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Sep 03

Hitched by Pippa Grant & Lili Valente Review

4.5 SMOOCHES

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SYNOPSIS:

She’s the last woman on earth I’d marry….again.
Yet here I am.
Saying my vows. Again.
To save an alpaca.
At least, that’s my story.
But the truth might be a little more complicated.
I didn’t want to let her go the first time. But now I have a second chance to win over my wife.
We’re older. Wiser. And hornier.
This time, I won’t fail.

Hitched is a red hot, enemies-to-lovers laugh-a-palooza featuring a girl in need of a marriage of convenience and a man in need of a cold shower to keep from falling for his fake wife. They say opposites attract, but with Blake and Hope, they also combust…

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REVIEW:

I read the previous two books in the Happy Cat series by Lili Valente and Pippa Grant, and I enjoyed them both. These two authors are fantastic together! Their writing styles blended effortlessly, transitioning seamlessly between the two of them, and coming together perfectly. This story flowed so smoothly and consistently, I honestly couldn’t tell who was writing what, which is exactly what I want in a collaborative effort.

Hitched, the third book in the Happy Cat series, was just as charming as the first two books, Hosed and Hammered. A romantic comedy set in the wacky little Southern small town of Happy Cat, and it stars the town’s nice guy, Blake, as the hero, and the animal sanctuary owning, electronics-zapping, Hope, as the heroine. Part enemies-to-lovers, part second-chance romance, Blake and Hope enter into a fake marriage to save her animal sanctuary, and specifically her beloved, pedigreed alpaca, Chewpaca, from her scheming cousin’s clutches. Blake and Hope have a bit of history between them that they don’t discuss—and no one else in town knows about—and Blake isn’t about to squander this opportunity as he sets a plan in motion to turn his fake marriage to Hope into something real. There was plenty of action in this story thanks to an overly friendly, yoga-practicing private detective hired by Hope’s cousin to prove her marriage was a farce, the town gossip, Ruthie, hot on their tails for the dirt on their surprise nuptials, and a klutzy cupcake baking newcomer to town who is seriously giving Hope’s electronics zapping a run for its money. Of course this series wouldn’t be complete without the town’s resident trash panda, George Clooney—with his family in tow—popping up at the worst possible moments.

Hitched had an almost slap-stick-like quality to the comedic portion of the plot, I was audibly laughing and grinning the whole way through it. Completely endearing side characters, a hilariously entertaining plot with a bit of a suspenseful spin to it, and a sweet, steamy romance came together wonderfully into this amusing romantic comedy that kept me happily tapping my Kindle. I loved Blake and Hope, I loved all the characters in kooky little town, and I am looking forward to my next trip back to Happy Cat. Hitched by Pippa Grant and Lili Valente gets 4.5 smooches from me!

~Danielle Palumbo

 


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