Friday, May 31, 2013
Review: Trophy Husband by Lauren Blakely
By: Lauren Blakely
Sometimes you can't help falling in love, even when you try to do the opposite...
Successful fashion blogger McKenna Bell has spent far too long protecting herself after the way her ex-fiancé left her at the altar for a college chick he met the night of his bachelor party. Loving again, trusting again, well, that's just not in the cards. Especially now that her ex is back in town with his new woman, demanding custody of McKenna's favorite creature in the whole world--her dog.
No effing way. McKenna's had enough of him, and she decides to even the score by finding her own hot young thing -- a Trophy Husband. Sure, she's only twenty-seven, but doesn't that make it even more fun -- and infuriating to her ex -- to pursue a younger man?
When she declares her intentions on her daily blog, her quest quickly skyrockets in popularity, and that's when Chris enters the picture, and he’s got all the assets. He's handsome, successful, and turns her inside out with a kiss to end all kisses, the kind that makes you feel like a shooting star.
But loving again could mean losing again, and it's so much easier to focus on getting even, isn't it? Unless, you just can't help falling in love. Which means McKenna will have to come face to face with what she really wants in life -- protecting her heart from hurt, or letting go of her fears of a new beginning.
*ARC provided by author for an honest review*
Have you ever read a book where the main character says or does something really embarrassing and YOU become embarrassed for them? Like they are a real person or something? Yep, totally happened to me (on a few occasions!) while reading Trophy Husband.
Poor McKenna has been out of the dating arena for a long, she sucks at the whole flirtatious banter that comes so easily to most. But at the same time, those utterly embarrassing moments are also hilariously funny! I could not help but laugh at her valiant attempts. Here is one example of her trying to flirt with the FedEx delivery guy.
"Hi there. Got a package for you. Want to sign?"
"I would love to sign your package," I purr back."
And OMG, the dates were horrible! These guys were a few cards short of a full deck. But I think even though they were bad, they were also good experiences for McKenna. After a year of sitting idle, she needed to jump in and get her feet wet. And having a few awful dates was worth the price (or at least I think so) for the perfect non-dates she has with Chris.
Oh Chris...be still my heart!
Now, I fell for Chris from the start (and it totally has NOTHING to do with the fact my hubby shares the same name. Okay, maybe a little something to do with it!). He just seemed like the perfect fit in Mckenna's life from the start. They shared so much in common it was hard for them not to be a match made in heaven. But McKenna is dedicated to her Trophy Husband search and Chris just doesn't meet one of the search criteria. And she can't add him to the list of potentials because then she would be breaking the rules. Right?
This book was a quick funny read. And the steam factor is definitely there (even though most of it is only in McKenna's daydreams!). Man, does that girl have one vivd imagination!
Trophy Husband is one I recommended to anyone who is looking for a light hearted book that does not have a cliffhanger.