossibility. She's got her two best friends, and that's all she needs. Until she runs into her old friend Jonah Masters. Ashamed and feeling like a shell of her old self, Beth tries to avoid him. But Jonah sees her, and he'll have none of that. He was drawn to Beth the first time they met, but she was married so he never allowed himself to think beyond friendship. Her divorce should mean she's available, but Beth's heart just isn't ready. But that's okay, because Jonah's a patient guy. He'll wait... I adored Jonah Masters, my new country music singing boyfriend. Beth's right, he does seem almost too perfect--except when he points out that he drinks milk right out of the bottle, gets impatient when he's tired, and hates crying babies. Yeah, he's pretty much perfect. And, fortunately, perfect for Beth. Even though she doesn't really ask him to "wait for me", Jonah does. And it's totally worth it. Wait For Me is the final book in the series, but it would function fine as a standalone if needed. All three books work so well together, though--and allow you to see each of the three friends' much-deserved HEAs--that I strongly recommend reading all three. Consider them the Lay's chips of romance novellas--it's hard to read just one :) Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Wait for Me is the third installment of the Outback Bachelor Ball. Three friends, who find themselves unlucky in love head to the Outback Bachelor and Spinster Ball. Although each character is introduced in the previous books, each in this series is a standalone. I do recommend you read them all, you’ll be happy that you did. This is Beth's story. Beth might be the most damaged, of the three friends, with her failed attempt at love. Her rocker husband has cheated on her repeatedly tearing her heart to shreds. Not looking to love again, she is surprised by her attraction to Jonah. At the ball, Beth is reunited with friend and another rocker, Jonah. Jonah has his work cut out for him, if he wants to show Beth they have something worth fighting for. Jonah is sweet and sexy while he tries to win Beth’s heart. It all comes down to her ability to give love a second chance. Cute and endearing, Wait for Me also has just the right amount of steam. Perfectly enjoyable, quick and highly entertaining, don’t miss Wait for Me.
Originally posted on my blog: Tangled Up In Books I received a copy of this book, from one of the authors in the series, in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating! I think after getting to know each one of the girls in this series, if only briefly at first, I feel like this one was the book I was the most nervous to read. It clearly states in the blurb that Beth is just coming out from being with a cheating, lying, no good guy and as you initially see Beth through the eyes of her best friends at first you get an idea that Beth is kind of nothing more than a shell of her former self. I had to wonder if I was really in the mood for a character like that. Did I want the ups and downs and the possible emotions that you take on with a character that's in a really messed up moment of their life. Turns out, I worried for nothing and I really enjoyed Beth's story. I did get small doses of the Beth that I was expecting, the sad, withdrawn, wanting to hide away from the world and heartbroken kind of girl. But she was so much more than that and you get to see other sides to her. She's a lot braver than I expected her to be and she's funny and has a huge heart. Surprising seeing as how her ex did a major number on it. Plus I respected the fact that even though she knows she's feeling something for Jonah and that it's probably real, she's smart enough to know that it would be a disservice to both of them to just jump in head first and not sort herself out first and had the strength to walk away and learn to live her life again, knowing that he might not wait around forever and she could've been giving him up forever. There's not a lot of Jonah that you don't fall in love with. I mean there's spots where Beth questions him as to whether or not he's been manufactured in like a "perfect guy" store and I happen to agree with her because he is pretty perfect. What I love most about this guy though is how understanding he is and how patient he is. He never pushes her or puts pressure on her, especially since he knows she already has a lot to deal with from her ex. So even though he's got all these feelings swarming around inside of himself from the torch he's been carrying for her for years, he keeps quiet and allows Beth to dictate how they progress on her own time. Holy mother of all that is holy, I think that Wait for Me was the steamiest of the three. Well, to me that is. There was so much passion and feelings and intimacy between Jonah and Beth that it was almost a tangible thing. There were times I very nearly had to go take a cold shower it was so juicy! I was torn so often between thinking "good for you Beth!" because she was taking the time to find herself before jumping into something new so soon and wanting her to just say screw it all and run off into the sunset with Jonah. So for the book I was looking forward to the least, this one was probably my favorite of the three. I had a lot of fun reading Jonah and Beth's story and I wasn't ready to say goodbye when it was done. Huge thanks to Joan Kilby for eARCs of this entire series and the opportunity to read and review this book!
Definitely worth waiting for! This is the final novella in a trilogy, each book written by a different author but all concerning three friends who went to boarding school together and have been best friends ever since. They may live in different countries, but they are still there for one another. After a particularly traumatic time for them all, they decide to meet up and go tot the Outdoor Bachelor and Spinster Ball, not realising that this event will change all of their lives – for the better! It actually doesn’t matter what order you read these novellas in, they each focus on the events from the point of view of one of the friends and this one concentrates on Beth Walker, who was devastated to learn that her rockstar husband has been cheating on her throughout their four year marriage – with more than thirty different women! Stalked by the paparazzi, she’s struggling to cope with the turmoil in her life until her two best friends chat with her over Skype and they plan to attend the Ball together. Beth doesn’t want to hook up with anyone but when someone she’s known for years turns up, the chemistry is strong but so is her determination to recover from recent events. Not only that but the man in question is Jonah Masters, a rising country music star – can she really trust her heart to another musician? Will he wait for her? This is probably the most traumatic of the novellas in this series but is still a well written, great read and poignant, too. The author has a great emotive style which makes it easy to empathise with the characters, their angst and turmoil as the novel progresses. It is a great addition to the series and I love how the stories, though written by different authors, are interwoven and relate to each other so seamlessly. Superb authorship by skilled writers making this a series of short reads not to be missed by anyone who loves to read romantic fiction filled with emotion and love. Thanks to the authors for letting me read an ARC of this series in exchange for this, an honest review.