by Victoria Michaels
4 of 5 stars
After an endless string of bad dates and a generally pathetic love life, Grace Park and her friends decide to boycott men for six weeks. With a fantastic pair of shoes on the line for the woman who makes it to the end without breaking any rules, the competition gets fierce. Sparks fly a few days into the bet when Grace and her friends cross paths with a sexy bartender named Michael Andris who happens to have a little bet of his own going with his friends….
In this hilarious debut novel, Victoria Michaels brings us a colorful and relatable cast of characters. She sends them on a sweet and sexy escapade as they sidestep one booby trap after another, manage the best of misguided intentions, and exert a whole lot of willpower and self control as they race down the path to true love. Winning isn’t everything…or is it?
Grace: In school getting her Master’s in Literature while teaching English Lit. Long black hair, curvey and a conservative dresser.
Michael: Intelligent with blue eyes and messy brown hair. Bartender.
Bianca: Independent, strong, not willing to settle. Long red hair, blue eyes, thin but curvy.
Meg: Hopeless romantic and quirky. Brown hair, deep blue eyes and a big smile.
Ryan: Strong silent type, gentleman and romantic. Long blonde hair and ice blue eyes. Tall and lean. Bartender.
Jack: Dark hair, charismatic, tall and muscular. Very playful. Bartender.
A cute, light read. There is no big scary bad guy coming to manipulate them all or hurt anyone. No possessive and controlling alpha man getting ready to dirty talk the pants off of any woman. This is just a sweet story of falling in love with a whole lot of humor tied in.
At first I didn’t think I was going to like it because it seemed that there were too many main characters and I tend to avoid books like that. This book, however, was well written. And though there were a lot of characters, you were still more involved in the main couple but at the same time cared what happened in the other relationships.
Length: 422 pages
Point of View: Alternating