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28 January 2016

Rambling About.. Samantha Tonge's How To Get Hitched In Ten Days

Title: How To Get Hitched In Ten Days
Author: Samantha Tonge
Publication: 11 February 2016 -- Carina UK
Format: Kindle eBook (thanks, NetGalley & Carina!)
Amazon Description:
Meet Mikey, every girl’s best friend – he bakes the creamiest cheesecake, loves movie nights and is a great dance partner.
For Jasmine, Mikey is the perfect flatmate – he owns a 50s diner that turns out the best food around, gives the best bear hugs and amazing romance advice – after all they’re scoping out the same hot guys! So when her boyfriend proposes in the worst possible way, Jazz knows her best friend will be there to pick up the pieces with gourmet popcorn, Pinot sleepovers and a shoulder to lean on.
But Mikey isn’t about to let Jasmine give up on love, and he’s ready to do whatever it takes to mend her broken heart – even if it means helping the one person who sees him as the enemy…
Because at the end of the day, all’s fair in the pursuit of true love… right?

(because I was reading an e-ARC the final text/locations may be different)
First Lines: I stepped back as Kate crossed the black and white check tiled floor. Due to the speed of her roller skates, her red dotted skirt swished from side to side.

Favorites on 4s:
4% - There wasn't a lot in the world a slice of cherry pie with a dollop of ice cream couldn't put right.
34% - 'Well, I've been reading lately, to improve my vocabulary.'  'Celebrity magazines won't do that,' I said and gave a wry smile.
64% - 'First things first -- remember the two main principles of salsa : sassiness and emotion. Let your heart and the music instruct your feet.'
84% - 'It's reminded me just how damaging it can be to be inward-looking and not share worries and feelings with other people.'

Ramble: Once again Samantha Tonge has written a story that I couldn't put down for more than a minute or two until it was done. (Luckily, this time it was a short story so that was only a handful of hours.) The chapters alternate points of view between Mikey and his best friend/flatmate Jasmine (Jazz). I would have been thrilled if it had all been from Mikey because 1) I've had a lot of "Mikey"s in my life and it made me miss them all and 2) I never really warmed up to Jazz that much. She was only important to me in that she was important to him. I "ooooh"ed and "awwww"ed more than a few times watching everything that he went through to try and see to it that she was happy even though he wasn't. I would absolutely love to see a full-length novel with Mikey in the future!

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