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SECOND CHANCE...The Marchioness of Wick is about to get a second chance at life...whether she wants it or not. After twenty years in a loveless marriage to a duplicitous British aristocrat, Claire Heyworth Barnes finds herself broke and alone. Encouraged by her dynamic American sisters-in-law, the shy royal decides to start over in New York City. When she lands a job withSECOND CHANCE...The Marchioness of Wick is about to get a second chance at life...whether she wants it or not. After twenty years in a loveless marriage to a duplicitous British aristocrat, Claire Heyworth Barnes finds herself broke and alone. Encouraged by her dynamic American sisters-in-law, the shy royal decides to start over in New York City. When she lands a job with a famous interior designer, Claire accidentally reconnects with the first—and only—man she ever loved.FIRST LOVE...Benjamin Hayek has never forgiven Claire for the heartless way she left him when they were teenagers in the south of France. And even if he could, Claire's not sure she has the courage to contend with how he makes her feel. Can they build a new love from an old flame? Or will a bitter history and a complicated future stand in their way?...

Title : In Love Again
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ISBN : 9780989997508
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 334 Pages
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In Love Again Reviews

  • Janet
    2019-06-23 09:55

    I begged the author to think about writing Claire's story ... there was something about the older sister stuck up in the Highlands of Scotland that got me so curious. Wish granted! Ben was the guy that Claire never forgot and when she started life, again, in New York City, guess who crossed her path. A little bit of Working Girl, a dash of An Unmarried Woman ... Claire is a beautiful quiet aristocratic former SAHM with all the insecurity that that implies. Watching her get through her first job interview is so sweet and empowering as well! Heroines who are way closer to 40 than 20 are still not as common as I wish they were: the age of the protagonists and the 2nd chance at love plot line was a big plus for me.Since I'm pretty opinionated about In Love Again, please don't just take my word for it--download a sample chapter, check out the reviews--and see what you think.

  • Tawnya
    2019-05-27 11:06

    In other Megan Mulry books, I have to admit the character Claire came off as a little on the high horse. This book, In Love Again, explained it, and she is actually a very lovable character, when not trying to live up to her mothers expectations. Ben was her first and truly only love and meeting him again was the second best thing next to motherhood that happened in her life. I really enjoy reading Megan Mulry's books.

  • Joy
    2019-06-11 11:13

    I picked up the first book on sale due to the premise, and ended up glom-reading all four books within a week due to travel. So my reviews are all a bit wrapped up together, and won't be super detailed for each one due to not being able to tell them all apart.Third book, following the first child and first daughter in the family, this book is a second-chance love story as Claire has left her awful husband and gone to America to start again. I loved this part of the story, as she figures out how to get a job, what to do with it, and how to be an independent woman in a whole new world for her. The romance was okay, the setup was cute, and it worked out well enough without that stupid "fight then wait a year before making up" plot used in the first two books. I wish there had been waaaaay more about Claire's former husband and how he ended badly, I feel like there was a lot of setup and not enough payoff about that.Overall, fun reading for plane trips, but nothing earth-shattering. I'd rate this a mild R for its sexual content and swearing.

  • Tracy Zullo
    2019-06-11 12:59

    A softer heroine than the other books. I loved how the big secret reveal wasn't a disfunctional mess but was treated as an adult discussion

