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.
I’ve read many of Ms. Aarons’ books and the one thing I have to say is that she has a knack for adding the elements from real life. This one is no different. She understand that while we all wish for the fairytale not every relationship is like that. And if you’re like me you value honesty and comfort all the while wishing for a tiny bit of whimsy and fluff.
Gemma is a modern female New Yorker. She loves the hustle and bustle of the city, loves her job (most days anyway) and has a tight group of friends that carry her through. What she doesn’t have is the perfect man. After reading about some of her dating experiences you just want to rifle through your own group of friends and hook the poor girl up! I mean, I know it’s fiction but the dates are so realistic (and sad) that I am VERY glad I missed the online dating craze.
Oliver is a man on a mission. To make his business successful that is. That means, to him at least, that he doesn’t have the time, or desire, to put effort into a relationship. After witnessing Gemma shut down one of her horrible dates in the most hilarious way possible when he sees her again he decides to salvage his day and sit down for a drink, not expecting her honesty and frankness. A snap decision turns into a booty call “friendship” and the story evolves from there.
I just want to repeat that I love Ms. Aarons’ stories for the real vibe that they emit so don’t be surprised when the story doesn’t follow along the typical plot lines. This one is a fantastic Saturday morning read all snuggled up under the covers. You will laugh (out loud I promise) and still get that warm glow that comes with a well written romance novel.
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.