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Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Next Best Thing by Deidre Berry

Title: The Next Best Thing

Author: Deidre Berry

Rating: 5

Headline: Wonderful Debut by Berry!

Tori Carter seemed to have the perfect life. She was the senior event coordinator at the most successful event management firm in Kansas City and about to have the wedding of her dreams with the price tag of over $200K. Tori’s dream life came to screeching halt when Roland, her fiancĂ©, did not show up at the church and runs off with another woman who happens to be the mother of his secret daughter.

Deidre Berry commanded my attention from the very first page to the last while experiencing Tori’s journey. Once she decides to reenter to dating scene, it is filled with horrible dates that provide plenty of laughter. But, one night Tori has dinner with her neighbor Nelson and she begins to wonder if her romantic life will finally turn around.

“The Next Best Thing” is full of humor and the characters are very relatable. I read this book in one sitting. Deidre Berry is definitely the real deal.  I look forward to reading more from Berry in what will hopefully be a long career.

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