Source: eBook ARC via NetGalley
12 steps to finding Mr. Right, composed by dating coach extraordinaire Savannah Gamble.
1: Admit to being powerless over your attraction to the wrong type of guy. (Like Lincoln Wells, who broke your heart after an unforgettable one-night stand)
2. Believe Mr. Right is out there.
3. Take inventory of past mistakes. (See step #1)
4. Make a list of qualities you want in a man. (Avoid charming baseball players/reason you made these rules in the first place)
5. Take charge of your own life.
6. Learn to love yourself.
7. Sort the hookup guys from the relationship guys. (Avoid a painful brushoff after an amazing night together)
8. Never, ever settle. (Even if the chemistry is off-the-charts)
9. Don’t believe you can change a guy. (Once a commitment-phobe, always a commitment-phobe)
10. Communicate your needs.
11. Open your heart & love fully. (Still working on this one…)
12. Don’t ever, ever stray from the steps.
Title: 12 Steps to Mr. Right
Author: Cindi Madsen
Publisher: Engtangled Publishing
About the Author
Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, potting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be crazier.
She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.
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This is definitely a fun RomCom to check out. A fan of the movie Hitch? Then be prepared for Savannah’s story, because unlike Will Smith’s job to get the general man an in with seemingly impossible women, Ms. Gamble helps the ladies to see the “red flags” in men who promise nearly everything for a one-night stand and some fun. She helps her clients find Mr. Right without having to kiss all the frogs… or get their hearts broken.
It’s been a while since I’ve read a legit light read, and I liked the writing style. It flowed, it was funny, and the only time things got serious or deep was when Savannah had to interact with the past or was starting to have doubts. Otherwise, it was a nice breeze to enjoy. Starts off with an intelligent woman, put-together and content with the control she has on life. Then as you read, you start to see her unravel, slowly, strand by strand as the man who broke her poor heart comes back into her life to challenge every safeguard she’d put up for herself and the rest of womankind.
One of the more fascinating things I never get tired of with these kinds of books is when they can evoke a multitude of emotions from the reader. I was interested, happy, giddy, frustrated, angry, sad, sympathetic and then overall satisfied. This made me think about what Savannah represented in terms of women who have insecurities to always work through. Control on life is always attainable, but risk will forever be the key to moving forward. I loved that this book portrayed that life lesson through giggles, horny butterflies (damn you, Linc) and some bouts of irritation.
Did I say irritation? I meant adorableness.