On Second Thought by Kristan Higgins

Genre: Women's Fiction
Publisher: HQN
Release Date: March 24, 2017

Kate has it all. Her new husband dotes on her, and they're trying hard to have a child together. When he dies suddenly at her sister's party, Kate is shocked. Now a grieving widow, Kate isn't sure how to pick up the pieces.

Ainsley is thrilled to know her boyfriend is finally going to propose. She won't admit she knows it because she found the engagement ring he'd stashed. She's certain it's bound to happen at their party to celebrate his beating testicular cancer. Instead, she finds he's dumping her and he's going to blog about her and his "new life" as a single man and cancer survivor.

Ainsley and Kate were never close, but Ainsley moves into Kate's huge house while she regains her footing. Together, they explore their own family dynamics and support each other as they move on in their own life journeys.

On Second Thought started a bit slow for me. It was filled with depressing moments, some that even irritated me. As it picked up, however, and moved into the women restarting their lives, I was hooked. It was a gorgeous story filled with a touch of romance, some real soul searching, and stories that tugged at the heart. I loved it.


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