Callie Grey is a thirty-year-old ad executive that seems to have everything. She has a great job, loving friends and family and is in love with her boss, Mark. Mark, on the other hand, doesn’t feel quite the same way as Callie and breaks the news to Callie on her birthday that he is seeing someone else. Heartbroken, Callie runs into Ian McFarland, the new Veterinarian, and decides that it is time to move on from Mark. Except Ian isn’t receptive to Callie’s attempts for a relationship and doesn’t seem to be quite the warm and fuzzy guy that Callie needs in her life. Will Callie be able to find the love of life or be destined to keep finding Mr. Wrong?
I have never read a book by Kristan Higgins, but I will definitely be picking up her previous books after reading this one. This was a light-hearted read, that at times was laugh-out loud funny. Callie has an honest, genuine personality that is just bigger than life and she tries so hard to get everyone to like her, including the reader. She is the type of person that you would want to have a girl’s night out with and would be your best friend until the end. The only bad thing is that Callie wears her heart on her sleeve and tends to get hurt a lot. Callie’s family is a treat as well, especially her gruff, cantankerous, grandfather, Noah. They live together, so Callie can keep an eye on him and their scenes together were hilarious. By the end of this book, you are rooting for Callie to find her true love and have the happy ever after she deserves.
One happily-ever-after rocking chair…
And no sign of any forthcoming babies to rock in ol’ Georgebury, Vermont. For Callie Grey, turning thirty means coming to grips with the fact that her boss (and five-week fling) is way overdue in his marriage proposal. And way off track, because Mark has suddenly announced his engagement to the company’s new Miss Perfect. If that isn’t bad enough, her mom decides to throw her a 3-0 birthday bash in the family funeral home.