MR RIGHT NOW is live!
“I’m face-down in forty glorious inches of cock cake, seriously reassessing my life choices, when suddenly I hear it. The voice that launched a thousand teenage boy-band dreams. My #1 crush, Drew Delaney himself.”
Ten years ago, Drew was boy-band royalty: the subject of a million teenage fantasies – and the guy next door. He was so far out of my league, I couldn’t see him for stars, but now I’m back in town for our high-school reunion, guess who I run into but Mr. Right-Now himself…
Older. Hotter. And still sexy enough to make me forget about the glittery white frosting currently smeared across my chest.
Sparks are flying, and so are my panties, and soon, our trip down memory lane has taken a detour to ‘oh my god, don’t stop!’. Population: me.
But can I turn Mr. Right-Now into Mr. Forever? Or will crazed fans, vicious yoga moms, and three dozen cock-sicles (don’t ask) doom our romance to the ‘Where are they now?’ section of MTV’s greatest hits?
You’ll be begging for a taste of Lila Monroe’s new sexy, laugh-out-loud summer romance!
Showing up to a high school reunion is never an easy task, regardless of how many years it’s been, but it’s especially difficult when the hopes and dreams that people struggled to achieve end up falling apart, making them feel like failures and forcing them to reconsider if they’ll be able to be better than their younger selves and reach the goals that now seem much harder to obtain.
This is where Maggie Hayes finds herself when she’s forced to move back in with her parents after her dream of opening her own bakery didn’t work out, and as if that level of embarrassment isn’t enough, she then proceeds to make a fool of herself in front of her high school crush, making the saying fangirl down way more hilarious than its original meaning. But despite her epic fails, Maggie’s dreams of making it as a baker and having a relationship with her dream guy don’t seem impossible because Maggie’s X-rated cock cakes become infamous regardless of their inappropriateness in certain circles and Drew Delaney, Maggie’s guy next door and ex-teen heartthrob, finds her mouthy comebacks and comical behavior exactly what he’s looking for after hanging up his boy band dance moves.
Maggie and Drew’s story illustrates just how fleeting success can be due to the fickleness of contemporary society and the sheer volume of people vying to be the next big thing. What I love about Maggie and Drew, though, is that they are figuring out how to be successful by traveling a different path, determined to make their dreams come true, even if it means taking a slight detour every once and awhile.
Lila Monroe does a great job of showing just how well suited Maggie and Drew are for each other as adults, and with every look, every kiss, every touch, their connection grows, hopefully indicating that Maggie might just have her Mr. Forever as long as they can mesh their professional goals with their personal ones and see their relationship as something more than casual fun.
Mr. Right-Now is a hilarious romantic comedy – one that illustrates just how awkward and embarrassing facing one’s former self can be, especially when their adult-self isn’t quite what s/he thought it would be. Readers will connect with Maggie’s insecurities and embarrassment when it comes to returning to her home town and dealing with old classmates who seem to be way better off than she is, and we can also relate to Maggie’s desire to prove to herself that she’s not a failure and can still make her dreams come true as long as she doesn’t become her own worst enemy.
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