Series: Book 1 in the ‘Resort to Love’.
“That’s life. Everybody uses someone else in one way or another. We’re just biological organisms, dependent upon one another, mortal and insignificant. No point getting upset about it.” ~~ Gretchen Galway (Book: The Supermodel’s Best Friend)
My response to ‘Not Quite Perfect’ wasn’t as perfect as I wanted it to be. My idea of binge reading Gretchen Galway books probably was not the right one.
But I couldn’t stop myself and read ‘The Supermodel’s Best Friend’ too.
Let’s more to the review to find more about it….
Genre: Romantic Comedy.
Main Characters: Lucy Hathcoat, Miles Girard.
‘The Supermodel’s Best Friend by Gretchen Galway’ ~~ Synopsis:
Everything’s going as per Lucy’s plan in her personal life. She’s about to buy a house with her long-term fiancé.
So what if they don’t have some great passion from the stories between them? That’s not a requirement to have a family or a stable marriage. Lucy knows that. If only her fiancé understood it too.
So when Lucy finds herself dumped at 34, her long-term personal plans are in ruins.
Since desperate times require desperate measures, she decides she should allow her friends to choose a new man for her.
After all, they seem to think they know what she wants and claim they knew her ex wasn’t right for Lucy.
There’s no better place to find a new man than a wedding. Lucy’s best friend, who’s a supermodel, is getting married to a billionaire.
Her friend has arranged a week long wedding celebration. Maybe Lucy would find someone with a common goal (to start a family as soon as possible) during the wedding week celebration in some exotic resort.
The wedding is not just an opportunity for Lucy to find the suitable man to marry, but it’s also a way to get a vacation she never takes from her work.
Miles did all he’d to make his girlfriend happy and stay by his side. But it’s obvious that they want different things from life.
She wants to get married and has waited enough. He wants to get married, but he does not want to rush into it.
He does not want to give his children unstable environment growing up. It comes as a surprise to him when he gets dumped.
Another surprise is his best friend is getting married – to some model. Miles thinks he knows the type that goes for the rich guys.
He warns his friend, but his friend isn’t listening. So Miles decides to attend the wedding so he could reason with his friend.
At the resort Miles meet the bride-to-be and her friend Lucy. He likes Lucy. Maybe he could stay around just to get close to Lucy.
True to their word, her friend arranges a match for Lucy. The groom’s friend Alex seems all that Lucy wants in her long-term partner. There’s just one problem: their chemistry is almost as non-existent as her previous relationship.
Which should not bother her, but for some reason it’s bothering her. The biggest reason is Miles. There’s a plenty of chemistry between them.
But as per Lucy’s list, Miles isn’t what she wants. He’s not looking for anything long-term, and that much he admits as well. She doesn’t have time for short-term relationships.
No matter how she tries she can’t ignore Miles. And when he begins to woo her in earnest, it becomes even more difficult to fight their growing attraction.
Her plan to have a family is fast going out of the window and Lucy does not know what to do. Should she enjoy the moment and think about her plans later?
Getting entangled with someone who desperately wants to get married like Lucy, even for a short while is not something Miles wants to do.
But he does not like seeing Lucy with Alex. So he decides to woo her and show her why Alex is all wrong for her.
At the same time he wants to convince her to give them a chance, even if they might not end up in a long-term relationship.
‘The Supermodel’s Best Friend’ begins with an interesting twist and I was expecting it to continue like that.
But the more I read, the more I sobered about the story. It didn’t feel as if I were reading Gretchen Galway book. Lucy & Mike are both dull and the story seems more about their friends than them.
I didn’t get their chemistry at all as I found it non-existent. Blame it on Lucy and her sensible list of what she wants out of life.
She’s too inflexible a character that her transition towards the end didn’t convince me at all.
Actually, both Lucy & Mike are quite stubborn and together they make the story quite boring.
The other minus point against ‘The Supermodel’s Best Friend’ is it’s not funny. Lucy’s desperation probably could have been funny. But it’s not funny and just plain desperation that adds to the boredom.
Another point that goes against the story is the twist that it’s Miles, Lucy’s friend Fawn chose for her, even if they had never met. I’d like to know how that works?
I checked a few times to make sure if I was reading Gretchen Galway books. This was weird.
“Some people just wanted to get rise out of you. What they hated the most was to be ignored.” ~~ Gretchen Galway (Book: The Supermodel’s Best Friend)
Hit or Miss: OK.
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