Friday, December 12, 2014

The Importance of Being Alice by Katie MacAlister (A Matchmaker in Wonderland #1)

The Importance of Being Alice 

Written by: Katie MacAlister
Series: A Matchmaker in Wonderland
Sequence in Series: Book 1
Page Count: 352 pages
Publisher: Signet
Publication Date: January 6, 2015
Rating: 4 Stars
ISBN-10: 0451471377
ISBN-13: 978-0451471376
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Find this book on: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:
First in a new series!

From New York Times bestselling author Katie MacAlister comes a series about finding your own wonderland—through one roadblock at a time...

Nothing about Alice Wood’s life is normal right now. Her fiancé, Patrick, called off their wedding and relationship only days before their nonrefundable wedding trip. And though a luxurious European river cruise for one is just what she needs, it’s not what she gets...

Due to a horrible misunderstanding, Alice is now cramped in her “romantic” suite with one of Patrick’s friends. Instead of cruising along the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers sipping champagne with the love of her life, she’s navigating the waters with a strange—yet mysteriously handsome—British aristocrat.

An author, Elliot is just looking for some alone time to write. But his stodgy, serious self is about to be sidetracked by a woman who seems to have jumped out of the pages of a fairy tale, one who is determined to shake up his life...and include him in her own happily ever after.

The Importance of Being Alice (Ainslie Brothers, #1)My review:
The Importance of Being Alice by Katie MacAlister

When I finished reading The Importance of Being Alice my first thought was this book was just “flat out fun”.

This is a story of a broken engagement, between Alice Wood and her ex-almost-finance', Patrick. They had planned a once in a life time trip to cruise Europe but when their relationship fell apart (Patrick's doing) Alice decides to take the trip without him... What she never expected was Patrick giving his ticket to his old college buddy (Elliot) adding an unwelcome roommate for this adventure.

Elliot comes across as the typical stogy English Lord while Alice is a go with the flow kind of gal. It was fun watching Alice slowly chip away at Elliot's reserve only to have her fall head over heals for Elliot.

I will say it again...this was a fun, feel good, HEA with just the right amount of spice, English charm and family bonding. The characters are highly entertaining and quite humorous. Simiply great, entertaining read.

I received this ARC copy of Te Importance of Being Alice from PENGUIN GROUP Berkley, NAL / Signet Romance, DAW in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication January 6, 2015.




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