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Review: The Engagement Game by Jenny Holiday

Title: The Engagement GameThe Engagement Game

Author: Jenny Holiday

Publisher: Entangled Indulgence, Entangled Publishing

Published: October 5th, 2015

Rating: 5/5

This is a lovely, laugh out loud romance with plenty of twists and turns along the way. Sometimes the joke actually rebounds on the joker and the best laid plans and intentions can easily be diverted! It is the third book in the 49th Floor series by this author and they just keep on getting better! They all concern CEOs working on the 49th floor and their love lives. They can be read as standalone stories but they also follow on from each other. Actually IMHO they’re all great so it would be a shame to miss out on any of them!

Well, when the black sheep, advertising executive Jewish self-made millionaire CEO, Marcus Rosemann, blackmails the vibrant, charismatic Rose Verma to attend a charity ball where his family are the main contributors there’s bound to be trouble – especially when he suddenly announces that he and the Indian charity worker are engaged! He’s out to shock his overbearing, unfeeling, stubborn and dogmatic, dictatorial father but is this fair on Rose? How will she react?

Rose is a fantastic heroine in this – she’s hilarious, opinionated, feisty and so kind hearted! She also feels that she’s too tall, too loud, too colourful and is searching for her own HEA by going for dates with men she’s met via a dating website – but only on Thursday nights. She’s hoping to find love before her thirtieth birthday as she’d previously agreed her Mum could find her someone after that significant event and Rose is sure she doesn’t want an arranged marriage!

The chemistry between Marcus and Rose is volatile right from the start. He doesn’t expect her to retaliate when he tries to blackmail her – I loved how the opening set the tone for the rest of the book. The interactions between Rose and his family are so vividly described you watch them unfold in your imagination as if you’re a fly on the wall. Mind you, no fly is quite as noisy as I was because so many of the scenarios had me laughing out loud!

This is a well written, humorous, romance with plenty of turmoil keeping the path of true love from running smoothly. The characters are superbly portrayed and their actions easy to empathise with. Definitely a great book to escape into and one I have no hesitation in highly recommending to anyone who is looking for a thoroughly enjoyable, light hearted romance to escape into.

Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too for provided an ARC for me to read in exchange for this, my honest review.

I have read and reviewed these other books in the 49th Floor series (click on the title to read my review):

  1. Saving the CEO
  2. Sleeping with Her Enemy
  3. The Engagement Game

This book is available from a variety of sources including

amazon.co.uk           amazon.com          barnes and noble

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