The synopsis of The Do-Over by Bethany Turner sounded really interesting and since I enjoyed Plot Twist by the same author, I was excited to give this one a try.
At first, I felt like it was going to be a great read. I liked how the story started and I thought that McKenna and Henry had good chemistry. I also enjoyed the humor and a lot of the pop culture references, even though I felt there were a tad too many. Sadly, the negatives outweighed the positives for me. I wanted more page time with our main characters. I also didn’t like how McKenna lied to her family about why she was home. I did not see a downside for her to tell them the truth about what was going on with her job. I also struggled to fully connect with McKenna. While this was not the story for me, I’m sure many will enjoy it.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This was a clean read even though it is published by Thomas Nelson.
Sometimes dreams come true. Other times, the best outcome begins with an epic fail.
Career-driven McKenna Keaton has devoted her life to attaining the senior partnership at her law firm. So asking a man on a date should be nothing. But the past four days have been the worst of her life and have called everything she thought she knew about herself into question. Besides, she can’t remember her last real date—one that didn’t involve using a blind date as an opportunity to get a stranger’s perspective on effective cross-examination techniques. (It’s like sharing fondue with a jury!)
But a real date? And with shy, nerdy Henry Blumenthal—McKenna’s high school rival for valedictorian who once took three hours to beat her at chess? Scratch that. He’s Hank Blume now, the famed documentarian, Durham’s darling son, who has attained all his dreams and more. He also happens to look like he stepped out of an Eddie Bauer catalog.
Whereas McKenna is a disgraced workaholic from New York on unpaid leave, accused of a white-collar crime she would never commit, succumbing to panic attacks, watching her dreams unravel. At age thirty-eight—and destined by the family curse to die before she turns forty, it appears—it’s absolutely the wrong time to have a major crush on a man. Especially one who treasures his memories of McKenna as the girl Most Likely to Succeed.