3/13/11

The Convenient Groom, by Denise Hunter (Review & Giveaway!)

**DONE**


 4 1/2 STARS!!!!

About the book -
She wrote the book--literally--on finding the right mate. But does she really understand what love's about?

Five hours before her Nantucket beach wedding--and on the eve of her big book launch--celebrity marriage counselor Kate Lawrence has everything in place.  Everything, that is, but the groom. She might not have a career, either, when her nationwide audience finds out their marriage guru has been left at the altar.

Enter Lucas Wright, who offers to stand in for the missing husband-to-be and marry her. Kate's desperate enough to agree--although she's sure this Mr. Wright is completely wrong for her. Can they pull it off? And why would Lucas marry her in the first place?

With her life spinning out of control, Kate wonders what good her carefully laid plans are if they only lead to chaos. Could it be that "Dr. Kate" doesn't know the first thing about love? When she seeks God's will instead of her won, Kate finally discovers true and lasting love.

My Review - I really loved this book! I really wanted to give it a 5 but I am trying  not to give out 5 Star ratings so readily and save them for the intensely great books, so I settled on 4 1/2 STARS. I love this style of writing, I love this genre. I think this is labeled Christian Romance but to me it feels more like Christian Chick-Lit (which I love!).

The character development is great. I loved Kate (I wasn't sure at first, but I grew to love her) and I LOVED Lucas! Loved him! I kept thinking "Oh Kate honey if you don't want him, I do!" Then I remembered "Oh yeah, I'm happily married!" LOL. It had an "AWWWWW" ending. It did have a few twists and turns so even though you expected a happy ending, you were still kind of surprised. And I want my happy ending in a love story anyway!

I instantly became a fan of Denise Hunter. This is the first book I have read of hers, but it definitely won't be the last! I am already looking up the other titles of this Nantucket Love Story Series.
And I love the cover! Isn't it so cute? I just love her expression.

If you like Romance, Chick-Lit, and Christian stories, I highly recommend this for you. And since it is Christian - there is no swearing or sex so it would be fine for teens.

Thank you "Thomas Nelson Publishing" for sending me this book to review! 

Giveaway - I am giving away my beautiful copy of this book!
* Please either comment here or email me at (forevereading at gmail dot com)
* Please be from either the US or Canada
* Winner will be chosen using random.org and announced on March 24th
* If you are not already a follower, please become one (not necessary for an entry, just nice, LOL)

54 comments:

  1. I would love to win this. It sounds like such a fun book.

    GFC(Mona Garg)

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  2. entering!!!

    i am also a new GFC follower! love the blog and i'm lookin forward to reading more! thanks for this giveaway!
    my email is americangirlie1991@yahoo.com and i am in the US!

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  3. sounds like a great read, thanks for the review.

    Hey guess what? The author of "Imaginary Jesus" left me a message on my blog. imagine that! LOL! who knew.

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  4. This sounds good! Thanks for considering me!

    Margaret(goodreads)
    singitm@hotmail.com

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  5. I like the premise of this book. Glad you enjoyed it so much!

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  6. I'd love to have this book!! I'm getting married soon so I am on a wedding novel kick :)
    laceymatt26@yahoo.com

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  7. Sounds like a great read. I think I'd like it.
    Mical

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  8. Sounds great. I'm really interested.

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  9. I would love to be entered in the giveaway and read this book. Miriam
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  10. I'm a new follower and would love to be entered!

    Jen @ http://lratrandom.blogspot.com/
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  11. I enjoyed your review and would love to read The Convenient Groom :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  12. Sounds like a fun read. I would love to win this book :)
    ~Stacie (scouts579@aol.com)

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  13. I would like to win this, It looks so
    good!!
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  14. Sounds like a sweet book.

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  15. I love her books! Thanks for the chance to win one. :)

    safoga at gmail dot com

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  16. This book sounds darling!! I love a good, clean romance

    Kissyjensen at gmail dot com

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  17. I would love to read this book. Please enter me.

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  18. Happy St. Patrick's Day.
    Please count me in.

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  19. This sounds like such a cute read...please enter me. I am a follower

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  20. Thanks for the giveaway.

    lillieblue613(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Sounds like a great read!

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  22. Sounds like a really great book!

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  23. Sounds like a great book!!

    chitchatqueen2005@hotmail.com

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  24. thanks for the giveaway. I love new books :)

    swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

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  25. sounds like a great read, thanks

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  27. I love Christian Romance. Thanks for the giveaway
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  28. would love this book (who I am kidding? I love all books)

    theresa _ heppner at yahoo dot com

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  29. Convenient groom? HA! there's NOTHING convenient about guys!!! :) Please enter me though (I'm not a man-hater. In fact, I love them xD)

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  30. Sounds like a great book!

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  31. This book also looks really good!
    Email: bonbonsandreveries@gmail.com
    Caroline @ Bon Bons and Reveries

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  32. This sounds like a really great book - ty for sharing your review.

    Pam S
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  33. I really like the sound of this book. I would love to read it.

    GFC follower as seriousreader

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  34. This looks like a great read! cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. Sounds like a good read.

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  36. I would love to win this great sounding book. Karen
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  37. Count me in!

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  38. This book sounds interesting!!!
    Let me in

    Tran Nguyen
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  39. Hong Tran
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    I love this one

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  40. Right book for the right time. My daughter is getting married this year. I would love to read this
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  41. Oooh, I really want to read this, too!! Someone was just telling me how wonderful it is!

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  42. Cute book cover...
    What a delightful sounding story
    line!
    Many thanks, Cindi
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  43. I would love to read this book.

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  44. I love finding decent books for my teenager.

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  45. I love books
    great giveway
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  46. Your review made this book sound like so much fun---please enter me to win it.

    farrell@crosslake.net

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  47. I like the title of this book too!

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  48. I am a GFC follower and i would love to win this book! :)

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  49. I would love the chance to read this book...

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  50. i would love to win, i love to read
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  51. I love her books and would love to read this one. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. i enjoy her books and would like to read this.
    Diane Baum
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  53. I'd love to read this. It sounds like a very enjoyable story.

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