You know how Cinderella had the whole glass slipper, pumpkin carriage, fairy godmother thing?
Yeah…with foot-destroying stilettos, Uber, and a Twitter horoscope, my life is far from a happily ever after.
In fact, instead of Prince Charming, I end up dating every slimy, scaly, brainless frog in the kingdom of Manhattan. And by frog, I mean all of the stereotypical bad guys that Mom and Lifetime movies warned you about.
The meathead player.
The mommy’s boy.
If they suck at relationships, I’ve probably kissed those cold, clammy lips in the hopes of finding love. Until one day, when one man with commitment issues offers to help me find the Romeo to my Juliet.
But what happens when the frog, who was never supposed to turn into a prince, kisses you at midnight? Ok fine, he propositioned me for some afternoon delight after brunch, but not everything can be straight out of a fairytale.
Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.
Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.
When she isn’t in what her husband calls a “writing coma”, Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.
My Review: 4/5
This book is such a fun, fast read! While reading the opening paragraphs where Gemma describes the trials and tribulations of walking the streets of New York City in high heels, I was immediately captivated.
Chapter after chapter,, Gemma encounters a couple of dates that are so awful, she’s just about to call it quits on ever finding “the one”. She meets Oliver on a chance encounter and they become the infamous friends with benefits. But honestly, does that ever really work? Can they really just stay friends?
I think part of why I enjoyed this book so much was because of Gemma’s character. She is so sassy and no-nonsense with a potty mouth that would make a sailor blush! But, she was funny and most of all, real. While reading, I felt like I was listening to a good friend. I could really identify with her.
Her get-togethers with her friends reminded me of the good times in my early single years with my girlfriends. Some of the subject matters discussed were a little taboo (most were very sexual in nature), but they still made me laugh!
The chemistry between Gemma and Oliver worked, and I looked forward to each scene they had together. I was rooting for them and found myself turning the pages faster and faster (or clicking my kindle faster and faster) to find out what happened!
I tend to read very dark psychological suspense books. This one was a nice change. For a funny, fast and easy read, I recommend this book.
***Thank you to Give Me Books Blog for my copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.