All of our best dates end up in the emergency room....
I planned the perfect proposal. Plenty of lobster, caviar, champagne and―her favorite―tiramisu. The perfect setting. The perfect woman.
The perfect everything.
My dad gave me my late mother’s engagement ring, platinum and diamonds galore. Of course, my Shannon wouldn’t care if I slid a giant hard-candy ring on her finger instead of a three-carat diamond designed to impress.
But my future mother-in-law, Marie, will pass out when she sets eyes on that rock, and that will give us two minutes of blessed silence. That woman talks more than Kim Kardashian flashes her naked backside on the internet.
I was going to make it perfect, down to the color of the tablecloth to the freshness of the roses.
And it was perfect.
Until Shannon swallowed the ring.
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Shopping for a Billionaire’s Fiancée gives near-billionaire Declan McCormick the chance to tell his story in this continuation of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Shopping for a Billionaire series.
"Only Julia Kent could have laughing my socks off one minute and reaching for the tissues the next. A laugh out loud, wild Vegas wedding adventure!" ―Daisy Prescott, USA Today bestselling author
"Another best seller by the Queen of romantic comedy." ―Amazon reader review
"Kent took this fun, sexy tale and gave it a depth that made it so darn easy to read." ―Glass Paper Ink Bookblog
"This book is a MUST READ and I can't WAIT for the next one!!!" ―Amazon reader review
"...Julia Kent has once again brought the laugh until you cry scenes, but has added a new aspect to her writing..." ―Avid Reader Book Reviews
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men's room toilet (and he isn't a billionaire).
She lives in New England with her husband and three sons in a household where the toilet seat is never, ever, down.
She loves to hear from her readers by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter @jkentauthor, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jkentauthor . Visit her at http://jkentauthor.com
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
Overall i am very well pleased with this book and the excitement it has brought ...
Romance is the name of the game in this book. This book delivers what we all want more romance and excitement in our life. Overall i am very well pleased with this book and the excitement it has brought me. This book had me unwilling to put it down until I turned the last page. Would I recommend this book to other people? Yes I would including friends .I absolutely think this is great book. All opinions are my own and they are not influenced by anyone but myself.If this review helped you at all please vote yes below.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful.
Love, Laughter, oh, and did I mentiion laughter!!!!
By MEGAN K. DE GRAAF
All I can say is that every person who has written that their family thinks they are crazy when reading any of Julia Kent's books I can totally relate to !! I am a 60 year old RN of 40 years whose sense of humor is already over the top to begin with. I absolutely love everything she has written that I have read so far. I think the only series I have yet to complete is The Random Acts of Crazy set. But let me tell you,when Uncle Mike started to describe picking up one of the characters, I lost it!! I literally laughed sooo hard that I had to use my inhaler ( I am an asthmatic who is totally controlled with minimum meds!!) This billionaire series is one of the best things I have ever read. I started out reading Harlequin Romances that my Scottish Aunt got me hooked on at the tender age of 12. I have read soooo many novels. Julia Kent has this type of humor in her books that just gets me!! Like it is just rolling along and then BAM !! You are laughing hysterically and your 12 year old daughter is telling to be quiet because she can't sleep!!
I have spent a small fortune on all her Kindle books, but they are worth their weight in Gold, for sure. This novel was particularily crazy due to the wedding, etc!! I know just staring a Julia Jent novel, #1, I will love the story line, as I alrady have loved everyone so far, #2, I will laugh my ass off, and yes, I have had to use my inhaler for at least 3 of her books, I dont care!!, #3, She will leave me drooling for what is next!! I really do not care what the story line is about, I will read it and absolutely love it!!!
I do have to admit though, I am a little partial to the Complicated Series, I would love to see soem follow through with those 2 lovely characters!! AMadge is really my all time favorite of all of the Kent characters, I just love her. It is a good thing that I do not live any where near that diner, just listening to the description of the food..... devine and to die for!!
Thank you for this opportunity to write this review, I honestly cannot even think of one thing that I have ever not liked about any of her novels that I have read so far!! I just get antsy when I am near he end and I know there is not a next booj to follow!!!
Love you Julia Kent!!!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
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Always eat you Tiramisu with Caution!!!
By Lightning City Book Reviews
Julia Kent writes another stomach-ach inducing funny novel in the Shopping for a Billionaire series. This time Declan tells the story from his Point of View it's still as hysterical but also has moments of terribly poignant memories. Declan, within his chapters breaks down the passage of time with Countdown of days till events and of events. Shannon has already undergone a transformation and is more secure in herself due, I'm sure, in part to Declan's love for her as well as her success at her job. Shannon's Mother, Marie, is present in all her Hurricane forced glory. But as whacked out as she is, she does have a really great, touching, and maternal scene. Conversely, Shannon's father, Jason, finally comes face to face with Declan's father, James ... hold on to your hats. Amy, Carol and her sons, Amanda and Andrew are all in attendance. Granted, Declan is a more serious character than Shannon with less patience so his storytelling is a little different - yet no less fun.
There are a couple of times when Declan seems somewhat overwhelmed - asking Andrew, his younger brother, to be his best man and the realization that Marie will be his Mother-In-Law. There comes a time when he has no one truly impartial he can talk to except his mother's headstone. It's these moments, when memories of Declan's mother and/or her death that are so beautifully heart-aching and offer a wonderful contrast to the typical crazy hijinks that run rampant in Shannon and Declan's story. The secondary story-line of Andrew and Amanda is incredibly intriguing as well. (Of course, I immediately purchased the next installment - GAH!) It results in some extra drama between Amanda and Andrew - putting Declan in the middle - which ends up leading to him playing a part in two versions of "Why Won't He Call/Why I Won't Call" pity parties ending in a brief but fantastic "Peep Show".
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