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What do you do when the person you love most in the world breaks your heart… twice? Grant’s solution is avoiding relationships. Four years since the last time he saw Rachelle, his heart still can’t take another break.

“You’re not marriage material.” From the time he’d first heard those words spoken by the woman he loved, Grant Carpenter believed them.

When a woman he’s known for years shows an interest in him, he starts to question Rachelle’s words about marriage material, wondering if he might need a second opinion. Someone in the present, someone who has always been in the periphery but who he never gave a second glance, starts to take over his every thought.

Grant is armed with plenty of reasons to ignore what he’s feeling, but someone who should remain off-limits is suddenly overshadowing his obsession with his past. She’s making him want a future that he thought he’d written off, but he isn’t sure that she wants a future with him.

Ultimately, he has to decide what to do when the past makes her way back into his present.

This is a standalone novel that is a spin-off of SIDE EFFECTS and is told from the point of view of Quinn’s brother, Grant.

As her eyes darted up to meet mine from across the room, I suddenly wondered if she’d be interested in the way I did things. She seemed like the kind of girl who liked having fun.
I couldn’t help but think maybe it would be worth a shot. I grinned at her and raised one eyebrow in her direction. Her lips stretched into a smile, and the random thought of her lips on my body—anywhere—raced through my mind. I glanced away first. It was a habit, a way to hook them in and leave them wanting more. But even as I did it, I knew it was wrong.
She made her way over to me.
“I have a question for you, Mr. Carpenter.”
“What can I do for you, Bridesmaid Number One?”
 “I have a name.”
“I know. It’s easier for me to remember that you stand next to the Matron of Honor if I call you BNO.”
“Bridesmaid Number One.” I said it as if the answer was obvious.
She rolled her gorgeous brown eyes at me. They were mischievous and sexy at the same time.
I threw my hands up in mock confusion. “So what was your question?”
“Are you planning the bachelor party?”
“Isn’t that the best man’s job?”
She nodded. “Yes. Could we exchange numbers so we can figure out details? Quinn wants to have her bachelorette party the same weekend.”
It wasn’t a bad idea to get this girl’s number anyway. I was sure I’d find a way to use that to my advantage. I tried reminding myself it was a bad idea to hook up with her, but I just couldn’t remember why it was a bad idea. We exchanged numbers, and I saved her contact as “Avery Peterson.”
“So you do know my name.”
“Like I could forget it. I’ve known you a long time, Avery.” I knew I was flirting myself right into dangerous territory, but the beer I’d consumed took away my ability to care.
“Well, Grant,” she said, lowering her voice so only I could hear. “I’m glad you know it.”
“Oh yeah?” I raised my eyebrows and automatically found myself leaning in toward her.
“Yeah. That way you’ll know what name to yell out once I finally get my shot with you.”
She laughed and winked at me before she turned and walked away, leaving me an awkward shithead rendered idiotically wordless. I’m pretty sure my mouth hung open in surprise as I stood there, rolling her words over in my mind.
Was she joking?
She had to be joking.
Of course she was joking.
This was Avery, not some random girl I was going to hook up with.

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5 Pennies

Lisa Suzanne has done it again.  I love the characters in these books, even though they can be stand alone I think it means so much more when you read them in the order they came out. Separation Anxiety (Jessie & Veronica’s story), then Side Effects (Quinn & Reed’s story), and the latest Second Opinion (Grant & Avery’s story); they are all great stories alone but put them together and you have a whole collection of amazing experiences, time with family & friends, love & heartache, and a group of fun-loving individuals.

Grant is a playboy to the greatest degree.  After having his heartbroken not only once but twice he has sworn off the possibility of love or marriage.  He is content with this life of one or two nights with a girl and then never sees them again.  At least that is what he thought, but when it came to Quinn and Reed’s wedding things begin to change.  He thought there might be more in his future than he ever expected.

Avery is one of Quinn’s best friend and BNO (Bridesmaid Number One).  She has known Grant for many years and has always thought he was hot but off limits being her best friend’s brother.  Avery has a past that has made her fearful of commitment and trusting others.  She has built a wall up and the furthest any guy gets is a great one nighter, no strings attached.  So when the idea came up for the two people against relationships to get together for amazingly hot sex what could possibly go wrong?  Everything!!!!!

Avery and Grant our fun, crazy at times, and always up for a round (or two) of undeniably some of the best sex you can even imagine.  They are HOT together.  This story was amazingly written.  I really liked how we would get the back story to fill in the blanks to the histories that made these two people.  The texting that they would do was quite funny at times I especially liked this exchange between Avery and Grant:

“You don’t have plans? – A I might if the girl I want to see says yes. –G Yes. –A”

“I’ll pick you up at seven. Dinner and a surprise. Wear shoes you can walk in. – G Deal. I’ll be the hot one wearing hooker heels. –A I’ll be the lucky one with the hot date. –G My date will be pretty hot, too.  And he’s got that python in his pants. –A”

I have to say I absolutely HATED Rachelle.  She is not a nice person, self-centered and evil.  Her analogy with the sheet was very ingenious even though it was extremely mean!!!!

I really enjoyed every minute of this book.  Thank you for another amazing book Lisa Suzanne.

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Author Bio

Suzanne started handwriting her books on yellow legal pads after she took a
creative writing class in high school. She still has those legal pads full of
stories, but now one of them is published under the title How He Really Feels.
She currently works as a full time high school English teacher, and her
favorite part of the year is summer. She has been blessed with the world’s best
dog, a supportive family, and a husband who encouraged her to publish after
reading one of her novels. She likes the advice of Ernest Hemingway’s famous
quote, “Write drunk. Edit sober.”
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