Friday, July 31, 2015

Review: Hook, Line and Sink Him by Jackie Pilossoph

Title: Hook, Line and Sink Him
Author: Jackie pilossoph
Year Published: 2008

Genre: Adult fiction (romance)
Pages: 293
Rating: 4 out of 5

Location (my 2015 Google Reading map)USA (IL)

FTC Disclosure: I bought this book with my own money

Summary (from the back of the book):
 Anna wants to get married. Her boyfriend Chris wants to wait. But now, help may be on the way. Meet Jeff and Dave, two commitment phobic guys who overhear the couple arguing at a popular Chicago bar, and guarantee Anna they can con Chris into springing for a ring and walking down the aisle. When she takes them up on their offer, and the plan actually works, the three decide they're going into business to help other bride wannabes. Come along for the ride with Anna and these two lovable, very funny guys while they take on clients, manipulate boyfriends, and turn frustrated girls into blushing brides, all while raking in the cash. but the marriage business gets messy when Jeff discovers he's got a little problem. He never counted on falling in love with Anna, his new business partner and the girl who is now planning her wedding, thanks to him.

Review: I bought this book back in 2008 at the LA Times Book Festival and can't believe it's taken me seven years to read it! That's pathetic! It is a light-hearted and fun read.

There really are a lot of women out there who are desperate to get married so the premise of this book is a good one. What do you do when you have been dating someone for a long time and they just won't commit to marriage when it's what you really want? Apparently, manipulation is the answer :-) The good thing is one of the main characters really has a problem with what they are doing, even though it is working and the couples seem happy. But yes, it also backfires on some.

What I liked about this book is that all the couples aren't some woman trapping a man. There is a guy who wants to get his girlfriend to say yes and there is also a guy who wants to get his boyfriend to say yes (before it is legal in Illinois). This book is equal opportunity. I also like the sense of humor in the book as it doesn't take itself too seriously. And even the die-hard bachelor main character learns to be friends with women and not just serial date/sleep with women.

This is a fun summer read and I enjoyed it.

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