  • The Romance Evangelist
    2019-06-02 08:55

    A copy of this book was provided by the author for an honest review at Romancing Rakes for the Love of Romance.Lady Claire Heyworth is starting her life over after twenty years of loveless marriage to a man her family considered more worthy of her than the one she thought she loved. Now the faithless husband has gone missing after making off with the bulk of her inheritance and Claire has to learn to exist as something other than a privileged, albeit unhappy, Marchioness. With the support of her brothers and their wives, she moves to New York and lands a job that immediately throws her into the path of Benjamin Hayek, the man she’d reluctantly left behind so many years ago. Ben never forgot that magical summer when he’d loved a quiet English lass who had up and left him without so much as a goodbye. When Claire unexpectedly appears on his doorstep, Ben’s immediate reaction is to scowl, growl, and slam the door in her face. But the attraction from so long ago is still there between them. Now that they’re both older and wiser, Ben and Claire must decide if they want to take up where they left off, or walk away and leave the past alone.I hadn't read the previous books in Megan Mulry’s Unruly Royals series (although I own them both - blame my giant To Be Read list!) but I had no problem reading In Love Again as a stand-alone. It was a joy to see Claire emerge from the persona forced on her by her mother and society, and become a fully actualized adult who made her own decisions. Ben is just the sort of fellow that Claire has always needed in her life - one who loves unconditionally and supports her completely without undermining her fragile and recently hard-won self-esteem. I was especially gratified that with so many opportunities along the way, there was never a Big Misunderstanding between the hero and heroine other than the original one which had parted them twenty years before. In Love Again also features a delightful cast of characters from both families, and shows how the wrongs done to Claire by her detestable husband are righted in a somewhat implausible but easy to forgive series of events. It’s a lovely romance between a hero and heroine who have paid their dues, learned from their mistakes and earned their happiness together. (Now I need to go back and read the other two books in the series!)Favorite Quote:His kiss made her feel...everything. She felt the cold air against her cheeks, the hot press of his lips against hers, the tender, inquisitive touch of his fingers as they found their way beneath her blouse and trailed across her belly just above the waist of her jeans. Claire felt an electric snap, like a transformer blowing.

  • Becky R.
    2019-06-26 07:12

    Megan Mulry has a knack for writing a variety of female characters, which I know from reading her first two novels in the Unruly Royal series, A Royal Pain and If the Shoe Fits. Each of the characters she has written have their own distinct direction they are going in life, with their own basket of issues and flaws, which is why we want to read these characters in the first place! I really appreciated the distinct departure that Mulry then took in this third installment with Claire, who we had a glimpse of in the second book. Claire is in her late 30's and going through a rather messy and painful divorce. She has been left in shambles, but has been taught by her culture to have a stiff upper lip and never show her emotions. This only leaves her isolating herself and shoving anyone who wants to help her, completely out of her life. For those who have read book two, the instinct is to not like Claire, but we quickly learn that maybe Claire has been emotionally abused and left "hung out to dry" emotionally speaking? Into this equation comes Benjamin, one of the most dreamy (and I don't use that term often) characters I've read in quite awhile. Yes. I really liked Benjamin. Maybe I'm just stressed out from work right now and found him to be such a solid, stand up character that he struck a chord with me on a personal level, but this really was a solidly great guy. Yes, ironically he was from Claire's past. Would we have it any other way? But, he was someone who Claire had to try to learn to let her guard down around. I also felt that he was such a solidly good guy, that it made it difficult for her stuffy character (from what we see on the outside) to find any excuses to get rid of him. There wasn't much this guy did wrong, and it was okay in this case.This really was a great character story that happened to be a romance. I like it when that happens. You know that the story is supposed to be romantic, but you felt that it was solidly about character development --which is most important anyway, right? (Speaking of which...for my sensitive readers--because I know you're out there--it is a romance, so there are some sexy times. There's your disclaimer. I don't want you saying I didn't warn you!) The story was more about two people whose lives had changed dramatically and were about to again, and we were along for the ride! Overall, I thought it was an enjoyable read, and I liked the twist to look from the "royal" perspective rather than the commoner this time around. This is a series I will continue to follow down the road.

