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Review: Her Outback Playboy by Annie Seaton

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Jenni McDougal’s family have worked hard to build their fishing and charter business in the remote coastal outback town of Second Chance Bay.

Jake Jones, her childhood sweetheart, was once the poor boy from the wrong side of town. When he blows into town after making his fortune and expects to pick up where they left off, Jenni fights every move he makes.

Jake knows that Jenni will always see him as a playboy, and can’t trust him, and his self confidence disappears when the town judges him on his past. Every time he tries to help her family business, she sees an ulterior motive.

If Jenni can’t trust him, what is there to keep Jake in Second Chance Bay?

But can he leave the woman he loves a second time? 


My Review

Told from dual points of view, Her Outback Playboy follows the story of Jake and Jenni. Jenni’s family worked hard to build a good life. Jenni continues to work hard between teaching and her hostess job. When Jake returns to town, he turns her entire world upside down. You see, Jake and Jenni were childhood sweethearts, but Jake was from the wrong side of town and a misunderstanding ended up tearing them apart. So, when he returns home a new and successful man, Jenni doesn’t know how to handle it. She can’t forget the wrongs of the past and fights Jake at every turn. Will Jenni and Jake have second chance at romance? There’s only one way to find out….

I’m just going to keep this review short and sweet. This is my first book by this author and I’m excited to see what she will write next. I thought Her Outback Playboy was a really cute second chance romance and that it had a ton of potential. I thought the characters were likable and easy to connect with. I loved the push and pull between Jake and Jenni. I was excited to see how their story was going to play out.

Her Outback Playboy was a quick and easy read for me. There were a few moments in the story that were a little bumpy towards the beginning and the pacing might have been off a time or two. However, I think the story had a lot of good potential and I enjoyed the overall story despite the issues I had in the beginning. Her Outback Playboy has a good mix of drama, romance and very light steam. I enjoyed watching Jake and Jenni’ s story play out and look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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