“Marina Adair delivers addictive, sweet and sexy romances with humor and heart that readers will love.” —Jennifer Ryan, New York Times Bestselling Author
“I always enjoy a Marina Adair novel and Situationship is no exception. Fantastic, rich and layered characters guarantee smiles and maybe a few tears.” —Mary Burton, New York Times Bestselling Author
“Adair’s characters jump off the page, inviting readers to care deeply about their happy endings. Alternating between laugh-out-loud funny moments often driven by the children and more poignant beats, this charming, squeaky clean romance will delight fans old and new.” — Publishers Weekly on Situationship
In a California-set witty and modern twist on How Stella Got Her Groove Back, New York Times bestselling author Marina Adair blends the fun of falling in love all over again with a thoughtful and heartfelt exploration of the modern family—and where a situationship can lead. Will appeal to fans of Jill Shalvis, Sophie Kinsella, and modern love stories.
Teagan Bianchi has survived a road trip with rambunctious toddler twins and a large mutt named Garbage Disposal. She clings to a tattered scrap of hope that moving into her late grandmother’s house is the best way to repair her failing business—and the sad shreds of her life—after the man who promised her forever lost everything they had. But she’s barely arrived when she finds herself face to face with her teenage crush, now an irresistible man—who still happens to live next door . . .
Veterinarian Colin West is closer to being an empty nester than a soccer dad. His marriage lasted only long enough to give him his beloved daughter, and he has no regrets. But as she readies for college, Colin contemplates his own future—which is, of course, exactly when his past shows up, as gorgeous as ever, and twice as fascinating. But Teagan torpedoed his plans once before. Is he crazy to consider letting her into his life again? Is Teagan ready to admit what she’s really afraid of? Could this unexpected “situationship” be forever?
Praise for Marina Adair
“Small town sweetness, endearing characters and a unique quirky flair."
—Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author
“Marina Adair is a breath of fresh air. . . . Don't miss a word from this magnificent author!”
—New York Times bestselling author Darynda Jones
Adair (RomeAntically Challenged) reunites a single mother with her high school sweetheart for a super sweet second-chance romance. After Teagan Bianchi's gambling-addict husband, Frank, completely ruins both their shared bakery business and Teagan's credit score, she files for divorce, gathers her adorable four-year-old twins, Poppy and Lily, and her overly exuberant dog, Garbage Disposal, and heads for her bucolic hometown of Pacific Grove, Calif., where she moves in to her late grandmother's house with her free-spirited sister, Harley. She's not expecting her high school boyfriend, veterinarian single father Colin West, to still live right next door. Colin's dealing with his own issues, including an overbearing and heartless boss and a daughter, Maddison, who's about to head off to college. The last thing he needs is to fall for Teagan all over again, but he does—and the feeling is mutual. But can their relationship survive when Frank follows Teagan to town? Adair's characters jump off the page, inviting readers to care deeply about their happy endings. Alternating between laugh-out-loud funny moments often driven by the children and more poignant beats, this charming, squeaky clean romance will delight fans old and new.
Teagan And Harley Bianchi are sisters at a crossroads in their lives. Teagan divorced her husband a year ago when he gambled away everything, even the family business. Teagan takes her two four year old twins to the house in Pacific Cove that she inherited from her grandmother planning on restarting the family bakery. Two things she wasn’t expecting, her sister Harley squatting in her house, and the boy whose heart she broke, Colin West, is living next door. Harley is trying to figure out her life. She doesn’t feel like she belongs anywhere, she wants to reconnect with her sister, and is trying to decide if she wants to continue her relationship with her boyfriend. Colin is a single dad and a Veterinarian. He is about to become an empty nester, and doesn’t want to get involved again with the woman who dumped him via a “Dear Colin” letter. What I liked about this book, Colin, Harley and the twins. What I had a harder time warming up to, Teagan. She is judgmental of her sister and she treated Colin poorly. She finally came around in the end, but it took a while for me to care about her. Overall an enjoyable read. I received an arc of this book from NetGalley for my honest review.
Situationship by Marina Adair
Contemporary romance. Second chance troupe. Family centric.
Teagan moves into her inherited family home with her four-year old twins. She hopes to reopen a bread bakery business after her ex husband gambled everything away. Teagan finds her sister already living in the house and her first love still living next door. Being a single mother to twins toddlers takes organizational effort. Teagan is grateful to the helping hand her squatter sister lends as well as the comfort she gets from spending time with Colin. Maybe the family move will be better than expected.
Adorable little girls, a hunky considerate man with a bratty confused teenage plus a well meaning sister makes this a family affair to the nth degree. Conflicts, arguments, misunderstandings and differences in being raised have all of them slowly learning about another perspective. I especially loved Harley’s determination to help her sister even though she gets beaten down verbally by Teagan over and over. All of them, the entire cast, have to grow emotionally and they do as the story progresses.
It’s family. Emotional, heartbreaking and loving with happy tears more than once for me near the end. Perfectly syrupy.
I received a copy of this from NetGalley.
Truly a story that reflects how life seems to be now days. Two divorced single parents, Colin struggling with a teenager, soon to be empty nester and working at his dream job as a Vet, but new boss is ruining the clinic.
Teagan trying to survive a road trip with her twin 4 year old daughters and their oversized puppy, Garbage Disposal. Moving back to the house her Nonna left her in Pacific Cove, trying to put their life back together after her ex husband clean them out, losing their home and her beloved bread bakery. Hopefully moving back to the home that holds so many happy memories will help her create new ones with her twins. But things start off totally wrong! Her flaky sister has moved in unknown to her and her 1st crush, 1st love and 1st heartbreak now lives next door.
There is humor throughout the book, love the antics of the twins and GD. This is a a story of second chances and draws you in immediately and I just kept turning the pages. Thank you NetGalley for this eARC. I am voluntarily posting an honest review after reading an Advance Reader Copy of this story. #NetGalley #Situationship #MarinaAdair