Publisher: Entangled: Lovestruck
Publication Date: October 17, 2016 (Today!!!!)
Kelsey Spencer, romance novelist, is attending a romance convention in Las Vegas. She’s had enough romance writing. She want to write thrillers because she is tired of perpetuating the BS myth of romance. Jasmine, one of Kelsey’s biggest fans, is at the convention, but trying to avoid her controlling brother, Aaron, who is determined to make sure that his sister doesn’t damage herself. Aaron thinks that maybe with Kelsey’s help, he can convince Jasmine to do the right thing.
I love romantic comedies! What can be more fun than getting romance and laughs? The Right Kind of Guy is a short, fun romance that really does everything right. Kelsey is snarky but vulnerable. Aaron is smart, but sometimes oblivious. They connect the instant that Kelsey literally falls on (for?) him.
Despite Kelsey’s desire to flee the romance writing genre, it becomes obvious that she likes the fantasy. When she mocks book boyfriends and the big overture, it is also obvious that she still secretly adores them. It’s just that her past has made her stop accepting the fantasy. Just marry a friend. Love at first sight is just a myth. But when she leaves Las Vegas, she thinks, hopes that Aaron will do the big overture–he’ll suddenly show up at the airport, sit next to her on the plane. As I was reading, I’ve thought, huh, I’ve done those things. (Romance novel (movie) fantasies!)
Both Kelsey and Aaron were enjoyable characters and Jasmine was very funny. I could easily see a novel written with her as the heroine–very slapstick, but clever.
It was a lot of fun to see Kelsey’s thoughts and then to watch them fall as she falls for Aaron.
This reader also appreciated the fact that the ending seemed realistic, but fun and sweet. A very satisfying read.
I received an ARC from Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
rating: (4 butterflies and a ladybug out of 5 butterflies)
“Romance writers. You have a reputation for being into salacious details of others’ love lives. Another stereotype?”
“Yes!” She poked his arm. “You’ve been watching too much TV. Too much bad TV, at that.”
He cocked his head and studied her. “What else is wrong about the stereotype?”
The way his eyes swept over her, she knew exactly what he meant, and the flush racing up her neck decided to head south and warm the rest of her body. She grabbed another sip of her drink. “So tell me the salacious details of your love life, then.”
A very slow smile stretched his gorgeous lips. “A sad series of one-night stands.”
“You say that like the lack of commitment doesn’t appeal to you. But aren’t all rich boys players and scoundrels? You should be right in your element.”
“I hear romance authors know some new tricks, and I’ve been considering expanding into two- and three-night stands. Maybe I should find someone at this conference willing to teach a world-weary scoundrel.”
His voice melted over her, but she couldn’t make her tongue work to answer him. Her head swam, and she realized she might have overdone the drinks considering she hadn’t eaten much at lunch. She needed to slow down. Or maybe hydrate. She cleared her throat. “Do you have a tattoo?” she asked, signaling the bartender for water.
His eyebrows lifted. “Maybe. Do you?”
“You show me yours, I’ll show you mine.” She slapped her hand over her mouth. “I can’t believe I said that.”
Aaron laughed, and Kelsey tried to turn away in protest, but she had to grab the bar through a wave of dizziness.
Aaron caught her by the shoulders, spun her to face him, and she rested her hands on his arms. The muscles under her palms were rock-hard and reassuring, not too big, but definitely not small. “You okay?” he asked.
She nodded. “I don’t know how I ended up feeling this way about your poor sister when I only met her like two hours ago, but…Jas seems like a really good person, and I don’t want anything bad to happen to her.”
“She is,” Aaron said.
“And maybe it doesn’t hurt that you have nice biceps.”
way through happily ever afters. Determined to change things up, she heads to
the Las Vegas Romance Lovers Convention. But somewhere between half-naked cover
models and hot Navy SEALs, Kelsey’s plans derail…Especially once she meets über-fan Jasmine Grant…and Jasmine’s über-hot alphahole brother, Aaron.Buttoned-up Aaron Grant never thought he’d find himself at a romance
convention, but here he is, trying to convince his impulsive sister not to
marry a beefcake cover model. His only hope is to enlist the aid of the cynical
(and sexy) romance writer his sister worships.
After a sweltering jaunt around Vegas, some strange conference hijinks, and one
outrageous proposal, Kelsey and Aaron are left questioning everything they know
about romance and love…and if falling in love might just be worth the gamble.
of pity for her. She’ll wait.
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