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The Sleeping Beauty Proposal by Sarah Strohmeyer

The Sleeping Beauty Proposal“You remind me of that idiot Sleeping Beauty, lying around like a zombie waiting for your prince. Well, guess what, he rode right past your castle and now you have a choice — you can either go back to bed or you can wake up”

Just this line from the book “The Sleeping Beauty Proposal” by Sarah Strohmeyer is enough to summarize the underlying story. College admissions counsellor Genie Michael’s eventually decides to wake up when her live-in commitment-phobic boyfriend of 4 years Hugh proposes on national television to someone else. Genie is devastated but her best friend Patty Pugliese comes to her rescue. Patty edges Genie into the Sleeping Beauty Proposal and starts helping by attending Genie’s calls – thanking people on her behalf and letting them know how excited Genie was about the proposal and the impending marriage. Eventually Genie gives in and pretends to be engaged much to the excitement of her family. Her mother and sister lose no time in getting ahead with the wedding preparations after nudging Genie to fix the wedding date (well! imaginary). Meanwhile her brother introduces her to Nick “a-too-good-to-be-true” young carpenter and the chemistry between them is unmistakably cute .. The romance factor just gets added when they jointly invest and share Genie’s dream house.

The book had subtle surprises that were witty and practical at the same time and the characters were very original with an equal number of ups and downs giving the scenes a touch of reality. I loved the book specifically because it was the perfect portrayal of the usual rant of many women who just go back to bed waiting for Mr. Right. What made this book even more appealing is the bottom line that women can do whatever they want like buying that dream house, getting a promotion or even buying the big ring without having to wait for a man to do it for them.

I never thought I would do this, but this is my first (maybe even last) chick-lit/romance book with a 4/5 for the eventual message!

I am also looking forward to getting ahead with my James Patterson challenge the whole of May so wish me good luck and do let me know of what challenges you are participating in currently.


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