When Anna Maria Costado is caught having a meltdown on live television, her contract as a nighttime tv star is in danger of being cancelled. Taking a much needed break, she returns home to Texas for a friend’s wedding and is faced with the man she left behind, the only man she ever loved, Wyatt Turner. 

After a knee injury sidelined his professional football career, Wyatt Turner returned to his Alma mater as a football coach. Trying to rebuild a new life, Wyatt buries himself in coaching. Just when he thinks he has moved on from the past, a friend’s wedding reunites him with the woman he once loved and lost, along with his dreams. 

Can Anna and Wyatt overcome the circumstances of their past and reclaim the future they were always destined to have? 

Titles in the Lone Star Match series include:  Something Old – Something Borrowed – Something New

Title:  Something New
Series:  Lone Star Match #3
Author:  Megan Ryder
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 14, 2017
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars

In the earlier books in this series Anna was always the secondary character that I had the hardest time finding something to like about her.  To be blunt… she’s not a nice person, at all.  As an actress she’s fought hard to get to this point in her career.  Yet when she blew up at a waitress, admittedly for a good reason, the negative publicity that resulted from the incident going viral has put her career in serious danger.  While the chance to escape the spotlight for a week or so may seem ideal… it also will bring unpleasant memories as friends are gathering for a wedding and the bride is doing her best to reunite old couples once again.  The last thing Ana needed was to run into Wyatt.  But they’re both stuck here for a week and tempers are going to flare.

Wyatt and Anna are a volatile couple.  They each had dreams back in college, and each achieved success in varying degrees.  They left each other behind on their path to success, between misunderstandings, regrets, and anger they have a lot to work through to have any hope of a happy ending.

I enjoyed Something New, it’s not my favorite of the series, but it does shed light on why Anna acted as she did in the earlier stories.  They have a chance at happiness together, but they also need to get past, forgive and deal with a lot as well.  Frankly, at times they were a frustrating couple yet many people are like that in real life as well.  I would recommend this story and this series to any Romance reader who enjoys digging a bit deeper into the psyche of why people act as they do, enjoys a lot of crossover second chance couples as secondary characters. and believes that happiness is a choice… one that we have to decide to grab or not.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

Available for the Kindle