by: Andrea Johnston
Victoria Bennet never thought this is what her life would be like. Widowed, alone and lonely at forty. But this is her life and she has to live it. With a push from her Son, Sister and best friend Victoria joins a dating website after three years of mourning. Because that’s how you meet people now apparently, online.
“Dating is almost like a really long job interview. Except instead of a power suit and a great up-do you’re squeezed into some spanx and trying not to order food that will stick to your teeth.”
After a handful of amazingly bad dates, Victoria decides she just needs to wait and try again later. But with a push from her son she starts to think there is something else she should do. With Victoria’s love for everything book related there really is only one choice for her dream job. Armed with her lists and a plan Victoria tells her best friend and sister exactly what she has planned. Although extremely confused both support and encourage Victoria to follow her dreams. Opening a quiet reading retreat in her home may not seem like the ideal plan to most but it’s brought out the spark the Victoria has been missing since the passing of her husband.
When she stepped inside Irish Coffee one of her favorite places. It’s a place that makes her feel at home and at peace. It’s also the home of the sexiest man she has have seen. Dillon Laughlin the owner and baker of Irish Coffee walks out from the back and begins loading the bakery case with fresh goodies.
“Like the next gal, I can truly appreciate a tray of freshly baked treats.”
” I also can appreciate the man carrying them. Sweet Moses.”
After staring for way to long at the delicious man Victoria decides baked goods would be perfect for her retreat. A quick talk with Sara the cashier of Irish Coffee after her shift quickly turns to a talk about the sexy owner of the coffee shop instead.
“He’s Irish? Like Pierce Brosnan Irish? Holyshitballs.”
Just what she needed, more reasons to swoon over the sexy as hell man. But thanks to Sara, Victoria is now face to face with said hottie and at a loss for words. After a few minutes Victoria tells Dillon about her plan to start the quiet reading retreat in her home and how she would love coffee and baked goods to be on the menu. The two make plans to meet up and brainstorm over Victoria’s business goals. One business owner to another. It doesn’t take long for Victoria and Dillon to strike up a very easy friendship. But after so much time together Dillon wants more than friendship with the lovely Victoria. And after the opening of Pages & Quiet, with the permission of her son, sister, and best friend, Dillon asks Victoria out.
“Oh. My. Word. I’m going on a date with Dillon. My dreams are going to rock tonight!”
All to soon she finds her self enamored with the handsome baker, and that is truly terrifying for the woman that hasn’t dated anyone since college. She finds herself riding on an emotional roller coaster, and feels as though she is betraying toward her deceased husband by being happy with Dillon.
But there is something Dillon is keeping from Victoria. Something that could tear them apart. Because if there is one deal breaker for Victoria, it’s lies.
Will Dillon and Victoria make it past this huge obstacle or call it quits after finally finding love again?
Life Rewritten has got to be the sweetest most loving and heartfelt book I have read this year. Andrea has given the world an absolutely beautiful story of love, loss, and strength. Not only did I fall in love with the two main characters in this story, I also fell in love with the secondary ones too. It takes a very talented person to give you the amount of feels this book gave me. My heart broke, laughed, got angry and soared. It was a wonderful journey to go on and I am so happy I got to go on it. Thank you very much Andrea. I am very much looking forward to your future work.
Also, Victoria is who I want to be when I am I’m my forties! A strong, caring, beautiful, independent woman. We’ll done!
Stacy talked me into reading this book, even put my information in to get an ARC and I was not disappointed. I love a good story about a second chance at love coming out of a tragedy. Love Rewritten was that perfect love story for me and I hope that if I am ever faced with having to date again that I can be just like Victoria. I found my heart broken and healed in this book. I cried, laughed, wanted to punch Dillion, then kiss him pretty quickly afterwards.
Very well written Andrea, you are going to go far in the industry. Congratulations on your debut novel. I look forward to reading more from you!
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