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My Best Friend’s Ex

(Daring Divorcess #2)

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Trevor Booth's life was just thrown a curveball. When his ex dies, he suddenly goes from an every-other-weekend, fun-time dad to a full-time dad. The dad part he's cool with, but life with two teens is like a roller coaster in hell. Thank God his ex-wife's best friend, Callie, seems to have secret powers that allow her to deal with the chaos.

Callie is devastated when Lisa
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ebook, 200 pages
Expected publication: June 10th 2019 by Entangled Publishing LLC (August)
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Jen
3 plus a Skosh More Stars

Almost a decade ago, Trevor was an alcoholic who didn’t get help until it was too late. Subsequently, he now finds himself divorced for the better part of ten years with the role of weekend dad in his two teenagers’ lives. Though he tried to make amends and reconcile with his ex-wife after he cleaned himself up and got his life straight, some mistakes can’t be undone a reconciliation wasn’t in the cards. As Trevor’s starting to finally move on with is life, he receives a
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Stephanie Lunsford panach
It is refreshing in the Romance world to read about two pretty normal people with real problems and real issues. Issues with kids, in-laws, death, and addiction. I truly appreciate an author who can bring out the best in their characters in those situations. This story starts on a very serious note and delves deeply into the aftermath . Trevor's ex-wife dies suddenly in a car accident and he is left to raise his teenage kids alone. The relationships are complex - Trevor is an alcoholic who has b ...more
Despina
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
received a cop of this book from NetGalley for a honest review.

My Best Friend's Ex is about a man who lost his family but now has the opportunity to start over again. Trevor's ex-wife Lisa divorced him because he drank a lot but his wake up call came to late and he lost his family. Now Lisa is dead and he has his kids but he doesn't know how to be a father. With the help of Lisa's friend Callie, who also use to be his friend, he learns to be a father and man who can have a family and a love life
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Heather andrews
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Trevor really doesn't hold anything back, “you really want to know?” She nodded and gulped water. “You looked ready to hump the sink.” She snorted and choked on her water." I liked this book, Callie and Trevor really did balance each other out.
Tina
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
#MyBestFriendsEx #NetGalley

Trevor is a recovering alcoholic whose ex wife, Lisa, keeps calling and texting to try and him to step in with their teenage son due to disrespectful and rebellious behaviour.
Just after the last text he gets a phone call that changes everything. The mother of his children has been in a car accident and didn’t make it.
Trevor is going from weekend dad to widower making calls and trying to support his kids. His ex in-laws have taken over planning the funeral and his ex’s
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Jas
May 09, 2019 rated it liked it
When Trevor's ex-wife dies in a car crash he is suddenly the single parent to two teenagers. Lucky for him his ex's best friend, Callie, is around to offer support and guidance. When feelings start to emerge they both have to wrestle with feeling disloyal to the woman who once meant so much to the both of them.

I loved the way the relationship between Trevor and Callie develops. They have real issues that they need to communicate about and both of them make mistakes along the way. I loved the way
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Diane McConnell
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
My Best Friend’s Ex is all about finding love again!

Contractor Trevor Booth is hanging on to his sobriety but when his ex-wife dies in a car accident, things start to get really tough, he goes from every other weekend to full time father to his kids. Photographer Callie Larson had been best friend with his ex-wife Lisa and lives in the coach house behind hers, helping Lisa when she was home from her photography trips. Trevor moved into Lisa’s house so the kids would not have to move and with Cal
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Andrea Britton
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Four stars!

I really enjoyed this book. Their was plenty of growth in each character and the relationship was a slow burn. We watched as two people who were in mourning found each other. They relied on each other and even though their relationship was one that was a bit awkward but totally adorable they fought to get to their happy ever after.

Callie was Lisa’s best friend. Callie was their for Lisa’s kids and stayed in her Coach house behind Lisa’s house. After a heartbreaking accident took Lisa
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Sara Oxton
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
My Best Friend’s Ex by Shannyn Schroeder a four-star read that will fill your dreams. This is the second novel in the Daring Divorcee series, but they truly can be read as stand-alone as I haven’t read the first and didn’t feel like I missed anything, I will go back and read it as I enjoyed the writing. Trevor was a great character, as you read his story, he will show you his true strength, he may stumble on his path, but his family will keep him strong. Callie gave some great passion to the sto ...more
Erin
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
What happens when your ex-wife dies suddenly and you start to develop feelings for her best friend? Callie and Trevor are interesting and believable characters as individuals and as a couple, but the real stars of this book are his two children. Schroeder clearly has real affection for and experience with teens, because she writes them with such warmth and humor.

