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Mandy Reynolds needs a reset on life in so many ways. Her acting career isn’t exactly where she’d hoped it to be. She can’t even get a job as a germ for a commercial. When she inherits half a house she sees it as a sign and heads home to Heavenly Falls, Illinois. She’ll sell the house, and use the money to take her career to the next level in Los Angeles. That is if she can convince her hard-headed––and stupidly gorgeous–– ex-stepbrother, Alex Noonan, to sell fast.

The last time Alex saw Mandy, she was a gangly teen, who followed him around like a sad puppy. But she’s grown into a smart and funny woman, who is as frustrating as she is beautiful. The fact that they have to live in the house––together––while they fix it up, is one temptation he doesn’t need. And while he’s having fun spending time with her, she’s moving on soon, and he needs time to heal.

Plus, she has no idea he’s got a secret that could put a monkey wrench in all of her plans...


“Worth the Wait” by Traci Douglass (Entangled: Bliss), is just a really very good story with believable and relatable characters and a different kind of wounded hero." -- Maria, Goodreads

"It is a fast-paced romance that highlights the importance of being vulnerable and letting people into your life. Alex and Mandy are so lovable even in their tough times and you can't help but root for them in the end." --Living My Best Book Life, Goodreads

"Worth the Wait is a FANTASTIC romance with a "stuck together" trope!" --Ms W Book Reviews, Goodreads

"I enjoyed Worth the Wait, it’s full of banter, anger, laughter, and learning to adjust to a new, unexpected life." --Keeper Bookshelf

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640637863
Release Date: Mar 9, 2020
Page Count: 350
Imprint: bliss
Genre: contemporary
Tropes: enemies to lovers, opposites attract

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By Maria February 24, 2020

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
A quote (from ARC):
“Plus, sure, he was still a hottie. Maybe even more so, with that whole growly, grumpy, wounded alpha thing going on.”

“Worth the Wait”, by Traci Douglass (Entangled: Bliss), is just ...more

By Helen March 12, 2020

I really enjoy small town romances and MS Douglass has created a beautiful town with a beautiful name of Heavenly Falls and she has taken me on an emotional journey with two people who deserve love so much, I loved getting to know Mandy and Alex and I hope you will as well.

Mandy Reynolds has arrived ...more

By Living My Best March 07, 2020

*Thank you to Entangled Publishing for the gifted review copy*

Worth the Wait is a sweet romance about two ex-step siblings realizing their true feelings for each other after they are 'forced' to become roommates when they both inherit the same house. Alex and Mandy are opposites and I loved that it ...more

By Miss W Book Reviews February 29, 2020

Worth the Wait is a FANTASTIC romance with a "stuck together" trope!

Meet Alex Noonan who was injured on the job and not working due to PTSD, anxiety and depression. Alex inherits half a house, LOL. I love that! However, the other half is left to his ex step sister Mandy Reynolds, and it's been over ...more

By Kim Reads June 24, 2020

Worth the Wait by Traci Douglass is an enemies-to-lovers, opposites attract, stepbrother romance, thirteen years in the making.

For one amazing year, Mandy Reynolds lived out her dream, when her mother was married to Alex Noonan’s father. That year provided Mandy with stability, family, and a sense o ...more

By Kendra March 27, 2020

Full review posted at Reader's Edyn on 03/25/20

Mandy didn’t exactly have a typical childhood, which ended up influencing many of her decisions in adulthood. Her mother was an incurable romantic and married several times. One of those marriages introduced her to the Noonan family and the best year sh ...more

By Marsha March 09, 2020

Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

Worth the Wait is a standalone romance that, with the addition of the secondary characters we’ve met, I would enjoy seeing become a series… but that’s me. I like knowing what happens to people I meet in stories later on, and I’d really like to know what happens with some ...more

By Traci March 13, 2020

Worth the Wait is a stand-alone book that started off funny and grabbed my attention until the end of the book. It was a short book and a fast read, but it flowed smoothly. The characters were well developed, and it was easy to connect to Mandy and Alex and fun seeing how their relationship progress ...more

By Amanda March 03, 2020

**I got an advance review copy of this book from Entangled Publishing. All thoughts are my own**

Mandy is ready for her big break in Hollywood, but first she needs to get the house she inherited from her mother fixed up and sold. Throwing a stick in all of those plans is Alex, her ex-step brother wh ...more

