Mr. Right Now by Lila Monroe Review

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“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!


My second time reading Lila Monroe, and I really enjoyed Mr. Right Now. A quick and sexy read, if I’d had the time without interruptions, I could have easily read it in a single sitting. This book was low on drama and angst, and it was a light-hearted, entertaining and easy-to-read story. This is the kind of book I refer to as a hangover cure – the perfect story to cleanse a reader’s palate, so to speak, after finishing something heavy or emotional.

Imagine your best friend’s big brother becomes the front man of a top boy band. Along with every other girl in the country, you are crushing on him hard. Unfortunately for Maggie, her best friend, McKenna, was none too thrilled about this crush, and they drifted apart. Twelve years later, Maggie finds herself back home in Philly, living at her parents’ house as she tries to regroup after her dream of her own bakery in New York crashes and burns in humiliating fashion. An embarrassing miscommunication with her first catering event back home lands Maggie in a frosting-covered mess of forty-inch phallic-shaped cake at the feet of her childhood crush, Drew. Their attraction was swift and as sweet as the sexy cakes she’s known for, and they positively sizzled together.

No longer the infamous boy-band front man, Drew is also back home. He’s a producer now, and he’s happy being the guy behind the scenes, or at least he would be if one of his former bandmates would stop dragging him into his cheesy, fame-grabbing attempts to regain their former glory. Drew is immediately smitten with the grown-up version of his sister’s high-school bestie. He pursues her relentlessly, but in addition to figuring out her future, Maggie needs to decide if Drew is a dream-come-true or just a Mr. Right Now.

Mr. Right Now was a lot of fun, filled with the kind of humor that kept a smile on my face. It was pretty steamy, and the romance was sweet as Drew went all out to convince Maggie he was more than his pop-star persona. All in all, I enjoyed this book—it was cute, charming and funny, and I would definitely read this author again. Lila Monroe’s Mr. Right Now gets four smooches from me!

~ Danielle Palumbo