For Twice In My Life (Hardcover)

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A second try at love becomes more than one woman bargained for in this delightfully funny and romantic new novel from the author of The Rehearsals.

Can one little lie lead to a big second chance?

Layla’s chaotic life transformed when she met Ian Barnett. Ambitious, committed, and thoughtful, Ian has been everything she'd dreamed of, and she knows he'd say the same of her. So when he breaks up with her out of the blue, Layla is stunned. What went wrong?

But then, Layla gets a call from the hospital. Ian's had a biking accident. He's okay, but he needs someone—his someone—to get him home safely. As it becomes clear Ian doesn't remember he ended things, it also becomes clear that the accident has given him a new outlook on life . . . and Layla a second chance to get things right. As long as Ian doesn’t remember where they really left off.

That is, until Ian’s younger brother comes to town. Matt is restless, unpredictable, and threatens to upset the careful balance Layla and Ian have rebuilt. As things get more complicated both at home and at work, Layla realizes she might lose her chance at real love—and real happiness—if she doesn’t come clean about the stories she's been telling: to Ian, to Matt, to her family, and most importantly, to herself.

About the Author

Annette Christie is the author of The Rehearsals. She has a BFA in Theatre and a history of very odd jobs. The back of her head is featured prominently in the film Mean Girls. She currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and two children.

Praise For…

For Twice in My Life is a timeless, enchanting love story. Annette Christie’s writing is easy to fall for, brimming with wit and gentle compassion. This book completely swept me away!”—Rachel Lynn Solomon, New York Times Bestselling author of Weather Girl and See You Yesterday

"Captured my heart from the very first page! Layla is my favorite kind of main character--flawed and messy but still completely charming and totally real. Christie's effortless banter is perfection and she uses her sharp wit to make Layla's career, family, and relationship struggles so relatable. I wanted to pack up my real life and move into the world of this book so we could all be friends. This is a book I'll return to again and again!"
 —Falon Ballard, author of Lease on Love

Praise for The Rehearsals:

"A sweet, delightful romance."—People

"An enchanting and compelling look at life's what-ifs. Christie writes with honesty, heart, and a great deal of charm."—Helen Hoang, USA Today bestselling author of The Kiss Quotient and The Bride Test

“Irresistible . . . Annette Christie has written a fun, yet thought-provoking, rom-com.”—Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author of Golden Girl

“Terrific fun from beginning to end!”—Sarah Haywood, author of the New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon X Hello Sunshine Book Club pick The Cactus

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316451031
ISBN-10: 0316451037
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: February 21st, 2023
Pages: 320
Language: English