I liked this better than the first book of the series, maybe because the conflict felt more true to life. There are genuine moments of
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Nikki Young
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Callie and Trevor are thrown together again when Trevor’s ex-wife and Callie’s best friend, Lisa, is killed in a car accident. Both of them want the best for Trevor’s two teenagers who need them both. I loved this story even though the beginning breaks your heart. Keep reading because it will make you believe in love again.
Liz
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Full review to come.
Devon
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My first by this author. I enjoyed the book, the plot and the characters . I look forward to more by this author. I would definitely recommend .
Rachel
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
My Best Friend's Ex is the second book in Shannyn Schroeder's Daring Divorcees series. It can be read as a complete standalone. This is the first book I have read by Shannyn and it definitely won't be my last. I really liked her writing style!

Trevor's ex-wife, Lisa, passes away unexpectedly, leaving him as the sole caretaker of his two teenage children. Callie is the ex-wife's best friend and has been a constant in the kids' lives. After Lisa passes away, both Trevor and Callie have to settle i
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Michelle
May 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Callie is best friends with Lisa who is Trevor’s ex wife. Lisa passes leaving behind two children with a father Trevor that was at best a part time dad. Callie lives behind Lisa's house and has been a major fixture of the kids lives. Trevor is a recovering alcoholic. I wasn't crazy about Trevor he seemed immature to me. While the story was a good one and the characters were well written, it still seemed repetitive at time and felt like for me something was missing. While I may have mixed feeling ...more
Pauline Cassie
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love experiencing new authors for the first time and Shannyn Schroeder is no different.

The story of Callie and Trevor is different to what I was expecting. As a more mature couple, there was a calmness to this most tender of love stories. Having said that, it was far from boring and certainly had times of focused intensity.

Callie and Trevor have a past relationship albeit as friends, at least on one side!

It is lovely to experience, alongside Callie, her growth from a strong independent woman,
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Danielle from Short and Sassy
3 stars
I struggled with the one to be honest. A divorced couple, who quickly turns into a single parent of teens when his ex wife passes away. Her best friend helps him with the teens and it turns into a romance.

Trevor and Callie were real and at times raw. It was a real romance.
PoshTomes
May 22, 2019 rated it liked it
I really thought this was going to be a lighter romantic comedy type story but it’s definitely not. It was very good and has a lot of heart but there is nothing light hearted about it. From the first page it’s got broken characters in hard situations.
Nicole Pinto
Apr 29, 2019 rated it liked it
This book is about Callie and Trevor. Callie is best friends with Lisa who is Trevor’s ex wife. Lisa passes away and Trevor and Callie fall in love. This book deals with love, loss, touched on alcoholism and parenting. It was good and well written. Overall I would give it 3 stars because it was a little redundant. Thank you to netgalley for the ARC.
Laura
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May 15, 2019
Linda Quick
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an engaging story that I thoroughly enjoyed. It's not your typical 20somethings falling in love, instead it felt much more real than that. Both Trevor and Callie are 40something and bring their life experiences and foibles to the table when they are thrown together by the death of Trevor's ex-wife.

It was refreshing to read a novel with characters that have lived a real life and are fully formed adults and the depth of their characters made their story feel real and made me feel invested
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ShinyObject
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an advanced reader's copy of My Best Friend’s Ex by Shannyn Schroeder from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was the first novel that I had read by Shannyn Schroeder, but after reading, she is an author I would look for in the future.

Overall, I enjoyed this novel and I found it to be well written. The primary and secondary characters were nicely crafted and I empathized with them from the start.

From the summary, I knew this would deal with some more di
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Sherri Babb
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in this series. I have to say that it was just as good as the first book. This book is about Trevor and Callie. Trevor was divorced from Lisa who was Callie's best friend. Lisa dies in a car accident and Trevor now has to step up or lose his kids. Trevor is having a really hard time dealing with everything and since he is a recovering alcoholic he finds it even more difficult. I found this book to be a really emotional read. With Trevor learning to deal with his kids and ...more
Tithi
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a heartfelt story! Imagine what happens when you fall for your late bestfriends husband....and also with her kids! This story revolves around trevor and callie. When callie's best friend dies she steps up to help her husband with the kids. As time passes she becomes more to them than just aunt callie and also the chemistry between callie and trevors sparks. They become inseperable and just as they are on the verge of becoming something more..trevor accuses callie on overstepping her bounder ...more
Jessica
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by this author, but I really enjoyed this story.
This a series (I haven’t read the first one) about a group of divorced men and women who seem to be in their late thirties, early forties. This book is about Trevor and his ex’s best friend Callie.

I liked that these two were in their 40’s finding love for the first or second time. Add two teenagers and a complicated living arrangement and you have this story.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for this ebook copy in exc
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Kim Vanravenswaay
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I like that this series shows something other than the bitter side of divorce. Trevor and Callie have been friends for so long that them consoling each other after Trevor's ex dies is an easy conclusion. I appreciate some of the topics that were touched on.
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