Friday, July 12, 2013

TROPHY 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-fiancΓ© 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.

My thoughts after reading...

I've been putting off reading Trophy Husband since I had it on my e-library when it was released...Yeah like saving the best for last...but of course I still have a ton of books to read...literally 

I loved the story! I know, I know... I say that a lot but can you blame me? I'm a sucker for happy endings... I'm a dreamer...I daydream a lot... I dont have it in my life thats why I read books. Anyway, first and foremost, I'd like to say I hate Todd...No, not hate... I despise him! Such a cold hearted-SOB! Scumbag really! Ugh! 😑😀 I don't even have words to rant... Its like in the cartoons where your face literally becomes flaming red and the smoke comes out of your ears and nose? Yup, thats me right now... Thats how Todd makes me feel... I mean, I couldn't fault Amber, she probably doesn't  know about McKenna until after they were married... And it was also nice of her calling Todd out and his asshattery.. I mean, they were together when he helped out launch Mckenna's blog. They were a couple...she was his fiancee' at that time for fucks sake! its what couples do--they help eachother... Geez!!!

Anyway, Mckenna and the gang are crazy for even concocting this Trophy Husband plan... I mean I understand her crusade, but from the outside looking in, I just think its borne out of spite and desperation. But of course, we cant really rile in our emotions especially when were hurt... the heart, regardless its condition--though in this case---broken, makes us do stupid things... All in all, I admire her being strong and is hell bent on really getting over her past. 

Now about Chris...(Sigh)... yeah...he is just the perfect boyfriend for her. For sure he looks way better than that asshole Todd... Todd, reminds me of the word toad..well, he is just that... Anyway...I'm glad McKenna and Chris found eachother and are meant to be... I wish the epilogue was longer though... I would've wanted a wedding or them starting a family together... I teared-up during the diner part. It was awkward and I can only empathize... If it was me, I would've gone apeshit crazy and read my ex the riot-act and probably showed him my fists of fury! πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘‹πŸ˜ 

Its a feel-good story... It talks about taking a chance at love again no matter how scared we are. ⭐⭐⭐⭐