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From Beth Harbison, the New York Times bestselling author ofWhen in Doubt, Add Butter and Shoe Addicts Anonymous,comes Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger,a delightful new novel that will makeyou look atsecond chancesin a whole new way.

Ten years ago,Quinn Barton was on her way to the altar to marry Burke Morrison, her high school sweetheart, when something derai
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Published July 9th 2013 by Macmillan Audio (first published July 1st 2013)
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kari
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Ionia
First of all, how can you read this title and not want to read this book? I fell in love with the title so much that the book almost didn't matter. Okay, not really, but still...you have to admit, it is pretty great.

So begins my review:

Sheesh! Don't read this book if you have anything else you want to accomplish that day. This is one of those laugh out loud, carry-the-book-everywhere-with-you-even-into-the-bathroom kind of books. If I hadn't been reading the digital edition it might have even ha
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Lynne
I wish this book were as good as its title. I received this as an ARC and it took me about 2 weeks to get through, which is pretty long for me. I'm not a big fan of the writing style. I felt there were too many breaks between dialogue when Quinn would go off on an internal monologue and then the next line of conversation would be said and I had already forgotten what the conversation was about in the first place. The middle of the book dragged on while Quinn was endlessly wallowing in the past a ...more
Amanda
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So, I love chick lit. I’m not going to lie about that. It is my favorite “no think” read. So, when I found a book with this title needless to say…I was freaking excited. But, that did dwindle quickly.

The beginning was written in third person and then shifted to first. I was annoyed with that. It also appeared as if the writer was not at all comfortable writing in third person. I say this be
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Amanda Hill
The best thing about this book was the title.
Debbie
It’s ten years since Quinn Barton left her groom at the altar after his brother, the best man shocked her with tales of her groom’s infidelity she knew nothing about, which ultimately led to her and the brother’s insane revenge fueled affair.
Quinn’s convinced she’s moved on but when ten years later she’s making their grandmother’s wedding gown, she and the brothers reunite for the first time since that fateful, unhappy day and she realizes just how much she’s fooling herself because there are u
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Stacy
I really hate to rate this one so low, normally I love her books. It started out great in the beginning....but there was so much filler to get to the end, it just got really boring at times and I almost fell asleep more than once. I like the premise of the story, and I loved the characters. Glenn and Dottie were fun characters. But it felt like it dragged on, like a minimum number of pages had to be met. I don't know if it's because Quinn was stuck in such a rut in her life - she said more than ...more
Abigail
Well I finished it. For all the dithering and analyzing and remonstrating on behalf of our neurotic under confident, dimensionless, heroine, the book's ending was ridiculously abrupt. No one in this book was likable, except I suppose, the eccentric grandmother. Maybe the cliched gay best friend annoyed me the most. Why does this character not deserve any uniqueness or realism? His only purpose in the book was to be an uncomplicated shoulder to cry on, a wacky alter ego to help the heroine out of ...more
Jessica
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Anna
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Kellee
When I tell you I just said 'Eff it' about 3/4 through and read the last 10 pages JUST to end the book. Yikes!

WAAAAAY too much internal dialogue from the protagonist & not enough background on her relationship with either of the brothers. Very incomplete and it dragged on and on and on!

Do not read unless you have absolutely nothing else to read. I, on the other hand, do...
Kourtney
I don't know what is going on but it seems lately all of my favorite authors are coming out with books I am just not a fan of. And here is another one. Usually I like Beth Harbison's books. This time? I just can't recommend it. It started out sounding interesting with Frank giving her wild things to do to break her out of her shell. When I started the book I was single and thought maybe I should play along as well! And then I kept reading...

Quinn is not a sympathetic character to me. I felt she
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Nancy
A Runaway Bride Ten Years Later

Quinn is at the church ready to walk down the aisle to marry Burke, the love of her life, when Burke's brother, Frank, asks her to step outside. He has something important to tell her. Burke has been playing around with another girl. Devastated, Quinn runs back into the church,walks down the aisle, and smacks Burke effectively ending the wedding. Then she goes off for a weekend in Vegas with Frank, but that isn't the happy ending of the story.

Ten years later, Dott
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Shannon
The Characters

Quinn Barton
Frank Morrison
Burke Morrison
Glenn

I don’t have much to say about each character in general. I like them. Burke is kind of jerky but nothing spectacular stands out about them.

The Story

SPOILERS ahead!!!!!

This is a second chance romance. Quinn is all set to marry her high school sweetheart Burke when Burke’s brother/best man, Frank, drops the bomb that he has been cheating. Quinn runs off with Frank for an impromptu, two day, affair in Vegas. Flash forward 10 years and
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Kimberly
This was an easy read and entertaining. However, I found Quinn to be infuriating at times, as it had been 10 years since she left Burke at the alter. I could have used more of her friend Glen in the book, as his character was amusing, and their interactions added the humor. The ending was a little more hurried than I would have liked. I felt her decisions about life were wrapped up in a single bow within a few pages. While there were things that annoyed me, I still kept reading wanting to know w ...more
Erin Cataldi
Harbison, Beth. Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger. 7 CDs. unabridged. Macmillan Audio. 2013. ISBN 9781427230843. $34.99.

