Social media strategist Lauren Wallace plans everything. But when she returns to the charming—if not too small for comfort—town of Seaside Cove, it’s only about a second before her tough-love Grams is already on her case. So when Grams tells her not to go to that bar, Lauren decides it’s time for a temporary rebellion. Which is exactly when the trouble starts.
Grams was right. The bar was not a good plan. Because suddenly super-cute bar owner Ethan McAllister has gone from being Lauren’s (kind of) high school nemesis to a very unexpected one-night stand. And worse, Lauren’s attempts to resume her ultra-responsible life keep getting thwarted by more unwelcome spontaneity. And a pregnancy.
Now there’s a baby on the way, Lauren’s the talk of the entire town, and all her planning has gone right out the window. All that’s missing is childbirth to make her pain complete. But it’ll be nothing compared to Grams’s reaction when she finds out that Lauren broke the biggest rule of all…falling for the wrong guy.
Carpenter (Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend) enchants with the first-rate second-chance romance that launches her Seaside Cove series. Successful social media strategist Lauren Wallace returns to her tiny beachside hometown of Seaside Cove, Maine, to join her salty grandmother and her uptight sister, Brooke, in helping their younger sister, Gabby, find new direction after a career setback. Seeking an escape from family time, Lauren heads to the town's one bar, the Thirsty Lobster, and runs into her high school frenemy Ethan McAllister, the bar's owner. After a bit of banter, their chemistry ignites, leading to a one-night stand—and an unexpected pregnancy. As they navigate who they want to be to each other and to their child, love blooms, but an ill-timed misunderstanding threatens to split them up forever. Carpenter's picturesque scene-setting invites readers to settle in and enjoy the stay in this quaint town, while the undeniable connection between her leads makes it easy to root for a happily ever after. A solid supporting cast—especially no-nonsense Grams—adds to the charm. Readers will be eager to return to Seaside Cove.
I absolutely loved this book, once I started reading I didn’t want to set it down. Lauren and Ethan were such a fabulous couple, from the moment they saw each other after 15 years you just knew these two were meant for each other. And with Lauren being such a stickler for rules and lists Ethan being a fly by the seat of his pants kind of guy was perfect for her. And her for him.
I also loved seeing the relationship between Lauren and her two sisters, Brooke and Gabby, plus their Grams. After reading this book you will definitely need stories for Brooke(Kai!!) and Gabby.