Marin Johns is San Francisco’s Pollyanna couples therapist. She’s months away from
wedded bliss when she discovers her fiancé is having an affair. After nursing her
broken heart with Kleenex and break-up songs, she adopts a new brand of thinking
when she uncovers a tell-all book that proves all men are liars and cheaters who will
do and say anything so they’re not found out. No exceptions.
In an attempt to convince her friends of her newfound truth, she begins a fictitious
relationship with James, a do-gooder from Montana. Marin seeks any means
necessary to catch him cheating from hiring a PI to enlisting the help of a fidelity
tester. Will her new “boyfriend” beat the statistic or will Marin regret the satisfaction
of being right?
This book hit the spot. I have been reading some heavy material lately and I needed a good Chick book.
I enjoyed Marin’s attempt to prove ALL men cheat. She just chose the wrong man to prove it on. And believe me, Marin’s attempts fail—not for lack of trying. From the PI to the fidelity tester, she just cannot prove James is a cheater.
The story was a little predictable in places and needed a better editor. But, I thoroughly enjoyed all of Marin’s escapades to trap James.
This novel has a little bit of everything, friendship, romance, and especially heartbreak. It is an actual ride you don’t want to miss.
Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/WKkO1s
AMANDA (ah-MAHN-dah)- Latin- Meaning lovable or worthy of love. Fitting. I’ve
always had an affinity for love. Being born in sunny San Diego in the mid 80’s to a
young military couple gave me plenty of insight into the dynamics of a romantic
relationship. Somewhere between moving coasts every three years, I found myself
engrossed in fairytale romances and dressing up like a bride. My first real love was
writing. By my sophomore year in a new high school in Virginia, I had a slew of short
stories, songs, poems, and articles to my name. Writing was fun. It was a way to get
the emotions, dialogue, and pictures out of my head, and create a destiny for my
characters. I had no intention of making a career in writing, because it wasn’t what I
did, it was who I was. In reality, I wanted to be an actress. Ah, to be the face of
someone else’s authored story. The plan was to move in with my aunt in L.A. after
graduation, but had a change of heart. Instead, I stayed with my high school
sweetheart (now husband) and attended a film school in Norfolk, VA. It was at this
school that I discovered my love for writing screenplays and felt compelled to follow
that path. But…as the practical girl I was brought up to be, I decided to go to a real university. While working full time, I completed my BA in Psychology in four and a
half years. Becoming a couple’s therapist had always been my “backup” career and
there I was on my way to solving love’s most complicated quandaries one couple at a
time. With all my new free time after graduation, I decided to turn my full-length
screenplay into a novel in hopes it would help my screenplay sell. I think I was in the
middle of writing chapter two when I realized that everything I had ever written was
to prepare me for that moment when I knew I was a novelist. Talk about the
affirmation of my life. Now my plan is to solve love’s most complicated quandaries
one novel at a time.
Website / Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest