That awkward moment you catch your boyfriend in bed with another woman and then mistakenly get arrested #chargesdropped
Annie knows life isn't always fair. Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Sometimes you get mistaken for a crazed intruder when you come home early and find your boyfriend wearing nipple clamps with a coworker on the night you thought he was going to propose to you.
The important thing is to move on, and for Annie that means treating herself to a tropical vacation. But when she runs into her ex and his new woman staying at the same resort, reason is washed out to sea. Caught off guard, Annie pretends she's with Chris, a cute screenwriter she meets on the beach. With his own writing blocked, Chris is happy to help Annie craft a story to save face. Soon Annie isn't just getting over her ex, she's getting under Chris. As her fictional feelings grow increasingly real, Annie has to decide if she's ready to risk her heart on a new relationship.
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Jo Goodman's hilariously wacky rom-com reads like a throwback to a more playful time. Newly dumped and unemployed, Annie is trying to soothe her broken heart while on holiday in Mauritius. Too bad she picked the same resort her ex and his new girlfriend are staying at. Romance readers will adore the tropical love story that ensues, and fans of Sophie Kinsella and Lauren Weisberger will appreciate the novel’s sassy, funny heroine.
Watson continues her Destination Love contemporary series (Burning Moon) with this middling story set on the beaches of Mauritius, where heartbroken Annie Anderson tries to have some fun while making sense of her shattered life. When her boyfriend cheated, she lost not only her dream of becoming his wife but also her job, her home, and her self-esteem. When her friends are delayed from joining her on their group vacation, Annie finds herself alone of the beach, where she meets screenwriter Gemini "Chris" Christophersen. He doesn't believe in love, though it's all he writes about. Since neither is interested in a relationship, they embark on fully open conversations, feeling they have nothing to lose. Annie is drawn to Chris's sense of humor and he finds pleasure in her straightforwardness. When they run into Annie's ex and his new flame, Chris steps in and pretends to be Annie's boyfriend. There are some laugh-out-loud moments, but the ages of the characters are out of sync with their juvenile antics, and readers will find the ultimate prank hard to swallow. The opening is cleverly creative, but the story doesn't hold up to the hype.
I laughed so hard. I can’t get enough of this author. I feel like I’m right there on the beach with the characters.