Don't get me wrong - this is a very good tale - it's funny, has engaging characters, has great dialogue and a BOGOF (yes, as in supermarket slang!) romance, but you know the saying, 'less is more'? Well, for me, that should have been applied here.
When Maddie proposes to Jeff Oglesomething (what a name, she should be happy she got away from him and his social-climbing mother) live on air, on her friend Sophie's chat show, and he turns her down, she dumps him live on air. She buys some chocolate and a new car on the way home, to cheer herself up, and finds her brothers' best friend, Chase, waiting on her doorstep when she gets in. Her overprotective brothers, in the meantime, have gone off to 'sort Jeff out'. Chase has been shanghaied to offer moral support, and next thing, the brothers have it set up that he and Maddie are going to be working together on their joint building venture...
Maddie intends shelving the idea of getting married, and instead, dating 20-30 men and just having fun...but of course, she starts to see Chase as more than her brothers' best friend, and vice versa.
So, that's pretty much how this tale goes, but it is well-above average in its genre. There is great humour, decent characters, a secondary romance (which has its own tale in the sequel to this one), some real LOL moments, some hottish sex - basically, it is a hoot...but just a tad 'too many cooks' at times (too many little unnecessary bits that just convoluted the tale). However, it has made me check out more by this author, and yeah!, she's in stock at my local library.