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My Rebound

(On My Own #2)

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A rebound isn’t supposed to last. Though, sometimes, fate has other ideas in this opposites attract, friends with benefits romance.

It wasn’t supposed to happen this way.

Mackenzie Thomas started planning her future at the age of six. She knew the college she wanted, the career she needed, and the boy she would marry.

Only he wasn’t supposed to break up with her in such a spe
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Published June 8th 2021
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Nadine Bookaholic
My Rebound is the second book in the ON MY OWN Series by Carrie Ann Ryan and while it can be read as a standalone I would suggest reading it in the order of release since this series revolves around a group of friends and they will flow in and out of each of the books even if it isn't theirs. This is Pacey Ziglar and Mackenzie Thomas' story.

Pacey wasn't in the plans Mackenzie set out for herself, she always pictured marrying longtime boyfriend Paul Sanders until their very public breakup now she
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Intel Chicky Reads Romance (Kara Merideth)
My Rebound by Carrie Ann Ryan was a medium angsty friends to lovers story. This is my first read by Ms Ryan and despite this being the second book in the series, it was pretty easy to follow along. Overall, it was a really great read and I really enjoyed it! The story moved along pretty well and was very well written. The characters were endearing. We all have a friend like Mackenzie. A self-proclaimed nerd, geek, and dork that’s a super control freak that’s a little obsessive and slightly neuro ...more
The Romantic Rush Blog
Jun 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is my kind of rebound! This is a delicious new adult series with friends to lovers vibes- and bonus points for giving me a hero named Pacey (yeh, my DC love is strong). We have that great new adult, everything is more dramatic angst (but not too much), and ample steam. The characters were likable and endearing- loved our geeky and quirky heroine as she tries to rebound from her long time BF cheating, and Pacey is a pretty yummy hero, if a bit elusive at first- laid back, understanding, and ...more
Rhonda Ziglar
Jun 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
5 AMAZING STARS!! Wow, what a fantastic sweet story. I absolutely loved Mackenzie and Pacey will hit all you feels buttons and have loving every minute of their story. You must read this one....it is the perfect escape reality story.
Gladys
May 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was amazing! Mackenzie is the type of character that so many readers will be able to relate to. She has her plans and she has her goals and she knows where she's going....right up until she doesn't because...while you plan, life laughs. So yeah, if you're like me you will feel for her. So, what's a girl to do?? Don't worry, she's got a plan! LOL Honestly, I just loved this book. It was fun and sometimes funny, had a huge heart and was really quite moving. Pacey (who was all k ...more
Angie
Jun 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I wasn't sure how I would like MacKenzie and Pacey as a couple but it really worked. I did feel for Pacey though because he didn't want to hurt anyone but he started to have real feelings for MacKenzie even though they were only supposed to be friends and the casual rebound. MacKenzie is also great. Her character grew so much throughout this book and though she was dealing with some everyday college stuff she was also dealing with stuff that the average college studen ...more
Carol
May 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Mackenzie and Pacey - this story was soooo good. Kenzie had just broken up with Sanders who she had been with since they were very young. She caught him having sex with someone else at a party to see what it was like. Mackenzie decided she needed a rebound guy and Pacey volunteered. They were borh attracted to each other, but fought admitting it. In the end, their friend Nessa was crushed as she thought she loved Pacey and he just hadn't seen it. I really enjoyed visiting with the characters fro ...more
Ana Paula
Jun 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book is so sweet and at the same time bring all the insecurities and anxieties of being a twenty year old in this new brave world.

Mackenzie and Pacey are friends who have been through a lot of pain in the past year, she broke up with her long lasting boyfriend and he lost a very close friend suddenly. They are kind of adrift and decided to be each others rebound... They were not prepared for the feelings they long for each other but it happenned anyway.

A very sweet book with lots of friends
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Liz
Jun 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5-stars!

My Rebound by Carrie Ann Ryan is the second book in the On My Own series and I loved it. Mackenzie is a woman with a plan and determination. But when her plans get blown up, what is a girl to do. Enter Pacey. Her rebound. Right? But as she learned the hard way, plans do not always go as planned. What happens when your rebound changes everything? A friends to lovers story that was fun, a bit angsty and steamy and cannot wait to see what comes next in the series.

Happy reading!
Rebecca Austin
May 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-companies
Mackenzie Thomas is moving in with Nessa, Natalie and Elise after her break up with Paul Sanders after she caught him cheating on her. Now she is determined to focus on school and getting the internship she wants. Yet at the same time she is earning for a quick rebound and when she mentions it in front of the sexy British former roommate of Sanders he is all for it.

