12 Steps to Mr. Right by Cindi Madsen: Review

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12 Steps to Mr. Right by Cindi Madsen: Review12 Steps to Mr. Right by Cindi Madsen
Pages: 280
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Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC
Also by this author: Anatomy of a Player, Crazy Pucking Love, Taking Care of the Target, Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny, Until You're Mine, Christmas With You: an anthology
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12 steps to finding Mr. Right, composed by dating coach extraordinaire Savannah Gamble
1: Admit to being powerless over your attraction to the wrong type of guy. (Like Lincoln Wells, who broke your heart after an unforgettable one-night stand.)2: Believe Mr. Right is out there.3: Take inventory of past mistakes. (See step #1.)4: Make a list of qualities you want in a man. (Avoid charming baseball players/reason you made these rules in the first place)5: Take charge of your own life.6: Learn to love yourself.7: Sort the hookup guys from the relationship guys. (Avoid a painful brushoff after an amazing night together.)8: Never, ever settle. (Even if the chemistry is off-the-charts.)9: Don’t believe you can change a guy. (Once a commitment-phobe, always a commitment-phobe)10: Communicate your needs.11: Open your heart & love fully. (Still working on this one…)12: Don’t ever, ever stray from the steps.

Cindi Madsen is an author I only discovered a few months ago, but I fell in love with her style! 12 steps to Mr. Right was just another example of why I enjoy her books.

Savannah is a dating coach who teaches women how to find their own Mr. Right. Having recently split from her boyfriend (who was obviously NOT Mr. Right) Savannah uses her 12 steps to help everyone. Then one morning she bumps into Linc, an old flame that she had a one night stand with. She didn’t go into it thinking it was a one night stand but he did; thus, the rules were born! Both Savannah and Linc are older and wiser now but Savannah is still very guarded.

Its a bit like The Matchmaker’s Playbook by Rachel Van Dyken. Linc isn’t a client but you get to see some of the quirky aspects of a job as a dating coach through Savannah’s clients. While I understand Savannah’s wariness, it seems that at times, she can’t accept and follow her own advice. The only really ‘bad’ relationship event was her one night stand with Linc. That hardly seems like enough to make her this wary of men in general. So, I did struggle with that at first, but if you just roll with it and accept that Savannah is who she is, then the book is enjoyable.

Madsen’s writing style is what I really love. Her characters truly come alive when I read. They are believable, imperfect, and totally lovable! She weaves humor into the story in such a way in never feels forced. The plot flows well and doesn’t seem to drag or speed. Madsen is just one of those authors I know I will get exactly what I want: an enjoyable escape.

 

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The Matchmaker’s Playbook by Rachel Van Dyken, For 7 nights only by Sarah Ballance, The Anatomy of a Player by Cindi Madsen…then you will probably like 12 Steps to Mr. Right!

 

12 Steps to Mr. Right

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About Cindi Madsen

USA Today Bestselling author Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she'd be even crazier. She has way too many shoes but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they're sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

Visit her at www.cindimadsen.com, where you can sign up for her newsletter and learn about upcoming releases.

Cindi is the author of YA books All the Broken Pieces, Cipher, Rift, Resolution, and Demons of the Sun, and adult romances Falling for Her Fiancé, Act Like You Love Me, Resisting the Hero, Cinderella Screwed Me Over and Ready to Wed.

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