  • My Book Addiction and More MBA
    2019-06-22 09:20

    Looking for a modern twist on historical romances with all the brash and blunt dialogue we love? In Love Again by Megan Mulry has all of that and a whole lot more!When Claire’s marriage falls apart, she’s forced to regroup and rebuild. In an attempt to accomplish just that, Claire heads to America and does something she’s never done before…get a job! As Claire learns how to conduct herself as a single, employed lady, she begins to grow and redefine herself. When she lands a big case at work, she realizes that the client she’ll be working with is none other than the man she met the summer before her marriage, Ben Hayek! After spending the summer together in the south of France, Ben wakes up one morning to find that Claire is gone…and without even a good-bye. Her hasty departure is something he’s never quite forgiven her for, even though he’s sure she probably doesn’t even remember him. As Ben and Claire rekindle their relationship and work through their pasts, they discover that there’s still quite the fire between them. But Claire’s scheming and deceitful husband threatens to put in jeopardy everything that Claire has worked so hard for, even her relationship with her grown daughter. Claire and Ben must find a way to overcome everything that conspires to keep them apart.If you've read any of the other Unruly Royals Novels by Megan Mulry, you're probably thinking, “How in the world am I going to like Claire as the main character?” But Ms. Mulry did a fabulous job of redefining the reader’s perception of her without really changing the character! I absolutely loved the dynamics between Claire and Ben, especially when Ben was still trying to work through his issues of inferiority towards Claire and her well-to-do family. I enjoyed getting more backstory about Claire and all the expectations her mother expected her to live up to. And of course, getting more sass and comedy from Bronte and Sarah were an extra bonus! I also thought the bit about the pending divorce between Claire and Freddy was a great way to add a bit of suspense and helped to keep the story very entertaining. Overall, this is just a very enjoyable read, and while it is part of the series, it’s also a GREAT standalone! This one is just plain fun! Rating: 4.5Heat Rating: HotReviewed by: AprilPCourtesy of My Book Addiction and More

  • Chanpreet
    2019-06-18 07:12

    I absolutely adore Megan Mulry's Unruly Royals series. Her characters are irreverent, true to them selves, and so much fun to watch/read about. When I found out Claire, the oldest Heyworth sibling was going to have her own book and it was going to be self published, I was a little surprised especially since I hadn't really gotten to know her but hadn't really liked what I'd seen. Knowing Megan's knack for great story telling, I went ahead and splurged on the paperback edition and it was worth it. Claire Heyworth, the former Marchioness of Wick, was someone I had truly overlooked. I absolutely adored Claire. Claire may have come off as snooty and cold to her siblings and the world, but it's the only face Claire knows. Having had all of her confidence browbeaten out of her by her mother and husband, Claire may be 38 years old, but she's still very fresh in the ways of people and the world. I loved seeing Ben and Claire fall in love again. Ben was really hot and I absolutely loved how he loved Claire; He supported her 100% and helped her find her confidence to be her true self. I really feel like this book was not only Claire's but also of her becoming closer to the rest of the Heyworth clan. We got to see Bronte, Max, the adorable Wolf, Sarah, Devon, the formerly "evil" dowager Duchess and her new husband, Lydia, and the odious Freddy. I loved how the book was told not only from Claire and Ben's points of view, but of Lydia's as well. It was wonderful to get to know her more. I really disliked Freddy. It would've been great to see him get his comeuppance but Megan has confirmed Lydia will be getting her own book at some point in the future and so maybe I'll get to see him get what he deserves then. I'd like to commend Megan for not only making great stories and characters I love to read about, but adding diversity to her books. It might not be intentional, but I love it nonetheless. Until Lydia's book becomes available I think I'll read Abigail's book and wait eagerly for her December release, Roulette.

  • Stephanie- The Boyfriend Bookmark
    2019-05-28 09:24

    Claire is learning to live again. I don’t just mean because her heart was broken… I mean because her entire life she was told to live one way and be one thing, but there was always so much more to her. She was trapped in a life she never wanted but grew to appreciate. But when that life came crashing down around her, she found herself single again and nearly broke. She could no longer live the life of luxury that she was accustomed to.Determined to make her life better she takes a few chances. Living in New York now, she is surrounded by friends and loved ones but there is always one person that is not in her life that she can’t stop thinking about. A quick summer fling from 20 years earlier. She had no choice but to end the fling. Her mother had already contractually arranged her marriage… But there was always something about Ben that she never got over.While in New York, Claire decides that she just needs to be Claire and not the royalty that she was raised to be or married into. That means she had to get a job… but her first real job provides her the opportunity of a lifetime. Because of the job she is thrown right into the line of sight of Ben. Yes, that Ben… now divorced and trying to move on with his life…Sparks fly quick between these two and they discover they have 20 years to make up for. But will family issues be the downfall for their relationship as it was all those years ago?This is a great read and really passionate. I adored the characters, although I was quite confused with who was what from where, I really enjoyed the tale being told. It reminded me of the power of that first love and the promise of a future. I really fell in love with the writing and the story. It was charming and witty and a great read!*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

