Review // It's Not Over by Kaylee Ryan & Lacey Black

August 12, 2022

It's Not Over by Kaylee Ryan & Lacey Black

This is our love story.
It's not perfect, but it's ours.

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It's Not Over by Kaylee Ryan & Lacey Black

It's Not Over by Kaylee Ryan & Lacey Black

Standalone - Fair Lakes #1
Release - July 23, 2019
Genre - Contemporary Romance / second chance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 3.5 out of 5 / a few descriptive scenes
Format/Source - ebook purchase from Amazon
Length - 274 pages
Publisher - Indie


Lately, life definitely isn't how I envisioned it. I had it all. The house, the job, the husband. Until one day, I didn't. I don't know when exactly things started to change between us, only that it did, and in a big way. So much so, I found myself standing before a judge and signing off on the end of my marriage. To the only man I've ever loved.

Now, he's back, fighting, and ready to prove to me that we made a mistake, that our love is worth giving this another chance. I'm not sure if he's right, but I know what my heart wants, and it wants him. My ex-husband.


Why is it that you don't know the depths of your mistakes until you've already made them? I knew signing those papers was a bad idea, but I thought that's what she wanted. The minute we stepped foot out of that courtroom, it hit me. She's no longer mine.

That's when I also realized that I would do anything to change the past. I have so many regrets. Not her. I could never regret her, but how we ended. We never should have ended. I'm in for the battle of my life to convince her to give us another shot. I have a plan, one that will prove to her that it's not over.

My Two Cents

3.5 "And baby makes three" stars

I don't know why I find it so hard to resist a second chance romance.
I don't even know why I took a chance on new-to-me authors to dive into this trope again.
I'm just glad it worked!

It's Not Over is a sweet small town romance with a bit of mystery. It gave me the feel-goods and really, what more could I ask for?

The reasons behind why Gwen and Harrison divorced were a bit ridiculous, but I went along with it. I do think that with how much these two loved each other, they should have fought harder to stay together. But that's neither here nor there because it happened and at least they worked it all out in the end.

My only 'issue' with this read was how Gwen behaved in the first half of this story. She repeatedly admitted that they were both to blame for the breakdown of their marriage, yet Harrison was the only one putting in work. She kept trying to push him off and away, despite still being in love with him, and it irked me. However, aside from all that, it was smooth sailing.

I really liked this story and I even enjoyed the side characters, Gabby and Chase. I just might have to give their story a read too!

About the Authors

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kaylee Ryan has been crowned the Queen of Swoon by her readers. With nearly fifty romance books under her belt, she’s known for penning happily ever afters with heart. When she's not writing, you can find her with a book in her hand or hanging out with her family where she resides in her home state of Ohio.

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Avid reader, writer, mother, and wife! I love to read contemporary romance. Add in a little "spice" or hot guys in uniform pants, and I'm a happy woman. There's just something about diving into a book and engrossing in the magic of your hero and heroine getting their happily ever after.

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  1. I was excited to read this book because I recently read a Kaylee Ryan book and spent last week binging a bunch of them. I will have to put this series on my list now as well.

    1. I hope you enjoy it as much as (if not more than) I did :)


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