By Linda March 04, 2020

This is an entertaining romance that I thoroughly enjoyed. It has Mandy and Alex both inheriting half a house each. They are thrown together and forced to work together to renovate the house making it more salable and/or livable. Mandy is a broke actress who wants the money to allow her to move to L ...more

By E.L. March 09, 2020

I loved this book. Trite as it may be,I’ll always go for a happy ending and this book was a wonderful example. Two people, both of whom had survived heartache. Mandy with the loss of her mother and Alex seriously injured in a shootout related to his job, are both looking for something, when they are ...more

By Raecharmed March 21, 2020

Alex is a former IRS investigator and he suffers PTSD because of something that happened at work. He is now disabled and wants to be left alone. He gets notified that he ex stepmother left him part ownership in a house so he goes to look into it. Mandy just wants to tie up her mother's estate and se ...more

By Konny February 27, 2020

Worth the Wait by Traci Douglass, published by Entangled Publishing LLC is a stand alone romance novel.
Meet Mandy and Alex.
Mandy is back in her home town to settle the estate of her mother. What she didn't expect was to meet her formerv step-brother and become roommates with him. She dislikes him wi ...more

By Amy March 09, 2020

Worth the Wait is my first introduction to Traci Douglass and her writing. After reading this, it will not be the last. I loved Alex and Mandy’s story. They were characters that many readers could relate to. The two had great chemistry that I found delightful. This quick read was a little predictabl ...more

By Denise March 09, 2020

This one is around Mandy and Alex whom will give us their story and entertain us also. It is good to once in awhile read some romance that has life and bits of humor. This will unfold giving us the whys and then they are both on the horizon. Having known each other before this adds to it. You also w ...more

By Beverly March 08, 2020

Mandy who has been persuing her dream of Stardom has come home to handle her mother's affairs. Mandy finds out she had inherited a house and her first thought is how fast can it be put on the market. She soon finds out that she only owns half of the home. The other half of the home belongs to her fo ...more

By J March 09, 2020

I very much enjoyed this book from the first page ! Mandy and Alex have much to learn about communication. Once they figure that out , life will be smooth . I read many of the reviews for this book and they pretty much try to give you a detailed description of what they didn't enjoy in this book . T ...more

By Alicia March 01, 2020

Mandy Reynolds finds herself in a place she never thought she'd see again. She's returned to her home town, having inherited half a house. She has plans to sell the house and use the money to take her career to the next level in Los Angeles. She just has to convince her ex-stepbrother Alex.

Alex want ...more

By Rachel March 10, 2020

A great read.

Mandy and Alex are thrown together when Mandy's mother leaves a house to the two of them. the house needs a lot of work, and as they spend the time working together will they give in the attraction to each other?

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for a voluntary and honest revi ...more

By CR March 26, 2020

Relatable and wonderful this story will keep you reading until the end. This story deals with PTSD, work injuries, and death. I loved the romance and sensual touch to the story. I loved the characters and how Mandy helped Alex. ...more

By Sara March 01, 2020

Worth the Wait by Traci Douglass a four-star read that will leave you wanting more, more about this couple and more about the lovely places described in Heavenly Falls. This was a little predictable in a couple of small places, but it was still an enjoyable read, the characters are interesting and r ...more

By Wioletta March 09, 2020

This story is wonderful. Loved characters in this book.
The pain they went through.
I enjoyed this story a lot. ...more

By lowkeyreader March 15, 2020

This is a well written and entertaining story which I thoroughly enjoyed. This book was a short read so it was a quick read. ...more

By Susan March 09, 2020

Two lost souls, each trying to find their way in life. Will they find happiness? Will they overcome their problems? How will Alex and Mandy find their future?

This is a well written and entertaining story which I thoroughly enjoyed.

By Stormy March 22, 2020

Complementary copy given for honest review and opinion
Fantastic read from start to finish! Traci Douglass did an amazing showing the effects of PTSD. ...more

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Traci Douglass

About the author

USA Today Best Selling Author

Traci Douglass

USA Today Bestselling Author Traci Douglass writes fiction bursting with romance, usually mixed with a healthy portion of snark. Her stories feature sizzling heroes with quick wits and troubled pasts and smart, independent heroines who always give as good as they get. Her books are published with Harlequin/Mills & Boon, Entangled Publishing, and Tule Publishing. She’s an active member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Indiana Romance Writers of America (IRWA), and the International Thriller Writers (ITW), and holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.

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