Book Description: When Alex and Lucy pick out wedding invitations, they wonder if they can be printed in vanishing ink.
Former NFL star Alex Sinclair is a man who has it all--except the votes he needs to win his bid for Congress. Despite their mutual dislike, Alex makes Lucy a proposition: pose as his fiancee in return for the money she desperately needs. Bound to a man who isn't quite what he seems, Lucy will find her heart on the line--and maybe even her life. When God asks Alex and Lucy to scrap their playbook and follow his rules, will they finally say, "I do"?
My Review: I love chick lit . . . with Jenny Jones and Kristen Billerbeck topping the list of great authors. In Jenny's newest book, Save the Date, Lucy has to make some momental decisions.
Alex is one sweet guy but I truly liked the way Lucy kept him in touch with reality! At the beginning of this read it did seem as if I had read this story line before but I knew that Jenny's way would be a totally different telling of the same.old.same.old. And I was not disappointed.
Lucy desperately needs money for the home she runs for teens aging out of foster care and Alex desperately needs votes for the senate seat he wants to win. Both desperately need the others help but neither one is exactly thrilled to help the other much less be in the other's company. But then Alex offers Lucy the money to fund her home and her dream if she will pose as his fiancee. Having a fiancee will help Alex to seem more human and may be the ticket he needs to get the senate seat. Lucy graciously accepts but isn't fond of the idea that Alex's family money can buy anything he wants. She actually despises the fact that Alex comes from money.
Jenny writes a wonderful 5 star story and doesn't wimp out on leaving Jesus out of the story. Romance isn't the highlight of this read but working things out, learning from Jesus and being true to oneself with sweet romance and giggles intermingling in this fun read!
I know you're thinking that you know where this story is going and you know how it will end. .. wrong! Jenny throws a curveball or two that keeps the reader on her toes. My favorite kind of read!
This is classified as a YA (young adult) read but I would recommend this book to adults as well especially if you enjoy christian chick lit.
So "Save the Date" for February 2011 when Thomas Nelson will release this wondrous read....don't miss it!
*I reviewed this book for Thomas Nelson Publishing/BookSneeze*