So this is my version of a squeeze play. I managed to “Squeeze” 2 books in between a few reviews, redecorating my basement, a visit to my brand new niece (6 days old), ladies night with Paige and picking up books for the Spring Semester. PHEW! A lot is going on!
SYNOPSIS: Megan Vandemeer meant to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, it’s time to come clean–a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her.
With only one week left to save his business, Josh McMillan boards a plane to Kansas City in a last-ditch effort, leaving the details to chance. An unexpected answer is delivered in the form of the beautiful brunette beside him. Though she’s completely loopy, her honesty, openness, and humor charm him. So when she passes out before landing, he helps her off the plane–a good deed that leads to a colossal misunderstanding. Her parents assume he’s her fiancé. In a twist of fate, the mix-up might help Josh save his business, so he plays along, figuring he can help Megan too. All he has to do is stage a public break up convincing enough to appease her mother.
Josh is only supposed to be a substitute groom, but the more time he and Megan spend together, the more their pretend engagement starts to feel real…and the less they want to break it off. Can a relationship that began as a farce turn into happily ever after?
Once again, I fell victim to the wretched book blog/One-Click combination. Yes a blogger recommended and I clicked. I swear this is gonna be the death of my bank account. Seriously. I feel like I work to buy books. I really liked this book. It’s book 1 in a series and so far so good. Each character is well written and the Grandmother is HILARIOUS!
“What happened to my cheeseburger?”
” You’re not a teenager anymore, Megan,” her mother said, picking up her fork. ” You’ve gotten…hippy”. Gram had been quiet for most of the morning, but her interest perked up.
“Megan’s a hippie?” She looked into Megan’s eyes. “Do you smoke the weed?” ~Grandma
I sympathized with Megan having to deal with her mother. She was a total Bridezilla and she wasn’t even the bride, but her “best friend” wasn’t any better. Can you say bitch much?? I mean, she did have a reason to be a little suspect but she irritated me to no end. Megan was so sweet, yet gullible that you couldn’t help but love and root for her.
Josh is the man. No over-bearing, super rich alpha male. Just an awesome guy.
This was a good start to the series although I wish there was a little more written about how the “conflict” that brought Josh and Megan together was solved although I did enjoy the “excitement” at the end. I give this book 4 stars as I love a Happy Ending.
Buy Link Amazon: The Substitute: The Wedding Pact Book 1
The second book I read this weekend was a short story that I finished in roughly 2hrs. I don’t know how I happened upon this one but it was okay. It has the potential to be a great full length novel but considering it is a novella, I was happy with it.
Rising star of French soft rock Cyril falls for Laura — the charming groupie who waltzed into his life one sweet summer afternoon.
Their story could have been pretty straightforward except…
And she isn’t who she claims to be.
By the time I got to about 20% I was totally pissed this was a novella. I loved the set up of this story and the fact that our hero wasn’t some super hot rock star. He was flawed and angry and resentful. He was sarcastic and loving and talented. I also enjoyed how the story was told from both POVs. Hearing from the heroine and the hero always seems to give the story…more. Lauren/Emma is a good heroine. She is the right amount of vulnerable with a little sass thrown in. Once her true intentions are revealed you love the story a little more.
This book also introduced some interesting characters. Each of who I assume will get their own book in the Bistro La Boheme series. 4 stars for this quick start to a promising series.
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