Today we will continue our discovery of the Contemporary subgenre with a new author for me Jean C. Joachim. I've won this book on a contest in a blog hop and wasn't sure what to expect. I'm pleasantly surprised. I've adored this novella short but so complete. Without waiting here is " The Marriage List"
Editor : Katherine tate
Author: Jean C. Joachim
Publication : 2011
ISBN/ ASIN: B0064ERU7M
Genre: Contemporary romance
Source: Pdf copy won on the author’s Website
Short description from goodread :
Can happily ever after start with a list? Grey Andrews thinks so. After ten years of working, saving and investing, Grey finally achieved a level of wealth that allows him to do what he wants with his life. He needs a woman to share it with, but not any woman, the perfect woman. A woman who has the three essential qualities on his marriage list. But after three years of searching he isn’t any closer to finding her than he was when he started out.
Carrie Tucker, an aspiring mystery writer and divorcée struggling to make it in the world of advertising, turned her focus from men to her career after dating too many creeps and losers. She’s finally earned her big break, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become the first female creative director in a hot
Is the marriage list a failure or will a chance meeting at a fiction-writing conference prove the list to be the key to Grey’s happiness after all?
I loved it! That’s the first contemporary romance that enjoyed reading from start to end without a doubt. I spent a great time and I’m still smiling while thinking about it.
Grey is a man who knows what he wants. Quite obsessive even sometimes but he wants something durable and I admire that. He had a life and now he is ready for more. With that objective, he doesn’t want to joke about, so he seriously put what he wants on a list and keep true to it. It‘s not so easy to do and I find that admirable. Carrie is strong willed and she also has sacrificed a lot for her dream, she is working like a slave with no social life. However, when she meets Grey she adapts, she doesn’t give up her work but she manages to find time for him. Even if it’s hard, even if people are telling her that‘s not enough, she keeps her engagements, promises etc. I would like to be so courageous.
Jenna is funny and so right sometimes, now I dislike Barbara, I understand her but still part of me found the situation unfair.
It’s easy to read and we live the story by Grey’s side. We can see the point of view of Carrie too and I absolutely loved it.
To recommend to all romantic hearts who need hope and happiness
This book enter in the Romance and Me Challenge
|Book read for the 2012 TBR reading Challenge|
|ebook read for the 2012 ebook Challenge|