ARC Review: The Back-Up Plan by Mari Carr

Posted May 13, 2014 by Suzanne in Reviews / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: The Back-Up Plan by Mari Carr
The Back-Up Plan
by Mari Carr

3 Stars


Released: April 1st 2015
Series: Second Chances #4
Published by Samhain Publishing
Pages: 160
Format: eARC

 It was short, but sweet and sexy ~ Under the Covers

Never sign a contract when you are intoxicated, as a lawyer Kristen Grey should know that, but she never expected her law partner, nemesis and friend Jason Mitchell to have actually kept the signed napkin. The one where they both signed to say if they weren’t married by the big four oh that they would marry each other; be the back up plan. So this year, the year of her fortieth birthday, Kristen is determined to find her ideal man so she doesn’t end up with her back up, she just never suspected they might be the same man.

This was another good book in the Second Chances series by Mari Carr. It was short, but sweet and sexy much like the previous books in the series which I have enjoyed. This time we are looking at Kristen, a workaholic lawyer approaching forty who has been single most her life to focus on her career, but she wants a second chance at romance.

I did like the romance between Jason and Kristen, it made sense, however, I don’t think they had the great sexual chemistry that the previous couples exhibit. That didn’t stop the sex scenes from being hot, Carr knows how to get you all hot and bothered, but I would have liked to see a bigger romantic connection between them they seemed more like friends.

However, this was an enjoyable read and I will definitely be reading the next book in this series to see who is next to get their second chance.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Mari Carr

Writing a book was number one on Mari Carr’s bucket list and on her thirty-fourth birthday, she set out to see that goal achieved. Five years later, her computer is jammed full of stories — novels, novellas, short stories and dead-ends and six of her books have been published.

High school librarian by day and mother of two busy teenagers, Mari Carr found time for writing by squeezing it into the hours between 3 a.m. and daybreak when her family is asleep and the house is quiet.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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I like the idea of this book….thanks suzanne


Thanks Suzanne for the review

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Amy R

Thanks for the review.