Friday, September 29, 2023

More Than an Ex-Girlfriend by Remi Carrington: Book Review

  *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

I’ve been avoiding my ex. More like hiding from him, but that’s just semantics. But hiding isn’t possible now that he’s my new neighbor.

We dated all through high school, but then the day after graduation, I ended things, which I know broke his heart. But at the time, I thought I was making the best choice.

Now I regret it. Actually, I’ve regretted it for a while. Pretty much since the day we said goodbye.

As much as I want to apologize and make things right—if that’s even possible—I’m afraid to face him. And telling him why I broke up with him will crush him.

Clinging to the old adage that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, I spend an entire night making his favorite cookies. Apologies go better with cookies, I think.

At least I hope so.

Remi Carrington is the figment of Pamela Humphrey's imagination. She loves romance & chocolate, enjoys disappearing into a delicious book, and considers people-watching a sport. She was born in the pages of the novel Just You and then grew into an alter ego.

She writes sweet romance set in Texas. Her books are part of the Phrey Press imprint.

More Than an Ex-Girlfriend is the sixth book in the Cowboys of Stargazer Ranch series. While we've met many of the characters in previous books in the series, I do think this would read just fine as a standalone as well. That said, it's a great series and I'd highly recommend the rest of it too. 

I have been curious about Archer's story since being introduced to him in previous books, and I am happy to say that it did not disappoint. I've always really enjoyed a second chance romance and this one was done really well. Both Archer and Lettie had had difficult childhoods and had such a sweet connection... they were high school sweethearts, but Lettie broke Archer's heart when she left him with no explanation years before. Imagine his surprise when she shows up not just in his new town but living right next door!? We are given bits and pieces of their history as the story goes on--- just enough to keep me wanting to know more, and I loved the chance to see them work through things and reconnect. Throw in a little found family, caretaking, and pen pal moments and there was really just so much to love about this story! And without any spoilers, I just have to say... the cemetery scene? I absolutely adored it! If you're looking for a great second chance romance, this is definitely one to read! 

More Than an Ex-Girlfriend is a closed-door romance with great chemistry, but nothing beyond kissing. 


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