Goody Two Shoes (Invertary, #2)
Take one American singer who doesn’t believe in falling in love…Josh McInnes’ biological clock is ticking and he wants to get married—now. After 20 years singing soppy love songs, he knows that there is no such thing as romantic love. There’s only hormones and lust. At thirty-five, he’s tired of his playboy lifestyle. He wants a wife who isn’t interested in fame, money, or romance. A sensible wife, who values commitment. He wants a partnership, a friendship, and none of the craziness that goes with falling in love. As far as he can see, there’s only one way to get exactly what he wants—he needs an arranged marriage.…add a Scottish librarian who has given up on ever falling in love…Caroline Patterson terrifies men. With her no-nonsense attitude, and ice queen demeanor, she’s in control of everything—and everyone—around her. Her sensible shoes and grey skirt suits act like a force field, repelling male attention. At thirty-one, she can’t remember the last time she went on a date and is beginning to think she’ll never have a family of her own. When an American stranger buys the local castle then approaches Caroline with a marriage proposal that resembles a business contract, she quickly accepts. She doesn’t expect romance. But she does expect to control each and every detail of their lives together. Because as life has taught her — if you aren’t in control, bad things happen.…and it's romance Invertary style!

Goody Two Shoes (Invertary, #2) Details

TitleGoody Two Shoes (Invertary, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 4th, 2014
PublisherJanet Kortlever
ISBN-139780473302252
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary Romance, Humor

Goody Two Shoes (Invertary, #2) Review

  • Jacob Proffitt
    January 1, 1970
    This is second in a series. I bounced off the first. I think I just got bored and never picked it up after the first bit. I didn't really feel that as a negative, even though Lake and Kirsty are prominent figures in this story. This was . . . okay. I loved some of the clashes between the two main characters. I liked the background that set them in opposition, at least initially. But I find that most of what I liked was the theory and that the actualization of those bits felt flawed.Caroline's ba This is second in a series. I bounced off the first. I think I just got bored and never picked it up after the first bit. I didn't really feel that as a negative, even though Lake and Kirsty are prominent figures in this story. This was . . . okay. I loved some of the clashes between the two main characters. I liked the background that set them in opposition, at least initially. But I find that most of what I liked was the theory and that the actualization of those bits felt flawed.Caroline's background is the toughest to buy. She's all about control and managing things and that's fine. But it's such an extreme that it doesn't withstand examination. Nobody has that extreme, even absolute, an expectation without simple life driving them into the nut house. Life is chaos and Invertary is populated (to an extreme, I think) with colorful characters who almost personify random acts of mayhem. There's no way she has lived this long, this publicly involved, in that place without having her managed control generate life lessons telling her to lighten up. Josh's background works alright, but the problem with him is how he gets his way all the time. It's charm and seduction and bull-headed, full-steam-ahead bulldozing activity and that might work sometimes. But it works far too often in situations where I just didn't buy it. And I particularly hated that his primary strategy for getting around Caroline was by kissing her silly. Or, rather, I hated that it worked every. single. time.Add a couple of times where I felt like characters were coopted for a (stereo)typical romance beat and I sometimes struggled to keep going. It's a good thing the banter was good and their conflict was kind of fun.So this ends up a squishy three stars. I don't regret the time and it turned out relatively well. I really wish Henderson had a better resistance to farce, but then, Invertary is kind of built around farce so that's my bad for harboring the expectation.A note about Steamy: There is one full-on explicit sex scene and enough bits to add up to another. So this is approaching the middle of my steam tolerance. It doesn't help that a lot of farce is built into the secondary romance with Josh's parents (though I did love that the safe word was "dumbass" and that it was used in every single sentence after choosing it).
