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Better in the Morning

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  209 ratings  ·  48 reviews
Veronica Buccino has a plan: marry John DelMonico and quit her soul-sucking job as a lawyer. And when he tells her he has big news, she’s certain he’ll pop the question. But instead of proposing, John informs her that he’s moving to London.

Heartbroken, Veronica feels lost. Salvatore and Antoinette, her dead grandparents, begin to visit her dreams in an attempt to steer her
Paperback, 280 pages
Published April 26th 2016 by Red Adept Publishing, LLC
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DJ Sakata
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“Tears flowed. Get out of here now, you idiot. This can't be the way he remembers you! Then, in true 'Hurricane Veronica' form, I tripped over the wire of a lamp that was on the floor in the hallway. Ouch. My knee took the brunt of that. That'll be attractive... And now my nose was running. A lot. This was not the look I was going for."

"Have you made it FOB?... Facebook Official... I check it at least twenty times a day... At least. I have to make sure the mean girls from high sc
The Belle
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When Veronica's own personal Mr. Big took her out that night, she was sure it was THE night.

She just knew her handsome boyfriend John was going to drop his hunk of an Italian body down onto one knee and pull out a little box. Maybe a robin egg blue one, from Tiffanys? An oxblood red box, from Cartier? Or could it possibly be a princess-cut pink diamond, snuggly cushioned in the pillows of a navy blue Harry Winston box?

Veronica had been dreaming about it for days, her mind lingering upon images o
3.5 stars. Better in the Morning is a light, cute story that follows the life of a Bridget Jones like character. Veronica is a young woman who dislikes her job as a lawyer, has just ended a relationship with a "must have my socks all paired and ordered" type of guy, and is generally just floating along in life in a sea of dissatisfaction.

At first she really annoyed me, even though her boss is not that agreeable, she fritters her time away at work. She reads online sites and likes to follow all t
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars - What a delightful concept for a book! Just when you think you know what your future may hold, the unexpected happens and you are requested to be a part of it. Thankfully Veronica has the ghosts of her grandparents to help guide her in the rebuilding of her life after being left behind by her boyfriend, who left for London without proposing. I really enjoyed that Veronica went after something that she felt happy doing regardless of what her friends thought about it. Fun read for a lon ...more
Jun 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Better in the Morning by Fern Ronay

I have to admit it took me a long time to get into this story. I had a difficult time liking Veronica. She hated her job, disliked her employer and her co-worker, Kate. Veronica carried a disdain for her work and put forth very little effort in researching or filing cases she was given. She viewed it all as soul-sucking work, which it really was for her. Except for one case that involved Tristen Hines. The firm actually represented Pat Stephens who was suing Tr
Jennifer Ritter
Jul 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Better in the Morning, by Fern Ronay, is the story of 29 year old lawyer Veronica Buccino and her detoured journey to finding her true path. She thought she had her life well planned--marry her Italian boyfriend, have a family together, and live happily ever after. What she hadn't planned is for her boyfriend's big news to be that he is moving to London for work and she can come along too, if she wants.

She doesn't want! What she wants is a ring on her finger and the wedding date set. As a resul
Nikki LeClair
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
hough I had trouble getting into the story, once I was invested I was pleasantly surprised at how much I was enjoying it. Veronica started off a bit whiny to me but as the story progressed and she was pushed to her emotional limits, she grew into a really great character.

We open with Veronica praying that her boyfriend finally pops the question so she can quit her soul sucking job and be a housewife. I know it sounds uninspired but as you read on you can’t help but think ‘jeez, if I worked there
Jul 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was approached by the author to read this book, as a lover of chick-lit the super cute cover caught my eye first.
It goes beyond your average romance story and takes a leap into the after-life. Veronica has the advantage of her dead grandparents visiting her in her sleep to offer guidance and impart their wisdom. And boy do they have an opinion.
I wasn’t sure about Veronica at first, she was very negative and a little self-centred, demonstrated by the assumption that her boyfriend will propose.
J.L. Leslie
I absolutely adored this book! Love, love, love it! Veronica is one of my favorite heroines! I think because she's just normal. She makes normal mistakes, has normal feelings and issues, and goes through things any woman would. That's what I loved about her. She's easy to relate to. She's hilarious too! The witty thoughts she has about her boss, co-workers, friends, and boyfriend are just laugh out loud. As you read it, you see her evolve into such a strong woman who starts going for what she ac ...more
Better in the Morning is about a young woman, Veronica Buccino, whose life isn't going exactly how she wanted. The proposal that she was expecting didn't happen. Instead, she lost her boyfriend. Her job makes her miserable and now her dead grandparents are visiting her dreams.Veronica decides that she needs to "move on", so she starts to take her life in another direction.

Better in the Morning is definitely full of drama. I mean you were hit with a biggie in the first chapter. I actually felt ba
Bobbie Stanley
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh, this book! This one was wonderful. If you follow A Page to Turn on Instagram, you'll see that I stayed up way later than I probably should have reading this one because I loved it so much. It's one of those that sort of reminds me of a Hallmark movie in all of the best ways. So let's talk about the lead character. Veronica is one of my favorite female characters of all time at this point. Part of the reason is that she absolutely does not have all her shit together. Girl is a hot mess, hatin ...more
Samantha March
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In Better in the Morning by Fern Ronay, we follow Veronica Buccino, a lawyer with a plan. One – stop being a lawyer. Her work leaves much to be desired for, and her boss and co-worker seem to be set on making her life miserable. Two – marry boyfriend John DelMonico. While Veronica is highly educated and enjoys being a working woman, she also loves the idea of being a wife and a mother. So when John unexpectedly tells her he is moving to London for his job, and she can come along if she wants to, ...more
Girl Well Read
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
A special thank you to the author, Fern Ronay, for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Veronica Buccino thinks the man of her dreams, John DelMonico, is going to propose and she can quit her soul-sucking job as a lawyer. When John says he has 'big news', Veronica is certain he is going to ask her to marry him, but instead of John getting down on one knee, John's only proposal is for her to drop everything and move to London where he will be starting a new job.

