Posted in 4 paws, Blog tour, Review, romance on December 30, 2014






Nearly a decade ago, accountant Kari Parker shed 220 pounds of dead weight — her hulking, abusive college boyfriend. The last thing she wants in her life is another man — especially one as tall as a Windy City high rise. Yet when her best friend enters her in Romance TV’s “Get a Love Life” contest, another man is exactly what she gets. As much as she’d love to just say no, she can’t turn down the prize money that will allow her to help her parents save the restaurant they’ve run all her life. Sparks fly between Kari and her bogus groom, and as she and Damien share close quarters, intimate meals and — gulp — his bed, Kari doesn’t stand a chance of resisting his considerable charms. Even worse? She might not want to. But building a real future out of their sham marriage will be tougher than baking a wedding cake from scratch … with no flour … in a broken oven.


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What could possibly go wrong when your best friend submits your name for a reality tv show where you marry someone you don’t know?! This is even crazier than The Bachelor/Bachelorette.

Kari and Damian didn’t expect to find love on reality TV and were doing it for the money, to make life a little easier for themselves and their families. What they didn’t expect to find was love and perhaps a “forever ever after”.

This was an enjoyable story and I like the focus that it put on Kari and Damian’s lives before they met and how it shaped them to be who they were today. They both take leaps of faith, after getting to know each other, at go for their own kind of happiness. The author does a good job of bringing in the topic of abuse and that it isn’t always physical. Damian isn’t a perfect character either, he has his own flaws and issues, and it was good to see those addressed and watch how the story unfolded and Kari and Damian were able to help each other.

We give this 4 paws up



About the Author

arleneArlene Hittle is a Midwestern transplant who now makes her home in northern Arizona. She suffers from the well-documented Hittle family curse of being a Cubs fan but will root for the Diamondbacks until they run up against the Cubs. Longtime friends are amazed she writes books with sports in them, since she’s about as coordinated as a newborn giraffe and used to say marching band required more exertion than golf.


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