#BookReview: The Next Best Thing by Wendi Nunnery

I received a review copy


Four years ago, Emma Fraser’s first love took his own life. Now, twenty years old and in college, Emma and her best friend, Andy, are still mourning the loss of a friend and brother. Nothing is the same as it once was…and things are about to change even more.

Too heartbroken to even consider falling in love again, Emma stays distracted by school and work. Until she meets Landon and, for the first time ever, finds herself believing she might actually have a future with someone. But when Deegan Burke—the man responsible for all of Emma’s heartache—gets out of prison early, Emma is suddenly confronted by her worst fears. And when faced with choices she never thought she’d have to make, Emma discovers that the only person she really wants by her side is the last person she ever expected.


Whew. My first review of 2017 is going to an amazing book. I like to consider Wendi Nunnery a friend of mine – fellow blogger and girl boss – and I was thrilled to read The Next Best Thing. This book starts off with a bang and had me racing through the pages. There is a lot happening in this story – heartbreak and death, hope and love – and Nunnery easily takes readers on a difficult journey with her talents. There is a lot of depth to this story, but also a great message to be heard. I couldn’t have asked for a better book to kick off my 2017 reading list with!

5 stars

wendi-nunneryAuthor Bio:
Wendi Nunnery is the author of The Mayfield Family Story, The Best Kept Secret, and The Next Best Thing. She is also the founding editor of Lady Literary Magazine and her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, The Simply Beloved, and Introvert, Dear. Wendi is a proud Georgia Southern University alum and believes colorful language is good for the soul. She lives, loves, and mothers in Atlanta, Georgia.
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  1. January 3, 2017 / 9:10 am

    Thank you so much, Samantha! 🙂 I’m thrilled that you enjoyed it!

  2. Mary
    January 4, 2017 / 4:37 pm


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