Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Review: Girl Least Likely to Marry by Amy Andrews

Girl Least Likely to Marry by Amy Andrews
Series: The Wedding Season, Book 2
Publisher: Harlequin KISS
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 23, 2013
ISBN: 9780373207244
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Certified genius Cassiopeia Barclay is all about logic. Sexual attraction has no place in her life and she certainly doesn’t believe in love, so why is she drawn to former NFL quarterback Samuel Tucker? He’s a jock who wouldn’t know auroras from apples, but the pheromones he throws off send Cassie’s libido skyrocketing. Unfortunately for her, one night with Tuck isn’t nearly enough to get him out of her mind.

Tuck’s used to people thinking he’s dumb as a rock, which is why he finds it fun to tease his cousin’s brainy best friend. Cassie’s the one woman who has never fallen at his feet, but the longer he’s around her, the closer Tuck is to falling at hers. Seducing her into being his lover is easy, but trying to capture her heart…well, Tuck’s got his work cut out for him. Can he convince Cassie that something as powerful and unquantifiable as love exists?

Logic wars with emotion in the wildly entertaining Girl Least Likely to Marry. Author Amy Andrews has penned a wonderful romance that both celebrates genius and addresses the problems people more comfortable with facts than feelings face.

My absolute favorite thing about Cassie is that she’s a true nerd. Not a smart, awkward, secretly-feminine-ugly-duckling-who-finds-the-motivation-to-become-a-swan kind of heroine, but a true logic-loving brainiac whose IQ is high and EQ is low. Cassie truly doesn’t care about looks or pretty much anything other than science and her three best friends. What makes Girl Least Likely to Marry even better is that Tuck never tries to change her. He loves, respects, and appreciates Cassie for who she is and the way he woos her just makes me want to swoon. Tuck’s a heck of a lot smarter than most people give him credit for and it was a pleasure peeling back the layers to his character. He has some vulnerabilities of his own, though what they are I’ll leave the reader to discover. While it was easy for me to fall for Tuck (handsome, intelligent, loving, and laid-back — what’s not to adore?), it wasn’t exactly a smooth road to happily ever after for him and Cassie. She has a difficult time with emotion in a way you have to read Girl Least Likely to Marry to truly understand. Their romance is filled with ups and downs, has both sizzling heat and the hardships two very different but perfectly suited people trying to come together face. I was so engaged in Tuck and Cassie’s story that I read Girl Least Likely to Marry in one sitting.

Girl Least Likely to Marry can be read as a standalone, but it is the second book in the multi-author Wedding Season series. The friendship between Cassie and her fellow Wedding Season heroines is every bit as important as her burgeoning relationship with Tuck. I loved seeing the four of them pull together and I’m more eager than ever to continue the series with book three, Maid of Dishonor.

Girl Least Likely to Marry is a lovely romance with beautifully drawn protagonists. Cassie and Tuck’s story was the first book of Ms. Andrews’s I’ve read but it definitely won’t be the last!