Hero: Nick Mondinello
Heroine: Jessica Devlin
Jessica Devlin isn’t looking for love. Heartbroken after being dumped by her unfaithful ex-fiancé, she’s determined to have a fabulous time during her vacation in England where she’ll be maid-of-honor at her cousin’s wedding. After working overtime as beauty editor of Orlando’s O Tart magazine, avoiding dating, and putting on ten pounds, Jess is ready to toss her past like an empty lipstick tube and party like a single gal. But when she steps into the church on her cousin’s wedding day, she sees the one man who could sabotage her plan—James-Bond-gorgeous Nick Mondinello. She’s never forgotten the London marketing exec who held her in his arms after her beloved grandfather’s funeral two years ago. Ambitious, and lusted after by women everywhere, Nick is completely wrong for guarded, Plain Jane Jess. Could Spy Man Nick ever fall for her? Nope. Not unless Jess is one lucky girl.
What a fun book this turned out to be. It wasn’t a book that took itself too seriously but it was still an enjoyable way to spend a few hours. Jessica Devlin is a beauty writer for a beauty magazine in Orlando, FL who is on her way to England for two weeks to attend her cousin’s wedding and to take a much needed vacation from her life. The last time Jess was in England was for her grandfather’s funeral and she was there with her ex-fiance. Her ex-fiance did a real number on her and she’s focusing all of her energy on moving on from him. This trip to England is her way of getting away from it all and to play up the single card.
She’s ready to have a real good time when she gets to the wedding and when she runs into the one person that she humiliated herself in front of the last time she was in England, her good time stutters. I say stutters because it didn’t go away completely, it just stalled for a quick minute or two. Jessica is hoping against everything that Nick, the hottie who held her hair back while she threw up outside the pub two years ago, won’t remember how she sobbed her grief over her grandfather’s death and then threw up all over the place but she’s not that lucky because he tells her in no uncertain terms that he knows her.
The start of her vacation doesn’t go as planned when Jess gets it into her mind to go after Nick since he seems interested in her but when some other gorgeous woman slithers herself into Nick’s arms, Jess’ plans take a back seat because well, she’s got her pride and all. So she goes about her business and with the help of her cousins, Charlotte and Anna, she starts to really get into her vacation. She spends time with family, she has girly nights with Charlotte and Anna, she hangs out and she even goes out with a guy named Troy from the wedding. Things are going well for her if only she could forget about hottie Nick and if only he’d stop showing up everywhere she is. Especially if he’s going to stare intently at her every time they bump into each other.
The romance that comes together between Nick and Jess was fun. Oh my goodness, their names are Nick and Jessica and I’m totally having flashbacks to Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson. That just made me laugh, sorry. Anyway, Nick and Jess were a lot of fun to get to know. Nick was a sexy beast and I wanted to do him every which way and Jessica had me laughing all throughout the book. The way that she just went about everything was so much fun to be apart of and I was delighted to have read this book.
This is one of those quick summer reads that fans of chick lit and contemporary romances will enjoy and I’m glad that I picked it up for review.
Grade: 4 out of 5
This book is available from Entangled Publishing. You can buy it here.