Reviewed by Morgan
Title: A Marrying Man
Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Series: Men of Manhattan #2
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 133 Pages
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Release Date: July 17, 2013
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: It’s been almost a year since a disastrous bet dropped Blaine McKlintock and his best friend, Kent Samson in hot water. Now, Kent is getting ready to propose to Terry Barron. Blaine couldn’t be happier for his best friend, but when Kent asks Blaine to plan the wedding, Blaine is thrown for a loop, especially when Kent drops another bomb. Spencer Cassidy will be helping. Blaine remembers Spencer very well, but the former Wall Street force doesn’t seem to remember him. Blaine’s changed a lot since the bet, but will Spencer see it too?
This is Blaine’s story – he was the guy who made the “bet” with Kent. Spencer is Terry’s (the victim of the bet) boss, and in this, both MCs identify as “newly bi”. If you liked book one, this is very similar and will please you. I found it to be a bit hard to believe, but fun.
Valerie, Spencer’s daughter, isn’t a believable eight year old and Vanessa, Spencer’s ex-wife is OTT. First she’s super psychotic as Spencer’s ex and wants revenge then she becomes this grateful mother who embraces Blaine with open arms. I found her part in the story distasteful, but I thought his daughter was fun, if unbelievable.
I think that I’m able to buy into the OTT drama more with Sandrine’s paranormal stuff because it is paranormal. I like my contemporary to be a bit more believable and consistent. In this case, Blaine makes a complete 180 degree change from his personality in book one without an explanation and both men embrace their newfound “bi-ness” without questioning anything. Their families, friends, and bosses embrace it too without fanfare and that’s a bit hard to swallow. But… it’s a light, fun series with lots of sap and humor and a sweet, short read.
Overall Impression: It was good
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*