  • Shahnaz
    2019-06-07 06:22

    Claire Heyworth Barnes has lived her 20-years marriage life loveless to a duplicitous British aristocrat. Getting her second chance at life, she followed her American sisters-in-law to move to New York City and land herself job with famous interior designer. Taking a big leap across the ocean, she doesn’t realize she would accidentally reconnects to her first – and only – man she ever loved, Benjamin Hayek. One twisted fate bring them back face-to-face. Would Ben forgive her and give her the second chance on love?By this book I’m coming to love Benjamin Hayek, Max and Devon Heyworth. Seriously what’s with all the lead males in this series? I even named my laptop as Max Heyworth, no kidding. I worship them all. Though my favorite girl would still be Bronte because we share that foul mouth *grins* I was quite surprised that between second book and the third book Bronte already pregnant again with baby number two and three in second pregnancy! Okay, I have to admit I was under the impression that I would hate Lydia, Claire’s daughter. Until the middle of the book I was thinking like “why she couldn’t be a lil bit more like Ben’s niece?” but then BOOM she’s that interesting in my mind. I wish there will be more stories about Lydia and Alistair in the fourth book or I will be a bit disappointed. Or not. I couldn’t tell myself. Also I like how Megan hinting Abby – Eliot romance for the fourth book since the second book AND hinting more by the end of this book. Love Eliot so much I’m glad he’d get his part in the fourth book.

  • Cocktails and Books
    2019-06-24 13:23

    3.5 CocktailsIn Love Again was the first Megan Mulry book I've ever read. It being the third book in a series, I was a little worried that I might be lost as far as who everyone was, backstories, etc. I needn't have worried as Mulry did a great job of keeping readers up to date while also introducing this whole new story line and characters. I felt as though I already knew Claire and her forward, outspoken American sisters-in-law Bronte and Sarah.I liked the development of Mulry's characters. Readers can't help but feel for Claire. Going though a divorce is never easy, but even more so for public figures. At least Claire has her sisters-in-law to help her gain confidence and get back on her feet. It also helps that fate brings Ben Hayek back into her life. He teaches Claire how to love and trust, which improves her relationship with her adult daughter.I enjoyed this book. Ben and Claire's love story seemed a bit too good to be true, but I guess that's why we read romance. I know I was looking for a escape and this book was a nice little vacation from my drudgery and mundane existence! This is definitely one worth reading!Reviewed by Joelle for Cocktails and Books

  • Lorinda Hayes
    2019-06-09 06:02

    One of the few in my book club to really enjoy this series from Megan Mulry, I couldn't help but note that this book is only available as an e-book. However, I was happy to revisit Max and Bronte, Sara and Devon, and see some hope for Claire--the stuffy oldest Heyworth child who is separating and divorcing after 20 years of marriage. These are not the best books ever written, but they are a sweet and sexy diversion. Who wouldn't like to fall in love with a hot duke who is managing the family's version of Downton Abbey? What voluptuous but beautiful young woman wouldn't like to run their own fashion empire and have the duke's genius brother in hot pursuit? And, in this third novel, what 38 year old woman wouldn't love to reunite with her first love and finds he has never forgotten her? Fun, happy ending, a little joy. Good enough.

  • Susan
    2019-06-01 11:24

    The pacing in this book was horrendous. All of the conflict between the Ben and Claire was resolved about 25% of the way through the book, leaving the rest of the book for....what? Basically nothing. Lots of visits from the characters of books #1 and 2. Lots of sex between hero and heroine. Quick, poorly developed subplot with Claire's daughter. Also poorly developed subplot about financial shenanigans of her almost ex-husband. Okay, I'm still in for book #4 about former lesbian Abby, but then I'm done with this author. She showed a lot of promise in A Royal Pain but unfortunately it was not fulfilled in her subsequent releases.