Pacey Ziglar has no problem being Mackenzie's rebound as he can't believe Sanders did something stupid enough to let her go. Yet ev
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Linda Ketter
Jun 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book, but I have some criticisms about it. I loved Pacey and Mackenzie together, especially after what Sanders did to her. And I wanted to slap Sanders in this book when he decided he made a mistake and wanted her back. Add to that, his "friend" Hunter who does everything in his power to ruin Mac. Not a fan of either of these guys.

Pacey has secrets. Lots of secrets. And I get why he has them. Dealing with an organ transplant and all of the ramifications afterwards (even many many
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Menotah (Canadian Girl Book Blog)
4 Stars … My Rebound (On My Own, 2) is a friends with benefits college romance that is told from the first-person point of view of Pacey and Mackenzie.

Mackenzie is looking for a rebound to help herself get over her ex who she caught cheating on her. While having a conversation with her friend Pacey, she mentions to him her plan and he offers to help her with her dilemma. One night together should allow them both to release some tension and move forward but too bad they fell for each other.

Pace
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Jennifer
Jun 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Carrie Ann Ryan captures all the unharnessed angst and passion of her characters as they navigate their lives as new adults in Rebound!

When college students Mackenzie and Pacey confronted their attraction the last thing they expected was to blur their clear boundaries. This couple naturally gravitated to each other and it was easy to see why. Their similarities in finding comfort in their practical studies and predictability made their decision to enter into a no strings relationship seem to be
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Rachel
Jun 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Mackenzie Thomas has a plan for everything, including the path her love life will take. But when she catches her longtime boyfriend cheating on her, her carefully crafted plans begin falling apart.

Pacey Ziglar offers to be Mackenzie’s rebound - to help her find her footing as she makes a new plan after her breakup.

There is a lot going on in this story that I wasn’t expecting from the synopsis, and I’m not going to hint about what those pieces were except to say that I loved how everyth
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Deana-Coffee, Books, Life Blog
Jun 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
I’m a sucker for a friends to lovers story and My Rebound hits everything I love!!


Mackenzie has had her whole life planned for as long as she can remember. From what college she would attend to the job she had to the man she would marry. Her planner has never failed her. Until her ex decides to throw her plans out the window. Add on the issue with her internship and it’s like her Life is spiraling out of control. All she needs is one night. One night of fun and of letting go. When the sweetest o
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Kristina Maysonet
Jun 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was a new-to-me author who just blew me away with this book. It is the second in the series and I do wonder if I would have had a better feel for the story if I read the first book, but I did follow along easily. This book was so amazing, I was hooked from the very beginning with the Dawson’s Creek reference (Team Pacey Forever). Mackenzie had just ended a relationship she was in for years after he cheated and Pacey decides she needs a rebound. Their chemistry is on fire! They were really b ...more
Lynn Reynolds
Jun 08, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mackenzie is trying to adjust to something new. Pacey makes an offer that may come back to bite him. While reading, I felt like I was doing a disservice to Pacey. I so wanted to hear a British accent from him but my mind only hears my own voice.

Although it’s been a long time since I’ve been in school, I think the author has done a good job at showing the reader how the characters were processing things. She shows how they’re still trying to figure things out. Then we have the awkwardness that so
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Angi
Jun 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great work by Carrie Ann Ryan

Life is what happens when you're busy making plans. This is a true statement that come to fullfillment in My Rebound.

Makenzie has her entire life planned out in some pretty exacting detail. But that plan is derailed in a pretty spectacular way when her boyfriend is caught in a compromising position with another girl. Not only does it hurt but it rocks Makenzie to her core. She has to figure out what she's going to do now and who she's going to be without her
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Paperbeautiful
Jun 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Mackenzie and Pacey!!! I LOVED this story! You met Mackenzie and Pacey in My One Night and I am so glad that they end up together in this book!

Mackenzie just got out of a long term relationship with her ex Sanders, she is ready to move on and just be Mackenzie without everyone is asking if she is okay. Pacey is Sanders ex roommate and a new friend to Mackenzie. You could say all the guys took Mackenzie's side in the break-up. Pacey offers to be Mackenzie's rebound for her. It does not have to be
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Sarah Light
Jun 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s
My Rebound, the name doesn't do it justice.

