Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Review: Don't Call Me Sweetheart (Something Borrowed #1) by Codi Gary

Weddings are big business in picturesque Sweetheart, California, and Something Borrowed’s rent-a-bridesmaid service is thriving among the Hollywood elite. For the women who work there, a walk down the aisle is just a paycheck—until the right guy makes it priceless . . .


Marley Stevenson never imagined her stint as a rented Maid of Honor would practically become a career. Then again, nothing in her life has gone according to plan. At least the money’s good—and she needs it to pay off student loans and help out her mom. But the job has rules, which have never been an issue . . . until one encounter with a gorgeous best man—and his swoon-worthy Southern accent—sends Marley reeling.

Determined to get through the weekend with her professional reputation intact, Marley grits her teeth and sends out her best “unavailable” vibes, but Luke Jessup doesn’t give up that easy. A former Marine and a current SWAT team officer, his focus is legendary—and it’s on Marley. Jeopardizing her job is bad enough, and starting a relationship based on half-truths is worse—yet Marley is beginning to wonder if certain risks are worth taking, especially in the name of true love . .

Expected publication: August 15th 2017 by Kensington Shine

Terri's Thoughts

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!  The expected publication date is August 15, 2017.

Sometimes you just want a nice light read and this book delivered exactly that.  I am not sure how long it is as I was reading it on my kindle however I managed to complete it in one sitting.  I enjoyed it from the first word to the last.

This was a case where I enjoyed both characters equally.  Both Marley and Luke were spunky characters that were likable from the get go.  Their banter as they danced around their attraction was entertaining and fun.  The fact that they both spoke without filters was refreshing and made for a good read.

Add to the story a cast of characters that you know you will want to read more about, case and point that this is the first in the Something Borrowed series, I am excited to come back for more.  I liked the town, its people and the way the story flowed.  There were also some extremely dislikable character i.e. Sonora yet some other not so endearing characters that you just know may be redeemed in future installments.

This book doesn't take itself too seriously, nor should it.  It wont be winning any awards for the most epic novel of 2017 however it should win over a lot of readers who enjoy this genre.  It is light, funny and entertaining.  I was left feeling good upon its completion.  I can't wait for the next story in the series!

About the Author

(From her Goodreads profile)

From the time I could put a Disney Book cassette into my little stereo,and read along, books have held a fantastic distraction. When I was eleven, I decided I wanted to be one of those magical people that brought stories to life. Devouring a book a day sometimes, my first romance novel stuck with me. I've always been a sucker for a happy ending (and the great romantic gesture)and that's what I try to put into my stories. I am so honored to be a part of Avon, and am so excited to have my own dreams coming true.

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