Friday, May 3, 2013

Book Review: My Lucky Groom (Summer Grooms #2) by Ginny Baird

Ventura, collector of fortune cookies, is off on a new adventure--finding work in Washington DC. She is a mid-20s girl who feels that she was abandoned by her father when she was little and is also the type of girl who is often overlooked. Her chance meeting with an adorable waitress leaves her with a new best friend and roommate. Ventura, out of desperation, takes a job with one of the city's hottest bachelors (Richard)--but it's not quite the job she had in mind. What I really liked about this story is that Ventura is not portrayed as the perfect girl. She's very clumsy; she's not confident enough to follow her dreams, yet she does have a pretty good attitude about making the best of a situation; and she is on the heavier side, with thick glasses and out-of-control curly hair, often not the one that men take notice of. This makes her very easy to relate to. I liked Richard too, but felt he could have been a little more developed. He comes across as a playboy, yet we don't see him in many situations that prove this to be wrong. He was very kind and compassionate, and obviously a doting dad, but I wish there had been a little more--emotion. There were a couple of very mild innuendos. The misunderstandings were pretty funny. A short, sweet book that left me with a smile on my face. ***-3 stars.

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