Ashley! (bookworm84) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

No. 18 for 2011

Title: Arranged
Author: Catherine McKenzie
Rating: 5/5
Book: 18/50 (36% completed)
Pages: 388 pgs
Total Pages: 6,883/15,000 pages (45.88% completed)
Version: Book
Next up: Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

Just like McKenzie's first novel, I really enjoyed this book. McKenzie really has a way to make you feel like you are the main character in the book. The plot always kept moving, the characters were relatable and likeable and just when you thought that everything was finally going great for the main character, a wrench was thrown in to the mix.

Great book. I highly recommend this one and I do hope that McKenzie is fast working on her third book!

This book has totally made me want to read the Anne of Green Gables books!

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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 travelling 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.

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