Lucy Wiltshire needs something. She needs money–quite a lot of it–to keep open her home for girls too old for the foster system.
Alex Sinclair needs something. He needs to win a seat in congress, and for that he must shed his football hero image and prove he’s stable–and that seems to need a woman.
He can give Lucy what she desperately needs in exchange for a five-month fake engagement–just long enough to win his election. She has no choice but to make it look convincing if she wants to keep a roof over the heads of her girls.
Neither of them expects to fall in love.
Yawn. The story of Lucy and Alex could well be predictable if it weren’t for one more person: author Jenny B Jones. Her voice is predictable, too–predictably hilarious. This novel contains more snarky one-liners than the last ten (fifteen? twenty?) books I’ve read all together.
But the tale isn’t all snark (or predictable). The characters have depth, motivation, big hearts, and problems of every size and shape. Jones weaves the plot with considerable skill and gives the story a satisfying conclusion at every level.
Save the Date may have been my first Jenny B Jones novel, but it certainly won’t be the last. If you enjoy romantic comedy, I can’t suggest this novel highly enough.
Jenny B Jones is the author of eight novels, six YA books and two romances. She teaches at a high school in Arkansas.
I received a digital copy of Save the Date from NetGalley for the purposes for review. Opinions, as always, are mine alone.