Saturday, January 31, 2015

Review - Trophy Husband by Lauren Blakely

Title: Trophy Husband by Lauren Blakely
Publisher: Lauren Blakely Books
Publication Date: May 21st, 2013
Paperback/Hardcover: 222
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Find it at: Goodreads  / Bookdepository

Sometimes you can't help falling in love, even when you try to do the opposite...
Successful fashion blogger McKenna Bell has spent far too long protecting herself after the way her ex-fiancé left her at the altar for a college chick he met the night of his bachelor party. Loving again, trusting again, well, that's just not in the cards. Especially now that her ex is back in town with his new woman, demanding custody of McKenna's favorite creature in the whole world--her dog. No effing way. McKenna's had enough of him, and she decides to even the score by finding her own hot young thing -- a Trophy Husband. Sure, she's only twenty-seven, but doesn't that make it even more fun -- and infuriating to her ex -- to pursue a younger man? When she declares her intentions on her daily blog, her quest quickly skyrockets in popularity, and that's when Chris enters the picture, and he’s got all the assets. He's handsome, successful, and turns her inside out with a kiss to end all kisses, the kind that makes you feel like a shooting star. But loving again could mean losing again, and it's so much easier to focus on getting even, isn't it? Unless, you just can't help falling in love. Which means McKenna will have to come face to face with what she really wants in life -- protecting her heart from hurt, or letting go of her fears of a new beginning.

The premise of Trophy Husband seemed quite interesting so I decided to give the book a chance and wasn’t disappointed at all.
Trophy Husband is a fun, light read.
One year after having been left by her fiancé for a 20 year old, Mckenna is still not completely over it. With the help from her friends she decides to prove women can do the same as men and date younger – sometime much younger – people. The trophy husband hunt begins! Will Mckenna find the perfect trophy husband or will she realize the last thing she wants and needs is a boy toy?
Mckenna is a fun main character. She’s quirky, sweet, romantic, determined and smart. She has been through some bad things but she’s doing her best to move on. If only her ex-fiancé would let her!
Mckenna has a group of great friends who support her fully. She loves fashion – has her own fashion related blog and show – and old love songs. I found it easy to like Mckenna and wanted things to work out for her.
Chris is a good character as well. He’s the host of a video game TV show and loves the vintage games. He’s extremely smart, fun, quirky, witty and laid back. Plus, according to Mckenna, Chris is extremely handsome.
The chemistry between Mckenna and Chris is great as is their banter. They can talk for hours and like the same things. Their relationship developed quite nicely. They became friends and then business partners with the potential for more.
Plotwise, the story revolves around Mckenna’s attempts to find the perfect boy toy and prove women can do the same as men.  Before she knows it Chris, his show and its viewers are all involved in her quest, transforming it into a quite popular phenomenon.
All in all, Trophy Husband is a fun, sweet and romantic story. The characters are quirky and unique and the story developed at a nice pace.  I enjoyed reading about Mckenna’s attempts to find a trophy husband and the not-so-great dates she went on.
If you enjoy a fund, light, nicely paced and romantic read you should give this book a try!

Rating: Worth Your Time (4 Stars)

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