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  • Shabana Mukhtar
    January 1, 1970
    It started of really well and then....As with most of the love stories I choose to read, it started off well. For the first 30% of the book, I was feeling 'wow, I just found the book I needed to read'... The good part:1. It was funny. 2. The chemistry between the leads was really well described. The casual man and the uptight lass made for a cute pair. They were growing fond of each other and then it drifted off. 3. The parents' story was funny, specially all the effort Andrew puts to win Helen It started of really well and then....As with most of the love stories I choose to read, it started off well. For the first 30% of the book, I was feeling 'wow, I just found the book I needed to read'... The good part:1. It was funny. 2. The chemistry between the leads was really well described. The casual man and the uptight lass made for a cute pair. They were growing fond of each other and then it drifted off. 3. The parents' story was funny, specially all the effort Andrew puts to win Helen over.I noticed a lot of small issues throughout the book.1. In a lot of places, when the scene changed, there was no section break. It affected the continuity.2. One of the subplot was to highlight the downside of being a celebrity and the paparazzi and what not. True, those were essential to the plot perhaps but I felt it was taken too far. I mean the Danny guy caused a havoc a million times... What on earth was the tough security guy, his team and the police had done? Each time, he would come back and cause more pain - less the the leads and more to the readers. I was almost putting down the book. I won't tolerate this further.3. The threats that Caroline got repeatedly, was obviously from a certain character we meet earlier in the book. That was WAY TOO PREDICTABLE. Given that Caroline was so smart, I wondered why she hasn't figured it out. She does, when the culprit announces it in front of the world. Duh.4. That brings me to the next problem. Caroline transitioned from a control-freak to a meek-lady almost so quickly, it was unbelievable.5. Repetitive. Not just in terms of content, but vocabulary too. I stopped counting but a few phrases are used, more than once, in every chapter. And there are forty chapters. Imagine how much repetition was there.As I said, I put it down for a DNF. But the next morning, I decided to finish. And it finished in a very very very predictable manner. But I was glad it is over.
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  • Ian
    January 1, 1970
    JEH is like a thinking man's (woman's) SEP.I like SEP, I mean you don't read a dozen books by an author you don't like. But she also drives me insane. So often she promises great things....like a Ducati 959 PanigaleBut you end up with a 1951 Vespa. But Goody Two Shoes is great. It's like all the best parts of a SEP book with none of the things that drive me insane. A fun, light and entertaining read.
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  • Fanniny Moreno Zavaleta
    January 1, 1970
    I just loved it.(I'll read other reviews and link the one that satisfies my thoughts)I'll just say that reading about Caroline in Lingerie wars I was sure she was the kind of h I love and I wasn't mistaken. I loved everything about her, even her gray suits.Josh surprised me, how laid back he was about almost everything but Caroline, if it was about her then he was intense.Betty made small appearances but still managed to remind me she was my favorite in book one.
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  • ↜ƈɦǟռ☂ɛℓℓɛ↝
    January 1, 1970
    ★★★★★Goody Two Shoes(Invertary, Book 2) by Janet Elizabeth HensonI was given this book in exchange for my honest opinion. with Invertary. I thought Lingerie Wars was funny and loved it, so I was very excited for book 2. It did not disappoint. I just could not stop laughing. Ms. Janet's writing style. I don't generally read romantic comedies, but her books are hilarious. And Josh... I haven't had any champagne tonight, lol. Reading OrderLingerie Wars (Invertary book 1)Goody Two Shoes (Inverta ★★★★★Goody Two Shoes(Invertary, Book 2) by Janet Elizabeth HensonI was given this book in exchange for my honest opinion. with Invertary. I thought Lingerie Wars was funny and loved it, so I was very excited for book 2. It did not disappoint. I just could not stop laughing. Ms. Janet's writing style. I don't generally read romantic comedies, but her books are hilarious. And Josh... I haven't had any champagne tonight, lol. Reading OrderLingerie Wars (Invertary book 1)Goody Two Shoes (Invertary book 2)Magenta Mine (Invertary book 3)expected 6.28.15 Calamity Jena (Invertary book 4)
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  • Quirky Omega
    January 1, 1970
    This is a highly underrated book. Cute resistant heroine and a patient and yummy hero. And rib tickling side characters. This one has all the ingredients for a fantastic read. I seriously recommend this book to all of you who are reading my review. You’re going to have enjoyable time reading it.
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  • Sandy
    January 1, 1970
    Hilarious, sweet, cheesy, fun read!!!
