Successful fashion blogger McKenna Bell has spent far too long protecting herself after the way her ex-fiancé 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.
1) McKenna. This girl is awesome. She's a successful fashion blogger with a retro style, she's got a great group of girlfriends, and an awesome dog named Ms. Pac Man (for real!). The only thing she doesn't have is balm to heal the huge gaping wound her ex-fiance left behind. After one particularly hurtful run in with her ex, McKenna dreams up her plan to find a Trophy Husband. She makes this plan her cause..her mission...she's gonna make a point, dammit, to all of the men and women of the world that women can do what men can do (ie find arm candy). As she starts 'trying out' possible candidates for her trophy husband, her mind keeps floating to one man in particular...and by floating I mean vividly daydreaming. McKenna has got quite the imagination and Chris seems to be the star of it.
2) Chris. I feel like I say this about lots of the men I read about ...but SWOON. He's Stanford smart, a blogger, and...sigh...a surfer..a gorgeously hot one. He's fun and funny and so patient and understanding with McKenna. He humors her love of old school games, her quest to find a Trophy Husband, and her insistence that she become part of the game. As the game continues, he goes along for the ride until their turn to go out on a date. Their date is HOTNESS. It's the date to end all dates. I love that he's as in to her as she is in to him and that he just seems to appreciate all of the wonderfulness that is McKenna.
3) The supporting cast. McKenna's group of girlfriends are funny--I love their 'girl code' and how much they support one another. The ex and his new wife are sufficiently annoying--especially him. UGH. The dates McKenna goes on--the level of loserness would be sad if it weren't so hilarious. Those guys were AWFUL. It makes me glad that I will never have to do that again. EVER.
This was the perfect summer beach read--light, funny, easy to read with a great cast of characters. If you are looking to load somethings on your e-readers to take on a vacation, this one would be a great choice!