New York Times bestselling romance author, Beth Harbison, brings every girl's worst nightmare to life. On the happiest day of Quinn Barton's life, her wedding day, she discovers that her husband to be has been cheating on her. Quinn flees the scene and spends the next ten years hiding from the memories of her failed romance in, ironically, a wedding dress boutique,
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Jeanie
I really liked the characters in the book but I got a little tired of Quinn's wallowing in the past and not moving forward with her life after she leaves her fiancee' at the altar at the age of 21. Most of the book centered on this theme and it was getting a little tiring with the flashbacks to her younger self. Because, like the heroine, the book didn't seem to be moving forward either. But I really enjoyed Glenn and his attempts to get Quinn out of the past & looking towards a happier futu ...more
Marlene Engel
Moments before Quinn was to walk down the aisle to marry her high school sweetheart, she was given some news that changed everything! Frank, the brother of her soon to be husband, pulled her aside and told her that her fiancé had been cheating on her. What was supposed to be the happiest day of Quinn’s life was quickly turning into a nightmare! But that didn’t stop her from walking down the aisle. Instead of saying, “I do” when she got to the alter she craned her arm back and deposited a hard sm ...more
Jacqueline's Reads
May 10, 2013 Jacqueline's Reads marked it as considering  ·  review of another edition
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I've read five of Beth Harbison books. My opinion has varied...I'm excited about this new release and I can't wait to read it!



Ten years ago, Quinn Barton was on her way to the altar to marry Burke Morrison, her high school sweetheart, when something derailed her. Rather, someone derailed her—the Best Man who at the last minute begged her to reconsider the marriage. He told her that Burke had been cheating on her. For a long time. Quinn, stunned, hurt, and confused, struggled with the obligation
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Chelsey
The first book I ever read by Beth Harbison was When in Doubt, Add Butter, and I absolutely fell in love with her characters and the dynamics she could so easily create between them. I knew that I had to pick up this book and review it on my blog, or die trying! This story follows Quinn Barton, cool name for a girl, as she is about to walk down the aisle to marry her high school sweetheart, Burke Morrison. At the last minute, Burke’s brother, Frank, pulls Quinn aside to tell her that she cannot ...more
Phoebe
Quinn dumps her fiance at the altar when his brother Frank informs her of Burke's unfaithfulness. Ten years pass and Quinn is now running her family's wedding dress shop, financially stable, and in control of her life. But, she is still single, and when Burke's grandmother announces she is getting married, both Burke and Frank come back to town and Quinn finds herself revisiting old feelings. Which brother is she really attracted to, and does she want to get involved all over again with either o ...more
Erin
I fell in love with Beth Harbison's "When In Doubt, Add Butter" so I thought I'd have the same reaction to this.

It was honestly just okay. Not bad, not good, just middle of the road. I wish I could write a longer review, but nothing about the book really "stuck" with me. I just wish it had the same dynamic as some of her other characters. You never really got to know Frank or Burke and Quinn, even as a narrator, came off as all over the place. Which maybe is expected for someone gilted at the al
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Patricia
Who could resist such a title? I was delighted to receive an ARC Giveaway from First Reads. The whole scenario is revealed on the front cover. Cute and catchy. Staged between two weddings, a bridal shop owner is torn between the affections of two brothers ten years after leaving one at the altar when the other exposes his brother's philandering behavior. This straightforward and predictable romance has a first person narrator with a razor-sharp wit, who perhaps rambles too repetitively with her ...more
La Mala
Otro perfecto para época de finales, especial para distraerse de los nervios.

Es chick-lit (ODIO hasta el nombre despectivo de este genero, lo odio) pero afortunadamente no es acera de una loca materialista que quiere bajar de peso (porque, aparentemente esa es la meta en la vida de todas las mujeres en las "novelas para mujeres") ni de un amor que es solamente cuando la femenina cambia el look o se da cuenta que la vida es mas que la ropa.

Esta va mas de romance y de orgulloyprejuiciosidad que
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Nicole Lessard
eeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh it was ok

I wanted easy beach read and that's what I got. Although it tended to drone. On and on... and on. And frankly the whole gay best friend thing in these novels is becoming not even cliche - it's embarrassing.

Apparently the only thing gay men have to do is to over-involve themselves in single white female's lives.

And then she ended up with one of the brothers because... err... he was a better lay? I don't know, it wasn't quite clear, but again, beac
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Sweets Books
I actually enjoyed this book a lot more then I thought I would. This was my first book by this author and I really enjoyed her writing style. I won a advanced copy.........

The storyline was very realistic and believe able and I have to give points to Frank even when they were younger you could tell he cared a great deal for Quinn but he tried to get her too realize it on her own but what is the old age saying ''love makes us blind'' this was very true in Quinn's case when it came to Burke she th
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Mizzliz
This is what happens when you're at Target, get distracted in the book section while prepping for your vacation, and break the cardinal rule of judging a book based on the cover. The title is fun and what girl doesn't love a chick lit novel with an engagement ring on the cover? I liked Beth Harbison's "Shoe Addicts Anonymous" novel and also love anything set in Middleburg, VA (which is more common than you'd imagine). But this novel was painful to read - Quinn was so whiny and somehow managed to ...more
Karyn
When a romance is a major plot point there should be more than, what, four scenes with the main couple together. Not counting the flashbacks, since 16 - 10 years age is not the same as 'now'.

I really wanted to like this book, mostly due to the fabulous title, but there was way too much of Quinn's introspection into why she is stuck in a life rut and conversation with one-scene characters in her bridal shop. The minor characters were meant to illustrate Quinn's relationship to weddings, I'm sure
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Ray
After finishing Renowned Author Dan Brown's latest, it was perhaps ironic that I turned next to a blatantly obvious piece of chicklit. Obvious, that is, to everyone but me, who checked it out based solely on the humor in the title.

And,....

I'm not jumping on the Sex in the City double-decker tour any time soon, but this one largely worked for me. Because it set up and stayed with a simple premise from start to finish: What if a bride left her fiance stranded at the altar on account of last-second
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Beth Harbison grew up in Potomac, Maryland, in the shadow of Washington, D.C. Apart from the occasional irritation at being held up in traffic by a presidential motorcade, she has remained fairly uninvolved in the politics that define her home town.

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