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Elise Newton has it all—a dream job, a house that’s all hers, and a boyfriend who’s a cardiologist. Darren has been carrying an engagement ring in his pocket for two months, waiting for the perfect time to ask her to be his wife. He has no idea Elise has been waiting for the perfect time as well—to break up.

You see, Elise has a fatal flaw. She cannot commit to love.

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Published June 1st 2016
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☕️Kimberly
Mar 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Elise Newton fled her hometown years ago when she accidentally found an engagement ring from her first love Ben. Elise suffers from abandonment issues that began when her Daddy left. Those fears festered as a young impressionable child/teen as her mother preached, “leave them before they leave you.” Therefore, Elise fled to college and never returned.

Fast forward and Elise finds herself in the longest committed relationship since Ben. She and Darren have been dating for almost ten months and he
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Andrea
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite book by Dove (so far)! The story has the perfect amount of "twists". I love the setting and characters. I cannot wait to see what comes out next from Julieann Dove!
Kerry
Apr 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Elise seemingly has it all with a successful career, her own home, car and cardiologist boyfriend, Darren, who is obviously besotted with her. However, he is waiting for the right moment to propose, but she is waiting for the right moment to break up!
Elise and commitment don't gel!
I have to say that I didn't warm to Elise at first, but as I learned more about her life growing up and her relationship, or lack of it, with her mother, I began to understand her more and she grew on me as the story
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Emma bramley
May 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, it had the right amount of twist and turns to keep you hooked till the last page. this is a love story with a happy ending but it also has its share of funny bits and heart breaking moments. the author has a fab way of bring the story and characters together to make the perfect book.


highly recommended
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Jun 07, 2016 rated it liked it
It was an alright story overall. The characters were relatable and I can't think of any major complaints that I had with the story.
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Julieann lives in Virginia, yet longs to live everywhere else. It doesn’t come as a surprise that along with her gypsy soul, comes an active imagination. That’s why she loves to write and invent worlds and people, so that she can formulate their happily ever after. Hobbies include cooking new recipes, sewing, and spending time with her cute boyfriend/husband and six fabulous children. Vacations ha ...more