Better Than Before: Book 1 by Kathryn Shay

Better Than Before: Book 1

byKathryn Shay

Kobo ebook | August 9, 2012

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Ever wonder about the dangers of visiting online dating websites? Or the benefits? NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay’s contemporary romance series, RIGHTMATCH.COM, is based on the premise, “Everybody lies on these sites.” The stories show how a lie told between each couple can have devastating effects!

“Kathryn shay has done it again! I loved every minute of this book! This book kept me up late at night because I couldn't put it down! Give all of her books a try and I believe that you will love them as much as I do!” A reader 

In BETTER THAN BEFORE, charismatic and super rich venture capitalist Spence Wickham makes a bet with his brother to join an online dating service and prove people lie on these sites. But his deceit trips him up with sweet and generous Annie Hopkins who’s looking for the type of man he’s pretending to be.
Annie Hopkins is totally enamored of the kind, sensitive man she meets on an online dating website. He’s her type of guy, the total opposite of her work obsessed ex-husband. Then Spence breaks her heart by keeping secrets and telling lies, and Annie can’t bear to be with him. 

Spence must find a way to make Annie love him for the man he is. But can he, when she won’t give him a chance to prove that he loves her deeply?

If you enjoy books about secret identity romance, second chance at love romance and promises broken romance, be sure to read the rest of the series: WAITING FOR YOU and MEANT TO BE.

Reader Praise for BETTER THAN BEFORE:

“An exciting book on using an Internet dating service to find a romance, and portraying yourself honestly. Wonderful read!”

“A fun quick read. Very entertaining. I enjoyed it a lot.”

“Great book--made you mad and sad at times. Also made you want to keep reading to find out what happens next!”

“This is where Ms. Shay shines--the woman has baggage and so does the man. A very good story. I am interested in reading the other two stories in the series.”


Title:Better Than Before: Book 1Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 9, 2012Publisher:Kathryn ShayLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better Than Before Nice read, but at times moved too slowly.
Date published: 2014-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Writing, Unrealistic End Annie once had a rich husband who she felt caused her to feel inferior. She fell inlove with s rich guy, posing as a construction worker. When she finally allowed him to tell her the truth, her whole personality changes, and she becomes bitchy. Her unreasonableness to Spence would lead the reader to empathise with her ex husband, something which I doubt the writer intended. Not only that, but light of all of Annie's aversion to wealth and the lifestyle, how will she and Spence live happily? The writer is excellent at holding reader's attention, but expecting a happy ending in this relationship is ludicrous! The writer repeatedly states that Spence has changed, but clearly Annie has not , and just missing each other is no guarantee that she will.
Date published: 2014-08-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Right match Good free read
Date published: 2014-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better Than Before Very enjoyable romance story. Like the characters and easy to read. Looking forward to the rest of the trilogy.
Date published: 2014-08-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better than before It was very interesting
Date published: 2014-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Very interesting characters
Date published: 2014-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed it I have read the McNeill family series by this author so when I saw this book for free I thought I'd give it a try..... I did not enjoy it as much as I did reading about Bailey and her brothers but I liked it..... Annie and Spencer have great chemistry but Annie was annoying me after a while with her stubbornness. The ending seemed a little abrupt and I think an epilogue wrapping it up could have helped. I did really like the slight back story of each of Spence's brothers, which lead into their own books. I'll be looking forward to reading about Joe in the next one.
Date published: 2014-08-06