For Synopsis and details refer to my Book Blitz post for this book! It’ll have all the info and links to pick it up!!
Well, this is a book that I have to talk through before I give it a rating. On the one hand, I was up until 3:30am unable to put this book down. I devoured it in a couple of hours after deciding that I needed something light hearted to fall asleep with.
On the OTHER hand… it was Gender Swap verion of “The Proposal”.. but, with more of a 17+ Rating.
Is this a bad thing??? By no means! Who DOESN’T want to read about a sexy, successful pilot who has to take a cute dog walker home to his Grams’ Anniversary party after Grams barges in on her trying on an heirloom engagement ring?! It definitely had all the right cute tropes, and just the right amount of steamy to keep me reading.
Now, on to the difficult part, why it is difficult to rate it!
While, I didn’t dislike Caitlin Ramos, she could get a little annoying with her perceived issues,
“Most people toted duffel bags of issues. She was wheeling a steamer trunk and this guy had unwittingly popped the lock of Pandora’s box of bad vibes.”
Okay, so admittedly when Caitlin finally gets around to what happened to her to give her these “issues” I thought, well… you’re right. That sucks! But, I feel like her personality didn’t really reflect the trauma at all, so I found myself dismissing her turmoil. My note for the quote above, when I highlighted it was LITERALLY
“Blah to girly self-doubt. Sweety, we all have self perceived steamer trunks of issues!”
Yes, I like to tell off characters in my Notes sometimes…. so, sue me.
Needless to say, she wasn’t winning any awards with me at this point!
It was also RIFE with super cheesy “sexiness” that had me almost embarrassed for the writing,
“Hell, maybe it was strange, but he couldn’t stop thinking about the dog walker, dripping wet, licking the fizz off the top of her Mountain Dew, which of course turned into a fantasy of her licking other things-his things.”
I actually woke my man up at this point of the story by laughing out loud! I couldn’t help picturing Caitlin, running about Taylor’s apartment, licking all of his possessions! I know, weird. But, “his things”?? first of all HE HAS MORE THAN ONE?? And secondly, what are we, in GRADE SCHOOL??
But, Taylor’s fake proposal made me giggle,
“Caitlin Ramos, dog walker extraodinaire and wearer of wet clothes, would you make me the happiest man in all of Weirdville and do me the honor of pretending to be my fiancee at my grandmother’s party so that she gets off my case before she drives me completely nuts?”
And, I could NOT put it down!! Taylor’s family was wonderfully portrayed and they made me wish that I was part of their love and traditions. So, there were definitely redeeming things about it!
If you want a cute, easy, guilty read and if you liked the movie “The Proposal” than, GET TO IT AND PICK UP YOUR COPY NOW HERE!!
I think I talked myself into a solid
3.5 out of 5 stars
Three Day Fiancee is Best Served with
a Bowl of Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Icewine
Happy National Ice Cream Day!!! I wanted you all to be PREPARED so you can all celebrate it properly! And, what goes better with a cute romantic read than ICE CREAM!!! (and Icewine!)
Wait, this isn’t a cocktail! Okay… no, it is not. But, it involves booze, and it is DELICIOUS!!
Okay, I’m not really going to give you ingredients and directions because, well…. if you need them that’s a little sad! Just take some vanilla ice cream and drizzle on some of your favourite icewine!! I went with a 2009 Cabernet Franc Icewine from a local Winery, Pond View, but feel free to choose whichever you like. Any varietal of icewine is delicious!