Serendipity Mass Market Paperback – September 6, 2011
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Susan Mallery is the author of the New York Times best-selling series of Fool’s Gold romances, including Only Mine, Only Yours, and Only His.
What I love most about contemporary romance is the fact that, at its best, the characters could live next door, be my best friend, and the girl always gets the guy. Serendipity is a funny, sexy story with exactly the right mix of sass and heart.
Faith Harrington is back in Serendipity with something to prove and a life to fix. Circumstances haven't been exactly kind, and Faith herself is a bit to blame. She's smart, she's willing to take responsibility for what she did wrong and she's facing down those who want to call her out on who she was and what her father did to the town.
Ethan Barron is one yummy hero. A reformed bad boy with a couple of brothers who want nothing to do with him and a whole lot of people willing to assume the worst. If it sounds like a fun ride, it is. There are wonderful secondary characters, and the promise for more books to come. I think the other Barron brothers are going to be as toe-curling as Ethan and I can't wait for the next installment in the series.
Prolific bestseller Phillips kicks off a trilogy with this sexy, thought-provoking contemporary romance. Phillips creates likable characters with realistic problems and conflicts that don't smother them in angst, and readers will root for the happy ending that Faith and Ethan have earned. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 07/11/2011
AWESOME. ... Serendipity blew my mind away. ... Carly has a way of bringing this little town to life and Ethan is definitely one bad boy worth reading. ... talk about sexual chemistry. Woohoo Carly for bringing that to life. Carly did a great job and I definitely can't wait for Nash's story next. Melinda, Night Owl Reviews
4 1/2 STARS, HOT - An intriguing story with wonderful interactions ... The challenges the hero and heroine face are relatable and the ways they handle them make for an entertaining and often heart-warming tale. By the end the reader knows many of the characters well and will be hoping to visiting them again in future books. Romantic Times Magazine
Prolific bestseller Phillips (the Bachelor Blog series) kicks off a trilogy with this sexy, thought-provoking contemporary romance. Phillips creates likable characters with realistic problems and conflicts that don't smother them in angst, and readers will root for the happy ending that Faith and Ethan have earned. Publishers Weekly
With her trademark style and grace, Carly Phillips offers us the beginning of a new trilogy about three estranged brothers. This book is everything we love about Carly Phillips' writing--heartfelt, romantic, funny, serious and thoughtful. Fans of Ms. Phillips will delight in her newest series. Eye on Romance
- Publisher : Berkley; Original edition (September 6, 2011)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0425243834
- ISBN-13 : 978-0425243831
- Reading age : 18 years and up
- Item Weight : 5.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.2 x 0.87 x 6.8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,731,590 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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After reading a couple disappointing novels by Phillips, I treaded lightly and did not expect much. To my surprise, this is a well rounded and thought out novel that keeps Ethan on his toes until the end. Phillips does a great job reeling the reader in and having them care about her characters. I cannot wait to check out the rest of the series and get better acquainted with the other Barron Brothers.
Ethan and Faith, almost high school lovers, meet up again years later in their old home town of Serendipity. Faith was the pretty rich girl and Ethan was the bad boy on a motorcycle. But the roles are reversed now. Ethan is the dashing, man of money while Faith has been dethroned by a father and ex-husband who got caught running a Ponzi scheme.
The romantic reconnection between Faith and Ethan is slightly disturbed by the sudden arrival of Ethan's long lost, previously unknown sister. Overnight he goes from millionaire bad boy to responsible father figure.
Seredipity is a quick read and once you start meeting all of the supporting cast you'll see how Ms. Phillips will develop the rest of the series.
I give this 4 stars because the dramatic climax was almost non-existent. And the story of the long lost sister takes a lot away from the romance of Ethan and Faith.
Thanks for another great series Carly!
Top reviews from other countries
Good story, good chemistry, good book.