Will a wedding weekend give them the chance to rekindle their dance of love? Mar 29, Tracie R rated it really liked it Shelves: netgally. Something Old is a great second chance romance. Delaney and Ethan were well written and I love the storyline and concept. This is the first book I have read by Megan Ryder but I look forward to reading many more.
Mar 25, Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase rated it it was amazing. Second chance romance at its best. Delaney and Ethan's story is one of trust, power and soulmates. They both go through hell and back without each other and in the end realize that nothing but their love will help them survive their future. The plot twists with his family and the wedding of their old friends is the perfect backdrop to this awesome romance. I cannot wait to read more in this series.
Mar 26, C bond rated it really liked it. Mar 24, Lenda Burns rated it it was amazing. I received this book free for a review. I really enjoyed this book as I have all the books that I have read by this author. The characters were so real and likable.
The plot has some twists and turns that kept it very interesting. If your second chance comes, grab it with both hands! Mar 17, Charity Chimni rated it it was amazing. What an emotional ride! Something Old has it all! Love, passion, deceit, bitchy bride's maids, vindictive step mothers, and high society drama.
I loved the pull and connection between Ethan and Delaney. A great story about learning to trust and becoming stronger. Can't wait for the rest of the series! May 08, Caroline Ferriday rated it it was amazing. This book was given to me an I've provided a voluntary review. I absolutely loved this book.
The idea of a second-chance romance was perfect and the novel was intense but completely enthralling and joyful. The wedding atmosphere was nostalgic but also fresh and interesting. It allowed old friends to come together to see whether a future was possible in each other's lives. A disaster separated them in the past but can a determined bride heal what has been broken in one life.
Delaney had a wonderfu This book was given to me an I've provided a voluntary review. Delaney had a wonderful life, but when a death shakes her whole life to the core. After making a heartbreaking decision to re-shape her life and make herself something stable and safe for herself and her mother. She is a brave lady who had to take on the responsibility of being the head of the family.
This meant distancing herself from the woman she used to be and dissolving her friendships and her relationship. But what happens when one of those friends invites her to her wedding with the hopes of reliving their friendship? You get drama! Lots of great drama in a beautiful setting.
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I enjoyed reading about all the feelings Delaney was undergoing, as well as watching the interactions between all the former friends. Seeing how Delaney and Ethan reconnect was hot and steamy! Once they'd sorted out their past. I loved them together and did want them to learn how delicate life can be. Ethan is a god! A sexy god who would do anything for the woman he loves.
Well, loved before Delaney broke his heart. He has tried his hardest to move on from the woman who held his heart and found a passion in a hobby he didn't think about. With family pressures and a friend's wedding looming, he never thought he'd see Delaney again.
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But when they do meet again after five years, there are sparks which fly between them. Will they light each other up or burn them to the ground? Ethan really is a hard-working young man, with a loyalty to his friends and his own family, sexy, funny and an all-round amazing guy! This book will melt your heart and shock you. But most of all, it will make you have hope in your heart that two people can re-kindle their love even after five years.
Jul 01, Becky Burciaga rated it it was amazing. The perfect start to a new series Ethan and Delaney were an excellent couple to begin the series with. The author has created an excellent back drop for second chances. You can feel the chemistry between Ethan and Delaney The vitriol and recriminations The perfect start to a new series The vitriol and recriminations were written with such realism that I could feel the rejection, heartbreak, and embarrassment that Delaney experienced five years in the past as a result of the behind the scenes meddling.
Ethan's pain was written so genuinely that it caused his hope and rejection to really hit home There was such an emotional roller coaster ride throughout the story, that even though I never stopped hoping for the couples to reconcile, for a while I actually thought it wouldn't happen Since I'm now so invested in the stories of the remaining bridal party, I can't wait for the second story in the series.
