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The first husband
Dave, Laura.
Adult Fiction DAVE

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Dave (The Divorce Party) delivers an eager to please novel in this story of travel writer Annabelle Adams, whose world is turned upside down when Nick, her boyfriend of five years, leaves her. On the rebound, she meets Griffin, a chef who quickly marries her and whisks her from Los Angeles to his tiny hometown of Williamsburg, Mass. While Griffin is pretty much the perfect husband, Annie soon develops doubts about their relationship, fueled by smalltown living, the craziness of his family, and the unresolved feelings she has surrounding her breakup with Nick. Naturally, Nick resurfaces at a very inopportune moment for Griffin and forces Annie to truly decide between "an old love offering us happily ever after" and "that chance to be our best self." Annie's voice is clear if a bit heavy on Carrie Bradshawisms, and while there isn't much in the way of surprise or actual obstacles blocking the happily-ever-after, it's a cute story, capably told. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

From Library Journal:

Annie Adams's life is on the verge of bursting into full bloom. Having moved to L.A. with her director boyfriend, she finds success as a travel writer, and Nick's career is about to skyrocket him to fame. Then one day Nick comes home and tells Annie he's done with their relationship. After days of depression, Annie musters the energy to dress up and hit the town, where she meets Griffin. Sparks fly immediately, and she soon finds herself married and living in a small Massachusetts town where Griffin is opening his own restaurant. But while Annie loves Griffin, she is conflicted about her new life. Griffin's lovely ex lives around the corner, and Griffin's brother, Jesse, and Jesse's twin boys end up living with the newlyweds. Then Annie loses her travel column and faces life in a small town with personal complications and no job direction. When Nick arrives to take her back, she has to make a difficult decision. VERDICT Dave follows The Divorce Party and London Is the Best City in America with this page-turning story about modern love and what makes one feel safe and at home. It is sure to attract readers who enjoy Emily Giffin.-Beth Gibbs, Davidson, NC (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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