Well this dynamic writing duo of Piper Rayne "Knox-ed" this story out of the park! (Sorry that pun just wrote itself!) Just when you think "oh sure, I know exactly where Piper Rayne is going with this story" they smack you upside the head and say hold on! This story is just what the title describes, it's a do-over! And I am not going to go into specifics and ruin the story for you but I will say, I was totally hooked from the first paragraph and I was sad to see this story end. I loved the evolution of Knox, he wants to believe he knows what love is, but he is so off course it's sad. The heroine in this story, I so empathized with her plight and the insecurities she faced. You get to see the whole rooftop crew and you see them all come together to make Knox's gal feel welcome and to help Knox navigate through his indecisions and give him the wake up call that he needs! Like I have said before, I get such a "Friends" vibe from this series, and I absolutely love it! Way to go ladies!! Well done!
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5 Star Review The Do-Over (The Rooftop Crew #5) by Piper Rayne From the first to the last chapter, I was hooked on the story that these authors wove, totally invested in Knox’s second chance at love story; one I feel like I have been waiting forever to read. As I have come to expect from a book written by Piper Rayne The Do-Over was an entertaining read. Sometimes a decision is made or a choice a person makes turns out to be a mistake? What happens when fate gives you the opportunity to face up to it and make changes in your life? That is the position that Knox is in and this time he is determined to chose wisely. Can Knox convince the woman he loves, the one he knows in his heart that she is his soul mate to take a leap of faith? Their road to happiness is filled with twists and turns and is bumpy, but if they can get there, the future will be amazing. There were plenty of fun, some laugh out loud moments, some angst but it was well worth it in the end. As always it was great to see some familiar faces pop up whilst reading and I am l looking forward to Jax’s story.
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It has been a while since I was offered a book with two women and a man who did not choose well. I was excited, and the book did not disappoint—the story from the first-person POV narrative - Knox and Kamea. I enjoyed the book's honesty and grit in Knox, failing himself and having to face his mistakes and try his hardest in "fixing" his life - professionally and personally. But when a promotion is on the line, will Knox's choice be convincing enough to Kamea to trust him with her heart after choosing the last time differently? In Knox's head (and heart), Kamea is the woman who got away. He had been riddled with so many "what-ifs" in the book. I got so invested in his "rules" and analytical ways that - I wanted to smack him and tell him, "YES, DO IT!" Everyone else did too! He chose the wrong girl in the past (boohoo) then make things right instead of lingering in the past! Although if Knox did that, it would have cut the book in half and made him an "underdeveloped character," --> which is not what this book is all about! Be patient is all I advise. Kamea remembers Knox well enough that it had a lingering effect on how she sees herself. Knox's actions finally shattered her confidence. She had a past that I emphasize. It is full of disappointments with men, especially from one man in particular. This defeatist self-worth has been with her for so long that it may be a reason that she hasn't pushed her small business forward and still look at it as a side business. Knox and Kamea's honesty is evident because, halfway through the book, everything was said and laid out. This element is a big plus for the book! It is refreshing because knowing where both main characters stand is what makes up the story, hence the title. There were no flashbacks about what happened. There were some "thought processing," but instead, each character confessed to the other right there and then. Knox and Kamea told each other the truths with so much conviction and confidence that it made the scenes a lot more compelling. Getting back to the present, I liked how Kamea "opened her eyes" early to become braver and resilient in the face of her situation. She may owe her friend her gratitude in the past, but her friend's attitude and treatment of Kamea was inexcusable. Granted, this friend had her reasons and experience, but she should not treat others this way! I was horrified by her friend's nonchalant attitude while Kamea stood there, panicking and begging out of her situation. She had her chin-up and focus on her business and maybe getting the guy - if she can convince him that they should have a do-over. I loved her plan and glad that Knox did see the error of his ways-that Kamea is nothing like his ex-girlfriend. She is further and a lot better for him than he could have hoped! Thank goodness for nosy neighbors/friends! I love how they taunted (with love) and supported (feverishly) Knox while taking in Kamea as part of them. Knox's friends all lobbied and shook some senses to both characters. I give them all credit for making the story work! They are responsible for Knox "breaking his rules" and Kamea for taking charge to change things that ended with an explosive (!) HEA for both of them. My jaw is still at the bottom of my lap even I type this review up. The Do-Over is all about choices, consequences, growing-up, healing, second chances, and redemption. There is a lot of growing up for all the characters, even the "other woman." Note that there is no cheating involved and is more for Knox being "pressured" by his friends at that time, which was typical. It is well-written and how the author ended the story has thoughtful. I am now curious to start on the Roof Top Crew series based on this book. I hope you do, too, after you check The Do-Over out!