Goody Two Shoes (Invertary #2) by Janet Elizabeth Henderson
Publisher/Year: Janet Elizabeth Henderson, 2014
Take one American singer who doesn’t believe in falling in love…
Josh McInnes’ biological clock is ticking and he wants to get married–now. After 20 years singing soppy love songs, he knows that there is no such thing as romantic love. There’s only hormones and lust. At thirty-five, he’s tired of his playboy lifestyle. He wants a wife who isn’t interested in fame, money, or romance. A sensible wife, who values commitment. He wants a partnership, a friendship, and none of the craziness that goes with falling in love. As far as he can see, there’s only one way to get exactly what he wants–he needs an arranged marriage.
…add a Scottish librarian who has given up on ever falling in love…
Caroline Patterson terrifies men. With her no-nonsense attitude, and ice queen demeanour, she’s in control of everything–and everyone–around her. Her sensible shoes and grey skirt suits act like a force field, repelling male attention. At thirty-one, she can’t remember the last time she went on a date and is beginning to think she’ll never have a family of her own. When an American stranger approaches Caroline with a marriage proposal that resembles a business contract, she quickly accepts. She doesn’t expect romance. But she does expect to control each and every detail of their lives together. Because as life has taught her–if you aren’t in control, bad things happen.
…and you get romance Invertary style!
Josh and Caroline learn the hard way that falling in love isn’t something you can avoid. And it definitely isn’t something you can control. Their well laid plans are about to degenerate into chaos, as they fall in love the Invertary way.
What I thought
One of my guiltiest pleasures is downloading free reads on my Nook. Even if it’s something I wouldn’t ordinarily read, if it’s free, I figure, “What the heck–why not give it a try?” Usually, this ends up backfiring on me because I never learn. But every once in a while, I end up pleasantly surprised, and I’m happy to report that this is one of those instances!
Let me say first that even though this book is the second in a series, it works well as a standalone. From my understanding, characters appear in other books, but it isn’t necessary to read the books in order to be able to understand the story.
Anyway. This book was so entertaining! If you enjoy rom-coms, you would like this book. Is it over the top and unbelievable? Yes, but usually the best ones are! And it’s so entertaining and easy to read as to be worth it. It’s so funny at times, too! It’s a little predictable and there were times when I wanted to just shake Caroline and Josh, but all in all, I really did have a good time with this one. Sometimes, it’s nice to just kick back with a fun read that doesn’t require a whole lot of thought and a cast of characters you can’t help but love!
If you are in the mood for a rom-com with just a small amount of steam, a hilarious small-town group of characters, and an easy, quick read, this book is for you!