Thursday, May 12, 2016

Review: "Along Came Mr. Right" by Gerri Russell (Contemporary Romance)

Along Came Mr. Right
by Gerri Russell

Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: May 10, 2016

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Description from Publisher: Olivia Tyler loves helping foster children find their forever homes, but she’s still waiting for her forever love. Ever since her ex-boyfriend humiliated her on Facebook, she hasn’t been ready for a commitment. But on the night of the charity auction for her adoption agency, she gives in to temptation with a stranger who helps her out of a jam…and out of her bright-blue stilettos.

After the most mind-blowing romantic night of her life, everything about Max Right seems perfect: he’s handsome, chivalrous, and he’s about to launch an algorithm-based matchmaking app with an extraordinary success rate. But when Olivia finds out her mystery man is also someone else’s fiancĂ©, no matter how much they seem to click, this romance doesn’t add up. For Olivia, unavailable means incompatible.

When a troubled teen comes to both of them for help, Olivia is willing to put their differences aside temporarily. But as the three spend time together, she discovers the truth about Max’s heart, and it just may be the key to opening her own.

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I received a digital ARC from the publisher through for an honest, unbiased review. My opinion is my own.

I really liked this a lot. Max and Olivia had sizzling chemistry and many fun and endearing moments. There was instalove, but it wasn't without some deeper bonding, so I really thought it worked.

Olivia runs a non-profit that works with children in the foster care system and there is a lot of focus on one of the girls that she worked with placing, Paige. I loved Paige and everything to do with her. Her character was sweet and intelligent and strong, despite the hardships life at thrown at her. Her story added so much heart (and some heartache!) to this story.

The "engagement" situation itself was an interesting twist, but felt a bit strange at times. The fact that Max was involved in a high-profile relationship felt like it only mattered when it was convenient for the plot. For instance, the papparazzi only followed him on a couple of occasions.

Anyone reading this will be happy to know that there isn't actually any cheating or a love triangle here. The wrench thrown into Max and Olivia's relationship is a little crazy, but is resolved in a satisfying, though almost surprising way.

I thought the setting of Seattle was great. Their adventures showcased the city nicely and built a great world that was very fitting for the characters.

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