Saturday, June 27, 2015

Mail-Order Groom by Cindy Flores Martinez

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25544384Title: Mail-Order Groom
Author: Cindy Flores Martinez
Publication date: May 13, 2015
Pages: 154
Rating: 3/5 stars
Purchase: Amazon

Lisa is about to marry the love of her life, but her world is shattered when she finds her fiancé, Jeff, in the arms of another woman. When he calls off the wedding, she's heartbroken.

In a twist of fate, she meets Krzysztof Zielinski from Poland on Mail-Order-Grooms.Com. He needs to marry an American woman so that he can stay in America, and he’s willing to pay money for it. His reason for needing to stay is what tugs at Lisa’s heart and convinces her to say “I do” to him. After all, it’s going to be strictly a business deal.

Lisa races to the altar with Krzysztof, but things become complicated when she finds herself falling for him, and he’s not planning to stay in America forever. Will her heart break all over again?

Mail-Order Groom is what you would expect a click lit novel to be. It's cute, fluffy, and overall a casual read. Though there were some elements which could have been better, the book was still an enjoyable read, perfect for lazy chill-outs by the pool.

With 154 pages only, the book felt incomplete, though. Events seemed rushed and forced, not giving enough time for proper story unfolding and character development. The plot is amazing, but because it was too short, I felt like it did not reach its highest potential. 

The characters are the usual ones you'd see in a chick lit novel. To me, Lisa was a bit clumsy with her decisions. Krzysztof lacked depth, with being Polish the only thing that was "new" about his character. The other characters felt out of place, as if they were put there only to be foils.

But rating it as a chick lit novel, I think it deserves 3 stars because it does offer that chick lit feeling. If you're looking for a light romance novel that can be read in one-to-two hours, then you must check this out. I'm definitely going to check this out when it becomes a movie, because I have a feeling that it has true chick flick promise.


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