Wednesday, February 18, 2015

New Uses for Old Boyfriends by Beth Kendrick

New Uses for Old Boyfriends
by Beth Kendrick

Find out more about this book and author:
Twitter @BKendrickBooks

Just released: February 3, 2015
Publisher: NAL Trade
Genre: Chick-lit
Paperback: 336 pages
Rating: 4.5

Black Dog Bay Novel series:
Cure for the Common Breakup
New Uses for Old Boyfriends

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 But even as Lila finds new purpose for outdated dresses and tries to reunite with her ex, she realizes that sometimes it’s too late for old dreams.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.

My two-bits:

I enjoyed this second chance romance story in a small town. There is something comforting about familiar places and people in this kind of setting which makes for a cozy read during the winter months.

Plenty of fun sprinklings of the vintage clothing business. It was interesting to learn of some of the care and worth of designer wear.

There were also reminiscing of high school loves between characters which in turn made me think of the woulda coulda shoulda moments in my high school past. But then I realized that all turned out for the best after all which the main character in this story concludes as well.

The light bickering and sweet moments between the couple pairing brought a couple chuckles - always a good thing ;-)


* review copy courtesy of publisher

* added this to my Bookish Bingo challenge - square: Pretty Dress Cover


  1. The title along grabs the attention, but it sounds like a fun read. I love small town stories.

  2. I was instantly drawn to this book because of the title. I'm glad that you enjoyed it and will definitely pick this up to read. =D


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