Sunday, May 15, 2011

"save the date" by jenny b. jones

Very rarely do I stay up reading until the wee hours of the morning. With Save the Date, I did just that. I simply couldn't put it down, and I can't wait to read another book by Jenny B. Jones!

Lucy runs a non-profit home for girls who have aged out of the foster care system. Alex is a former pro football player running for Congress. Lucy needs funding for her home; Alex needs a girlfriend to help the voters see he's not the playboy he once was. When they enter into an agreement--Lucy will pose as Alex's fiancée in exchange for the cash necessary to keep her non-profit's doors open--sparks fly, and they begin to wonder if there's some truth in the lie.

While completely implausible (as is just about every romantic comedy ever filmed and every romance novel ever written), Save the Date is witty, endearing, and humorous. Yes, some lines are incredibly cheesy ("He conquered her lips, just as he had conquered her heart."), but I could skim by that cheese because the story had so completely sucked me in. The Parks & Rec fan in me also enjoyed that one of the minor characters was the literary version of Tom Haverford. And yes, the premise does seem eerily similar to ABC Family's My Fake Fiancé, but that just added to my enjoyment of the book.

In summary, Save the Date fits perfectly within the Christian chick lit genre, and I highly recommend it!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this product free for review from through its Vine reviewer program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own.


  1. i just read a short fiction for kids by, i am almost certain, jenny b. jones. surely there can't be 2 different jenny b. jones authors! i might have to look into this more. it was cute.

  2. ahhhh, it was JENNIFER b. jones. you'd think of all people I'd notice that! ;)

  3. This book sounds great! It's going on my ever-growing list of books to read! :)


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