Now, normally, I hate stories that jump back and forth between past and present, but this one was handled so masterfully that it didn’t bug me at all. Reading about Nate and Julia’s drunken adventures was just as fun as reading about their sober interactions, which were pretty fabulous.
Julia was a great heroine. She was sassy, snarky, smart, and at the top of her game career-wise. She had a little emotional baggage left over from a bad divorce, but she didn’t let it get her down or stunt her chances at a happily ever after.
Nate was pretty awesome, too. He was a little uptight, bitter and grumpy at first, but once the alcohol started flowing, he was a lot of fun. I might’ve liked drunk Nate a little better than sober Nate at first, but eventually, even sober Nate won me over. He was a genuinely nice guy—if a little jaded—at heart.
Secondary characters were also fabulous. Pretty much everything Julia’s literary agent said cracked me up.
I also liked that this had a HFN (happy for now) versus a HEA (happily ever after) type of ending. It wouldn’t have been realistic for these two people who’d just met to get married and start having babies by the end of the book. (Although, for those of you who prefer a HEA, there is a nice epilogue on this one that doesn’t disappoint.)
So, long-story-short, I highly recommend this one for lovers of romantic comedy that is a little wacky, a little over-the-top at times, and includes plenty of fun, sexy banter. Happy reading!
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
It kicks the crap out of the romance stigma! No rehab needed.
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