Review: Trophy Husband by Lauren Blakely

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synopsisTrophy Husband by Lauren Blakely



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.



3 out of 5 stars

I liked this book. I thought it was a fun, lighthearted story.

I thought the chemistry between the two main characters was great. I loved Chris! He was a funny, charming guy. His interactions with McKenna were well written and fun, there was lots of playful banter. I didn’t like the ex at all. I don’t think a character in a book has ever made me so uncomfortable. Not because of the content, just because he was such a jerk.

The book is about McKenna moving on, coming to terms with her past, and finding happiness. All in all I thought it was good but it didn’t blow me away and at times, it felt slightly predictable. I actually thought it would make a fantastic movie. It kind of reminded me of How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

I thought this was an entertaining, very chick lit type book with a slightly sappy ending but it was still sweet. I’m not going to lie, I few times at the end I did some half cries like I was watching a good chick flick movie.

I recommend it if you’re looking for a feel-good book to read. It was a cute story!



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