Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Can't Always Get What You Want
ARC Review by Pam
Release: January 13, 2015

Pam's Rating: 3.5 of 5 ⭐️

Sophie Richards has been looking forward to a much-needed girls’ night out: a Rolling Stones tribute-band concert, a few drinks, a distraction from her grueling nursing shifts in acute care. But when her best friend bails, Sophie gets stuck with a blind date.

Although Brett Nicholson may be the hottest carpenter alive, and Sophie may technically be single, she isn’t exactly on the market. Six years ago she found The One. He was everything Sophie dreamed a man could be—and then she lost him. In an instant, her whole life changed, and she forgot all about happily ever after.

But as she gets to know Brett, Sophie starts to wonder about the future for the first time. With a broken heart still clouding her mind, jumping into a new relationship feels impossible. When she’s in his arms, walking away feels even harder. Now Sophie faces an impossible choice: living in the past or choosing love in the here and now.


As the book starts my heart goes out to Sophie. It is obvious that she is still struggling with the loss of her 1st love. When pushed out of her comfort zone she meets Brett who she becomes comfortable with easily. Sophie fights the battle of letting go and starting anew but every time she thinks she is moving along something else brings her back to ground zero. She is slowly starting to fall in love with Brett but is there enough room in her heart.

Brett is a handsome, strong carpenter who has decided that dating and hook ups are not his thing. He is waiting for that ONE woman who he can’t live without. Brett pretty quickly decided that Sophie is his ONE after spending some time with her. One thing leads to another and he realizes that he is fighting with a ghost of Sophie’s first love.

Can they work through this or will they be destined to be alone???

Chelsey does a wonderful job of expressing the grieving process as Sophie works through her feelings.  The process is different for everyone but this works for Sophie.


**Copy received in advance for an honest review.**

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds intense. Need to put on my to be read list.