Title: Smart Move
Author: Melanie Jacobson
Release Date: October 2012
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Genre: LDS Romantic Comedy
YAY!!!! Two Melanie Jacobson books in one year?! How awesome is that! The only thing that would be better? THREE!!! :)
Anyway, enough celebrating. On to the book. First off, how cute is the cover?! (I really want those shoes!) It gives you a taste of what the book is like - a fun, cute, and romantic story set in the sophisticated world of east coast politics.
I love when romances begin with the characters starting out as arch-enemies. It is inevitable that they will end up together but it is so fun to see the sparks fly as their relationship goes from "hate" to "love". I especially liked how Sandy referred to Jake as "El Diablo"!
My favorite part of Sandy's character is that she is a smart, driven, and successful woman who is confident in who she is. I admire her passion for the outreach center and her willingness to fight for what is right. I love that she doesn't play dating games and is honest and upfront with Jake. And even though her stubborness gets her into trouble a couple of times, it all turns out in the end.
Most of the "comedy" half of this romantic comedy comes from Sandy's mother, Magdalena. (You can imagine what she is going to be like just from her name!) She was hilarious! And yes, if she was my mother, she would probably have driven me insane. So I give Sandy credit for putting up with her. But I love her colorful and unique personality and the crazy antics she adds to the story.
Smart Move is a companion novel to Twitterpated. However, it is definitely a "stand-alone" book and only references parts of the Twitterpated story.
Overall, it is fantastic, "non-put-downable", success from the queen of LDS romantic comedy!
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