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Do Anything

(Wandering Hearts #1)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  279 ratings  ·  60 reviews
A broken heart is only the beginning for her.

Bookworm Annabelle Hart thinks she’s found the love of her life. But when her fiancé's philandering ways shatter their happy future, she decides she’s through playing the victim. Now, rather than read about life, she wants to live it—starting with a sabbatical from her editing job in Chicago to travel the world. But the past ref
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Published April 3rd 2014 by Four Bean Soup Publishing (first published March 18th 2014)
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DNF @ 42% because I didn't like the characters or the writing style. But after I skipped ahead I found I saved myself from the kind of story plot I hate...
I think the author couldn't decide if she was writing chick lit or romance... if romance, it was unsucessful.
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Apr 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, april-2014
Who doesn't want to find someone who'd 'do anything' for them?

Stories about heartbreak inevitably speak to me on a personal level that comes from having first-hand knowledge of that sensation. I can always relate to the protagonist because I know where they are at that moment and the only question left to be answered is 'Where are they going from here?' Once the romance is all over, what's left? How does anyone pick up the pieces? The answer is different for everyone.

In the case of Annabelle Har
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
4.5 stars!

I remember seeing the Cover Reveal on Facebook for this book and thinking the cover was stunning! I was really intrigued to read the story behind it, so when I got an email about ARCs, I quickly signed up for one! I'm so glad I did because this book was amazing! I really enjoyed it and it was so beautiful! The plot of Do Anything had a lot in it and it had some twist and turns in it too! I can say that I didn't see one major twist coming and I kinda thought that it was going to have a
Feb 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, own
Wendy Owens has done it again! Her stories are told with so much heart it's impossible to not lose yourself in the beautiful details of her writing and fall in love with her easily likeable characters. DO ANYTHING gives us the story of Annabelle Hart, an assistant editor for a publishing house who has secretly desired to be a writer herself. She catches her fiancé in the act of cheating on her a month before they are scheduled to be married. Her heart is broken as well as her belief in herself, ...more
Mar 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
In life we hope to find that one person to love us, cherish us and Do Anything FOR US!!!! This book was amazing, I was blown away not only by the story but also the great writing. I plowed right through this book. I love a good book where you can't get enough of the story, plot and characters. I do believe I am in love with Holden. Anna DROVE me nuts at times, but that happens a lot in these books I read. By the end, she does redeem herself with me. But HOLDEN, oh my word... he is a wonderful Br ...more
Paula  Phillips
Apr 23, 2014 rated it really liked it

Annabelle was due to get married to her college sweetheart Jack , when by chance she wandered home during the day and found her soon-to-be husband bonking the next door neighbour. That was it for Annabelle, so she left her job and cashed in her savings and needing a fresh start took off to England . Being a long-time fan of Jane Austen's work , it leads her close to Chawton and staying in a small inn where she meets Holden - the owner of the Inn along with his two close family friends Abner and
Jul 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Reading this story was truly touched my heart. Annabelle's heart break I could feel it as she felt it. I know the feeling she felt and it hurts deeply when the one you love cheats on you. Seeing her fiancé in bed with his lover, Annabelle decides to start living her life for herself. She heads off on her journey with the wedding money her fiancé had given her for the wedding. Little did she know her journey to find herself, she finds her soul mate. It isn't easy for her it except this love becau ...more
Jan 17, 2015 rated it liked it
This book was kind of weird for me.

In this book, a woman named Annabelle goes abroad trying to discover herself and move on with her life after walking in on her fiancé cheating on her. While abroad, she meets Holden. I could easily see why Annabelle would fall for Holden. What was less obvious to me was why Holden would in turn fall for Annabelle.

Then something happens and Annabelle runs away from Holden and ends up back in Chicago within the clutches of her ex-fiancé.

I wasn't a fan of the twi
Vivi Chatzikiriakou
"I was provided by the author with a free copy of this book so I could give an honest review."

