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One of Amazon's Best Romances of November!
Two exes wake up together with wedding bands on their fingers—and no idea how they got there. They have just one New Year’s Eve at the end of 1999 to figure it out in this big-hearted and nostalgic rom-com from New York Times bestselling author Allison Winn Scotch.
When college sweethearts Frankie and Ezra broke up before graduation, they vowed to never speak to each other again. Ten years later, on the eve of the new millennium, they find themselves back on their snowy, picturesque New England campus together for the first time for the wedding of mutual friends. Frankie’s on the rise as a music manager for the hottest bands of the late ’90s, and Ezra’s ready to propose to his girlfriend after the wedding. Everything is going to plan—they just have to avoid the chasm of emotions brought up when they inevitably come face to face.
But when they wake up in bed next to each other the following morning with Ezra’s grandmother’s diamond on Frankie’s finger, they have zero memory of how they got there—or about any of the events that transpired the night before. Now Frankie and Ezra have to put aside old grievances in order to figure out what happened, what didn’t happen...and to ask themselves the most troubling question of all: what if they both got it wrong the first time around?
For this solid second-chance rom-com, Scotch (Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing) reunites a college friend group at an on-campus wedding on New Year's Eve, 1999. College sweethearts Frankie and Ezra broke up on graduation day and have maintained an icy silence in the 10 years since—until they're brought back together by their mutual friend's wedding. After a night of partying with the bride and groom-to-be, they're horrified to wake up together in Ezra's freshman dorm room on the wedding day. Worse, Frankie is inexplicably wearing Ezra's grandmother's ring, which he had been planning to use to propose to his current girlfriend. Working to piece together what happened the night before turns into working to understand what went wrong all those years ago. But the clock is ticking: they still cannot always endure being in the same room together and they only have a few hours to talk the situation out before the wedding ends and all go their separate ways. Scotch's humor leans to the slapstick, which can butt up oddly against the characters' angst and heartbreak. Still, this emotional outing delivers both laughs and poignancy. Fans of Emily Giffin, Katherine Center, and Christina Lauren should check this out.
A true romance
I loved everything about this book… the couple, the writing, the tension, the love, the wit, just everything!! So happy to have come across Frannie and Ezra, who have a special place in my heart❤️