Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Book Review, Giveaway: THE LAST PLUS ONE by Ophelia London, Lindsay Emory, and Alexandra Haughton




THE LAST PLUS ONE

by Ophelia London, Lindsay Emory, and Alexandra Haugton

Adult Contemporary Romance/Anthology







BLURB:

You are cordially invited to the wedding of the summer…


Do you have your plus one on speed dial?
Senator and Mrs. Ramsey’s youngest daughter is sure to be the loveliest June bride that the exclusive New England compound at Virtue Cove, Maine, has ever seen. But first, there’s a barrage of Wedding Week festivities to endure enjoy. And dogs. So many dogs.

While the bride and groom are basking in their Happily Ever After, behind the scenes are one b*tch of a wedding planner with an old flame that never burned out, a “quid pro quo” business arrangement in serious jeopardy of becoming a more personal partnership, and two best friends who might discover they’re a perfect match. 

During bonfires on the beach, sunset yacht cruises, and tortuous wedding toasts, will the wedding magic rub off on the guests and turn someone’s “Mr. Plus One” into “Mr. Right”? 

RSVP for three romantic novellas from USA Today Bestselling Author Ophelia London, Lindsay Emory, and Alexandra Haughton.










My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:


Maggie's voice shook.  So much for buckling up those emotions.  She just spilled them out.  Like upending your purse in public with tampons and stray pens and that weird stress ball you picked up at a conference going everywhere, it was just as mortifying. 


There was little time to ponder this change in dynamic.  Soon, he kissed the thoughts right out of her brain.  They were all floating up there, on the ceiling, just waiting for her to gather them back up again.  But they could wait.


Tell me Ash.  When you become an actual licensed therapist, will 'knocking boots' be the exact prescription you'll be giving your patients?


Hmm, what if he was flirting with some skeezy bridesmaid?  Ah.  Now she was jealous of an imaginary woman... with fake boobs and hair extensions who got buzzed off one whiskey sour.


'This man is evil incarnate, just look at his hair.'  It had made sense before it came out of her mouth.  Maybe she hit her head harder than she thought.


You don't know him like I do.  He applied to be an Obamacare Death Panel administrator but they denied him for being too enthusiastic.


Claire fixed him with her queenly stare.  God, she would be beautiful if it wasn't for the black hole where her heart should be.


What had he been thinking?  Trying to be nice to Claire was like trying to be nice a zombie on The Walking Dead.  Sooner or later your head would get torn off.

 


My Review:


I found this book to be such an interesting concept - three different stories from three different authors depicting the same wedding event for 3 different couples.  And oddly, neither of the featured couples were the actual bride and groom.  Two of the stories were of the friends to lovers trope, while the final installment - which was my favorite of the three - was a second chance romance.  All the authors share a gift for banter and wit, as well as amusing inner musings.  And each story was of the slow burn as well as frequent to constant conflict variety.  In sum, these tales were not my usual cup of tea, nor were they my favorite type of entertainment, and truthfully, I struggled more than a bit in trying to appreciate the female main characters as two of them were actually quite obnoxious.  However, I did appreciate the talent, humor, and skill of the three authors, as well as the creative setting and plot that bound the three stories together.   

Empress DJ




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About the Authors:
Ophelia London USA Today Bestselling Author 
http://ophelialondon.com 

Lindsay Emory 
http://lindsayemory.com  
Represented by Cassie Hanjian, Waxman Leavell Literary Agency 

Alexandra Haughton 
http://alexandrahaughton.com 

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