Monday, April 7, 2014
Review: Her Best Laid Plans by Cara McKenna
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?
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Source: E-ARC provided by Harlequin – Red Hot Reads via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Release date: April 15, 2014
Her Best Laid Plans is much lighter than the dark erotica that Cara McKenna typically writes but it's just as good. Fun, flirty, hot as hell - this title is perfect as part of the Cosmo's Red Hot Reads line.
Novellas are tricky. Especially when you're trying to push a HEA for characters that basically spend a week having hot sex and not too much more. This almost NEVER works for me but as usual McKenna makes it work without it seeming forced or cliché. I felt like I really got to know Connor and Jamie despite the short time spent with them.
The hero, an Irish bartender, is swoony & nice, the heroine, an American college student, intelligent and independent and they both have a very mature response to this unexpected affair and where it can lead.
I will read whatever Cara McKenna writes. She has pushed me out of my comfort zone on so many occasions. While this novella doesn't push boundaries, it is dirrrrty, it's also the perfect light and very romantic book to pass a few blissful hours reading.