Having it all is a fantasy, right?
Chloe Browne knows all about fantasy. Fantasy is her job.
And she’s very, very good at what she does.
As director of design for the O Spa chain, a sophisticated women’s club that is trending its way into being the Next Big Thing, Chloe’s ready to take on the world.
One baby at a time.
Her home study’s done, and she’s about to adopt, a thirty-something single mother by choice. Who needs to put her life on hold for the right guy when the right baby is waiting for her?
Besides, talk about fantasy.
The right guy?
And then in walks Nick Grafton, with those commanding sapphire eyes and wavy blonde hair and a sophisticated mouth that only smiles for her.
But the last thing Nick wants is to start fresh with a new baby as his college-age kids fly the coop. A single father for more than fifteen years after his wife walked out on her family, Nick finally tastes freedom.
But he likes the taste of Chloe more.
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Our Options Have Changed is a full-length standalone contemporary romance, the first in the On Hold series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia Kent and journalist-turned-fiction-writer Elisa Reed. It is a loose spinoff from Julia Kent’s Shopping for a Billionaire series, with cameo appearances from favorite characters.
Praise for the On Hold series:
"Heartwarming and intensely emotional, Our Options Have Changed is witty, sexy and hilarious with a heroine you admire and a hero you can't help falling in love with." -- Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author
"Reading a Julia Kent book is like taking a vacation with your best friends. They'll make you laugh, tug on your heartstrings, and leave you wanting more." -- New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster
"Kent and Reed create rom com magic in this friends to lovers romance. Laughter, tears, and all the swoons." -- USA Today Best Selling author Daisy Prescott
"Witty, sexy, funny and delightfully delicious--love it from beginning to end."-- USA Today bestselling author T Gephart
"An utterly charming celebration of the messiness of love, life, and motherhood... every woman deserves a Nick." -- Laurelin Paige, New York Times bestselling author
Reader and Blogger reviews:
"Move over Sophie Kinsella and make way for Julia Kent. I haven't laughed so much since the Shopaholic series." -- Reader review
"Shannon reminds me of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum character..." -- Reader review
"Another best seller by the Queen of romantic comedy." -- Reader review
"Kent took this fun, sexy tale and gave it a depth that made it so darn easy to read." -- Glass Paper Ink Bookblog
"Nothing has made me laugh out loud this much since I read Bridget Jones' Diary many, many years ago." -- Reader review
"This book is a MUST READ and I can't WAIT for the next one!!!" -- Reader review
"...Julia Kent has once again brought the laugh until you cry scenes, but has added a new aspect to her writing..." -- Avid Reader Book Reviews
"The characters in this book are absolutely magnetic and you can't help but be drawn into their lives." -- Reader review
"This book is bursting at the seams with all the fun and witty banter!" -- Eargasms Audiobook Reviews
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men's room toilet (and he isn't a billionaire).
She lives in New England with her husband and three children in a household where the toilet seat is never, ever, down.
She loves to hear from her readers by email at email@example.com, on Twitter @jkentauthor, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jkentauthor . Visit her at http://jkentauthor.com
Elisa Reed is a journalist-turned-fiction-writer whose snappy, irreverent prose combines with an irrepressible zest for the simpler, and often intimate, pleasures of life to produce fun(ny) contemporary romance with a focus on second chances.
New England born and bred, Elisa Reed now lives, writes, and plays in New Orleans and along the sugar sands of the Gulf Coast.
You can find her on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/elisareedauthor
Wow! Talk about a two for one! Two couples. Two hilarious and romantic adventures... and these couples do get adventurous, some more than others. In Our Options Have Changed, we're introduced to a whole new bevy of characters in the O spa who are just as awkward and sincere and hilarious and over the top as the characters we've come to love from Julia Kent. They really just draw you into the story right from the beginning and you start to feel like you've known them your whole life. You buy right into the crazy and you love every minute of it. I can't wait to see where this new cast of characters takes us. Wherever it is, I know it will be one heck of a ride! Now as an added bonus, we also got Shopping For A Billionaire's Honeymoon in this book. Oh my gosh! Things do not get any easier for Declan and Shannon on their honeymoon. Shannon is just a big ol' horndog, and rightly so. Look who she's married to! Who wouldn't be? Declan, however is in work mode trying to get a few deals wrapped up for their burgeoning coffee empire. These two things do not mix... but they do make for plenty of hilarity. Don't worry. There's still plenty of romance and sexiness. This is Declan and Shannon we're talking about here. They will find a way! I'm still laughing about the way their honeymoon ends! Bottom line, you will love both of these stories like crazy! I would highly recommend this book and I am looking forward to what comes next in these series.
Amazing Shopping Series Spinoff Series - Must Read!
When I saw this Shopping for a Billionaire Series spinoff series featuring the "O" spa...I knew I had to read it! The entire concept around the "O" spa makes me wonder if there are really spas out there just like the one in the book. If not, then there totally needs to be one!
Chloe Browne is the woman we all dream of being in corporate America! And now she is getting the greatest gift of all...to adopt a baby! It isn't until she meets Nick Grafton that she realizes that she can maybe have it all. This book will have shaking your head, truly laughing out loud with antics, googling stuff you think couldn't possibly be real. Then having you want to hug characters and this might be a first for me...but I wanted to throat-punch Nick's ex-wife!
I can't wait to see where this series will go and I am certain that it will keep me laughing & googling!
This was a phenomenal book from Julia Kent and Elisa Reed! I was taken in by Chloe Browne from the start and her career at the very interesting, elite and exclusive Spa! Then she starts the outreach programs and life begins to change a bit but still kind of the same. She then meets Nick Grafton and life takes a turn and options start to look different. Does she find the perfect partner in Nick and he in Chloe? He has an empty nest but she is just starting out. The book keeps me turning pages and losing time because I'm so engrossed into their stories and it becomes complicated, and tangled but untangled and so much love and caring. When the happy little bundle of joy arrives, The friend and then momma comes to help, oh boy is all I can tell you. We all have those all too helpful people in our lives' that are more work than they are help. Julia and Elisa have written a wonderful story of so much real life because the circumstances and interactions can and do happen. The conversations and the interactions of Nick and his brother Charlie amazing! I can literally see their conversations and I'm laughing out loud. The same goes with the other characters in the book, The employees/masseurs at the Spa, Nicks children; they all come to life in this book. I can see this happening to myself with my own children at their age. I love how these two Authors co-write like they are one. I am gratefully honored to read and review their book, Our Options Have Changed. I am excited for the next book in their series to be release. I'm ready to see where these stories go next. (less)