Catching Lucas Riley by Lauren Winder Farnsworth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received Digital Copy to Review
Genre: Contemporary LDS Romance
Book Description: Alex Foamer is in love . . . with the untouchable singles ward heartthrob who has no idea she exists. Enter Sealey Witchburn, the manipulative, sarcastic ward executive secretary, whose scheming is Alex's only chance to catch her crush’s attention. But when Alex actually wins the bid for her dream date, she gets more than she bargained for in this surprising LDS romance based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid.
My thoughts: This book was unexpected. I don't know how else to explain what I thought of it. Unexpected is a good word.
Alex has a long time crush on Lucas Riley. She wants a chance to get to know him. Unfortunately, the one person that you don't want attention from has noticed her attraction. Sealey knows all and sees all. He is know as a manipulator. When Sealey offers to help Alex, she knows that there is a hidden agenda to his actions.
There is not a lot more that I can say about the book, because it would be a spoiler, just expect the unexpected! The book has quite a bit of humor. It is also written from an LDS viewpoint. (religious) If you are not acquainted with the LDS religion, some of the lingo may seem a little foreign to you. The plot and story line would be fun, but some of the jokes wouldn't be funny.
For me, one of the key points would be to be careful what you wish for, you may get it. There may be a something better for you waiting in the wings.
This is a clean book with kissing.
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About the Author: (Taken from Goodreads) Lauren Winder Farnsworth was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is an avid reader, a chocolate enthusiast, and a CPA with a slight alternative music obsession and dreams of one day becoming a gourmet chef. She obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Accounting from the University of Utah, went to work as a financial statement auditor, and then decided that since creative accounting wasn’t an option, creative writing would have to do. As a nice compromise, accountants tend to crop up in her stories (since she believes they’re shockingly under-represented in literature anyway).
Having obtained two degrees from the same institution has made Lauren somewhat of a compound collegiate fan, and the only entity that holds more of her heart than the University of Utah is her hunky husband, Bryan. Lauren currently lives in South Jordan, Utah, where she spends entirely too much time watching Gilmore Girls and looking for excuses not to clean. She loves hearing from her readers at www.laurenwinderfarnsworth.com.
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