Personal Reading Goal for 2011

2011 Reading Challenge

Abbie has read 11 books toward her goal of 100 books.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones


Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones

Published: 2011

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Series: None

Goodreads Summery: 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 fiancée 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"?

Lucy has worked hard to build and run a girls home for young ladies who have aged out of the foster care system. But with the economy in a nose dive she finds herself losing her biggest donor. With out the money her girls will be back on the streets in months.

Alex is a former NFL star who is now running for congress. He is behind in the race and looking for the key to help him win. One night at a benefit dinner, Lucy is trying hard to get her money back and Alex is asked to keep her at bay. The two soon find themselves engaged. She is the ticket to Alex’s win and he is her check for her girls home. Will these two find real love as the election draws near?

This was a fun book to read. I enjoyed the way these two characters interacted. I found the idea of the engagement a little far fetched but loved the idea. I liked how Lucy did not care he was rich she had been burned by the rich growing up and Alex was not quite used to not getting his way with the ladies all the time. He soon learned that Lucy was special. There is a side story about Lucy and her family that was interesting but felt a little weird. Lucy never knew her dad and thought he had been someone he was not. She finds out who he really was and even though it was an interesting side story I just was not that interested in it. The character that was Lucy’s grandma was a riot and she had me laughing a lot.

The whole book had lots of great humor and that helped to make it a book that was hard to put down. This is the kind of book that would make a great romantic comedy movie. This is also a inspirational romance and the characters also dealt with some faith issues which added to the greatness of the book. This is definitely a book that leaves you feeling all warm and fussy inside.

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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.


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