Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Rachel Gibson
Publisher: Avon, May 29, 2012
Source: Free for Review from Amazon Vine Program
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from amazon.com:
She’s 33, unmarried, and stuffed into a Bubble Yum pink bridesmaid dress. And the whole town wants to fix her up with anyone with a dental plan . . .
Who’s going to rescue Sadie Hollowell now?
Everyone in Lovett, Texas, knows Sadie has always been a “notional” kind of gal. She got a notion to leave town ASAP and never visit her daddy (bless his heart) again. Now she’s back and got the notion to invite a good-looking, hard-muscled, total stranger to her cousin’s wedding. Better a stranger than some of the losers she’s dated.
Vince Haven got his muscles the hard way—as a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan. He’s staying in Lovett to visit his crazy aunt—the proprietor of the local Gas and Go. Before he can get the heck back out of the small town, his aunt makes him an offer he can’t refuse. Maybe he’ll stick around Lovett for a while. Maybe he’ll make a “go” of the Gas and Go. Maybe he’ll rescue Sadie out of that pink dress!
Can we ever get too much of a Navy Seal?
I don’t think so….(This book is about only one Navy Seal but more is more, right? It’s okay, stay here and ogle, the review will wait for you.)
This novel is chock-a-block full of very funny dialog and scenes. It is also a very heartwarming drama. Rachel Gibson has a witty sense of humor that I admire since I’m not fond of the forced comedy I get from some authors. She develops these characters into people with real issues and real lives and leaves us hoping for their happy ever after.
Here is how she describes Sadie :
“While other girls went home and practiced their etiquette lessons, Sadie shucked her dress and ran wild. As a result of her mashed education, Sadie knew how to waltz, set a table, and converse with governors. She could also swear like a cowboy and spit like a ranch hand.”
And here is how she describes Vince:
“He was the kind of guy who made Sadie uncomfortable. The kind who wore leather and drank beer and crushed empties on their foreheads. The kind who made her stand a little straighter. The kind she avoided like a hot fudge brownie because both were bad news for her thighs.”
Now with writing like that how can you not want to read this book? This is a satisfying, easy read for beach or when you just want to kick back with some sizzle. Try it, you’ll like it.