“This is chick lit for real women, featuring a smart, competent heroine with a hopeless romantic streak, relatable friends, and a chic urban lifestyle, without a brand name dropped anywhere. The humor ranges from biting sarcasm to slapstick, and the narrative voice is compulsively readable. It’s a ridiculous conceit, but McKenzie makes an on-a-whim marriage seem like a good idea. Even more impressive is the way she makes the relationship between the heroine and (spoiler alert!) the hero believably difficult and charmingly real. If you’re not rooting for Anne’s happy ending, you must not believe in love. Fans of Jennifer Weiner and Jennifer Crusie have found a new author to watch.”
RT Reviews also had some pretty great things to say about it (4 ½ out of 5 stars):
“Anyone who has ever looked for love in all the wrong places will love McKenzie’s latest tale of romance found in the place one least expects it. A real page-turner, Arranged is a perfect beach read. McKenzie will have readers laughing and crying right along with her heroine.”
I'm thinking with summer coming up (side note: I am going to be HERE two months from today!),it is time to stock up on some beach reads, and Catherine McKenzie's books seem just the ticket.
Anyone want to get a head start? I'll send the first 5 people to comment on their summer vacation plans a copy of Spin.