Tuesday, February 7, 2017
2016, 192p, LDS Contemporary Romance
My Rating=4 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through the tour host, which did not affect my review in any way
Alex Foamer is in love . . . with the untouchable singles ward heartthrob who has no idea she exists. Enter Sealey Witchburn, the manipulative, sarcastic ward executive secretary, whose scheming is Alex's only chance to catch her crush’s attention. But when Alex actually wins the bid for her dream date, she gets more than she bargained for in this surprising LDS romance based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid.
Alex Foamer is in love with Lucas Riley and is horrified when Sealey Witchburn finds out. Sealey is Lucas's roommate and a guy who scares everyone, so Alex makes a deal with him to keep her secret. The situation takes on a life of its own as the plot thickens and gets a bit messy before the final resolution.
Once I started reading this book, I had a hard time putting it down. Alex found herself in some sticky situations and it was humorous to watch her get out of them. I loved her interactions with both Lucas and Sealey. Lucas is a nice guy and it's easy to cheer for them to work out. Sealey is intimidating and manipulative but grew on me as I got to know him better.
This is an LDS-based romance set in a singles' ward so there are some cultural references but nothing that will get in the way of enjoying this book. The characters are fun to get know, the plot moves quickly, I laughed frequently, and there are some twists along the way to a great ending! If you enjoy clean contemporary romance, this is a great choice. This is the second book I've read by this author and am happy to say that I enjoyed them both, so I'm definitely looking forward to her next one!
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Posted by Melanie Valderrama at 4:00 AM