A marriage proposal gone wrong—a second chance to get it right.
When architect Marley Patterson goes out with Von Ryan, she never expects her practical, cautious life to be turned upside down by the handsome contractor. Von is the definition of fun, until his proposal sends her into a panic. Marriage is too serious a commitment to make after dating for only six months. Even though she cares for Von, they are too different, so she breaks up with him.
Being rejected hurts, but Von blames himself for not reading the signs or Marley better. He finds solace in work; however, his construction company's success isn't enough. He wants to share his life with a woman who'll love him as much as he loves her. She's out there. All he has to do is find her and, this time, be patient for the relationship to develop on its own.
After Marley is assigned to Von's new project in Indigo Bay, he treats her the same as everyone else—professionally and with respect—though neither can deny a strong mutual attraction still exists. Soon Marley realizes she may have been the problem with their relationship, not just Von's proposal. She wants a second chance, but after breaking his heart once, will he give her a do-over?
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This is book 2 in the Indigo Bay Second Chance series and it features Von and Marley. This is a sweet romance. The male lead was VERY weak and the female lead was way too fickle for my liking. The entire story ran at one pace. There were no exciting ups and downs. Secondary characters were more interesting than the leads. It was just not for me.
A beautiful second chance story
Sweet Do-Over is the second chance story about Von and Marley. About seven months ago, Von proposed to Marley, in a flash mob, and she turned him down. Two weeks later, she broke up with him. Now, they’ve reconnected because of work. I loved this story and the other characters we get to catch up with. If you enjoy second chance books, you will enjoy reading this sweet, clean story.
I really enjoyed Melissa McClone’s twist on a second chance love. Most of the ones I’ve read consist of a very young couple, separated by a misunderstanding, “class differences”, or an outside schemer. But Marley and Von haven’t been separated very long, she was the one who called it quits, and the are successful professionals in their 20’s.
They are also very different personalities...he’s impatient, she’s a planner; he’s very open, she’s extremely private. But I think these differences draw the reader into their story more, waiting to see if one or the other will change to fit the relationship better. I was fully engaged in their second chance and could not put the book down (story of this readers life!) McClone has another sweet romance hit on her hands!