It’s a blog tour day today, for Beth Kendrick’s New Uses for Old Boyfriends!New Uses For Old Boyfriends by Beth Kendrick
Series: Black Dog Bay #2
Published by Penguin Books on February 3rd 2015
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After growing up in privilege and marrying into money, Lila Alders has gotten used to the good life. But when her happily-ever-after implodes, Lila must return to Black Dog Bay, the tiny seaside town where she grew up. She’s desperate for a safe haven, but everything has changed over the past ten years. Her family’s fortune is gone—and her mother is in total denial. It’s up to Lila to take care of everything...but she can barely take care of herself.
The former golden girl of Black Dog Bay struggles to reinvent herself by opening a vintage clothing boutique. But even as Lila finds new purpose for outdated dresses and tries to reunite with her ex, she realizes that sometimes it’s too late for old dreams. She’s lost everything she thought she needed but found something—someone—she desperately wants. A boy she hardly noticed has grown up into a man she can’t forget...and a second chance has never felt so much like first love.
Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I wanted to check out Beth Kendrick’s New Uses for Old Boyfriends because the title piqued my interest, and I wondered how the cover fit with it. And I quite enjoyed the story, especially the relationship between Lila and her mother. Change is hard, but a good attitude about it can definitely make it easier to handle.
Not that Lila (or her mother) had much good attitude – at least in the beginning…
This is a story about relationships, set in a small town. I loved the interactions between mother and daughter, society’s matriarchs, Lila and her high school first love, and Lila’s with her new friends. It was light-hearted and fun, even through the hard get-over-it and starting-over stuff that both Lila and her mother have to face. And I loved that there’s a Marine with mad sewing skillz and drool-worthy abs making an appearance. The covert assignations made me giggle!
New Uses for Old Boyfriends is a good one to sit down with a cuppa on a cold weekend afternoon. (There’s still plenty of that here!) And I know there are those of you who will definitely enjoy (and maybe even drool over) all the couture strewn throughout. So what’s there to do but pick this up? 🙂
drey’s rating: Excellent!
Have you read New Uses for Old Boyfriends? What did you think? And if you haven’t, read on to win your own copy!
The publisher has a copy of New Uses for Old Boyfriends for you! This one’s open to US residents; no PO Boxes please. To enter, fill out the form below before February 20th. Good luck!