Saturday, February 2, 2013

Do Over by Shannon Guymon

I hate men.” Iris whispered furiously as she gripped the woman’s cell phone so hard one of the rhinestones popped off.
The woman gently pried her phone out of Iris’s clenched, white hand. “Well, like I said, I just thought you should know. By the way, since I’m your new best friend, call me Cherish.”
Iris glanced around her wedding reception and felt a cold, heavy dread settle over her shoulders. It went well with the misery, shock, and despair that were already suffocating her.
“Telling me yesterday would have been nice,” she said softly as the lace on her wedding dress started to itch her arms.
The tall voluptuous blonde winced and stepped closer, looking like she was about to drop yet another bomb on the happiest day of her life. “Look, I didn't even know about you until last night when Riley’s other girlfriend confronted me. Some trashy girl named Germaine. An office assistant. So cliché. She knew all about you and was fine, but when she found out about me, that was too much I guess. And just for the record, I didn't know about either of you when I started seeing Riley. Trust me, I’m not the type to share. I don’t even know why I’m here to be honest. I think it was your wedding announcement she threw in my face. It was just so sweet. I had to see what kind of girl would cover her announcement in bright red poppies. And here you are. Just as I pictured you.”

My Thoughts: I enjoyed the novel, clear to the red-tipped flame hair. Iris is the happy bride...for a hour or so, anyway. When Riley's numerous affairs come to light, she confronts him AT the receptions and promptly demands a divorce (You go, girl!) NO woman should put up with a cheat...Ever!

Iris not only changes her life, but her look also (see comment about hair above). She sets about living her life, man free. Until, unbeknownst to her, she becomes the object of a bet... enter Trey. Then the real fun begins.

Do Over is a fun, clean read, but what I liked best is that it's okay for the characters to be quirky and outside the "norm," not something you see often in LDS fiction.

I give it four thumbs up! A really great read from this accomplished author! I'm looking forward to reading more of her work.

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Welcome to Author Shannon Guymon

I live in Utah with my six children and I’m the author of ten books – so far. I enjoy the outdoors, reading and being with my children.  I’m a HUGE believer in happy endings.  Scarlett really should have been happy with Rhett, and it’s a darn shame Leo and Kate  didn’t float safely into New York on the Titanic.  Alas, since I can only control my own imagination, happy endings are found in my books.
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I was given a copy by the author in trade for my honest review

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