Just Married Again
by Charlotte Hughes
Release Date: Nov 25th, 2015
A Second Chance at Love…
The last person Maddy Kelly expects to show up at her mountain cabin for the holidays is her soon-to-be ex-husband, who was always too busy to enjoy their hideaway. Following doctor’s orders to reduce stress, Michael arrives at their remote cabin, unannounced and unexpected, in the dead of night, during a snow storm. Which is why Maddy greets him with a fire poker to the head, rendering him unconscious, and with a case of temporary amnesia. As his memory returns, Michael realizes how much he loves his wife, and is willing to do anything to get her back, even if it means pretending to still have amnesia.
“Maddy, do you think my darling husband hasn’t disappointed me before? … Why, I’ve been mad enough to shoot his tires out with his own gun. One time I packed his bags and called his mama to come get him. Kathleen refused, of course. Said I was stuck with him. One day that woman is going to need a favor from me, and I’m going to remind her of that night.”
Just Married Again was listed as a second chance romance as well as a romantic comedy, which is not entirely accurate. It was clearly a second chance romance, which is a trope I greatly enjoy. But while there was humor and fun banter, there was more tension and conflict than comedy in the inner musings and dialogue between the main characters. But when present – the use of levity was clever, well-placed, and highly welcomed. It was a quick read, easy to follow, and an entertaining way to spend an afternoon.
Charlotte Hughes published her first category romance in 1987, a Bantam Books’ Loveswept, titled Too Many Husbands, which immediately shot to #1 on the Waldenbooks Bestseller list. She went on to write almost thirty books before the line closed in 1998.
Although Charlotte is widely known for her laugh-out-loud romantic comedies, she went on to pen three Maggie-Award winning thrillers for Avon Books in the late nineties, before resuming her first love, funny stories about people falling in love. She thrilled readers with her hilarious books, A New Attitude and Hot Shot, the latter of which won the Waldenbooks Greatest Sales Growth Achievement in 2003.
Her books received so many accolades that she was invited to co-author the very popular Full House series with mega-star author Janet Evanovich.
With that series behind her, Charlotte began her own, starring psychologist Kate Holly; What Looks Like Crazy, Nutcase, and High Anxiety, creating a list of somewhat kooky but always loveable and funny ensemble characters.
Charlotte is currently launching Tall, Dark and Bad, starring Summer Pettigrew and bad boy Cooper Garrett. She is writing a series set in the Lowcountry that is a WIP.