Book Review: Put a Ring on It by Beth Kendrick

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Title: Put a Ring on It
Author: Beth Kendrick
ISBN: 978-0-451-47418-6
Publisher: New American Library
Length: 283 pages

Synopsis:

The author of New Uses for Old Boyfriends returns to the Delaware seashore town of Black Dog Bay, where one woman learns to put passion before practicality…

Brighton Smith doesn’t do outrageous. As an insurance actuary, it’s her job to assess risk and avoid bad investments. But when her fiancé calls to confess he’s married someone else on a whim (“I looked at her and I just knew!”), she snaps…

That night, at a local bar, Jake Sorensen—hot, rich, and way out of her league—buys Brighton a cocktail. At midnight, she kisses him. And by dawn, they’re exchanging vows at a drive-through chapel.

Brighton knows Jake is a bad bet, but she doesn’t care. After a lifetime of playing it safe, she’s finally having fun. Until the whirlwind romance gives way to painful reality…and Brighton finds out the truth about why a guy like Jake married a girl like her. With her heart on the line and the odds stacked against them, Brighton must decide whether to cut her losses or take a leap of faith that this love affair is one in a million.

My Review:

This is the third book in the Black Dog Bay Series, but it can also be read as a stand-alone.  The previous books feature different girls as main characters: Summer from Cure for the Common Breakup and Lila from New Uses for Old Boyfriends.  Since Black Dog Bay is a small town, so Summer does show up for a little and Lila is a supporting character.

I really enjoyed reading the book.  It was an easy, light, and fun read.  The ending was a little obvious but so are most romance books.  I did not have a chance to read the first two books in the series, but the town definitely caught my interest.  Everyone seems to know each other and gossips can spread within seconds.

I do not get all these books with a dog on their covers.  The dog is not even introduced til midway in the book and does not have any significant parts til the last several chapters of the book.  Rory supposes to be a large Mastiff mix but how come the dog on the cover is a cute retriever?   I think a ring or a watch would be more appropriate as a cover.

4 out of 5 stars

Received a free copy from BookSparks in exchanged for an honest review.

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