Jun 11, Phylis Carpenter rated it really liked it. Delaney left her fiance and friends 5 years ago because of her father and the things he had done. She didn't want to ruin their reputation and have them go through what she was going through. They, however, did not see it the same way she did. They took it as she didn't trust and care enough to let them be there for her. Now her best friend Caroline is getting married and wants Delaney to be her maid of honor. Can they forget the past and rekindle friendships or will they never get things back th Delaney left her fiance and friends 5 years ago because of her father and the things he had done.
Can they forget the past and rekindle friendships or will they never get things back the way they were before Delaney's father stole from others. Ethan thinks he wants to get back with Delaney because he still loves her but can that be enough to conquer the old demons they have in the past. This was a really good book that made you realize everyone might not have a happy ending or maybe they can.
Aug 21, judy rated it it was amazing Shelves: finished. The plot takes twists and turns just like real life. The characters have well developed personalities and the interactions between them all are very realistic. The secondary characters are interesting and add to the story. The chemistry between the couples comes through. There are a couple of sex scenes that are fairly graphic but easy to skip if you want to. May 23, Connie rated it it was amazing. I received a free copy of this book and I am voluntarily reviewing it. This was truly a wonderful story about second chance of love.
The plot and the characters are well developed. I can't wait for more in this series. It is a great concept. The author does a fantastic job of storytelling. I highly recommend this book to anyone. Sep 23, The Mysterious Reader rated it really liked it. Actually, that's a pretty good plot device, and it certainly works well here with the story of Delaney and Ethan.
This is a fun romance folks, and definitely delivers what you need if your in the mood - and as such is definitely recommended. After her Father is arrested, Delaney walks away from her life, doing what she thinks is best for those she loves. Years later, she now finds herself maid of honor at Caroline's wedding, where she's forced to face her past, and the love she never forgot. This is the first book in the series and it draws you in, while making you fall in love with the characters, waiting for the next books!
Feb 18, Karilyn rated it it was amazing. Wow First book I've read by Megan. My heart felt like it went to a boxing match. I could feel the hate, love, rejection. Very good book, all-in-all. The characters were well written as well as the story line. Jun 07, Raveen Vann rated it it was amazing. Omg what an absolutely amazing heart felt book by this author. She knows how to kept you hooked and not able to put it down that's for sure. The characters were so great and wonderful.
The chemistry they had was intense and so great. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book. Sep 20, SouthernAngel rated it really liked it. A solid "down to earth" second chance read filled with lots of drama, angst, love, rekindled friendships and a HEA. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. Jul 12, Shannon Davison rated it really liked it. I just love second chance romance books.
Delaney and Ethan's story had me in tears at times. Great book and I look forward to reading more. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. May 23, Melissa rated it really liked it Shelves: 3-star. Something Old was my first book from Megan Ryder. Second chance romances are definitely a weakness of mine. This particular second chance story caught my eye because it also has a bit of matchmaking going on-and I usually enjoy that as well. Overall, I did enjoy this story. For a second chance romance to work for me I have to know WHY the couple didn't work in the first place.
We learn pretty early on in this book what happened to this couple and I definitely sympathized with the choices our hero Something Old was my first book from Megan Ryder. We learn pretty early on in this book what happened to this couple and I definitely sympathized with the choices our heroine decided to make. In her mind, it made sense that she couldn't be with the hero anymore. While I didn't like it, I understood it. I really wanted to like Delaney.
She's the type of character that needs a friend. She's basically cut everyone off after a family scandal and is just taking things on her own, day by day. I was happy that her former best friend roped her into taking part in her wedding-and all the fun prep to go along with it. People who cannot understand each other cannot exchange ideas, cannot communicate, and translation programs only go so far. The simplest way to make sure that we raise literate children is to teach them to read, and to show them that reading is a pleasurable activity.
And that means, at its simplest, finding books that they enjoy, giving them access to those books, and letting them read them. Comics have been decried as fostering illiteracy. There are no bad authors for children, that children like and want to read and seek out, because every child is different. They can find the stories they need to, and they bring themselves to stories. This is the first time the child has encountered it. Do not discourage children from reading because you feel they are reading the wrong thing.
