"A refreshing, modern twist on love! Madsen's smart and sexy banter had me hooked from page one – I never wanted it to end!" - Rachel Harris, NYT bestselling author
Dating coach Savannah Gamble is used to helping women find their perfect Mr. Right. Through her twelve-step program, anyone can find happiness. Too bad she has so much trouble following her own rules. Specifically Rule #2: Believe Mr. Right is out there. That’s her own dirty little secret, though.
After Lincoln Wells—the original “one who got away”—reenters her life, Savannah knows she has to stick to the rules and stay away from Linc if she ever wants her own happily-ever-after. Even if the chemistry she has with Linc is off the charts, she knows that once a commitmentphobe, always a commitmentphobe, and breaking her own rules puts her on the road to a broken heart…no matter how much fun the ride might be...
Savannah is a dating coach, the one you turn to when you’ve had one bad relationship after another, your faith in love is faltering, and you want to give up, but the promise of Mr. Right being out there—possibly just around the corner—still calls to you? Tells you not to give up or you might miss him and some other woman will snag him? She teaches classes on 12 STEPS to MR. RIGHT. They help you get rid of old dating habits, work past heartbreaks, weed through the frogs to find your own Prince Charming and a relationship that'll actually go somewhere. Unfortunately Savannah has been powerless to her own attraction to the wrong type of guy, but now that she knows how to avoid letting it get in the way she could manage her own dating life.
Ivy, Savannah's best friend since college, neglected to tell her that her cousin Linc returned after an injury thus ending his baseball career. He's the reason for several of her 12 rules. What really sucked was she lost the friendship they had together and all the time they'd spent laughing and talking after their one night stand, so she doubly experienced the rejection. With his blue eyes, he is sexy and strong, who hugs you so tight you can't stop thinking about him and the spark he caused that you haven't felt in a long time. He wants to rekindle their friendship, but if Savannah lets him in and trusts him again he could not only break her heart, but destroy her business. Is she willing to do that? You'll have to read 12 STEPS TO MR. RIGHT to find out.
The banter between characters was funny, genuine, very well developed. I laughed out loud, cried, wanted to reach through the pages and choke a character, and thoroughly enjoyed their crossword puzzles and electrifying chemistry. Could they have it all, best friends and a love that'll actually go somewhere? You'll have to read 12 STEPS TO MR. RIGHT to find out, but it'll be worth the time you take to read it. This is a contemporary second chance romance, pretty steamy toward the end, but in the end a HEA. Although this is my first Cindi Madsen book, it won't be my last! Due to sexual situations, this book is recommended for readers 16 and older. I received an ARC copy via IndieSage through NetGalley in exchange for a blog tour review.
-the right guy would walk into my life and make me see why it never worked with anyone else.
-“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.”
Fun Second Chance
A friends-to-lovers, second chance romance with a unique spin!
Savannah was devastated in college when her close friend handled their morning after so poorly. That experience led her to becoming a dating coach and creating her 12 Steps to Finding Mr. Right. Just when Savannah is ready to get back into the dating game, Linc, her friend from college, returns to town. Linc was supposed to become a professional baseball player but an injury ended his career in the minors. Now Linc has returned home to Atlanta and is ready to make amends for the way he handled things with Savannah in college. If only she could see past the man he was to the man he has become.
I loved Savannah and Linc!! Even though Savannah is clinging to her steps, they are no match for the chemistry that she and Linc have. This book has laughter, angst, and plenty of swooning throughout the entire story.
*I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
Being burned more than one Savannah Gamble has devised 12 easy steps to spot the red flags that will surely lead to heart break and help women find that perfect one they are seeking. Now she's a dating coach teaching others her methods. So why then is she still all alone? And why can she not resist the devilish Lincoln?? Lincoln is about to turn her world upside down and there's doesn't seem to be anything she can do to stop it.
This is a really cute fun read but I felt like the romance part was a little light for my taste. A little closer to chick lit than romance. That doesn't make it a bad read though and it's one I would definitely recommend.