  • Colleen
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 StarsGoody Two Shoes is the story of an American singer who decides it is time for him to settle down and have a family. But he doesn’t want to wade through his obsessed fans to find someone who likes him rather than his celebrity persona. So he asks his friend to find him someone down-to-earth willing to get married in a hurry. He ends up with a sensible yet fiery Scottish librarian who is a force to be reckoned with. In an attempt to win her over, Josh buys the local castle which Caroline 3.5 StarsGoody Two Shoes is the story of an American singer who decides it is time for him to settle down and have a family. But he doesn’t want to wade through his obsessed fans to find someone who likes him rather than his celebrity persona. So he asks his friend to find him someone down-to-earth willing to get married in a hurry. He ends up with a sensible yet fiery Scottish librarian who is a force to be reckoned with. In an attempt to win her over, Josh buys the local castle which Caroline is trying to save. Of course, nothing is ever as simple as it seems, and their budding romance is made more complicated by their friends and family, a village full of eccentric characters, and a plague of fans.The plot is farfetched, but the story is entertaining. I like the celebrity aspect least of all. Actually, I almost didn’t read this because the main character is a celebrity. I’ve never understood why people moon over singers and actors, and I find obsessive fans to be creepy. That’s a personal hang-up, obviously. I didn’t enjoy the parts with the obsessed fans throwing themselves at Josh, and I felt sorry that Caroline’s life was thrown into absolute chaos just because she had the misfortune of being doggedly pursued by someone famous.I should also note that this is the sequel, but it isn’t necessary to read these in order. Characters and events from the first book are mentioned, but the story does not build directly on its predecessor.Despite all of that, Goody Two Shoes was fun and entertaining. It has a hilarious cast of supporting characters. They really made the story. Actually, there were times when I enjoyed the secondary characters more than the main ones. The love story itself was cute but generic. And their chemistry was middle of the road. But the story made me giggle quick a few times, and it was an enjoyable, light read.RATING FACTORS:Ease of Reading: 4 StarsWriting Style: 3 StarsCharacters and Character Development: 4 StarsPlot Structure and Development: 3 StarsLevel of Captivation: 4 StarsOriginality: 3 Stars
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  • Tamar
    January 1, 1970
    I'm quickly becoming a big fan of Janet Elizabeth Henderson. I discovered her great writing when I bought a book suggested by a Goodreads ad: Lingerie Wars. Lingerie Wars is hilarious, and if you have yet to read it, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy. I liked Lingerie Wars only a hair more than Goody Two Shoes, but Goody Two Shoes is a great book in its own right. GTS is about Caroline, a Scottish control freak librarian who thinks she is doomed to live a romance-free life. Her practicality I'm quickly becoming a big fan of Janet Elizabeth Henderson. I discovered her great writing when I bought a book suggested by a Goodreads ad: Lingerie Wars. Lingerie Wars is hilarious, and if you have yet to read it, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy. I liked Lingerie Wars only a hair more than Goody Two Shoes, but Goody Two Shoes is a great book in its own right. GTS is about Caroline, a Scottish control freak librarian who thinks she is doomed to live a romance-free life. Her practicality can get in the way of her relationships, but when she meets her match, Josh--who is a famous singer from the U.S.--she isn't prepared for the battle ahead.When they make a business arrangement to get married, sure it seems a little weird at first, but they are both getting something out of it. So what's to go wrong, right? Probably just about everything. Josh has a lot of patience and tolerance for his new controlling fiance, and Caroline can't believe Josh has the nerve to order her around--or simply ignore her orders. Some old characters from Lingerie Wars make a fun return--Betty, the 80-something gossipy and bossy hen. Lake Benson, the hot ex-military Englishman. Ex-lingerie-model Kirsty Campbell, Lake's fiance and Caroline's best friend (one of the MCs of Lingerie Wars). And of course Dougal, the unofficial mayor of Invertary. As the new couple deal with the complications of fame and fortune, each one learns something about the other and assumptions take a back seat.I love the way Ms. Henderson's writing makes the story an easy read--which is hard to do. And I love the funny moments throughout, with just the right amount of sexy added in. The characters are great and well-developed, and I found myself rooting for Caroline and Josh. What it boils down to is this: I loved this book and I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking for a romcom read with sexy tension. Also, I can't wait for book three in this series!
