The Next Best Thing (Hqn) Mass Market Paperback – January 26, 2010
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About the Author
Kristan lives in Connecticut with her heroic firefighter husband, two atypically affectionate children, a neurotic rescue mutt and an occasionally friendly cat.
- Publisher : HQN; Original edition (January 26, 2010)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0373774389
- ISBN-13 : 978-0373774388
- Item Weight : 5.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.22 x 0.83 x 6.61 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,152,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lucy is a member of the Black Widows. Her mother and her her aunt's have all lost their husbands at a young age. Now Lucy is a member of the club. Her biggest fear of moving on is that she will suffer another death. So she figured if she doesn't fall crazy in love again, it could work out for her.
Lucy Mirabelli lost her husband, Jimmy, in a car accident 6 miles from her front door. He fell asleep on the drive home trying to get back to his new bride. Ethan, Jimmy's younger brother and Lucy's friend, helped pull Lucy out of the darkest days of her life. Then one night, they ended up in bed together and just became friends with more.
When she decided to date again, Ethan is disappointed but let's her do her thing. She has no idea how in love with her he is. When he asks her to give him a chance and date him after watching her suffer through a bunch of bad dates, she agrees.
Ethan Mirabelli fell in love with Lucy when they met at cooking school. Lucy saw him as a friend but he didn't. When he brings her home to meet his parents, Jimmy goes after her. Knowing that Ethan has done nothing but talk about Lucy for months, Jimmy still makes his move. They end up getting married and in the process breaks Ethan's heart.
Things go awry when Ethan gets hurt and Lucy blames herself. But when her mom's psychic passes on a message from beyond, will Lucy finally see what she's been missing from the start?
A must read!
Lucy wants to find a man whom she can love just a little. She is terrified of falling head over heals and wants to settle for someone she can have a kid with but is not crazy for.
The females in her family seem to lose their husbands at an early age. Her mother and sisters are known as the Black Widows. They own a bakery where Lucy works but they refuse to let Lucy improve the menu. Despite her being a pastry chef and have a passion for baking.
As always the secondary characters are wonderful. The family gatherings, the small town, the humor is what will make me want to buy any of her books. Surprisingly, this is my first book by Kristan who has a cat instead of a dog as the memorable pet.
Top reviews from other countries
This storyline was exhausting to read, mostly because of the emotional aspects, but also because I kept mentally yelling at Lucy to get her act together. Really frustrating now and then, but for the most part I enjoyed reading The Next Best Thing. The ending actually had me blubbering like an idiot, and it takes a bit for a book to do that to me. Nicely done.