The Supermodel's Best Friend by Gretchen Galway
Publisher: Self-Published on October 3, 2011
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance (Adult)
Lucy Hathcoat's best friend the supermodel is getting married to a billionaire—what better place than their week-long wedding in a luxury eco-resort to find a new man? Lucy isn’t picky; she just wants a decent guy who’s eager to start a family. Someone as logical, responsible, and practical as she is.
Definitely not the six-foot-five, fun-loving Miles Girard. Being totally hot and charming is not important. She doesn’t need a college dropout who makes her laugh. A man who makes her jump in his lap and kiss him. A man who is pathologically wary of marriage and thinks she needs him more than she needs a husband.
Then again, Lucy’s starting to feel like maybe, just maybe, she can’t live without him…
This book includes mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 18.
Lucy has a plan, one that involves a suburban home, 2.5 kids, and a spreadsheet to map out exactly what she needs to achieve. But when her long-time boyfriend dumps her via iPhone, it seems all her careful planning is for naught. Done trying to manage her own love life, she hands the reins to her best friends, hoping they’ll find better husband material for her than she’s been able to find herself.
This one was first published forever ago, but the title kept catching my eye, and the synopsis looked like a fun ride, so I figured I’d throw it in my TBR pile.
Lucy’s just been dumped by the guy she thought she’d spend forever with, and now she going to the wedding of a supermodel and a billionaire? Way to rub it in, universe. But she’s not giving up just yet, and since she’s clearly no good at finding a potential husband, she hands that duty over to her friends who are all too happy to help her out. Enter several eligible bachelors, including the delectable Miles.
While the story is cute enough, I never really made any connection with Lucy, so I can’t really rave over it the way so many others have. For me, there were funny moments and then there were cringeworthy trying-too-hard-to-be-funny moments, and Lucy’s character was pretty inconsistent through it all. I liked Fawn a lot, and it was good to see that she and her incredibly rich groom were dealing with normal people problems like disapproving family members, but even that started to grate on my nerves as he had trouble truly standing up for himself and defending his bride to be.
In the end, it was a little too slapstick for me, with characters who thrived on misunderstandings, crazy expectations, and nutty scenes that probably should have made me laugh but didn’t. I’m not saying it was bad writing or an awful story; I guess maybe it’s just for romantics with a different sense of humor than what I’ve got.