Is been three days, after I finish reading this book, to finally sit at my personal spot and start writing down my thoughts about the story. Do Anything hit a spot in my heart and mind because of its topic, from the first page. Does youth relationships have rules that say the couple must be upgraded into marriage after some years of being together? Regarding what reasons, a girl or a woman at her early
Mar 11, 2014 rated it really liked it

I feel like there is someone for everyone, that special someone who would do anything for you and as Anna says in the book "he would do anything to make me smile." I read this book in one day. It is an easy read and flows really well. You won't want to put it down until you finish. Anna is the main character who has a low self-esteem and not sure where she wants to go in life or what she wants to do. She thinks she has it made, getting married to her dream man, having her dream job, etc. But all
A Book Vacation
Mar 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Annabelle Hart doesn’t have the greatest self-esteem. She tends to settle more often than she should, and she very rarely fights back when someone wrongs her. But when her world comes crumbling down—her fiancé’s true colors coming forth—Annabelle finally speaks up and begins to live for herself. Caught in a whirl-wind romance she wasn’t expecting, Annabelle begins to find herself, only to have a bomb shell dropped on her that changes
Angie McGuire
This book was a very good easy read. I really liked Holden..he's an honest, enlightening, beautiful person who will do anything for the one person he lives..,Anna.

Annabelle or -Anna to some or Belle to Holden was broken and lost. She finds a fiancé in the midst of cheating..(literally) in their own bed, and makes a hasty decision to run. And that she did. Lost in her own world, she wasn't sure what to do. She ends up in England and forms a friendship with Holden that was everlasting, but even A
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Breathtakingly real story line that any true romance fan will love. Do Anything was written with such mind to detail that all the characters felt real to me. I wanted to root for each one of them, Annabelle and Holden needed each other but twisted and turns kept you full of emotions. Annabelle has a low self-esteem and isn’t sure what she wants out of life, making her really relatable. Holden is British making him more than words “swoon-worthy”, he had a bad past, and not sure what he needs unti ...more
Jennifer Weaver
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received an arc of this beautiful story...i fell in love with Wendy Owens writing and once again she doesn't disappoint. This is a gorgeous timeless love story..that made me want to curl up at the inn and become part it. Wendy Owens has that ability to write such real pull at your heart string stories and you find yourself emotionally connected in such a way you dont want the story to end. This is a definite must read!! ...more
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Firstly, I think Wendy Owens did a fabulous job writing the lead character, Annabelle. She starts off as a shy, book worm with low self-esteem, but after her ex-fiancé breaks her heart, we get to see her find herself and true love. This book is rather short, but I still remained on the edge of my seat while reading it. Do Anything is a suspenseful, heart wrenching novel that you won't be able to put down. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good romance novel. ...more
May 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic read! The writing and characters draw you in and you can't put the book down! I fell in love with the characters and I am very happy to read that book #2 is in the works. While reading this book I found myself in shock/disbelief, busting out laughing, and I shed a few tears. This book is a must read and I highly recommend it!!!! *****5 AMAZING Stars!! ***** Extremely well done Wendy Owens!!! ...more
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Holden and Belle is a wonderful love story. You could understand what each was going through and you rooted for them to get together, but understood that Belle wasn't ready yet. When someone breaks your trust it makes oyu question everyone, including yourself. ...more
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
While I found Anna to be kind of bothersome with her over analyzing everything (then she tells herself to chill) I still enjoyed the story. I like Holden and how great a job he does in being patient and VERY understanding. Very enjoyable read!
Good story. There were some things that Annabelle did that made me shake my head, but I still enjoyed the book.

