Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway: Wanted: Wife by Gwen Jones

"Andy Devine is advertising for a wife on a utility pole, and interviewing him is the last thing TV reporter Julie Knott needs. Especially after her cheating fiancĂ© just tweeted their disengagement. Now she has got to choose: get the story—or become it?

Wanted: Wife
Landed, Financially Secure 40-Yr-Old Male
* Handsome, but with old-school communication skills and a secret past *
Seeks Healthy, Athletic Female
* Preferably a pretty reporter with a messy love life who has never spent a day in the woods *
For Marriage and Family
* What could possibly go wrong? *

If you love the humor and romance of Rachel Gibson and Susan Elizabeth Phillips, don't miss the fabulous debut of Gwen Jones!"

*~* REVIEW *~*

What a treat this story was!  I thought the premise was cute when I read the blurb, but I found it to be so original!  I loved it.  I really enjoyed the main characters and all of their quirks.  Another reason I loved this is because I am a born and raised Philadelphian and that is where this all took place (and New Jersey). Any mention of the Phillies seals the deal for me ;)  Ms. Jones writing was sharp and unique as well.  I loved all of her descriptors, use of the french language (HOT) and quick wit. 

Andy Devine is a hot manly man looking for a wife.  I wanted to know everything about him, but Gwen Jones didn't throw it all out there.  It was slowly hinted at and teased and eventually revealed.  I instantly fell in love with him and was on his side!  Any girl would be lucky to have Andy!
Julie Knott was the local it girl and then it all changed.  I loved the differences that were made in her life and where they took her.  I often thought while reading, wow that sounds fantastic.  I can't delve into this too much because I don't want to give spoilers.  Just know that her life takes a 180 and she embraces it fully.  I applaud her for that and I think that's the main reason I connected with her.  She wasn't a prima donna and never whined or complained. 
The secondary characters were wonderful as well, Uncle Jinks, Bucky, Lila, Denny and Brent.  They all were special in my book.  Julie and Bucky's friendship was so sweet to watch.  Just an overall great read and something different!  Definitely put it on your TBR list!
xo, D
*~* BUY IT *~*
Gwen Jones, after spending years writing several unpublishable novels, decided to learn what she was doing wrong or give it all up. So after earning an MFA in Creative Writing from Western Connecticut State University, she’s now so good they even allow her to teach there. An unabashed born-and-bred native of Southern New Jersey and the Jersey Shore, she lives with her husband, Frank, and the absolute cutest cat in the world, Gracie.
*~* STALK HER *~*
*~* WIN *~*

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