Tuesday 9 February 2016

Review of How to Get Hitched in Ten Days by Samantha Tonge - Four *



Meet Mikey, every girl’s best friend – he bakes the creamiest cheesecake, loves movie nights and is a great dance partner.

For Jasmine, Mikey is the perfect flatmate – he owns a 50s diner that turns out the best food around, gives the best bear hugs and amazing romance advice – after all they’re scoping out the same hot guys! So when her boyfriend proposes in the worst possible way, Jazz knows her best friend will be there to pick up the pieces with gourmet popcorn, Pinot sleepovers and a shoulder to lean on.

But Mikey isn’t about to let Jasmine give up on love, and he’s ready to do whatever it takes to mend her broken heart – even if it means helping the one person who sees him as the enemy…

Because at the end of the day, all’s fair in the pursuit of true love… right?


Well this short story was certainly different! And how refreshing to read something from the point of view of a gay man and a straight woman!

Mikey is gorgeous. He is Everyman almost in the literal sense - gay, warm, loving, intelligent, loyal - everything you could want in a man. He tries to sort out a mess between his flatmate and her boyfriend - and he only has 10 days to do it.

The changes in attitude and emotions within this trio are really well described and I couldn't for the life of me see how Sam was going to end it! But she did it very well and I was satisfied!

A sequel where a heavy object lands on Mikey's head and turns him heterosexual would be wonderful....but I can see it would be unlikely! ;)

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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