Hello and welcome to the first “Cozy Sunday”! I feel like Sunday is a great day of the week to snuggle up with a cozy book. Nothing too heavy or dramatic. So, on Sunday’s I’m now going to put up book reviews for fluffy reads for a lazy day! Whether it’s a chic-lit, something light and funny, or a cozy mystery, you’ll find it here!
Hope you all enjoy!!
2.5 out of 5 Stars
Weddings are big business in picturesque Sweetheart, California, and Something Borrowed’s rent-a-bridesmaid service is thriving among the Hollywood elite. For the women who work there, a walk down the aisle is just a paycheck—until the right guy makes it priceless . . .
RULE #1: GROOMSMEN ARE STRICTLY OFF LIMITS
Marley Stevenson never imagined her stint as a rented Maid of Honor would practically become a career. Then again, nothing in her life has gone according to plan. At least the money’s good—and she needs it to pay off student loans and help out her mom. But the job has rules, which have never been an issue . . . until one encounter with a gorgeous best man—and his swoon-worthy Southern accent—sends Marley reeling.
Determined to get through the weekend with her professional reputation intact, Marley grits her teeth and sends out her best “unavailable” vibes, but Luke Jessup doesn’t give up that easy. A former Marine and a current SWAT team officer, his focus is legendary—and it’s on Marley. Jeopardizing her job is bad enough, and starting a relationship based on half-truths is worse—yet Marley is beginning to wonder if certain risks are worth taking, especially in the name of true love . . .
The writing style for this book was fine. The word choices and language were fine. Notice I’m saying “fine” a lot. Ha ha! It was all just… Fine. The flow of the STORY on the other hand just wasn’t organic.
You’re pushed into the meeting between Marley and Luke before any characters are even established. How am I supposed to care that these people are propositioning each other in a cereal aisle when I really have no idea who they are?? It was all too quick.
Luke was a fairly likeable character in a typical hot L.A cop visiting a small town kind of way, while Marley? Well, there just wasn’t enough to her to care about. She had lost her sister in the past, which we’re supposed to feel bad about, but it’s not really explained in a way that gave me any feeling about it whatsoever. I feel like I felt more for Marley’s mom, who was really sweet and well written, than I felt for Marley who is the main character!
I also questioned some of the relationships… I mean, who wants to be “Eskimo sisters” WITH THEIR SISTER?? If you don’t know what that term means, you need to watch the t.v show “The League”! But, it’s also good because I’m trying to keep this review spoiler free so, as they say, “what you don’t know, won’t hurt you!” 😉
I’m any case, this book may not be bad for you if you just want an easy read with some somewhat steamy scenes. But, honestly, there are better books to spend your time on! But, you’re all adults, so decide for yourselves! 😘
Don’t Call Me Sweetheart is best Served with a
Sweet Tart Martini
Like the pun on “sweetheart”?? The book was sweet, with tart elements. So, this was fitting! I got the idea of the drink from Suburble and it is great!! (plus every other sweetheart drink seems to have grenadine… Too many drinks use grenadine 🤢
- 1oz Vodka
- 1oz Amaretto
- 1 oz Blue Curacao
- 1tsp Simple Syrup
- 2 splashes Lime Juice (or to taste)
- Add all ingredients to shaker filled with ice
- Shake for 20 seconds
- Pour into martini Glass