I received this book for free from Wordsmith Publicity in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.12 Steps to Mr. Right by Cindi Madsen
Published by Entangled: Select Contemporary on September 26, 2016
Genres: Romantic Comedy
Source: Wordsmith Publicity
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12 steps to finding Mr. Right, composed by dating coach extraordinaire Savannah Gamble
1: Admit to being powerless over your attraction to the wrong type of guy. (Like Lincoln Wells, who broke your heart after an unforgettable one-night stand.)
2: Believe Mr. Right is out there.
3: Take inventory of past mistakes. (See step #1.)
4: Make a list of qualities you want in a man. (Avoid charming baseball players/reason you made these rules in the first place)
5: Take charge of your own life.
6: Learn to love yourself.
7: Sort the hookup guys from the relationship guys. (Avoid a painful brushoff after an amazing night together.)
8: Never, ever settle. (Even if the chemistry is off-the-charts.)
9: Don’t believe you can change a guy. (Once a commitment-phobe, always a commitment-phobe)
10: Communicate your needs.
11: Open your heart & love fully. (Still working on this one…)
12: Don’t ever, ever stray from the steps.
We’re celebrating the release of 12 STEPS TO MR. RIGHT by Cindi Madsen! Meet Lincoln Wells!
- Cover/Title- I have to say, the title really hooked me. The cover is ok, but the title is really catchy. With that title I knew this was going to be funny and the cover is cheeky enough to add to that. Overall is a good one.
- Plot- I ‘ve like the plot concept. The story is interesting. They were great friends once, until a too-much-drinking event they became lovers, afterwards he was a jerk, really male style. I like the idea of her turning all that hurt into something constructive, by molding herself into helping other. I had fun with this story. It was a very sweet, funny romance.
- Characters- I’ve really liked the secondary characters. I would love to read Ivy’s and Jackson book. I hope they will get one. The main characters, I sort of have mixed feelings. Lincoln is a good character. He was what he was, he knows he has done things wrong in the past and he is honest with himself and about what he wants for his future. He is trying to change and everyone deserves a second chance. Savannah she has really made something for herself. She has brought something good out of a painful situation. He has build her career and she is good to her clients. She is a really great friend also.
- heat/romance- I’ve really enjoyed them together. Their friendship was beautiful. I mean, I’m a bit envious of them doing crossword puzzles together (this was really brilliant), even then being together looking at all that places were great.
- I like the story and I will be on the look out for Ivy and Jackson book Ms. Madsen. Of course they will get one, right?
- Plot- I didn’t enjoy the pace. Or better yet, I don’t think this was a romance. I think this was a chick’s lit with romantic elements. I believe Savannah spent the majority of her time with clients and sometimes that took too much. It could have been shorter, the long explanations of rules and the repetition of it, didn’t let the story flow very smoothly. I like chick’s lit and I have enjoy this book, but I guess I wanted more of the romance and I didn’t get it.
- Characters- Even though I have truly enjoyed Lincoln, I think the story was to easy with his past mistake. How he handle that situation of the day after was really bad and the woman in me wanted Savannah to make him crawl a bit :). Savannah was too judgmental. She got out of that Lincoln business a lot more damaged than was shown. She had a bad attitude towards men in general and it could be seen how unforgiving she was overall. Sometimes her tips to her clients scared me. Also, the psychologist in me had some trouble accepting her from her major to become a sort of therapist. Was a bit murky for me.
- The best part for me were Savannah and Lincoln together. They were sweet, fun and cute when they were together, but their relationship didn’t feel like the focus of the book.
You MAY buy this book because you enjoy a fun read; you SHOULD buy this book because you like your romance sweet; you MUST read this book to see one of the best moments a couple could have… doing crosswords puzzle!!!