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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Double Dog Dare by Jennifer Johnson

Double Dog Dare by Jennifer Johnson
Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (202 pages)
Heat Level: sensual
Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Sunflower

When Cheris McDowell wakes up in a hotel room next to the husband she doesn’t remember meeting, she decides the only practical solution is a quiet divorce. Too bad the rest of the world disagrees. As an Internet advice guru, Cheris ought to know how to fix the mess she woke up to, but when her own web master conspires to keep the marriage going, Cheris is at a loss. Geoff Arrowood III, her new husband, isn’t helping the situation. He’s way too charming and looks a little too good in a Tuxedo. Will Cheris choose a little storybook madness or the sensible advice of the wisdom she’s followed all her life?

Cheris doesn't do spontaneous. She doesn't do one night stands. She most certainly doesn't do eloping with a man she just met. But apparently, she did. She woke up married and she doesn't even remember the event!

Cheris is the type of woman that doesn't dream of that sort of thing. She feels that she doesn't belong in the kind of life that Geoff lives. He's got a great family, somewhat well off, and Cheris sees that as beyond her reach. She grew up a fairly rough life, and has bettered herself. I really liked Cheris' character. She is honest, a good person, and tries to live her live as best she can considering her past. She and Geoff are perfect together, she just doesn't know it yet. The whole town sees it, but it takes Cheris much longer to warm up to her husband.

Geoff is irresistible. He's charming, sweet, funny, and all of the characteristics a romantic wants to find in a hero. His whirlwind marriage to Cheris was interesting. He seemed so unusually calm about it all that it made me wonder.

The characters in this novel are memorable. I loved Geoff's family. His sister Janie, who is actually friends with Cheris, and speaks highly of her. Geoff's mother and father are great, especially his mother. Everyone is ecstatic that Geoff has found someone and settled down. If only they knew the truth.

Double Dog Dare is a sweet and funny contemporary story. I enjoyed it very much and had many opportunities to smile and laugh. If you love a heartwarming story about falling in love, Then I dare you -- double dog dare you even, to get yourself a copy of this great book.