I might even check out Kenzie's book.
Nichole Evans
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Second Chance Love

I enjoyed the story a lot because it was different than the run of the mill second chance love stories. Belle doesn't make the best choices and Holden isn't perfect, but together they're happy.
Deborah Ross
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great relaxing read. I was looking just for a book that had a great romantic story lines

I would read another by this author. Very natural moving story. Kept my interest, in fact I thought it ended a little too soon. Maybe could have wrapped the story a little less abrupt
Katie Go
Jul 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sweet, fast little read.
Georgiann Hennelly
Anna belle Hart is a bookworm who thinks she has found her one true love. But when his cheating ways shatter her dreams of a happy future. She decides to start living life instead of just reading about it. She takes a leave from her job to travel. She meets Holden Blackburn who is picking up the pieces after the Women he thought he loved walked away. That is until Annabelle stumbles into his life, and he whats to learn all about her if only he can get her to stay. Until her past returns Anna pan ...more
Barbara Hackel
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
How would you handle walking in on your fiance having sex with a neighbor? Annabelle Hart's reaction surprised me. I was hooked. So glad I found this book that had so many unusual twists on the old theme of girl catches boy-runs away-makes a better life-lives happily ever after. Because Anna isn't like any other girl I have known or read about, perhaps because she had lost all sense of herself and self worth. She decides to liquidate and go on a trip of discovery. Her best friend moves into the ...more
Nov 12, 2016 added it
This is the fourth book in the Stubborn Love series but it can definitely be read as a standalone as I have not read the other books in the series and was able to follow the story extremely well.
In this story Annabelle thinks she has her whole life figured out. She has her dream job as an assistant editor at a publishing firm where she is paid to read amazing books and she is getting ready to marry her college sweetheart. All this comes crashing down when she walks in on him having sex with the
Baron Bruce
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When small house editor Annable walks in on her fiancee in bed with the hot chick from across the hall, she kicks him to the curb She then flees the windy city for at first Greece and then England, Alton to be exact, to arrive and catch the eye of the jilted Innkeeper Holden, who encourage's her to write her story until she flees from him when finds herself pregnant by her philandering ex- and his wealthy family! Does she follow her heart with the innkeeper Holden or give in to the demands of he ...more
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my very first book by Wendy Owens and it is quite special. This is a very well written but a complicated story full of twists, turns. I had a few tears, there's angst but personal growth after cheating. Annabelle's low self esteem seems to draw her to negative situations and she allows others to walk all over her at first - it is rewarding reading how she finds her way in spite of her as*h*l* cheating fiancé. The characters are so well written and relatable. I wasn't sure this story was ...more
Mar 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
I normally don't do the contemporary romance genre, but this was free on Amazon so I downloaded it as I needed a book! Fast read, surprisingly enjoyable, but some parts did read like it was trying to be a heavy romance novel. Those parts were few and far between so it didn't distract from the story for me. Woman decides to cancel wedding and take off to England to start a world adventure after catching her fiance in bed with another woman. She finds love in an unlikely spot and a new relationshi ...more
Janet Hammons
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read this book as an ARC for a honest review!
I felt heart broken right along with Annabelle. I was so happy when she decide to take the money from her cheating ex and go find herself. I was upset with her for not seeing the love in front of her from Holden. But then I realized she was hurt by her cheating ex and needed time to figure out that she found her soul mate. I love all the twists and love. This is an amazing new start after betrayal romance. The characters are well thought
Dee Beltran
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Happily Ever After

I absolutely loved this book. It made me laugh and cry. My kids and husband think I was going crazy for yelling at the book. I was yelling at a part when I thought some thing bad was happening to Belle. It turned out how I hoped it would. I am so excited for Belle and Holden they deserve their happy ending and that Jake actually wasn't such a big ass. I mean he was but at the end he gave Belle her freedom. This is a stand alone book.
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Wendy Owens is a writer, born in the small college town, Oxford Ohio. After attending Miami University, Wendy went onto a career in the visual arts. After several years of creating and selling her own artwork she gave her first love, writing, a try. It’s become a passion ever since. Wendy now happily spends her days writ

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