Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Review: Her Best Laid Plans by Cara McKenna

Her Best Laid Plans
Cara McKenna
April 15, 2014
85 pages

Experience Ireland—the dramatic beauty, the warm hospitality...and the smoking-hot local guys!

Imagine nursing a pint in a cozy, authentic country pub, far from Cork City’s busy pulse. Getting here took you a plane, bus, taxi, and...erm, bicycle. But just as you’re resigning yourself to drinking beside gray-haired farmers, you see him—a man with the looks and charm to soothe any heartbroken girl.

He’s your bartender. Your really, really gorgeous bartender.

For American Jamie Webb—recently dumped and housesitting for two weeks—Connor Kelleher is like a six-course feast after a 23-year starvation diet. But it’s gotta be casual. She’s just begun re-routing her life after an extended, man-related detour. Still, a sexy romp (or twenty!) with Sexy McBartender? 

But what about when Jamie's best-laid plans for no future plans with any man begin to change?

Laura's Review: 

The description for Harlequin's "Cosmo Red-Hot Reads" is "fast-paced, passionate romances for today's fun, fearless females!" And Her Best Laid Plans is exactly that! There wasn't anything I didn't love about this book. And for a romance novel, it felt surprisingly real. Instead of the typical couple falling into bed and knowing exactly what they were doing and what pleased the other, there was a (at times awkward) learning curve here - just like there is in real life. Both characters seemed younger than their stated ages, but that was okay - I think it just endeared them to me more. I would have liked the conflict and tension to have been explored a little more, but I get that's not what these books are really about. Overall it was exactly what it was supposed to be: A quick, fun romance.

Her Best Laid Plans: 4/5 stars

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