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  • Shelley
    January 1, 1970
    1.5? Josh believes in commitment over romance so when he decides to get married, he asks his friend to arrange one for him and ends up proposing to the first woman he meets, a Scottish woman who feels very protective over the castle he just bought in her town. This was so not my book. I really truly genuinely disliked Josh deeply - for someone who was called so laidback, he was far more of a control freak than Caroline - he would call her what he liked, even after she protested, the marriage wou 1.5? Josh believes in commitment over romance so when he decides to get married, he asks his friend to arrange one for him and ends up proposing to the first woman he meets, a Scottish woman who feels very protective over the castle he just bought in her town. This was so not my book. I really truly genuinely disliked Josh deeply - for someone who was called so laidback, he was far more of a control freak than Caroline - he would call her what he liked, even after she protested, the marriage would happen on his timeline, the kissing and sex would happen on his timeline, their post-marriage lives would be at his discretion, and nothing she said ever really mattered. There were some really funny moments (especially with the vicar), but my blood pressure kept going up with Josh's scenes. I flipped to the end to see if the book was about him learning to be a real partner, but that doesn't seem to be the case at all. Big disappointment, the plot idea was fun but I just couldn't bear the characters. I did like his friend/manager - I think I would have liked him paired with Caroline.
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  • TSN
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsIt was utterly ridiculous, but fun, and really sweet.
  • Jessika
    January 1, 1970
    One of my guiltiest pleasures is downloading free reads on my Nook. Even if it's something I wouldn't ordinarily read, if it's free, I figure, "What the heck--why not give it a try?" Usually, this ends up backfiring on me because I never learn. But every once in a while, I end up pleasantly surprised, and I'm happy to report that this is one of those instances!Let me say first that even though this book is the second in a series, it works well as a standalone. From my understanding, characters a One of my guiltiest pleasures is downloading free reads on my Nook. Even if it's something I wouldn't ordinarily read, if it's free, I figure, "What the heck--why not give it a try?" Usually, this ends up backfiring on me because I never learn. But every once in a while, I end up pleasantly surprised, and I'm happy to report that this is one of those instances!Let me say first that even though this book is the second in a series, it works well as a standalone. From my understanding, characters appear in other books, but it isn't necessary to read the books in order to be able to understand the story. Anyway. This book was so entertaining! If you enjoy rom-coms, you would like this book. Is it over the top and unbelievable? Yes, but usually the best ones are! And it's so entertaining and easy to read as to be worth it. It's so funny at times, too! It's a little predictable and there were times when I wanted to just shake Caroline and Josh, but all in all, I really did have a good time with this one. Sometimes, it's nice to just kick back with a fun read that doesn't require a whole lot of thought and a cast of characters you can't help but love!If you are in the mood for a rom-com with just a small amount of steam, a hilarious small-town group of characters, and an easy, quick read, this book is for you!
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  • Jane Stewart
    January 1, 1970
    3 stars. I enjoyed it. Had a few chuckles.This is book 2 in the series. It wasn’t as good as book 1 “Lingerie Wars” but I still liked it. What I like about the author is fun and different personalities which provide natural humor and conflict as they interact.Toward the end I was a little tired of Caroline putting herself down and thinking she wasn’t good enough for him. But I was still ok with the story.Josh was a famous singer and didn’t want to choose a wife from the fans and surgery enhance 3 ½ stars. I enjoyed it. Had a few chuckles.This is book 2 in the series. It wasn’t as good as book 1 “Lingerie Wars” but I still liked it. What I like about the author is fun and different personalities which provide natural humor and conflict as they interact.Toward the end I was a little tired of Caroline putting herself down and thinking she wasn’t good enough for him. But I was still ok with the story.Josh was a famous singer and didn’t want to choose a wife from the fans and surgery enhanced women who surrounded him. He asked his friend and business manager Mitch to find him a wife. The author didn’t “show” how Mitch or someone found Caroline. I did not like that - I wanted to know. The story begins with Josh showing up in Invertary and telling Caroline that he wants to marry her. From the beginning and during all of the book Josh appears to really like and desire her. I did not understand that. I wanted to be inside Josh to see what he liked about her and why.THE SERIES:Book 6 will be published in 2016. Each book is a stand alone romance about people living in the small town of Invertary in the northern Scotland Highlands. Main characters in one book have small roles in other books. My ratings are:5 stars. Lingerie Wars Bk 13 ½ stars. Goody Two Shoes Bk 23 ½ stars. Magenta Mine Bk 3 (novella)4 stars. Calamity Jena Bk 4(not read) Bad Boy Bk 5(not read) Caught Bk 6DATA:Narrative mode: 3rd person. Kindle count length: 4,737 (323 pages). Swearing language: mild plus s*** once. Sexual language: none. Number of sex scenes: 2. Setting: current day Invertary, Scotland. Copyright: 2014. Genre: contemporary romance.
