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Save The Best For Last (Gen/Liv/Cesca Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Bettye Griffin
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Book Description

The author of the romance classic A LOVE OF HER OWN brings you a new, unforgettable love story, the first in a three-book connected storyline that includes Something Real and concludes with Man of Her Heart.

Graphic artist Genevieve L'Esperance has got it all together, even by tough New York standards: A thriving career, a spacious Upper East Side condo, even a sort-of boyfriend named Barry. But the one thing she *doesn't* have is something Americans take for granted . . . and if she's found out it'll mean the end of life as she knows it. And now the law is closing in on her . . .

Gen's friend Barry comes up with a solution and quickly moves her to a rented room uptown while he finalizes arrangements to keep her safe. While Gen is grateful to him, she can't help feeling that she's sold out her future. But then Barry's master plan gets delayed, and when she meets Dexter Gray, the struggling law student who occupies the other room on the floor, things *really* start to get complicated . . .

Editorial Reviews


SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST is an excellent read by Bettye Griffin. The characters are very realistic and relatable. The plot was very well developed. The storyline also flowed well, which made for an easy read.

Sure to please romance readers, SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST is a heart-warming story of love and trust. --The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers

I recommend this book to romance readers and fans of Bettye Griffin. This is a perfect book to read as you wind down from the lazy days of summer. --The APOOO Book Club

From the Author

Save The Best For Last is my first independently published project, a charming, sexy marriage of convenience romance. It's written in my trademark realistic yet entertaining fashion, with plenty of humorous situations and a hero you're sure to fall in love with. For more about this entertaining story, please visit the self-titled Bunderful Books web site to view the trailer and read an excerpt! And don't forget to check out the connected stories of the heroine's friends in Something Real and Man of Her Heart!

Product Details

  • File Size: 818 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Bunderful Books, LLC (June 26, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #494 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story June 25, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is more about the story than the spice. Gen is an illegal immigrant who proposes a marriage of convenience to Dexter to obtain her citizenship in exchange for payment of his last semesters law school tuition. These two had chemistry from their first meeting so it was inevitable that they would get together. The story is very detailed with little sex scenes that are not extremely detailed, so if you like a lot of action between the sheets then this book is not for you. If you are looking for a long story that gives you a lot of background on the characters and a lot of descriptive details then definitely pick this one up.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Save The Best for Last March 8, 2010
Graphic artist Genevieve L'Esperance has a thriving career and is loving her life in America until she discovers that her visa has run out and INS is looking for her to deport her. She is afraid of going back to her home country because she knows or suspects that her father was killed because he planned to expose the corrupt government and she knows she will be killed if deported. She is dating an older guy named Barry and he offers to marry her but during dinner with his friends, she discovers that he is already married. He claims that he is divorcing his wife and they can be married soon. Barry finally tells her that he loves her but Gen does not feel the same way about him. He convinces her to move out of her penthouse and rent a room from his friends to keep the INS at bay for awhile. She meets the other person renting a room there by the name of Dexter and after a awkward first meeting, they become friends. Barry's divorce is going to take longer than he anticipated so she decides to ask Dexter to marry her. She offers to pay for his last semester of law school in exchange for him becoming her husband of convenience or so she thought. The INS believes their story and they both end up falling in love for real but that does not sit well with Barry. He tries everything he can to break them up even blackmail but love conquers all in the end. Great story!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Best Will Last August 19, 2009
In the opening scene of Save the Best for Last by Bettye Griffin, Genevieve L'Esperance has just found out that her boyfriend, Barry, is still married and not divorced as he has told her. But this breach of trust will be nothing compared to the revelation that awaits Genevieve when she returns to her East Side condo and finds out that the INS has been inquiring about her. So, to stay in the United States, Genevieve needs to marry an American citizen, and Barry offers to marry her, once his divorce is final. Meanwhile, Dexter Grey, a struggling student with one more semester before he gets his law degree, appears on the scene, and Genevieve sees an opportunity where they can help each other out. Just who is Genevieve, and why is this polished, educated, successful graphic artist scared for her life?