She is absolutely h
Brianna Remus
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As a reader, every now and then I come across stories that touch my soul in a way that leaves an everlasting imprint. Better in the Morning did exactly that. This story is captivating, charming, and elegantly written. In the midst of my own chaotic life, I couldn't put this book down. Veronica is the essence of so many young women who make life choices for reasons that do not truly reflect their honest desires. She is incredibly witty and charismatic, but as you first get to know Veronica, her l ...more
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
💕👍👍💕 Will Veronica ever find her mojo and her perfect man?!
February 6, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
👏👏 🌇💜 Ended up being a really super read! This contemporary romance did not hook me until several chapters in. The more I read, the more it grew on me, especially heroine Veronica. I did not care for her at the beginning, thought she was lazy, flighty, easily distracted, a bit judgmental and sort of comfortable in her misery! But I loved her transformation! There are plenty of secon
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Better In The Morning” has a completely lovable, relatable heroine in Veronica Buccino. Like so many of us, Veronica’s story starts off as a life made up of choices that are supposed to meet expectation. She’s an attorney with no passion for the career choice and is ready to take the next step with her dull boyfriend because he fits the image she has in her mind of her husband and life. However, unexpected events force her to evaluate her love and career choices. Veronica’s approach to finding ...more
Ashley Hasty
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fern Ronay, the author of Better in the Morning, sent me an email asking if I'd read and review her book. I was hesitant after reading the description which explains how Veronica's life seems to be falling apart until her dead grandparents start visiting her dreams to steer her life in the right direction. I wasn't too sure about the ghosts of dead had the potential to go in a really bad direction. But it didn't! My best description is A Christmas Carol meets Chick Lit. The vis ...more
Dec 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
All in all, it was a fun romp through life as it was and could be, if only we'd give it a chance. Though not the ending I was rooting for (I must have missed the inclinations of a particular person because I seriously thought the love found would be with someone else...), it was a better ending than I thought I saw coming (holy heck if she ended up with that piece of work...). Should've listened to Grandma and Grandpa...knowing the future is no fun! Ultimately, it reminds us that we all have mis ...more
Mar 09, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a review of the audio version. You can read my full reviews at:

Partly cheesy, partly adorable, fully enjoyable; for fans of Emily Griffin, the Devil Wears Prada, Bridget Jones’ Diary and the like. I recommend this to anyone who holes up at home with their chick flick of choice and a glass of when the world just starts to seem like too much. If “chick lit” is your thing then this one is for you, but I also think it’s a great palate cleanser for any one in nee
I enjoyed where Veronica Buccino did her first interview. Even though she's a quirky narrator, she has her soft moments as well; which I really admire. The flashbacks that Veronica's grandparents show her are quite enlightening; and thought that if people could see where their future relationships take them, it would save a lot of wasted energy and mistakes.
Elizabeth Hirschl
Fun, interesting premise, and great characters

I so appreciated this book. I loved the idea that she visited her grandparents at night. I found myself really invested in Veronica’s life and hoping for a great outcome. The story is realistic but still hopeful and romantic.
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I really enjoyed this lighthearted tale. With humor, courage, and a lot of help from her friends and family, Veronica manages to find her true calling and true love. Not profound, just a gentle, lovely little story. A tonic for a dreary day.
Karen Carnahan
Cute Story

Sort of like chick lit with ghosts. Not the most intellectually stimulating- okay story to take a break with. I personally had a hard time relating to the characters in general.
Mark A Strong
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I really liked this book. Funny, tense, thoughtful and clever. I highly recommend you read this next. Plot comes full circle and beyond.
Pilar Seacord
The story was annoying and boring. Didn't care for most of the characters except Veronica's grandparents and Syd.
Carol Smith
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great read

I can relate to an individual working at a job that's not fulfilling. This character keep me wondering what she would do next and with whom. A great chic read.
Jun 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Fun read. Interesting life lessons.
May 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Review Highlights:

Genre: Women's Fiction

Age: 17+

Recommendation: Yes, would recommend to those that enjoy women's fiction and don't mind a little pinch of paranormal thrown in the mix.

Type: Stand alone

Pricing: Good, you can snag the e-book for less than ten bucks on Amazon or the paperback for $14.99.

Summary: +protagonist that is easy to relate to + interesting twist with the grand parents +relaxed but well paced plot - a little slow in the beginning +well written


Veronica B
Meredith Schorr
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-club
4.5 stars.

I really enjoyed this novel about a young lawyer who is not happy with her career or the status of her love life (she thought her boyfriend of two years was going to propose and instead he told her he was moving to London and she could come along if she wanted spoilers as to what she decided to do...) Very set in her ways, Veronica's deceased grandparents visit her in her sleep to provide guidance. They show her the way, but she ultimately has to do the heavy lifting.

I love bo
Jun 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
"There's a reason things always seem better in the morning."

Veronica is not very happy in her career as a lawyer, with a high stress office environment and interests that lie elsewhere. But her relationship with John feels strong and her plans and hopes for the future are ones with him as her husband and her days as a lawyer long behind her. John, however, has other plans and soon Veronica is on her own and re-making her life by exploring a long time interest of news reporting and diving into th
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