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  • Anjali
    January 1, 1970
    WARNING:Do NOT read this book in public. People will think you are crazy. 5+++ As soon as I finish this book I am moving to Invertary,Scotland. Thats how much I love this book. Janet Elizabeth Henderson just became my favourite author. I loved Josh, Caroline, Betty, the domino boys, Andrew, Helen and oh just about everyone and everything in this book. And it was so hilarious, I was rolling on the floor with laughter. I am kicking myself right now for not discovering this author earlier. You have WARNING:Do NOT read this book in public. People will think you are crazy. 5+++ As soon as I finish this book I am moving to Invertary,Scotland. Thats how much I love this book. Janet Elizabeth Henderson just became my favourite author. I loved Josh, Caroline, Betty, the domino boys, Andrew, Helen and oh just about everyone and everything in this book. And it was so hilarious, I was rolling on the floor with laughter. I am kicking myself right now for not discovering this author earlier. You have just made a loyal fan out of me Janet Elizabeth Henderson and I can't wait to read more from you.
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  • Ingrid Spera
    January 1, 1970
    I was enjoying this for quite a bit... I thought it was cute and quirky and fun...until it started getting NOT. I felt like she was browbeaten the entire time. "Oh hey, the media doesn't like what you wear so as your 'friends' we want to change you" and then he handcuffs her to the bed against her will and offers her a bucket to relieve herself, etc... and then she magically loves him? Do women really appreciate being told they don't know what they want and a man to take away all their personal I was enjoying this for quite a bit... I thought it was cute and quirky and fun...until it started getting NOT. I felt like she was browbeaten the entire time. "Oh hey, the media doesn't like what you wear so as your 'friends' we want to change you" and then he handcuffs her to the bed against her will and offers her a bucket to relieve herself, etc... and then she magically loves him? Do women really appreciate being told they don't know what they want and a man to take away all their personal choice over their person? No, what could have been a cute little story ended up thoroughly disgusting me.
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  • Archer
    January 1, 1970
    Taken from Goodreads: Take one American singer who doesn’t believe in falling in love add a Scottish librarian who has given up on ever falling in love…Cute, just cute as can be. Read it in one day. Love the series.
  • Clare Mantelman
    January 1, 1970
    You know, I liked it! I did not know it was a 'romance' book but it was not chock block full of love scenes so it was tolerable!!! It was a quick, smart, humorous, fun read, just what I needed after the last couple of heavy books.Caroline is a rigid 31 yr old living in Scotland. Josh is an american music star who decides he needs to get married so he gets his manager, Mitch to start looking for a sensible wife he can have a mutual relationship with. Romance not necessary. Josh meets Caroling in You know, I liked it! I did not know it was a 'romance' book but it was not chock block full of love scenes so it was tolerable!!! It was a quick, smart, humorous, fun read, just what I needed after the last couple of heavy books.Caroline is a rigid 31 yr old living in Scotland. Josh is an american music star who decides he needs to get married so he gets his manager, Mitch to start looking for a sensible wife he can have a mutual relationship with. Romance not necessary. Josh meets Caroling in her small town and offer the agreement, she says yes and starts to plan the wedding for 3 weeks forward. The rest of the story is just fluff, kind of a little Janet Evanovich like, but enjoyable to read. I may even read another one for a break from the hard stuff!I gave it 4 stars as I was surprised by it. I don't know if I could recomend it as it is not my style of book.
