Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Plan Cee by Hilary Grossman - Review and Giveaway

Would you abandon your present for a second chance at your past?

Cecelia Reynolds has spent most of her life trying to forget the commitment-phobic man who broke her heart. It wasn’t easy, but eventually she did it, or so she thought…

As Cecelia and her husband gather for a friend’s wedding, her perfect world is thrown into complete turmoil. Even though it’s been twenty years since she last laid eyes on Keith Emerson, all it takes is one glance for her to feel emotions she thought were long gone. When Keith ends up officiating the ceremony, she quickly realizes his message of love is directed at her, not the happy couple. But can she believe him?

We live our entire lives thinking we know ourselves. But do we ever really?

As secrets and lies cause Cecelia’s world to spin completely out of control, she is forced to seek advice from the most unlikely ally. In the process, she must confront the demons of her past and the events that shaped her into the woman she is now. Will she finally learn the real meaning of love, friendship, and family?

While this book is a sequel to Plan Bea, it also reads as a standalone.
you found yourself in a similar situation.  

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My Review:

When I heard Hilary Grossman had written a sequel to Plan Bea, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the book.  I loved Plan Bea and I knew Plan Cee would be just as good.

How would you react if the man you loved in the past suddenly came back into your life decades later wanting a second chance?

Twenty years ago Cecelia was head over heels in love with Keith, but he never could admit he loved her.  So she ended the relationship.  She couldn't go on with a man who was only half invested in a relationship.

Cecelia is now happily married to Bryce and they have twin boys.  She has a great job and wonderful friends.  Life couldn't be better.  At a friend’s wedding, Cecelia runs into Keith again.  She never thought she would see him again.  All of the memories she tried so hard to forget come rushing back causing confusion and upheaval in her life.  If Cecelia was so happy with her life, why is she feeling his way?

Keith regretted letting Cecilia a walk away all those years ago and now he will do anything to get her back, even if it means destroying her marriage.  He just wanted a second chance with Cee.

When Cecelia's life starts spinning out of control, she turns to her friends for support.  Together they devise a plan to help Cecelia find happiness again.

This brilliantly written book had such a real feel to it.  The creative plot and characters had me hooked from the start. Reading from both Cecelia and Keith's point of view gave the story a true feeling to what they were both going through.  This book is an emotional ride about love, family and friendships.  It leaves you pondering the question of what would you do if you found yourself in a similar situation.  

We live our entire lives thinking we know those closest to us. But do we ever really?

On the outside, Annabel O'Conner has it all - the perfect husband, two adorable children, an amazing job, and a mother from hell! Just when she gives up trying to regain her overbearing mother's love, an unexpected call turns her world around and makes Annabel question everything she believes about her life.

Could falling in love give a cold, stubborn, and selfish woman a second chance to open her heart back up to her family?

Beatrice Buchanan has spent more years than she can remember distancing herself from everyone close to her. She barely has a relationship with her grandchildren. The only time she manages to have a one way conversation with her daughter is during her weekly fifteen-minute commute to the nail salon. When Bea meets Walter on a cruise she realizes there may be more to life than designer clothes, killer handbags, and impressing the ladies at her posh country club.

As the mother and daughter duo team up to plan "Long Island's wedding of the year" they confront the secrets and lies that have defined them. This humorous emotionally honest women's contemporary fiction novel will tug at your heartstrings and the twist ending will shock you.

"Although a light read, the subject matter was very sad at times and I found myself choking back tears, but in a good way! It was so authentically heart wrenching yet often very funny too. The characters were so well fleshed out and three dimensional - no one was perfect and no one was fatally flawed - like real life. I thought the twist was genius!" - Meredith Schorr Best Selling Author

Plan Bea is Free between 3/7-3-11, get it now.

By day, Hilary Grossman works in the booze biz. By night she hangs out with her "characters." She has an unhealthy addiction to denim and high heel shoes. She's been known to walk into walls and fall up stairs. She only eats spicy foods and is obsessed with her cat, Lucy. She loves to find humor in everyday life. She likens life to a game of dodge ball - she tries to keep many balls in the air before they smack her in the face. She lives on Long Island.

In honor of Plan Cee's release, Hilary is offering a $25 Starbucks Gift Card to one lucky person


  1. thank you so much for reading and reviewing Plan Cee - you have no idea how much your kind words mean to me.. I am so thankful!@

  2. If I had a do over I wouldn't have gotten married so soon after college. Thanks for the chance to win!