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New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown’s contemporary romance is a delightfully fresh take on modern love.

Cathy Andrews has a choice: marry Mr. Safe-But-Boring, or take a chance on finding herself.

Cathy Andrews wants it all: a husband, a baby, and a little house in her charming small town of Cadillac, Texas. With all that she’s gone through in her past, she’s earned her happily ever after and is more than ready to put down some long-term roots. The trouble is, she’s no longer sure the reliable man she agreed to marry is the right guy. Sure, he’s got great teeth and hair, but he’s also got dreams of being a politician—and Cathy doesn’t know if she’s ready to be just arm candy to a man who doesn’t stir her blood.

It’ll take the help of her twin sister to set her back on a path to being the woman she always knew she could be.

Marty Andrews has got a thing or two to say about Cathy’s duller-than-a-doorknob fiancé. She thinks Cathy’s meant for great things, not settling for second-best. Marty’s determined to see her sister find a truly happy life, so she gathers up their squad of sisters-by-choice to help Cathy learn to let go of what she thinks is right … and become the woman she was meant to be.

Get ready to start a ruckus: What could be better than twin sister shenanigans, best friends who have your back no matter what, and a whole lot of small town Texas love?

©2013, 2019 Carolyn Brown (P)2022 Blackstone Publishing

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-06-22

Laugh out loud funny

This book is so funny! Thank you publisher for allowing carolyn brown to write like her earlier books! I like the heart felt stories but the stories like this one with hilarious characters and situations make me laugh until I have tears! I have one thing that embodies the humor in this book Aunt Agnus- she makes every page she is on incredibly funny! The characters and their individual stories are funny, cute, heart warming and engaging! I have two chapters to go and I dont want it to end! I just laugh snorted so loud on the treadmill at the gym someone came over to see if im okay- you need this laugh! The narrator is wonderful! I can picture characters especially violet and agnus! Some swearing but in all the right places🤣🤣🤣 use your credit on this gem!
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Ypsi, MI

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  • Sandra
  • 21-07-22

Loved this book.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Audio was easy to listen to and the book
Was so much fun. I highly recommend it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-07-22

*****FAVORITE*****

The antics of Aunt Agnes were laugh out loud hilarious and the narrator perfectly captured what I imagine Violet would have sounded like. LOVED this book!

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  • CHESTER
  • 05-07-22

Never stopped laughing. Carolyn Brown's best boo.

I couldn't put this down. just absolutely wonderful characters . kept me laughing all the way through.

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  • Teresa
  • 08-08-22

Family and friendships

I loved this, cannot wait to read more of the Cadillac trilogy. Aunt Agnes is a hoot!

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  • Sophia Rose
  • 05-08-22

SmallTown Hijinks, Family and Friends

Feuding, small town gossip, relationship troubles, festivals, and friendship are all part of Carolyn Brown's first foray into women's fiction. And folks, she hit it out of the ballpark. I wasn't but a few pages in that I was delighted by the characters and town with their separate stories that come together in the end.

The story introduces for friends: Marty, Cathy, Trixie, and Darla Jean along with a quirky bunch of friends, enemies, and neighbors from the small Texas town of Cadillac. Marty and Cathy are identical twins with very different personalities. Marty likes it live wild and free and Cathy wants a husband, home, and family. The twins turned their family home and their mother's home-cooking recipes particularly her secret special hot jalapeno peppers into a restaurant. When their childhood friend, Trixie learns her husband cheated on her, she becomes the third partner in Miss Clawdy's restaurant. Darla Jean is a madam turned preacher living across the way.

The story opens with Marty, because of a death-bed promise to her mama, making a controversial vote to induct the woman who Trixie's ex cheated with into the Blue-Ribbon Jalepeno Society instead of her best friend Trixie or her great-aunt Agnes. Meanwhile, Cathy is being pressured by her fiance, Ethan, and his bossy interfering mother, Violet to conform to Violet's dictates for their wedding and future life together all to promote Ethan's political chances. Why is she more interested in the hot erotic romance on her e-reader than a night spent with Ethan? And on nights when Marty and Cathy are out of the house, Trixie is sneaking in her ex to help scratch her itch.

Things change when Agnes observes a man up in Trixie's room, word trickles out that Marty voted against her friend and aunt, and Cathy is presented with a pre-nup pushing her to leave behind her share in the restaurant. Open hostilities break out between Violtet and Agnes and lesser between other members of the town right before the big Jalapeno festival. The friends have each other's backs through thick and thin.

I had an absolutely uproariously good time with this light, yet heartwarming story. The friendship was the best part, but the antics of those two old ladies cracked me up. I loved watching the friends grow past issues and mistakes and see some of the troublemakers get their comeuppance.

I did a re-read in the audio format and enjoyed Petrea Buchard's narration work for all the characters. She has a husky low voice that gave a flexibility for male and female, old and young voices of the characters.

I can't wait to see what comes next for the residents of Cadillac, TX. Those who enjoy humorous and light contemporary romance along with lighter women's fiction set in small town ranch country should give this one a go.

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  • Jeni Vicini
  • 19-07-22

Carolyn Brown has done it again!!

What an amazing book. I LOVE how Carolyn Brown weaves a story of love and humor together. The narrator was amazing and warm and I can hardly wait for the next book.

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  • Denise R
  • 11-07-22

Hmmm kinda bad

I am a Carolyn Brown fan but this book was a little trashy and another old lady narrator ruined the voices of young women. Not much good Texas drawl. Ending was without closure or surprise

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  • CK
  • 05-07-22

This book disappointed me.

Slow going , all I can say is meh. hard to get through. Narrator wasn't what I expected. Sorry, this one didn't work for me