Thursday, July 16, 2015

#161 : Finding Mr.Right Now (Saltbox #1) by Meg Benjamin : Review

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GENRE: Fiction - Romance

NUMBER OF PAGES: 259         

FORMAT: Digital

SERIES / STANDALONE: Saltbox #1

HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: Review copy as a part of Goddessfish promotions. Thanks guys!

REVIEW:

I’m not exactly the sort of a person who ardently follows a reality show, but then this book looked that the type which would provide an insider insight of how those shows are conducted. This intrigued me a lot. After all, it is a common knowledge that reality shows aren’t as real as they are proclaimed to be!

Our protagonist, Monica is the associated producer for the “Finding Mr. Right” – the show to find the love of life for our lonely bachelorette, Ronnie.  Paul Dewitt is a scriptwriter for this show but is pulled into participating as a contestant when one of the original contender flees. Sparks fly when Monica meets Paul and they eventually end up being dating. But then, does Ronnie find love just as the show promises? How do Monica and Paul end up together if Paul is contender for the show? Read the story to know that.

The book was a rather entertaining read. I expected espionage and heated drama between contestants as the blurb talked about the reality show. But hey, the story turned out to be even better! There was of course a lot of drama and some espionage which made the book a fast paced and pleasurable read. The book was filled with typical reality show type nasty characters, whirlwind romance and lot of temper tantrums making it a finely balanced read. The characterization was good, but I felt the writer was a bit partial towards Monica’s character while Paul’s character seemed a bit neglected. The writing was just perfect. There were few steamy romance scenes but that didn’t impact the overall feel good factor of the story.

MY SAY: Breezy light read. The perfect travel break read.

RATING:

PLOT : 8/10

NARRATION: 7/10

CHARACTERISATION: 7/10

BOREDOM QUOTIENT: 2/10 (Lower the better)

OVERALL RATING: 7/10

AUTHOR LINKS: Goodreads

BOOK LINKS: Goodreads


Meg will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.









Goddess Fish Promotions


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31 comments:

  1. I definitely agree with you girly! I liked it too, although I'm not a big fan of Romance-Reality shows. It was a fun read!

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts :D

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  2. Nikolina VukelićJuly 16, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Enjoyed reading your review, thank you!

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  3. Goddess Fish PromotionsJuly 17, 2015 at 12:37 AM

    Thank you for hosting

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  4. Thanks for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  5. I enjoyed the review.

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway! I like the excerpt. :)

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  7. Great review! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  8. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book.. sounds like something I will enjoy. I'm looking forward to checking this book out, thanks for sharing :)

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  9. Thanks Andra! Thanks for stopping by :-)

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  10. Thank you Nikolina for stopping by :-) Glad you enjoyed reading my review!

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  11. Pleasure mine :-)

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  12. Totally loved your book! Waiting to read the next book in the series :-)

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  13. Thanks Rita :-) Glad you enjoyed the review!

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  14. Good Luck Cali :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Thanks Betty! :-)

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  16. Yup! This book is certainly worth a read! Thanks a lot for stopping by :-)

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  17. Thank you so much for the chance to win :)

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  18. If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why?

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  19. Good Luck Lisa :-D

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  20. Thanks Mai for stopping by! That's a difficult question to answer!

    I'd want to re-write the book "Oath of Vayuputras" by Amish Tripati - he is an Indian writer. It would have ended on a positive note. That book is the final installment in a three part series. The book left me feeling all sad as it ended on a negative note. Thus I would love to re-write that book!

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  21. Thanks for the review and excerpt. Both were great!

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  22. You're welcome :)

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  23. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

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  24. Thanks Jennifer for stopping by :-)

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  25. Welcome :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. LOVE the cover! I enjoyed the review! Thank you for sharing!

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  27. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

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  28. thanks so much for the chance!

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  29. sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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