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Library book for Kindle; first in the Charleston trilogy. After ace journalist watches her fiance be killed in a car explosion in Afghanistan, Dinah hightails it home & imagines herself married to the safe brother, Bobby. Except he's engaged and in love with another. But sparks fly with his bad boy brother, Cord. ( )
  nancynova | Apr 4, 2014 |
The problem which I had with this book was not with the set-up. The initial idea is good. Dinah returns home, to Charleston, shattered from her experiences as a war correspondent with a strange idea that she can find her past love, Bobby, and reconnect. She sees a life with Bobby as an alternative, second-best solution now that she can no longer do what she wants. Instead of Bobby she bumps into his brother Cordell and is attracted from the first but she needs to fight against this because a future with him isn't in her planning at all. Dinah's emotional problems are well set out and it is possible to understand how she clings on to something which has kept her going in harder times and her reluctance to try something new.

Where I had the issue with the book is in the way in which the author solves Dinah's problems. It is difficult to explain this without spoilers but just to say that although a life with Bobby is supposed to be second best for her the identical life, but with Cordell, is OK because they love one another passionately. I would have liked to see Dinah getting back to the life she had before, recovered and ready to go, rather than give it all up for a man. I thought that it was all a bit unsatisfying. ( )
  AnneHudson | Jan 1, 2013 |
not really fast enough or differrent pace for me... too bad, I was looking forward to a trilogy I hadn't read yet. ( )
  mchwest | Feb 4, 2012 |
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Every woman needs a backup plan…

And no one knows that better than foreign correspondent Dinah Davis, who's spent years wriggling out of international hot spots. Now she's come home to South Carolina's Low Country to hook up with the dependable man who long ago promised his devotion. But instead of finding the safety she's seeking, she winds up in the arms of his black sheep brother.

Cordell Beaufort would go after Dinah himself if the opinionated debutante weren't so much trouble. But when Dinah lets down her guard long enough for Cord to see the real woman, he starts to wonder if his judgment wasn't just a little too harsh. Maybe there's a reason he can't stand the thought of Dinah traipsing down the aisle with his brother.

Cord was the last man on earth Dinah would choose, but it seems fate has other ideas. Turns out even the very best backup plan can take an unexpected twist.
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Every woman needs a backup plan, and no one knows that better than foreign correspondent Dinah Davis, who's spent years wriggling out of international hot spots. Now she's come home to South Carolina's Low Country to hook up with the dependable man who long ago promised his devotion. But instead of finding the safety she's seeking, she winds up in the arms of his black sheep brother.… (more)

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