I never thought my perp walk would lead to true love.
Then again, I never thought I’d be arrested on RICO charges and hauled away in zip ties on camera for the world to see, minutes after closing the most amazing deal of my career.
And all of it in front of my biggest rival, billionaire wunderkind Ian McCrory.
I am broke.
I am disgraced.
I am alone.
I am a sucker.
But the worst part? I have to go back to my hometown and live in my bedroom filled with relics from my childhood.
Lisa Frank never made me so mad before.
Just when I needed a rescue, I got one — in the form of help from my biggest rival.
He can’t bring back my money.
He certainly can’t bring back my reputation or my pride.
But there’s one thing he can bring back to me.
A sense of hope.
Maybe even love.
Ian sees something in me no one else does, and he’s relentless about making me see it, too. As we grow closer, I’m starting to see that while my entire life used to be a lie, the truth is staring at me in the present — and it’s a truth I like very, very much, hot eyes and gorgeous smile and all.
But I have to be careful.
I can’t be too —
Read the final book in the USA Today bestselling Do-Over Series (Fluffy, Perky, Feisty), as Mallory's sister, Hastings "Hasty" Monahan gets her turn at a happily ever after that starts off with an arrest.
And ends with a surprisingly cheesy happily ever after.
“Julia Kent brings on the laughter, the swoony moments, and so much heart in her latest. It’s the perfect summer read!” ~ New York Times Bestselling Author K. Bromberg
"Julia Kent is my go-to author when I want to laugh, swoon and just feel oh-so-good as I get lost in a romance! Hasty delivers on all those fronts!" ~ #1 New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely
"Hasty was the perfect antidote to 2020--utterly adorable and deliciously satisfying." -- USA Today Bestselling Author Melanie Harlow
"From the very first page of Hasty, I knew I was in for a ride. I felt as if I were seeped into the character's lives, feeling second-hand embarrassment and frustration as their paths crossed. I adored this book and I cannot wait to dive into another Julia Kent romance!" ~ New York Times Bestselling Carrie Ann Ryan
“I love Hasty so much! I will never not smile every time I think about Hastings Monahan, her epic fall from the top, moving back home with her parents, her ex, and the cow thing. Bonus, Ian McCrory is a total swoon fest of a hero. Ten thousand stars!” ~ USA Today Bestselling Author Pippa Grant
“Holy rabbit milk cheese! Julia Kent is the only author capable of making me laugh my lady parts inside out! Hastings, is a heroine after my own heart. The things that come out of that woman’s mouth are pure *chef’s kiss.* I promise you Julia saved the best for last in this series!”~ Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Nana Malone
“You will laugh your buns off before Hasty finally gets her sweet revenge. Every woman needs her own Ian McCrory!”
~ USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen
"Hot. Hilarious. Outrageous. Where else could zip ties and sheep cheese merrily coexist except a Julia Kent rom com?" JJ Knight, USA Today bestselling author
Love Hasty and Ian
Julia Kent always writes an amazing story. And the final book in this series was no different.
Hastings Monahan is at the very top in her field, until she’s hauled away in handcuffs. Now she’s back in her home town, living with her parents, and trying to start her life over again.
But being the face of a financial scandal from her husband/not husband has everyone looking at her with pity
There is one guy who hasn’t given up on Hastings, he has stalked her back to her home town to offer her a job.
Ian McCrory. The man was her nemesis. Now he is showing up anywhere she is in the little suburb of Massachusetts.
Trying not show weakness she continually rejects Ian’s offer until it’s brought to her attention to take Ian’s job offer.
In between all of her issues with dealing with the con her non-husband pulled on her, working for Ian, and starting over she starts to connect with her parents, her sister Mallory and her friends.
She starts to understand that’s her viper attitude is just a front and realizes her jealousy of her sisters friendship.
Can the California Viper of the financial world survive her descent back into the small town she worked so hard to flee from?
Very sad this is the final book of this series because I want more. Could not put it down.
This final book in the Do-Over series is bittersweet to me! I loved all these books and this final story of Hastings (the gal you loved to hate) and Ian was fabulous.
Ms. Kent has the writing chops to take a character that seemed to have no redeeming qualities in the previous books and brought your thinking around. Not only did Ms. Kent make Hasty redeemable, but also admirable.
Ian is just a true knight in stellar armor! He is a financial wunderkind and likes to do things on the down-low. Like helping Hastings when she feels like there is no one left.
The sparks between Ian and Hasty are hotter than the hinges on hades gate! I loved the directness of both of them, it was refreshing to read.
I loved the twists and turns that this story took. This was a fast-paced read for me that I couldn't put down until the end. And what a beautiful ending it was, to the story and to the series!
Heartwarming, Witty, and Absolutely Captivating!
I am so in love with this book! This, I believe, is the last in this incredible series, which is such a shame. However, it couldn’t have ended on a better note. This story is a testament to the old adage about not knowing someone until you walk a mile in their shoes. The character of Hastings Monahan—Hasty to those who love her... or just love to annoy her—is a prime example of this. Everyone thought they knew her, but you can’t always judge someone’s heart by the image they portray to the world. This book showed us that there is so much more to this character than what’s on the surface. This story is one of growth and self acceptance for Hasty. It’s also an absolutely beautiful love story, and illustrates how life changing it can be when someone really sees you and loves you for it. This story and these characters are masterfully and artfully brought to life by Julia Kent. And if you can read this story without it warming your heart and bringing a smile to your face, you might want to check your pulse because you’ve either got a heart of stone or you’re dead.
* I was given an ARC of this book and voluntarily chose to review. All of my opinions are honest and entirely my own.