Title: The Do-Over
Author: Melissa MacKinnon
Genre: Contemporary Romance
About The Do-Over:
After years in the grueling California dating scene, Maggie Kelley has finally agreed to marry her Mr. Right Now. But there’s just one teensy problem…the county clerk lets her know that she’s technically still married to her Vegas fling: the best three days she ever had…and can’t actually remember. The moment she sees her very hot husband after eight years, with his works-well-with-his-hands attitude, she’s sure their wedding night must have been explosive.
The absolute last person Finnegan Garrity expected at his door is Maggie—his ultimate “one who got away.” Yet here she is in his small-town boat shop, looking just as adorable as ever…and wanting a divorce. Yeah, he has no intention of letting that happen. Now he’s got one week to convince Maggie that they’re still perfect for each other.
But he’s going to need more than just a do-over: he’s going to need a miracle.
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NICUnurse’s Review of The Do-Over by Melissa MacKinnon
The Do-Over is the author’s first book in her Finding Home series. Melissa Mackinnon is a new-to-me author, but I’m always on the hunt for my next favorite, so I took a chance. And it was worth it!
Finn and Maggie’s story is an opposites-attract, second-chance romance that was sweet yet a bit angsty at times. There’s a cast of secondary characters that you mostly fall in love with…except for Maggie’s father. Finn’s family is loving, caring, and loyal, and you just want to hang out with them and play baseball every chance you’d get. And let’s not glaze over just how swoony Finn is with his big, mushy heart. Maggie is lovable in the sense that she’s not so set in her ways that she’s overbearing. Eventually, she learns to consider how her actions will affect those around her. Not to say she’s cold-hearted or anything like that. She’s simply not been in a situation where she needed to consider others because of her family’s attitudes and upbringing. I loved that she was willing to watch, learn, evaluate, and grow. And I loved that it wasn’t just Finn but also his amazing family that led to the growth in her character.
All in all, this book was a light, entertaining read. So if you’re in the mood for a sweet story with lovable characters and a feel-good HEA, you’re not going to want to miss this one. I’m now very much looking forward to the next book in this series!
NICUnurse’s Rating: I give The Do-Over by Melissa Mackinnon 4 out of 5 propellers!
About Melissa MacKinnon:
Melissa spent her childhood exploring the coast of down east Maine without parental supervision and immersing herself in any book she could get her scrappy little hands on. Although she pursued a career in theater, the written word is her true calling. She leads a full life with her husband and six children traveling the country to wherever the Army sends them in her very large twelve-passenger van, in what she lovingly deems “organized chaos”. She finds time to write in her “spare time”, somewhere in between soccer practices and nap time with coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. She loves creating unforgettable romance, and enjoys writing and reading everything from sexy, sword-toting heroes to spit-out-your-coffee funny romantic comedies… as long as she doesn’t get the book wet. She leaves that up to the characters.
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