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Once Upon A Setup

(Wishful #3.5)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  289 ratings  ·  40 reviews
The historic Madrigal Theater in the heart of downtown Wishful is on the verge of closing its doors, and Piper Parish is on a mission to save it--even if it means pulling a little deception to get her best friend back up on the stage where she had her heart broken. When new-to-town newspaperman Myles Stewart catches on to his co-star's shenanigans, he has a choice--keep qu ...more
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Published (first published November 22nd 2015)
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Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
This one hit more of the annoying buttons than anything, for a few reasons.
Well intentioned perhaps but still

And the romance failed to hook me... more telling than showing the chemistry between them.

Maybe the full book of them will be better but not sure if I will read it (looks like the full length are just ebooks).

Myles Stewart had been driven by one, single aspiration since he was eight years old: Become Perry White. Upon the disappointing discovery that he could not, in fact, go work for The
Timothy Hendricks
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Back to Wishful. This was a wonderful story this time about Myles and Piper. One of the things I like about Kait Nolan's books especially in her Wishful series is that we get to visit with all the old characters from her previous books which make them quite nice. Myles has taken over the town newspaper and Piper is a doctor. They are part of a group of people who are putting on a play to help raise funds to save the Madrigal Theater in downtown Wishful. Myles is interested in Piper. Piper is inv ...more
Elena Johansen
I enjoyed this, but I'm left honestly questioning why it's a novella and not just the first few chapters of book 4, which is going to finish the romance set up here. I checked, and book 4 doesn't break 200 pages, so why is the story chopped in two? (My gut says "marketing" but I hope not.)

I have some of the same issues with this story-bit that I had with book 3, because I still haven't watched White Christmas so I still don't get the references. I'm really hoping that we're going to stop beating
Apr 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own, e-books
Myles is new in the small town of Wishful and he’s invested in the community newspaper. Looking for human interest stories he gets involved in the plan to save the Madrigal Theatre. And he meets local nurse, Piper. Before he knows how, he’s auditioning.
Piper has a rule about dating costars but it’s difficult to keep when he keeps looking at her like that.
This runs as a side pov for book 2 - Tyler and Brody’s story. [shouldn’t that make it 2.5?]
And the setup for their own romance in book4.
3 st
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Meet cute musical

Of the three meet cute books in the series I've read, this was my favorite so far. I loved the reference to White Christmas (also a family favorite in my house), and how that was the basis for the meeting of Piper and Myles. I also really liked that there was a second chance meeting in for some other characters. I'm planning to read how Piper and Myles' story finishes in their full size book. Even though I know there's more, I'd be okay with where this ended, in case you're worr
Sep 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Cute romance is a perfect title for these short reads that give you a nice sample of Ms. Nolan's style of writing. The Cute books don't have to be read in order unless you're reading the Wishful series, which I am. In that case, it serves as an epilogue to Be Careful it's My Heart and introduces more characters that will appear in future books. I like being able to tie the series and the Cute shorts together for a more enjoyable reading experience.
Kristen Lewendon
Having read “Be Careful, It's My Heart” before this, I knew some of what to expect, but I got so much more than I was bargaining for. Pipe and Myles may have the ‘meet cute’ part of their introduction down, yet the chemistry between them is so much more than simply ‘cute’. I’m so glad that this introduction to the pair leads us into a longer book giving us the full development of their relationship together.
Jun 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Not a standalone

If I had not already read "Be Careful it's My Heart", I would need a playbill to understand who the cast of characters are. This story is more like the " extras" or the deleted scenes you watch at the end of a movie, and a prologue for the "real" story that comes in "Just for this Moment". It's well written, but it's a teaser to buy the next book.
Margarette Dibble
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

Well done small town series with lots of romance and funny with great characters both male and female. I was so caught up in the story that I could not stop reading until the very end.
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy the short stories that starts working and keep you thinking about what is to come
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Set Up

A little hard to follow at first because there are two stories going in this book. Definitely want to know more about Myles and Piper. Will be reading more of their story
Very long winded
This is short and sweet and gives a little background to Piper and Myles.
Felicia Blunk
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this book!
Aug 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Having read Myles and Piper's story, getting their meet cute was great. And it's moved Tyler and Brody's story as a want to read higher up my list.
Mar 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having read Tyler & Brody’s story and Myles and Piper’s story, it was fun to go back and read about how Myles and Piper first met amidst the Tyler/Brody drama. It was a charming meet cute.
Susana Graça
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: laughable
I am so reading "Just For This Moment"! There's no way, that's not the next one I read!
James Calhoon
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good four star!

Another good by Kait Nolan which I enjoyed reading. Kait is an excellent author and I am sure you will enjoy her works.
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing

They were in loves once. Then he left town. She was still there. They may close the local theater a d decide to put on White Christmas. How do you two people back together.
Pat Christie
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it

He’s the new guy in town and she’s not ready for a relationship but the sparks are there. Can he convince her
Nov 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cute Romance

Story is short but fun to read. Will pull you in and wonder if couples will find each other and save the theater. Enjoyed completely.
Phyllis Robinson
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fun to read

I enjoy Ms Nolan writing style. She draws her readers into an alternative mode where they experience the real life relationships she creates.
Dawn Heath
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book would definitely recommend. Great plot and storyline. Makes you feel you live right there in Wishful
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It is a great book to read
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute and short setup (ha!) for Piper and Myles's story, set during "Be Careful It's My Heart". Looking forward to reading more about these two!
megan r
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fun cute read

I enjoyed this book, it was light and easy! It was very predictable, and I was sad its a short story and not a full length book, but it was good!
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-books
This only reminds me why I hate novellas and short stories. Tell me more!
Love the people of Wishful and love the way the characters develop and the stories intertwine! I will be returning for more.
Showcasing the start of a new relationship and the renewal of an old one this novellette is not only a testimony to love but friendship too.

Myles and Piper are absolutely electric together but Brody and Tyler are bittersweet as so much time was lost before they are together again thanks to some nice folks with their best interests at heart.

Another visit to Wishful Mississippi which will lighten ones heart as the town rallies around the cause of keeping the Magnolia Theatre a part of it's heritag
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In Once Upon A Setup we get to see how Myles and Piper sort their differences, and come together over the play "White Christmas". Myles is really interested in Piper, Piper has rules, never date a fellow actor, until a few months after the play. Myles is smart, and he has patience, and that is going to drive Piper crazy. I am now waiting impatiently for the next book in this series, "Just For This Moment".
Marjorie Mindel
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the prequel to a series of romances in the town of Wishful, Mississippi. A last-ditch effort to save a nostalgic and important part of Wishful's theatrical history, we see an old romance reborn and a new romance just being born.
This is just the beginning, or is it?
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Kait Nolan is stuck in an office all day, sometimes juggling all three of her jobs at once with the skill of a trained bear—sometimes with a similar temperament. After hours, this RITA® Award winning author uses her powers for good, creating escapist fiction. This Mississippi native has something for everyone, from short and sweet to Southern contemporary romance to small town romantic suspense—al ...more

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Wishful (8 books)
  • To Get Me To You (Wishful, #1)
  • Know Me Well (Wishful, #2)
  • Be Careful, It's My Heart (Wishful, #3)
  • Just For This Moment (Wishful, #4)
  • Wish I Might (Wishful, #5)
  • Turn My World Around (Wishful, #6)
  • Dance Me A Dream (Wishful, #7)
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