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Ainsley O'Leary is so ready to get married - she's even found the engagement ring her boyfriend has stashed away. What she doesn't anticipate is for Eric to blindside her with a tactless breakup he chronicles in a blog - which (of course) goes viral. Devastated and humiliated, Ainsley turns to her half sister, Kate, who's already struggling after the sudden loss of her new husband. Kate has always been so poised, so self-assured, but Nathan's death shatters everything she thought she knew - including her husband - and sometimes the people who step up aren't the ones you expect. With seven years and a murky blended family dynamic between them, Ainsley and Kate have never been overly close, but their shared sorrow dovetails their faltering worlds into one. Despite the lifetime of history between them, the sisters must learn to put their differences aside and open their hearts to the inevitable imperfection of family - and the possibility of one day finding love again.
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By VickyJ on 03-19-17
A Wonderful Story!!
When I first started listening, it was difficult to listen to Kate. She was totally shattered and in shock. I remember thinking that if she were going to be this way the entire book, I'd have to quit listening right now.
Ainsley was the entire opposite. She was happy, bubbly, sweet and very personable.
As the story progresses Kate goes through different stages of grief and her character changes. It's a wonderful story with a few surprises here and there. The characters and narration were supberb. I throughly enjoyed this book and will seek other works by Kristen Higgins!
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
By Diane on 02-24-17
What made the experience of listening to On Second Thought the most enjoyable?
the story was so well written, and the narrators only added to the excellence of the writing ... best book I've read in a very long time.
What other book might you compare On Second Thought to and why?
tho parts of it reminded me of other reads, this book stands on its own .. one of a kind.
What does Sands Xe and Amy Rubinate bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
their voices fit their characters perfectly .. 2 of the very best in the business.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
it made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me "feel" the characters .. A+.
Any additional comments?
Kristan Higgins has always been among my top 3 authors .. and she is getting better.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful