Today we have book four of the Love Not Included series, Life as We Know It by J.D. Hollyfield. While part of a larger series, this book can be read a standalone.
Heat Level: ♥♥♥♥♥
Overall Rating: 6/6 Glass Slippers
Genre: Contemporary Comedic Romance
Penelope “Penny” Summers is a woman after my own heart; petite, sassy, kinda stressed, sometimes late to important things, and a reformed wild child who is set to “fake it ’til you make it”. So Penny has a top job, a serious boyfriend named Henry…well, she did until Henry pulled a “Warner Huntington III”, a la Legally Blonde, and bailed on our peppy heroine in favor of finding his “Jackie Kennedy”, a squeaky clean woman who wouldn’t harm his political career. Luckily, Penny has a best friend to help her sort out all the nonsense, Patti Henderson, one foulmouthed blonde who is my spirit animal.
Patti convinces Penny to take a much needed vacation, a week long cruise to the Bahamas. On their last night, Penny meets the mega rich hottie Sam and they have some super hot chemistry. Like clutch your pearls and fan yourself on the veranda chemistry. But when the hot sex ends, real life kicks back in, and she’s off the boat with out even Sam’s last name, let alone his number. Anyways, it isn’t going so hot for Penny at home and things are just as bad as she left them, especially since she’s now out one Jimmy Choo pump, abandoned somewhere in Sam’s cabin on the boat. But has she really seen the last of Sam…and her goddamn shoe?
Have you every read Bridget Jones’s Diary? The hilarious self-told tale of a single gal just looking for a hot hunk to possibly have a future with? Well, this book is the closest I’ve seen in a while that captures that same feeling. Really, I truly enjoyed this book as a pure comedic romance that will make you feel like Penny and Patti are a pair of your long list friends. I love, love, LOVED it. Really, grab a copy of Life as We Know It now!