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USA Today best-selling author Bethany Lopez brings you her breakout series about getting a second chance at love later in life. Follow Whitney, Summer, Margo, Charlotte, and Andi as they experience the good, bad, and ugly of dating again in their 30s and 40s. Join them in The Jilted Wives Club.

When your first shot of love curdles, switch to a nice Cabernet.

Charlotte never imagined she’d be a single mom in her 30s. With a fulfilling job, a sweet toddler, and a supportive family, she knows she should be counting her blessings, but it feels like something is missing...her.

Although he and Charlotte made a marriage pact when they were teenagers, Damon always knew he’d never get married. An architect and artist, his life is full, and there has never been room for more than casual affairs. But lately, he’s felt like something is missing.

When they find themselves alone in Italy, the food, wine, culture, and gorgeous countryside become the backdrop of a passionate affair. In the midst of finding themselves, they found each other.

But when reality sets in, can they make this vacation romance into something that lasts, or will they be left with nothing but memories and a nice Cabernet?

©2022 Bethany Lopez (P)2022 Bethany Lopez

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A fairly gentle and entertaining adult romance

A nice romance with a fairly true-to-life "should I or shouldn't I?" situation, and a cast of plausible characters with what came across as realistic relationships from the backstory we don't need. The whole thing flows nicely. I mean, you know how it'll end already, don't you? The fun is sharing their journey as an invisible witness, and I think it's fair to say the scenery Bethany's story caused my imagination to conjour up was colourful and entertaining.

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  • Pamela
  • 14-06-22

Charlotte and Damon

Charlotte and Damon
This is a great addition to the Jilted Wives Club series. I see it as a second chance story even though it’s their first time as a couple. The romance of Italy was a great scene setter. It’s time these two found love for each other and I especially loved how they discovered they were both at the same house. The narration could be more defined as if you are not closely paying attention you can not tell who’s talking. I do recommend this story and series.
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  • PATRICIA
  • 04-06-22

Charlotte & Damen!

I was so excited to see Charlotte getting her own book! After a horrible divorce, she joined the Jilted Wives Club. She is doing whatever she can to keep her daughter happy and start her new life. There is no room for a relationship. When she goes to Italy to get away for a while, she doesn't know it's a setup by her mother. Damen is there. Her brother's best friend and the man she made a pact with during high school to marry at 35 if they are not married, these two have off the chart's chemistry. But is that enough to start a relationship? Could their childhood pact really be the answer to their hearts? Love Damen! He knew years ago what he wanted and biding his time may prove to be worth it. Charlotte is hesitant, not only for herself, but telling her brother and deciding what is best for her daughter. Totally can understand her feelings. And we get to see all the members of the club and enjoy their advice! It's a fun addition to the series.

Caitlyn Porayko tells us this story with perfect voices and an emotional heart tugging. Including some laughter and banter, she easily falls into each character and creates an enjoyable listen.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 27-05-22

Wonderful continuation of series

I am enjoying this series by Bethany Lopez. This is a standalone romance but you do feel an investment in the characters before starting this book if you start at the beginning of the series. I love the low drama of the characters and relationship. It had a great HEA.

Caitlyn Porayko is a new to me narrator. She has an easy to listen to voice. She doesn't attempt to vocalize much of the male characters. I think it's only when the male character is speaking that she lowers her voice. I did get lost a few times, after being distracted, because of this.

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  • Ashley Hedden
  • 23-05-22

Great Read

Backup Wife (The Jilted Wives Club #4) was a great read by Bethany Lopez. Charlotte is a member of the Jilted Wives Club. She never thought she would be a single mom in her thirties. Damon and Charlotte made a marriage pact when they were teenagers. He knew that he would never get married, but lately has felt like something is missing in his life. They find themselves set up by her mom and alone in Italy. They start a passionate affair while on vacation but reality quickly sets in and they don’t know if it will last. I loved reading this book and cant wait to read more by the author.