Series: Another Shot At Love #1
Published by River Mist Media on 21st October 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Humour, Romance
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Imogen Gorecki has a problem—her twin sister just got engaged, and guess who’s the best man? That’s right, her scum-of-an-ex-boyfriend whom she caught cheating with a bottle-blonde, with fake breasts and a stripper’s flexibility. There’s a disturbing possibility her eyes will never recover.
Gen needs a date for the engagement party, but finding Mr. Perfect in a time crunch is proving impossible. Just when she’s about to give up, she face-plants into the crotch of the sexiest guy she’s ever met.
Matt Sesnick is everything Gen wants in a man —except he’s not interested in a relationship. Can she convince Matt to take another shot at love, or will Gen’s pregnant, hormonal older sister, her bridezilla twin, and all of her past Mr. Wrongs get in the way of their happily-ever-after?
REVIEWED BY JOANNE
*An ARC was supplied to me in exchange for an honest review*
The story centres around Imogen Gorecki (or Gen as she prefers to be known) and the downturn in her love life following her relationship breakdown. She walked in on her boyfriend Brent cheating on her with stripper barbie and that was the end of him. Or not, as the case may be, seeing as her twin sister Lexie is engaged to his best friend. Now she has the engagement party to attend, and doesn’t want to give Brent and stripper Barbie the satisfaction of seeing her without a date at the party. Eager to help her out with Mission: Find Gen a Date are Lexie, their best friend Roxie, and the eldest Gorecki sister Cat.
Cat is pregnant and VERY hormonal. She makes it her purpose in life to set Gen up with a HOT guy, and not daring to refuse her eldest sister, Gen finds herself on a series of disastrous dates. On a ‘date’ with the delusional Richard, who thinks it would be cool to dump her in public, she literally bumps into Matt (or rather Matt’s very impressive crotch area) and the rest is all downhill from there!
Faced with a twin sister who has turned into the Bridezilla from hell, an elder pregnancy hormone ravaged sister, and their exasperated mother trying to help her get a date, she announces she has found her own date to try and get them off her back. That doesn’t cut it though, they want details, and Gen soon finds her little white lie snowballing into a situation she struggles to contain. And it soon comes back to bite her in the face with comical results. I won’t spoil it for you, but I will say I was laughing so much reading this book!
If you’re looking for a book to pull you out of a slump with no angst, a hot guy, and characters that you’d be happy to have as friends then this is the book for you. I loved Gen, and her two sisters, Matt was so sweet and easy going, and Gen’s parents were really funny too. I also have to give a special mention to Richard – he was so funny and borderline crazy, I’d love to read more from him!
“You really should change that light bulb,” Matt said, glancing around us.
“I know.” I pushed aside my wallet to dig to the bottom of my oversized purse. “I kind of take for granted that this is supposed to be a safe neighborhood.”
“Until an alien abducts you off your porch”
“Very funny.” I glanced up from my purse with a smile. “But really, it’s late. You could have been home by now.”
“Gen, I’m glad to walk you to your door. I would have worried about you if I hadn’t.”
I considered him as we stood there on my porch, the light flickering above us. I didn’t want him to leave, but I didn’t know how to ask him to stay. Maybe I could ask him in for a drink, though I’d already had enough.
But I have those cupcakes…
Yeah. I could offer him cupcakes. They weren’t his favorite, chocolate with sprinkles, but yellow cake with milk chocolate frosting had to be a close second, right? Hadn’t he said a cupcake will fix everything?
“I’m really glad we went out tonight.” His voice made me jump and I dropped the keys. We both bent to pick them up at the same time and bumped foreheads.
“Sorry,” he said.
“It’s okay, I’m fine.” I clasped my forehead and laughed. Probably, I sounded hysterical. Like a rabid hyena. I couldn’t even look him in the eye when I took the keys from him. “Thanks for inviting me. I had a lot of fun tonight.”
“Me too,” he said.
I put the key into the lock, turning it slowly as I struggled with what to do about him and my out of control libido. Unlocking my door hadn’t given me enough time to figure things out, though, so I tried to prolong sliding the patio door open. That didn’t take long either, and I hesitated in the doorway, still unsure. I opened my mouth to ask him in, but nothing came out. So I stepped backward through the doorway, my gaze glued to his. After a moment, he followed me inside, part of his face lost in shadows.
Time stood still. My tongue darted out to lick my lips, and I lifted up onto my toes as he lowered his head to meet me halfway. The smell of his cologne surrounded me and my eyes drifted shut. He grasped me loosely around my back, pulling me close, sending shivers coursing through my body. His breath caressed my skin, his lips just a whisper away from mine, and my lips parted…