Author: Kathryn Quick
Publisher: Montlake (2013)
After years of pining, Frederika “Freddy” McAllister has hatched a scheme to win Logan Gabriel’s heart: she’ll secretly enter him in Elan Magazine’s Eligible Bachelor Contest, then swoop in to soothe his bruised ego when he loses. Unfortunately, Freddy’s “fool-proof” plans have a tendency to backfire, with disastrous—albeit hilarious—results. And this one looks to be no exception…
Because Logan doesn’t lose—he wins, earning a spot on a new reality TV show with six beautiful women vying for his affections. And if Freddy had read the fine print on the entry form, she would know that, as Logan’s oldest friend, she will be tagging along to choose the lucky girl. Suddenly Freddy’s perfect plan has become a perfect nightmare, complete with scheming TV executives, conniving contestants…and a bachelor in danger of falling for the wrong woman. Freddy caused this mess. Now it’s up to her to prove to Logan—and millions of television viewers—that the girl next door is really the woman of his dreams.
Oh. My. God. I friggin' loved this book. Such an adorable story. No sex. Nothing graphic. Just a cute, quick book that I started at 1 AM and finished 3 hours later.
I'm a slow reader that early in the morning . . .
Freddy has been in love with Logan for years. She's sat back and pined over him until she gets the (not so) brillant plan to enter Logan into a most eligible bachelor contest. Not the best idea because he wins and they are whisked away to a mansion where six beautiful women hope to win his love. Now she has to chose his "perfect match" and have her heart broken in front of millions of viewers. Fans of The Bachelor will love this premise. Meanwhile, if there was a reality show with this type of set-up, I'd be hooked from the first episode.
The two main characters were perfect. Freddy . . . Poor Freddy cracked me up. I almost feel bad for Logan because she is a fiesty one. She knows that the whole show could boost Logan's career and she is willing to have her heart stomped on for him. I was cheering for her as she nailed those women with paintballs (because lets face it, who wouldn't want to do that) and watching her push another women into Logan's arms made me want to buy her a pint of Ben & Jerry ice cream. I loved Freddy's snide comments about the six women. Hysterical! Logan's no slouch in the adorable sector. Yeah, he's been clueless about her feelings, but once he zeroes in on Freddy, he's not willing to let her go. True, he stumbles a bit along the way, but Logan is there for her and is willing to throw out the contract to have a chance with her. He hated seeing Freddy hurt and I think that woke him up.
Such a cute book! The writing was fantastic. I loved the characters together (even the six other women). The bickering between Freddy and Logan, Freddy and Roberto . . . oh hell, the bickering between Freddy and everyone else . . . had me cracking up at 2 o'clock in the morning. I really wanted to see what Freddy would do with Roberto's clipboard once she got her hands on it. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a super quick, cute read that is just really sweet. Definitely won't be my last book from the author.