Book review: Trophy Husband by Lauren Blakely

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After being dumped for a much younger woman the day before her wedding, McKenna’s ready to get her revenge. No, she’s not going to get violent. There will be no stalking or retaliation against the new bride. No, McKenna’s plan is to get herself a trophy husband to prove that it’s not just men who can play that game. To find her candidates, McKenna solicits the help of her friends and her blog’s followers – but she never planned on actually falling for someone mid-crusade.

I have a bunch of Lauren Blakely on my TBR. This was actually one of four of her books that I bought and then just… didn’t read for some reason. I know she’s a big name in romance and I’m not really sure why I’ve never picked up any of her books, but I’m glad that I finally did. This book was a lot of fun! There’s relatively little drama (just enough to keep things interesting) plus a lot of bonus factors like good dogs and a fictionalized version of Ellen.

There were, of course, a couple things I would have changed (when are there not, though, I know I’m picky) but overall this was a really cute book and I liked both McKenna and Chris. I actually have a couple of the other books in this series, so keep an eye out for those reviews too once my life slows down a bit.

Final rating: ★★★★☆

#killingthetbr: 5 months on shelf

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I didn’t get to in 2017 that are at the top of 2018’s TBR

Happy Top Ten Tuesday!  Today’s theme is ten books that I didn’t get to in 2017 that are at the top of 2018′s TBR.  Whew, that was a mouthful!  I’m sure the official topic is worded somewhat better than that, but that’s the general gist of today’s post.  I’m really bad about not reading what I actually own, so I narrowed my list of the ~90 books that I meant to get to last year down into the top ten.


Sometimes, I’m the actual worst.  I got these three books for Christmas in 2016 and I still haven’t read them.  They are at the top of the top of the top of my 2018 TBR.

The Girl in the Spider’s WebSaint Anything ❌ Throne of Glass


Other ways I’m the actual worst: I won these three books in online giveaways in 2016 and 2017 and still haven’t read them.  Currently asking myself why I would enter if I didn’t plan to read them.  They are also at the top of the top of my TBR.

Sleepless in Manhattan ❌ Before I Knew ❌ Saving Sara


Finally, I snapped up these four books when they were free on Amazon.  They’re my first four choices for 2018′s #killingthetbr challenge.

Trophy Husband ❌ AxlLove So HotWhy Now?

What’s at the top of your 2018 TBR?