Fiction you do not like is a route to other books you may prefer. And not everyone has the same taste as you. We need our children to get onto the reading ladder: anything that they enjoy reading will move them up, rung by rung, into literacy. And the second thing fiction does is to build empathy. When you watch TV or see a film, you are looking at things happening to other people.
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Prose fiction is something you build up from 26 letters and a handful of punctuation marks, and you, and you alone, using your imagination, create a world and people it and look out through other eyes. You get to feel things, visit places and worlds you would never otherwise know. You learn that everyone else out there is a me, as well. Empathy is a tool for building people into groups, for allowing us to function as more than self-obsessed individuals. I was in China in , at the first party-approved science fiction and fantasy convention in Chinese history.
And at one point I took a top official aside and asked him Why? SF had been disapproved of for a long time. What had changed? The Chinese were brilliant at making things if other people brought them the plans. But they did not innovate and they did not invent.
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They did not imagine. So they sent a delegation to the US, to Apple, to Microsoft, to Google, and they asked the people there who were inventing the future about themselves. And they found that all of them had read science fiction when they were boys or girls. Fiction can show you a different world. Discontent is a good thing: discontented people can modify and improve their worlds, leave them better, leave them different.
And escapist fiction is just that: fiction that opens a door, shows the sunlight outside, gives you a place to go where you are in control, are with people you want to be with and books are real places, make no mistake about that ; and more importantly, during your escape, books can also give you knowledge about the world and your predicament, give you weapons, give you armour: real things you can take back into your prison.
Skills and knowledge and tools you can use to escape for real. And to give them nowhere to read those books. I was lucky. I had an excellent local library growing up. They were good librarians. They liked books and they liked the books being read. They taught me how to order books from other libraries on inter-library loans. They had no snobbery about anything I read. They just seemed to like that there was this wide-eyed little boy who loved to read, and would talk to me about the books I was reading, they would find me other books in a series, they would help. They treated me as another reader — nothing less or more — which meant they treated me with respect.
I was not used to being treated with respect as an eight-year-old. But libraries are about freedom. Freedom to read, freedom of ideas, freedom of communication. They are about education which is not a process that finishes the day we leave school or university , about entertainment, about making safe spaces, and about access to information.
I worry that here in the 21st century people misunderstand what libraries are and the purpose of them. If you perceive a library as a shelf of books, it may seem antiquated or outdated in a world in which most, but not all, books in print exist digitally. But that is to miss the point fundamentally. I think it has to do with nature of information. Information has value, and the right information has enormous value. For all of human history, we have lived in a time of information scarcity, and having the needed information was always important, and always worth something: when to plant crops, where to find things, maps and histories and stories — they were always good for a meal and company.
Martin is probably one of the most famous novelists in the world. There are not many writers who find their every pronouncement picked over by the press, who have sold 90m copies of their books, who are instantly recognised in public. But I know he has a reputation for irascibility , and I also really, really want to ask him about The Winds of Winter. As it turns out, Martin brings up the book himself, and is warm and expansive on topics from fame and fortune to his progress on the long-awaited novel.
We start, though, with Fire and Blood , only the first half of a history that will span years and acres of Aegons and Jaehaeryses. Martin admits he never planned to write it. But he was having so much fun that those little additions ended up running to , words. These include Mushroom, a brilliantly bawdy dwarf whose take on history errs towards the filthy. Martin has always loved popular history; Game of Thrones was loosely inspired by accounts of the wars of the Roses.
Costain did a wonderful job on the Plantagenets so I tried to do that for the Targaryens. Your wives will dance in gowns of fire, shrieking as they burn, lewd and naked underneath the flames. A short while later, her second son followed him to the funeral pyre, tortured to death by Tyanna of the Tower.
Every one of the 13 children of Jaehaerys and Alysanne has a story that could be told about him or her, their rise, their fall, their triumphs, their deaths … It was a lot of fun to create, a lot of fun to live in that world again. The way Martin speaks about writing Fire and Blood is in direct contrast to how he talks about the long-awaited novel.
Fire and Blood by contrast was very simple.