Monday, June 3, 2013

*REVIEW* Lauren Blakely's Trophy Husband

*Spoiler-Free* REVIEW: Trophy Husband by Lauren Blakely
Published On: May 21st, 2013

*DISCLOSURE: ARC was provided in exchange for a fair and honest review

Trophy Husband
by Lauren Blakely
Publication Date: May 21st, 2013
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Sometimes you can't help falling in love, even when you try to do the opposite...Successful fashion blogger McKenna Bell has spent far too long protecting herself after the way her ex-fiancĂ© left her at the altar for a college chick he met the night of his bachelor party. Loving again, trusting again, well, that's just not in the cards. Especially now that her ex is back in town with his new woman, demanding custody of McKenna's favorite creature in the whole world--her dog. No effing way. McKenna's had enough of him, and she decides to even the score by finding her own hot young thing -- a Trophy Husband. Sure, she's only twenty-seven, but doesn't that make it even more fun -- and infuriating to her ex -- to pursue a younger man? When she declares her intentions on her daily blog, her quest quickly skyrockets in popularity, and that's when Chris enters the picture, and he’s got all the assets. He's handsome, successful, and turns her inside out with a kiss to end all kisses, the kind that makes you feel like a shooting star. But loving again could mean losing again, and it's so much easier to focus on getting even, isn't it? Unless, you just can't help falling in love. Which means McKenna will have to come face to face with what she really wants in life -- protecting her heart from hurt, or letting go of her fears of a new beginning.

My Thoughts:

McKenna has been unceremoniously dumped by her fiance for a younger woman. A trophy wife. Disenchanted and on a quest for revenge, she sets out on a search for a trophy of her own. And so the hunt for her trophy husband begins.

Chris is sweet, charming, sexy as hell...but he doesn't fit into the mold of her trophy husband. Yet, he's the one she keeps fantasizing about. And the one she keeps coming back to.

Soon, McKenna realizes that maybe all she really wants is another shot at love and maybe someone to care about her.....well, okay, and maybe some hot sex as well. But by then, has she gone too far down the rabbit hole? Will she be able to back out of her search once she's gone viral with her search?

This was a fun story full of humor and sexiness, hope and love. It was a story telling that sometimes what you thought you need is really just a quest to remedy your hurt. That what you really need might make its way to you despite all else.

I loved the hopeful tone of this novel. My only minor complaint is that I wish we could have seen more of the development of McKenna and Chris's relationship. However, what we do see is amazing and wonderful.

The Final Verdict:

A fun and engaging read, Trophy Husband is a great way to spend your afternoon. You may get a little heated along the way, you’ll definitely laugh, and you’ll get a good dose of warm fuzzies as well. Lauren Blakely has created a story of hope and love that will put a smile on your face long after you turn the last page.


About the Author: 

Lauren Blakely is an unabashed fan of clever jokes, toast, and good guys in novels. Like the heroine in CAUGHT UP IN US, she thinks life should be filled with movie kisses and coffee drinks. Lauren lives in California with her husband and children, and spends her days writing both true stories and make-believe ones.

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all the best, dear readers!


  1. Trophy Husbsnd sounds so sweet and so fun. Great review!