New York Times Best Selling Author, PATRICE WILTON, welcomes you to THE CANDY BAR, in South Beach for an adventure of a lifetime! Come share in the magic, the love and laughter and story of friends. Grab a drink, sit down at the bar and have a good time!
Lydia O'Reilley, divorce attorney, is on the fast tract to make partner until she meets a hot stranger in a bar, and one thing leads to another. The following morning she's doing a joint deposition, and in walks Jed, the man she'd spent the night with, her new client's soon-to-be-ex husband! As if that's not bad enough, she learns later that the condom broke and she's pregnant. Her perfect plans are seriously derailed, and it may take a little magic to make everything right.
EXCERPT--I'd been sleeping with Barnie for more than a year, off and on. He wasn't much for talking, but so what? He was reliable, faithful, and good in bed. I knew exactly where he was most of the time; he didn't look at my girlfriends, didn't have a mother, never argued, didn't expect me to cook and clean, and performed at my command. What more could a girl ask?
More importantly, I was sure he'd never hurt me, and perhaps that's why I chose to spend my nights with him. But I learned the hard way: nothing is ever perfect. The damn thing malfunctioned, went into overdrive, and I could barely sit down for a week. Cheap Asian product--I bought it through eBay too.
There you have it. It was fun while it lasted, but as in any good relationship that sadly ends it takes awhile to move on. I'm proud to say that I have done so. Yes, I replaced my old toy Barnie, and now I have something warm and wonderful beside me in bed. This required a great deal of courage and lack of negativity on my part. I had to learn to trust, and to open my heart and not to be afraid. And it's still a whole lot scary.
5 STAR REVIEWS:
"Lydia ends up doing something she never does and has a one night stand with Jed. She is really happy with how the night went until she finds his wedding ring. Even worse is that she is his soon to be ex-wife's lawyer. She teases up to the boss and another lawyer is assigned the case. Soon the first start of the book feels like a vacation as she deals with an unexpected pregnancy and a false sexual harassment suit filed against her. The method she takes might be a little extreme to clear her name but is perfectly understandable. This is a romantic comedy that also deals with some serious issues as well. I really found myself enjoying the book a lot."
"At first,I didn't know if I wanted to continue. Barney is her vibrator, he blew up. So she goes to a bar one night, owned by her friend Candy. She meets Jed, they get drunk, spend the night having wild wonderful sex, then it's just goodbye.
She's a divorce lawyer. When she goes to work the next day, she's meeting her client and her husband for a deposition. So , who shows up for his deposition, the man she spent the night with! The husband of her client!! Oh my. It just gets better and better. This book is a little slow at times, but comes together. This is one you should really take a second look at. You'll have good time, I promise."
"REPLACING BARNIE is a hilarious comedy. P. Wilton has written a romantic yet funny story, in a fast-paced, first person point of view. Thorough, honest, and dedicated to her clients, Lydia is an attorney determined to succeed in her career. Until fate plays dirty tricks on her and puts the gorgeous Jed in her way. This novel will lift your mood and help you relax."
"A wonderful light and refreshing read. Likeable characters and a story line that holds your attention. Really enjoyed this book."