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PUT A RING ON IT by Beth Kendrick


by Beth Kendrick

Pub Date: Nov. 3rd, 2015
ISBN: 978-0-451-47418-6
Publisher: New American Library

When her former fiance marries someone he's just met, a woman who's used to playing it safe throws caution to the wind on a visit to Black Dog Bay, the Delaware beach town deemed the best place in America to get over a breakup.

Brighton Smith has crafted the perfect, safe life. While she once dreamed of taking over her grandfather’s jewelry business, those hopes were dashed when her free-spirited mother ran it into the ground. Learning early to be responsible, she became an actuary and is engaged to Colin, who’ll be an attorney as soon as he passes the bar exam. When a silly argument escalates into a huge fight, Colin asks for his ring back, then heads out of town for a study session. Brighton decides to visit Kira, a college roommate who just moved to Black Dog Bay. When the two meet up at a local wine shop, Brighton is introduced to Jake Sorenson, Black Dog Bay’s resident sexy, rich bachelor and “designated rebound guy for all the newly single women.” Brighton feels the tug of attraction but ignores it until Kira has to take a call from a client at the same time Colin calls to tell her he’s met someone else and married her. Tossing off her sensible armor, she accepts Jake’s offer of a drink, which leads to a late-night flight to Vegas and a quickie marriage. Stunned by her choices, she's further astounded when Jake encourages her to enjoy the moment while it lasts. Brighton knows hopes and wishes are a bad bet, so she should nip them in the bud before they take hold. But somehow, her one night of risk seems to be leading to everything she ever wanted. Can any of it last?

Kendrick brings her signature breezy style and witty charm to another poignant and romantic love story.