A wickedly funny fairytale for modern women from the ?laugh-out-loud funny? (Washington Post Book World) author of The Cinderella Pact.
Genie?s commitment-phobic boyfriend is finally proposing?on national television. To the woman he?s been seeing on the side. It?s a major wake-up call for a girl who?s hit the snooze button on her life a few too many times.
With no names mentioned on the broadcast, Genie finds herself flooded with presents and congratulations. It?s up to her to explain the mistake, but sometimes waking up is hard to do.
When her parents start planning the reception, she can?t help enjoying herself. Why call off the so-called engagement just yet? It?s fun to play princess. But unless a prince shows up?and soon?this dream could start getting weird.
Admissions counselor Eugenia "Genie" Michaels has dated professor-turned-author Hugh Spencer for four years, patiently waiting him out. When Hugh's bestselling novel lands him on TV, Genie's loved ones tuning in are surprised to see him make an on-air proposal to "the love of his life." All assume it's Genie, but off camera, Hugh confesses to an affair, escapes to England for the summer and leaves Genie to do the explaining. Best friend Patty proposes that, rather than moping, Genie keep her mouth shut and enjoy being "engaged" while it lasts. Soon, Genie's sporting a giant, self-purchased cubic zirconia ring, and masses of wedding gifts begin to arrive at her office. As the inevitable approaches, there's plenty of opportunity for sticky situation comedy, including handsome, charming carpenter Nick, and Strohmeyer nails it at every unpredictable turn.