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Friday, February 10, 2017

Catching Lucas Riley by Lauren Winder Farnsworth -Blog Tour Review & $25 Giveaway


                                    {{{Product Detail}}}

                                            -Title: Catching Lucas Riley                              
                                -Author: Lauren Winder Farnsworth      
     -Paperback: 192 pages
                                    -Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (March 8, 2016)
                    -Genre: Contemporary Romance
-Language: English
   -ISBN-10: 1462117910
                                            -FTC, FYI: I received a review copy in exchange
  for an honest review.

{{{Book Description}}}
 Alex Foamer is in love . . . with the untouchable singles ward heartthrob who has no idea she exists. Enter Sealey Witchburn, the manipulative, sarcastic ward executive secretary, whose scheming is Alex's only chance to catch her crush’s attention. But when Alex actually wins the bid for her dream date, she gets more than she bargained for in this surprising LDS romance based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid.


{{{My Review}}}

 Catching Lucas Riley is one of those fun books that you can pick up, read, and lose yourself in for a few hours. That's exactly what I did! One thing I really liked about this book is that the main characters are in their mid-twenties and they've lived their lives for awhile and are ready to fall in love. This story takes place at a college, but not all of the characters are actually going to school. The author had a great mix of characters, male and female that made the story quite enjoyable. 

Main female character, Alex, has had a long-standing crush on football player Lucas Riley. Lucas's friend and employer, Sealey notices and offers to help Alex win the man of her dreams. Little does Alex know, but master manipulator Sealey has his own agenda. I loved Alex from the start and have been in her shoes, so I could totally relate to her. Lucas was nice, but Sealey wasn't very likable at the first. As times goes on we get a different view of Sealey, Alex, and Lucas. There are surprises in the story and some of them I guessed early on. With this being a clean, contemporary romance, there wasn't a lot of mystery in what was happening, but it sure was a fun ride getting to the end. This story is written with tons of humor, sarcasm, and very witty dialogue. These are things that make you smile and other things that make you groan. the whole story is told from Alex's point of view, so we really don't get to know either man in depth, which was perfect for the surprise at the end of the book.

This book is for those looking for a light-hearted read, a clean, blooming romance, and the hopes of a happy ending. This book can be enjoyed by teens and adults. This story is written from an LDS perspective but isn't a religious book. There may be a few terms you might not understand, but it won't stop you from enjoying this cute romance that will make you want to cheer for true love for Alex and her special man.


{{{Meet Author Lauren Winder Farnsworth}}}

Lauren Winder Farnsworth was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is an avid reader, a chocolate enthusiast, and a CPA with a slight alternative music obsession and dreams of one day becoming a gourmet chef. She obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Accounting from the University of Utah, went to work as a financial statement auditor, and then decided that since creative accounting wasn’t an option, creative writing would have to do. As a nice compromise, accountants tend to crop up in her stories (since she believes they’re shockingly under-represented in literature anyway). Having obtained two degrees from the same institution has made Lauren somewhat of a compound collegiate fan, and the only entity that holds more of her heart than the University of Utah is her hunky husband, Bryan. Lauren currently lives in South Jordan, Utah, where she spends entirely too much time watching Gilmore Girls and looking for excuses not to clean.




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