Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Read an #Excerpt from Starter Wife by Bethany Lopez

About the Book

Starter Wife
The Jilted Wives Club #1
by Bethany Lopez

Format: Paperback
Published: April 26, 2021
ISBN: 9781954655034
USA Today Bestselling Author Bethany Lopez brings you an all-new trilogy about getting a second chance at love. Follow Whitney, Summer, and Margo as they experience the good, bad, and ugly of dating again in your thirties and forties. Join them in The Jilted Wives Club.

When life gives you lemons, make a Lemontini...

Divorced and jobless at forty-something, Whitney never thought she’d be starting over. But here she is. Single and (not so) ready to mingle - with anyone except him.

Luca leads a charmed life. He's got the perfect job, the support of a big Italian family, and a bevy of women eager to grant his mother’s wish for grandchildren… except the woman he really wants.
Now that Whitney’s Starter Wife days are over, Luca is determined to convince her to give him a shot.

Too bad the only shot Whitney’s sure of right now is the Lemontini.


“While you are all eating, and therefore quiet for a few minutes at least, I have something for your mother,” my dad began, a small smile playing on his lips. 
My mother looked up and across the table at him with an expression of surprise.
“You do, Giovanni?” she asked. As the oldest, my brother was named after my father, which was why we called him Vanni … unless he was in trouble. 
“Yes, my dear. For your birthday next month,” he paused for effect, “I am taking you to Italy!”
Our mother’s eyes got big, before seeming to roll back in her head as she passed out and slid onto the floor.
“Oh my God!”
“Somebody help her!”
The room erupted into chaos as everyone moved and shouted. I made it to my mom first and maneuvered her so her head was in my lap.
“Here.” A cool cloth was placed in my hand and I ran it along her forehead. 
“Ma,” I whispered.
Her eyes fluttered open, and she looked momentarily confused before giving me a sweet smile. 
“Luca, I had the most wonderful dream,” she said softly. 
“No, it was real, Ma. Dad’s taking you to Italy.”
My ma shook her head and said, “No, in the dream you told me you were getting married.”

About the Author

Bethany Lopez is a USA Today Bestselling author of more than thirty books and has been published since 2011. She's a lover of all things romance, which she incorporates into the books she writes, no matter the genre. 

When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with family and traveling whenever possible. 

Bethany can usually be found with a cup of coffee or glass of wine at hand, and will never turn down a cupcake!

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