Ms. Griffin has written a wonderful story which allows the reader to walk in Genevieve's shoes as she tries to make sense of her situation. Is Barry the friend he claims to be? Are the emotions she feels for Dexter real or just gratitude based on a legal agreement? How long will she have to wait before she has a loving relationship like her parents, and will her secrets be exposed and possibly harm others? Along with affairs of the heart, Ms. Griffin delicately addresses the issue of illegal immigration and shows the reader there is a fine line between the status of who is illegal or legal.

I enjoyed this book for the suspenseful elements in the story as the twists and turns had me shouting at Genevieve to see the obvious and grab the man who will provide her with true happiness. I recommend this book to romance readers and fans of Bettye Griffin. This is a perfect book to read as you wind down from the lazy days of summer.

Reviewed by Beverly
APOOO BookClub
August 15, 2009
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By MaeCruz
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book may have been good if not for the incredulous plot. The characters may have the physical attraction but there is no way in the book that you can feel they are emotionally attached.

For someone who wants a faux marriage to save her legitimacy of staying in the U.S. of A., she may have been acting so selfish. Thinking of herself instead of how Dexter has selflessly allowed her to waste his time married to her. How can she not allow him to stay with her in her apartment? How can she even not give him her address? Why marry this guy, even as fake as it could get, but not trust him at all? Of course Dexter got something out of the arrangements as well, but he at least played most of the part as her husband. At the hospital when she got hurt, I could bet that if the table was reversed, Gen will not be running to the hospital to take care of Dexter. She will have her apprehensions just like she always does. Dexter appeared to be one of the supporting role in the story rather than the hero. You have to bear with the boredom of the book to see the romance blooming at the last few pages of the book.

One lost cause of the book was with Barry. He kept on pushing for Gen to wait for his divorce to be over so they could marry. He thinks of all the possibilities that he could get Gen to marry her. At the onset you will understand that his intention was not to save Gen at all, but to get her to be his wife. He fought all the way I thought I could cheer for the guy's fortitude. It was again Gen who was giving him mixed signals and not so straight and honest answers that would stop him altogether. It seemed like Gen was playing it safe with Barry so that if anything goes bad with Dexter she has a fallback guy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great Read
Published 1 month ago by Rae
3.0 out of 5 stars Slow read
Overall it was good but it took awhile to finish... but I thought Dexter was the perfect gentleman.. and he was very sweet
Published 3 months ago by tiffany Henderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book. Liked it a lot
Published 5 months ago by RSFUN
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great Read!
Published 5 months ago by Tonja Walker
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
This book left me wanting the story to continue. Now I have to purchase the next book to see what happens to the happy couple.
Published 6 months ago by Debra Lynne Stovall
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Reading
It gives an interesting look on how sometimes things just happen. I found the book very funny and hard to put away.
Published 6 months ago by Tracie
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice Read
This was a nice read to me I like the characters Gen and I liked Dexter too, though his appearance didn't make him sexy to me. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Book Nerd
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
Pleasant read. Agree with some of the other reviews. The main character had a decision to make. Some of the best things are last. Would read from this author again.
Published 8 months ago by li Williams
3.0 out of 5 stars Sweet
I enjoyed reading this sweet romance about a young woman on the run with two men interested in marrying her. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Barbara Joe Williams
3.0 out of 5 stars Drug out too much
It was an ok book, but wow. The main charachter should have gotten rid of Barry in the first few chapters. And I had to skim through all of her internal chatter. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Bekky
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More About the Author

Bettye Griffin writes novels about romance in the real world. Her first novel, At Long Last Love, was published in 1998. Bettye expanded to women's fiction with the publication of The People Next Door in 2005. After having ten romances and six novels of women's fiction published, in 2009 Bettye launched Bunderful Books and became an independent writer and publisher. In this capacity she publishes new and backlist titles, including Man of Her Heart (2013) and Secrets & Sins (2014). A native of Yonkers, New York, Bettye now lives, writes, and eats cheese from her home in Southeast Wisconsin.

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