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  • Joan
    January 1, 1970
    A couple of points in this book made me stop and think about dnf'ing1. Weddings in Scotland don't work like that. Do your research: FROM: I Want to Get Married in Scotland. How Do I Go About It? (all I did was Google it)... You should also be aware that, whether you intend to have a civil marriage ceremony solemnised by a registrar or a religious/belief marriage ceremony solemnised by an approved celebrant, you must by law lodge marriage notice forms and the associated documents, and pay the st A couple of points in this book made me stop and think about dnf'ing1. Weddings in Scotland don't work like that. Do your research: FROM: I Want to Get Married in Scotland. How Do I Go About It? (all I did was Google it)... You should also be aware that, whether you intend to have a civil marriage ceremony solemnised by a registrar or a religious/belief marriage ceremony solemnised by an approved celebrant, you must by law lodge marriage notice forms and the associated documents, and pay the statutory fee, to the registrar in whose district you intend to be married."2. Dodi, Diana, Harrods. Was that REALLY necessary?? Not only was it tactless. but it was pretty tasteless as well. Currently not rating.
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  • Limecello
    January 1, 1970
    Shelving this for my own personal edification so I don't revisit it ... The premise seemed super cute - but somehow I missed/ignored the part where the heroine is 31.So I think it's a lot due to mood - but - I can't even think about it or my rage will rival the heat of the sun what with this "I'm 30/31 now but I haven't found my forever love so I'm too old for it to EVER HAPPEN so I guess I'll just DIE ALONE."Like what the actual fuck. Are these books/that trope being written by 10 year olds?&gt Shelving this for my own personal edification so I don't revisit it ... The premise seemed super cute - but somehow I missed/ignored the part where the heroine is 31.So I think it's a lot due to mood - but - I can't even think about it or my rage will rival the heat of the sun what with this "I'm 30/31 now but I haven't found my forever love so I'm too old for it to EVER HAPPEN so I guess I'll just DIE ALONE."Like what the actual fuck. Are these books/that trope being written by 10 year olds?>.> and yes I have read a few "must have baby by 30" etc books which I'm ALSO 😒 about ...But for today ... Fuck that shit.
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  • Jennifer Dale
    January 1, 1970
    I personally didn't finish the book. I skimmed what I read and finally just became uninterested. The story had a great idea, liked all the characters but Caroline got on my nerves. I see that the author wanted Caroline's character to be strong will and controled but to me Caroline was all that plus just plain boring and stiff. Her character drown a possibly good story.The synopsis pretty much tells the story. Seems some readers like it but to me, the story dragged b/c of Caroline. She couldn't e I personally didn't finish the book. I skimmed what I read and finally just became uninterested. The story had a great idea, liked all the characters but Caroline got on my nerves. I see that the author wanted Caroline's character to be strong will and controled but to me Caroline was all that plus just plain boring and stiff. Her character drown a possibly good story.The synopsis pretty much tells the story. Seems some readers like it but to me, the story dragged b/c of Caroline. She couldn't even give some good banter towards Josh.. Like I said, very stiff.
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  • Izzie d
    January 1, 1970
    This book is excellent, I think it's even better than the first one.It is so funny, I laughed and laughed.Yet underneath all the humour is some serious things, Caroline's need to control comes romance a sad experience in her childhood.The couple from book one turn up as well as Betty and lots of others from the village.There are lots of British references which you may find funnier if you have experienced small minded village life.
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  • Leeann
    January 1, 1970
    My eyes were wateringI thought this book was wonderful , josh's dad had me laughing so hard I thought I would pee my pants. I would recommend this book to anyone who need a little romance and alot of laughs
  • Kathy
    January 1, 1970
    Entertaining ReadThis book was lighthearted and entertaining. The humor in it kept me engaged as well as the hope for love to come through for everyone.
  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    HystericalThis one was truly hilarious. I loved the characters and the building up of the town it’s really a great read
  • Marianne
    January 1, 1970
    Just what I needed while sick with a cold. This was like a hot cup of chicken soup, it just warms your soul. Simply wonderful. Will look for more by this author.
