Thursday, June 4, 2015
"Romance Thursday": Husband Hunting 101 by Rita Herron
Genre: Romantic Comedy. 175 pages.
Price: $ 0.99 ebook (at time of post)
Publisher & Date: Beachside Reads. December 2, 2011
Book Link: Click Here
Listed Rating: . 9
Price I Paid: $0 (got it FREE on May 9, 2012)
This is a story filled with romance and relationships revolving around the subject of marriage. It explores the fears and the lengths a woman will go to find the right man to walk down the isle with. The story goes from a male character trying to run from marriage to the viewpoint of a woman who hopes for that family dream. Rita Herron writes an easy romance with comedy that is relatable and contemporary without being overtly lewd.
Jenna Barrett is a single twenty-seven year old woman who knows her biological clock is ticking. Now that her lingerie story, Love 'N Lace, is doing well. Jenna decides to focus on her love life, especially since her friends all seem to be matched up and having babies. Jenna even signed up for a class to learn how to improve her chances in husband hunting. However there's a glitch in all her forward plans to find a husband and his name is Zachary West. Zach is attracted to Jenna and she to him, but he plans to never marry. In fact, he literally gets sick to the point of fainting when he even tries saying the 'C' word of commitment. Jenna would love to let go of Zach since he is obviously not in the running for husband material, but Zach won't let her forget him, especially since he's designing new advertising for her store. With them working so closely things heat up and their personal fears are revealed, but in the end will Zack's fear of commitment kill any chances of him being the man for Jenna?
Overall, loved this book. It's a great balance of romance and story development with some funny moments. Zach's afraid of taking the marriage plunge and reading about his struggles through it are frustrating at first, but you grow to hope he gets over his marriage fears especially for Jennas sake. Jenna is a strong female character who knows what she wants and isn't going to compromise to get to her goal, which is a family. She knows her worth and believes she deserves her happy ending. All woman should keep that mindset and not settle for a toad when a prince is out there for them. So if you're looking for a story with a couple who has hot chemistry, but two different ideas of a happy ending and have to figure out what kind of relationship that leaves them with, then this book is a good book to read.