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The man of your dreams could be sitting right next to you.
Former boy band member Justin Hayes isn’t looking for a man. He just wants a quiet, scandal-free Christmas at home in Chicago, out of the public eye. But his best friend and bandmate is subjecting everyone to his destination wedding, and Justin can’t dodge the “best man” bullet. All he has to do is get to the island on time, survive the reunion, and get Chuck to the altar with as little drama as possible. What could possibly go wrong?
Jack Bassinger’s own plans for a quiet Christmas have been dashed by the summons to his daughter’s hasty wedding with a man Jack has hardly met. On the bumpy flight to the island, he finds himself comforting a nervous—and extremely attractive—young man. One hasty sexual encounter in an airport bathroom later, they both feel much better. No one ever has to know, after all.
Now Justin and Jack must find a way to explore their attraction, despite the distractions of disapproving family members, unexpected announcements, an impromptu concert, and an island paradise that proves there’s no place like home.
I am a fan of LB Gregg. I think she’s hilarious. I loved her Romano & Albright series!
And this book, well, it started off with a bang. The first scenes on the plane and the ones following in the airport were fantastic. They were funny, the attraction between Justin and Jack was sizzling, and there was a ridiculously hot airport bathroom scene that set me up to be SO EXCITED for the rest of the book.
But it was with the rest of the story that I was left a bit confused, and bit whiplashed, and feeling that possibly a hodge podge of ideas in the author’s head of many different stories were just thrown together to try and create this one. It lacked…cohesion? And there was just too much going on…it was all over the place.
Ultimately, the author maintains her humor and the couple of Justin and Jack were sweet, hot, and fun. So I recommend it if you want something quick and easy. Just don’t get too lost in the details.
And to end…here’s a little taste of everything (including my confusion) you’ll get in crammed into < 100 pages:
A random uncle w/ a sprained ankle.
May / December romance.
Is this band together or not?
Is this father out or not?
Did the band know he was gay or not?
Is this father abusive and if not why are his kids so afraid of him?
Does this son have a purpose in this story or not?
Do I like this book or not?
If you’re open to the whiplash, I’d say read it! It does have a certain entertainment factor and I can see some people really loving this for the humor alone. :) Plus, it’s for charity:
20% of all proceeds from this title are donated to the Ali Forney Center in New York, whose mission “is to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) youth from the harm of homelessness, and to support them in becoming safe and independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood.” To learn more about this charity or to donate directly, please visit http://www.aliforneycenter.org/
Title: How I Met Your Father
Author: LB Gregg
Release Date: November 18, 2013
Purchase Links: Riptide