The second book in the On My Own series by Carrie Ann Ryan, My Rebound is funny, spicy and so much fun to read. When meeting Mackenzie and Pacey in the first book; My One Night Stand, I couldn’t wait to get their story.  Mackenzie just got out of a very long-term relationship with her ex, Sander and to be honest, I feel like she didn’t take it as hard as I thought she would. Nevertheless, Mackenzie is a fun character and I couldn’t wait to see how her
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RomanceBookLoverinSeattle
Jun 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by Carrie Ann Ryan and what a treat. It was a different change of pace from the darker and grittier books I've been reading lately, and I very much enjoyed this! My Rebound is the second book in the On My Own series, which focuses on a group of eight college friends and their relationships with each other. My Rebound is the story of Mackenzie, who has just broken up with her longtime boyfriend after discovering him cheating, and Pacey, who seems to have not gotten serious w ...more
Sandy Kelly
Jun 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is book 2 in the On My Own series and I would absolutely read the first book before reading this one. Yes, it could be read as a stand alone but these characters are all interconnected and I honestly think it would make more sense if you read the first book. With that being said, in this one we get Pacey and Mackenzie's story! Mackenzie has had her life planned out since she was little, right down to who she would marry. But when that relationship ends in a huge way, she decides to throw ou ...more
Lexee Toste
Jun 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this story! It was great to see Mackenzie come out better from what Sanders did to her at the last of the first book in series. (Don't worry if you haven't read it, this one does explain what happened so you won't be lost). I loved how Pacey was ready to be a friend and whatever Mackenzie needed. I loved how that he asked what she needed and really listened. These two were not set to have anything serious, it wasn't even going to be a typical rebound but they just fell together. ...more
Doroteja
Jun 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I don't have words to tell you how much I enjoyed this book. When I finished reading My one night, I wanted to know more about Mackenzie and Pacey. They were so wonderful characters I just craved for their stories I just didn't imagine they'll end up together.

Mackenzie is 'making plan for every step' kind of person. She has all her life planned, yet she is thrown into a situation where all her plans come to the ground and she is forced to forget about all her already planned life. She is forced
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Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
5 Stars

Mackenzie and Pacey have a chemistry that has been bubbling beneath the surface for some time. When the opportunity arises for them to act on it, they both have some reservations. Mackenzie knows she should be focusing on herself and how to get most of what she wants for her future. Her plans have altered in ways she never expected, and for someone who is very rigid in terms of plans, this has made her feel as if she is on very shaky ground. Pacey never gets serious with anyone, he has se
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Kara Quade
Jun 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Mackenzie has had her whole life planned out from a very young age, but her whole world comes crashing down around her when she catches her boyfriend in a compromising position with another girl. Now, Mackenzie needs to figure out who she is and who she wants to be. Pacey's own world is being turned upside down when he learns his parents are divorcing. Pacey is also shocked to learn his dad is having a baby with his mistress. Pacey has also been keeping a big secret from his roommates about his ...more
Vera Blaz
Jun 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Mackenzie Thomas has been dating Paul Sanders practically from birth. So it would make sense that finding him with another girl in a compromising position devastated Mackenzie. When Pacey Ziglar offers to be her rebound, his thoughts on the matter made sense. Except they were both pretty sure rebounds weren’t supposed to catch feelings for each other, let alone fall in love. Aside from the difficult classes they’re both taking, Pacey is dealing with health issues and his parents’ impending divor ...more
Tessa
Jun 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Love a man with a British accent!

This is book two in the On My Own series but can be read as a standalone. Pacey Ziglar and Mackenzie Thomas are two of the least likely pair I expected to come together, especially after reading My One Night. I loved that we got so much of Pacey and his story. Learning about his family life, his friendships, and his physical ailments made him so real and not just a sexy perfection. I was equally surprised with Kenzie. Yes, she is an organizer, planner, attention
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Lisa
Jun 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was a pretty good addition to this series with Pacey and Mckenzie's story. In what started as a rebound relationship, it quickly turned into a friend's to lovers story.

Both characters started the relationship with issues that both needed to work through. Mckenzie having been just cheated on by her long time boyfriend ends that relationship to then have her internship taken from her leaving her to scramble to achieve her educational goals. Pacey, while mourning the loss of his friend discov
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H.
Jun 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
Before I start my review, it's important to note this is a college romance with college-aged adults. They have college-aged worries and thoughts. Things in this story aren't always perfect because the age group isn't always perfect. They are dealing with real thoughts and feelings.

Mackenzie is fresh out of what she thought was her happily-ever-after. Then she caught her childhood sweetheart and HEA cheating on her. Her perfectly crafted life is thrown a huge curveball. Everything that she though
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Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, paranormal, and young adult romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Talon Pack, Promise Me, and Elements of Five series, which have sold millions of books worldwide. She's the winner of a RT Book of the Year and a Prism Award in her genres. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced de ...more

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  • My Next Play (On My Own, #3)
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