Sick of the Friday night bar-scene-cum-meat-market.
Sick of the boy-girl, man-woman, mars-venus, flirtation-without-expectation, game-playing nonsense.
Sick of awful dates and one-night stands, booty calls and guys who don’t call back, mixed messages or NO messages and—and—and...I'm sick of all of it.
I just can't do it anymore.
It's too hard, and worse: little by little, it's making me hard.
It's breaking my heart.
What do I want?
I want a house in suburbia with a white picket fence.
I want babies to buckle into a minivan.
But most of all, I want to be married.
I want a husband.
So I've made an important decision: I'm making my escape from the dating world and the single life.
I've filled out my application on ArrangeMe.com and I'm putting my fate into the hands of experts.
Is it a little scary?
I mean, I have no idea who I'll end up with.
After all, I'm planning to marry a complete stranger.
But between you and me?
I can't wait.
Being arranged can't possibly be worse than being single.
Alternating first person
A HFN, kinda. I imagine the HEA comes in the next book.
Arrange Me - her latest contemporary romance - met these expectations but, for the first time since first reading one of her books, I was left seriously concerned about the HEA.
Not because the book ends on a cliffhanger, or on anything annoying like that, but because the couple jumped into a marriage without truly knowing each other and the ramifications of that are going to come around and bite them on the ass.
Now, this probably shouldn't be a surprise seeing as this is book one in a duet, I expect that in the second book all the implications will hit full force and then be resolved somehow with a lovely happily ever after, but that meant that at the end of Arrange me I wasn't left with a nice cozy, warm, happy feeling.
The minor anxiety this caused aside, this really was a quick and fun read.
Courtney has had enough of the dating rodeo and broken hearts so she decides to go for an arranged marriage, therefore, of course, that's when fate would throw a perfectly awesome guy into her path... I liked her, even though I thought she was a bit insane.
I liked Josh even though I thought he was a bit insane.
It was all just a bit... Hard to believe. However, I enjoyed the chemistry, the premise and the way things unfolded and, as I said above, it was sweet, it was sexy and it was easy to read.
While I didn't love it, I did really like it, so I'll definitely be checking out part two to see how things unfold for the 'happy' couple.
The cover is nice to look at but so typical of the genre... Given the subject matter, something much more fun - and original - could have been conjured up.