Monday, January 14, 2013

On The Nightstand: Arranged by Catherine McKenzie

Since one of my New Year's Resolutions is to read at least one book a month, I decided that blogging about each book would keep me on track (and also help me post regularly). I will call it "On The Nightstand" and as I read each book, I will tell you what I liked and didn't like, as well as my own rating, and give you a synopsis(not my own). I may even add a "Currently Reading" section to my sidebar so you can see what review will be coming next. I hope you all enjoy this new section!

Anne Blythe has a great life: a good job, good friends, and a potential book deal for her first novel. When it comes to finding someone to share it with, however, she just can't seem to get it right.

After yet another relationship ends, Anne comes across a business card for what she thinks is a dating service, and she pockets it just in case. When her best friend, Sarah, announces she's engaged, Anne can't help feeling envious. On an impulse, she decides to give the service a try because maybe she could use a little assistance in finding the right man. But Anne soon discovers the company isn't a dating service; it's an exclusive, and pricey, arranged marriage service. She initially rejects the idea, but the more she thinks about it-and the company's success rate-the more it appeals to her. After all, arranged marriages are the norm for millions of women around the world, so why wouldn't it work for her?

A few months later, Anne is traveling to a Mexican resort, where in one short weekend she will meet and marry Jack. And against all odds, it seems to be working out-until Anne learns that Jack, and the company that arranged their marriage, are not what they seem at all. ---GoodReads

I LOVED this book! I first found it in Target being compared to Emily Giffin's Something Borrowed. Having loved that book (and all her books) I decided to read Arranged. The topic of arranged marriage is what caught my interest, and it was also what kept me reading. It was also fitting that Anne went to a resort to meet Jack, as I was on my was home from my honeymoon when I was reading it. I have already recommended this book to four of my friends, and would definitely recommend it to any of my followers! 

I have quite a lengthy reading list, but would love any book suggestions you may have!