#BookReview: Put A Ring On It by Beth Kendrick

Reviewer: Samantha

I received a review copy

put a ring on itSummary:

The author of New Uses for Old Boyfriends returns to the Delaware seashore town of Black Dog Bay, where one woman learns to put passion before practicality…

Brighton Smith doesn’t do outrageous. As an insurance actuary, it’s her job to assess risk and avoid bad investments. But when her fiancé calls to confess he’s married someone else on a whim (“I looked at her and I just knew!”), she snaps…

That night, at a local bar, Jake Sorensen—hot, rich, and way out of her league—buys Brighton a cocktail. At midnight, she kisses him. And by dawn, they’re exchanging vows at a drive-through chapel.

Brighton knows Jake is a bad bet, but she doesn’t care. After a lifetime of playing it safe, she’s finally having fun. Until the whirlwind romance gives way to painful reality…and Brighton finds out the truth about why a guy like Jake married a girl like her. With her heart on the line and the odds stacked against them, Brighton must decide whether to cut her losses or take a leap of faith that this love affair is one in a million.


I do love me some Beth Kendrick novels! So far I’ve really enjoyed her titles from the Black Dog Bay Series, and was looking forward to adding Put a Ring on It to my reading list. I was more than pleased to get reacquainted with the characters from Cure For the Common Breakup and New Uses For Old Boyfriends, including the much talked about and very well known Jake Sorensen. When I realized how big of role Jake would have in this book, I got pretty excited, because, well, he was an excitable kind of guy to me! Brighton and Jake seem like total opposites, but their story actually worked. While I had a blast reading about their “relationship” I did sometimes get a bit bored with the constant back and forth and running away from one another. It happened just a time too many to really hold my interest, but luckily, there is a lot more going on in the book besides just the two of them, of course! Like I said earlier, it was a lot of fun to catch up the characters from the past novels, and see how their stories were playing out. I think you could consider this a stand-alone, but I loved the other two books so much that I definitely recommend them. This one wasn’t totally up to par to me compared to the first two, but still a great addition to the series!

4 stars

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