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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Save The Date

When Alex and Lucy pick out wedding invitations, they wonder if they can be printed in vanishing ink.

Former NFL star Alex Sinclair is a man who has it all--except the votes he needs to win his bid for Congress. Despite their mutual dislike, Alex makes Lucy a proposition: pose as his fiance in return for the money she desperately needs. Bound to a man who isn't quite what he seems, Lucy will find her heart on the line--and maybe even her life. When God asks Alex and Lucy to scrap their playbook and follow his rules, will they finally say, "I do"?

CafĂ© Lily’s Review:

I LOVED this book!  Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this sweet, entertaining story takes readers on yet another romantic comedy adventure as only Jenny B. Jones can write it.  I really appreciate that while Jenny’s books are funny and full of whimsy, they also convey a deep, meaningful message. 

Lucy Wiltshire finds herself on the edge of despair when funding is cut for her beloved girls home, Saving Grace.  Their main donor, Sinclair Enterprises, informs Lucy of the change the day before Saving Grace is to receive their large contribution check.  Many futures are at stake and Lucy quickly becomes desperate to find a way to save the organization that offers transitional housing to young women who are too old for foster care. 

When Alex Sinclair, (heir to Sinclair Enterprises) shows up at the annual gala and sees Lucy talking to his board members, he intervenes and tries to steer her away from lobbying his guests on behalf of Saving Grace.  Noting Lucy’s spunk, fiery determination and down-home charm, Alex soon realizes she may just be the answer to helping secure his political future when his approval rates skyrocket after being seen with her. 

In a hurry to shed his “playboy” image and appear more settled and mature, Alex makes Lucy an offer she can’t refuse (although she seriously thinks about it).  The sparks begin to fly as Lucy and Alex fake a relationship and an engagement in order to achieve what they both want most.   For Alex, a place in Congress and for Lucy, financial security for Saving Grace. 

Little do they realize how out of hand the scheme will get and how quickly their “fake” relationship will start to grow on the both of them.  In my opinion, Jenny is unmatched in her ability to make her characters use subtle sarcasm – so subtle, that you might miss it if it wasn’t so hilarious!  This might be my favorite book yet – I can’t wait to read more from this author.

This book was provided free for review by BookSneeze (Thomas Nelson Publishers)

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