Hitched ~~ Christine Manzari
My Rating: 5
Genres: Romance, Romantic Comedy
Release Date: March 21, 2017
Read: March 17, 2017
POV: First-person dual perspectives
Series: Hearts of Stone: #1 Hooked; #2 Hitched
**This book can be read as a standalone**
For aspiring journalist Harlow Ransom, life is just a well-oiled machine, and if she plans well, all things will go accordingly. And that is exactly why Harlow lives her life by perfectly polished to-do lists that she refuses to stray from—even when she’s celebrating her 21st birthday in Sin City.
1. Visit the Boom Boom Blues Lounge
2. See the water show at the Bellagio
Things can’t possibly go askew if she crosses things off her list one by one. But after a night of celebrating leads to waking up in bed with a sexy stranger and a ring on her finger, Harlow realizes that in no point in time did she ever have “Get Married” on her trusty to-do list. Yet that’s exactly what she did.
Professional snowboarder Trace Stone loves a good challenge—he’s all about the win. And this time, he’s going to find a way to win over the feisty, meticulous Harlow. The wedding may have been spontaneous and impulsive, but when he said “forever,” he meant it. Now, the only thing he wants on Harlow’s to-do list is him—from this day forward.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 Stars! I loved this book! The hero is amazing! He’s charming, witty, sexy and made me laugh!
Book boyfriend for sure!
Trace and Harlow…….
Oh. My. God! I loved this book! I had never read anything by this author before so I didn’t know what to expect. I chose to read it because I have a soft spot for the ‘one-night stand/wakes up in Vegas married’ trope. Hitched was one of the best in that trope I’ve ever read. I totally recommend it if you love rom com.
So Harlow is a college student. She is a bit stuck-up and very set in her ways. Her reasons for her attitude will reveal in the story. Harlow will not let anything or anyone deviate her from her well laid, carefully thought out plans for her future.
Not even a marriage.
Not even if that marriage was to one of the sexiest men she’s ever laid eyes on.
Trace Stone is a pro snowboarder and has been getting ready to return to the snow after healing from a serious injury. Trace and Harlow meet in Vegas and spend one night together dancing, drinking, having sex and well…..getting married apparently.
Trace isn’t ready to annul the marriage even if Harlow insists. He feels a strong connection to her and wants to get to know her better.
Harlow isn’t having any of that. She wants her annulment and to continue planning and working towards her future. A future that does not include a husband.
This book is not only sexy and sweet; I was laughing non stop. It’s not too often I find a hero like Trace. He was fun and funny. Trace was so sweet to Harlow. And I loved him even more for his incredible patience persistence and understanding with her.
I’ll say this…..Harlow was not easy to like. As I got to understand her better, and by the end of the book, she somewhat redeemed herself to me.
Trace was the second Stone brother to have a book. I haven’t read his brother Huck’s story but I definitely will. This book was amazing! I absolutely loved it! All the ‘feels’ were there. The writing flows well in a nice steady pace and I hated the times I had to put my Kindle down.
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this novel. My opinions are honest and unbiased.*
The first thing Christine does when she’s getting ready to read a book is to crack the spine in at least five places. She wholeheartedly believes there is no place as comfy as the pages of a well-worn book. She’s addicted to buying books, reading books, and writing books. Books, books, books. She also has a weakness for adventure, inappropriate humor, and coke (the caffeinated, bubbly kind). Christine is from Forest Hill, Maryland where she lives with her husband, three kids, and her library of ugly spine books.