  • Werda
    2019-06-24 08:17

    This book was okay. Not something that rocked my word but something I truly enjoyed. It also explained the reason why Lady Claire always acted like someone who has stick up her bum in two previous books. It's kinda refreshing actually to witness someone transformed from stuck up royals to someone who can have fun, had job, living in mediocre place like... well, ordinary people. Yeah. Ordinary people with royals and wealthy people as family. Reversal version of Cinderella kind of book if I say so myself. If you're looking for fun reading, you can add this one into your list

  • Abbi Wilder
    2019-06-25 12:12

    I honestly thought this was going to be a hard read for me. In Love Again is Claire's story of finding love after divorce and I'm recently divorced. I still wanted to read because I adored the previous two books in the Unruly Royals series. I felt the same way about this book. I actually got excited while reading about Claire's journey with Ben. If the Shoe Fits is still my favorite for the series but In Love Again comes in at a very, very close second. :-)Can't wait for the next book.

  • Sharlene
    2019-06-05 06:08

    I absolutely loved this book about 2nd chance romance, which brings together the family members in the prior 2 books. They all come together to help Claire get revenge on her miserable almost ex, help her get her HEA with her true love & work on getting her daughter where she should be. And we get some steamy sex scenes, too!

  • Christine
    2019-06-23 05:55

    Fluff and stuffThis author's lighthearted stories and engaging characters wrap the reader in a comfortable and relaxing reading experience. Nicely moving and a range of characters that you just don't get tired of. After a stressful day at work, it's nice to dive in to a good story that can make you smile.

  • Sarah
    2019-06-11 10:20

    Even though I didn't find Ben as swoon-worthy as Max (or even Devon), I think I liked this story best of all. Claire's reclamation of her life and her relationship with Ben was so interesting to read. I especially liked that after they got together they were together, no lame angst and immature misunderstandings.

  • Valerie
    2019-06-20 05:15

    I am loving this series! Can't wait for the next one! The only thing I didn't like about this book is the cover. I love the Heyworth siblings and their loves...they are so much fun! I'm so glad Claire got her shot at love and redemption.

  • Annalynn
    2019-06-12 09:15

    This was the 3rd book in this 'royal family' love story series, and I enjoyed this book as much as the other two. Not sure I buy Claire moving over to America and marrying a dentist, but then again, this isn't a series meant to be taken realistically. Its just a fun, escapist read.

  • Allison
    2019-06-21 11:24

    I really liked this book. Going into it, having not been super excited about Claire in the previous books, I wasn't overly excited about her book. But I loved her and Ben in this book, as a couple with a second chance. Left me wanting more of them!

  • Kathy
    2019-06-23 05:16

    have fallen totally for the characters Megan creates in this series. She proves the point, everything is not as it seems with each book. Can't wait until the forth book comes out and find out what Abigail does with her new male lover after spending years with her female partner.

  • Linda Brueggeman
    2019-06-08 05:58

    IN LOVE AGAINFantastic stories...plural...all in one big story!!! This is one of the best books I have ever read. It moves through two families and their trials and tribulations. The characters have so much depth to them.

  • Michele
    2019-06-02 08:22

    Actual rating: 4.5 starsSee my full review:

  • Jg
    2019-06-11 07:57

    I didn't quite enjoy this as much as the first two books in the series, as I didn't like Ben too much. However, I'm still giving this three stars because I like happy endings.

  • Pennie Morgan
    2019-06-16 13:10

    I enjoyed this book. I'm glad it was a bookclub pick or I would not have read it. Now I will have to go back and pick up the rest in the series.

  • Amanda
    2019-06-25 10:04

    I'm a sucker for the stories where people get a second chance! This one lacked most of the drama that those stories have but was a very well-written and enjoyable read. I love these characters!

  • Maura
    2019-05-31 08:04

    I wasn't sure I was going to like Claire, but this wound up being my favourite of the series so far.

  • Jenn
    2019-06-05 12:13

  • Robin
    2019-06-18 10:09

    Very entertaining and light. Not my favorite in the series, but still worth the read if you've read the others.