Hi, everyone! I have finished yet another book (not one on my September TBR list – shocker right?) This book was sent to me for review. Here goes…
Book – The Misadventures of Catie Bloom
Author – Brooke Stanton
Series – The Bloom Sisters
Publisher – Coco and Bee
Genre – Romantic Comedy
‘Catie Bloom has it all.
A gorgeous husband, cooking skills to rival Julia Child, a wildly successful column for Simply Chic magazine, and The New York Times just labeled her the younger, hipper Martha Stewart for the next generation.
Except, it’s all a lie.
No husband. She can’t cook. She can’t even organize her underwear drawer.
It all comes to a head when Catie’s boss invites a TV crew into her home to film a homecoming special featuring the latest media darling—panty-dropping Max Euston, a travel journalist whose latest assignment left him wounded, recovering from amnesia, and a national hero. Now Catie needs to learn to cook, fake being a Domestic Goddess, and find a husband in less than a week. And it all needs to seamlessly come together while being filmed on national TV.
A story about realizing who you are through self-deception, love, heartbreak, and, finally, self-discovery.’
I am yet again reminded of why I do not gravitate toward romantic books. They all feel exactly the same to me. Maybe I just haven’t been reading the right ones?
This was a sweet story. I’d say this is one of those easy reads for summer when you do not want a heavy or complex story.
The plot, like I said, felt very familiar, and I guess this distracted me a lot. The ending did give me a small flutter of joy, and I’m fairly certain that I might pick up the next book. I did invest in Catie – hoping she will fall for the right man. *Sigh*
The writing was good and kept me interested. There were no visible spelling or grammatical mistakes to distract me from my reading. This is a great thing. I hate grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes are like nails on a chalkboard for me!
Overall, this is a good book. I would have liked some more plot twists, maybe something entirely unexpected… I would suggest this for lovers of romantic comedies. I bet if you like this reading genre, this will be a lot better for you.