  • Tracey
    January 1, 1970
    Bleh. I was hoping for a cute arranged marriage rom com, and I got... I don't know, something else. Two people who didn't seem to like each other? A man who talks about how they need to compromise, but then just does whatever he wants anyway until she agrees with him? A woman who repeatedly sneaks out of the house to get away from him until she's suddenly in love with him? But not before he steals her bedroom door so she can't lock him out of her room, and later handcuffs her to her bed so she c Bleh. I was hoping for a cute arranged marriage rom com, and I got... I don't know, something else. Two people who didn't seem to like each other? A man who talks about how they need to compromise, but then just does whatever he wants anyway until she agrees with him? A woman who repeatedly sneaks out of the house to get away from him until she's suddenly in love with him? But not before he steals her bedroom door so she can't lock him out of her room, and later handcuffs her to her bed so she can't leave the house.I like wacky small towns with a cast of funny characters, and this book has that, but I was constantly eye-rolling over the romance. There's a whole lot of "women actually want a man who will take charge and tell them what to do", and the female characters denounce this sentiment, but then just do whatever men want them to do.At least it was free.
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  • LaVerne Clark
    January 1, 1970
    Well worth the wait, it was a pleasure to be back in the world of Invertary and rub shoulders with the colourful characters that live there. It took me a little bit longer to warm up to our hero, Josh (mainly, I think because I was still obsessed with Lake from Lingerie Wars, Book 1) but once I did, like our heroine, Caroline, I was a goner. Fun and impulsive Josh may be, but when he is serious about something, does he ever turn it on!A great light-hearted romantic comedy with a deeply emotional Well worth the wait, it was a pleasure to be back in the world of Invertary and rub shoulders with the colourful characters that live there. It took me a little bit longer to warm up to our hero, Josh (mainly, I think because I was still obsessed with Lake from Lingerie Wars, Book 1) but once I did, like our heroine, Caroline, I was a goner. Fun and impulsive Josh may be, but when he is serious about something, does he ever turn it on!A great light-hearted romantic comedy with a deeply emotional core makes this another wonderfully satisfying read by Ms. Henderson. I can't wait to read what she's got for us next.
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  • Helen Manning
    January 1, 1970
    Josh is an American music star sick of hookups and fake women. He wants an old fashioned girl so he buys a castle in Invertary Scotland and pursues matrimonial bliss (arranged style) with Caroline; the tightly wound librarian who is a Grace Kelley look-a-like. Many laughs and many old friends from Invertary return to confuse, confound and complicate the pursuit of matrimony. Caroline is an everywoman full of quirks and the desire to control EVERYTHING around her and Josh is just wonderful. He co Josh is an American music star sick of hookups and fake women. He wants an old fashioned girl so he buys a castle in Invertary Scotland and pursues matrimonial bliss (arranged style) with Caroline; the tightly wound librarian who is a Grace Kelley look-a-like. Many laughs and many old friends from Invertary return to confuse, confound and complicate the pursuit of matrimony. Caroline is an everywoman full of quirks and the desire to control EVERYTHING around her and Josh is just wonderful. He comes to appreciate the treasure that is Caroline and life in Invertary.
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  • Lirajean
    January 1, 1970
    This one has the most instant of all the insta-love stories I've ever read. But I don't care. We're reading fiction, folks.This gets 4 stars, a high rating for me, because it was a nice blend of funny and loving, with a good dose of zaniness. I loved the supporting characters; they all loved the heroine despite her rigid self. Or maybe because of it. I always enjoy reading about characters who love others no matter what.A relaxing read full of lovable people.
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  • Chessela Helm
    January 1, 1970
    More fun in Scotland when a laid back overgrown teenaged American singer decides he wants a no fuss contract marriage with the most controlling woman in town. Their personalities drive each other crazy in a cute way, and they learn to bring out the best in each other. I liked this one even better than Lingerie Wars (I prefer a goofy hero to a silent one). The town of Invertary is its own character, and it's still wild. All of the characters are unique and great. Highly recommended.
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