A unique telling of the Cinderella tale, with men vying for the princess’ attention instead of a glass slipper that needed to fit. It was cute and fun, with twists and turns. ~ Leigh – Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff comes The Boyfriend Collector Book 2.
My name is Dr. Bex Hughes, and like many men, I am in love with Rose Marie Hale. Her fire and beauty leave us speechless and dropping to her feet wherever she goes. Truly, she is the perfect woman in every way. Except one.
Rose was once a real-life Cinderella, but now she’s wealthy, single, and free. Only, she’s not. Free, that is. Rose is convinced that love is used to hurt people, family tries to murder you for money, and no one can be trusted. It’s all she’s ever known.
I can help Rose find her way to real happiness, but to do it, I am bending every rule I’ve ever lived by and seeing her as my patient. A taboo in the eyes of the world. A professional sin in mine.
The question is, how much longer can I stand listening to the details of Rose’s romances with other men? My jealously is getting the best of me, and I can’t afford to lose our fragile connection.
(Part Two of Two)
I almost feel disloyal, because I have simply adored everything that Mimi has written. But the second part of The Boyfriend Collector was somewhat of a miss for me. I’m not sure if it’s because too much time elapsed between reading the first half and now the conclusion. Or because Rose was not my favorite heroine to begin with and she just got progressively more grating to me. But for whatever the reason, I found myself reading this thinking that I hoped there was not a cliff hanger. I wanted to be done with Rose and her numerous suitors so I could move on to another couple altogether.
The first installment in this duet was adorable. It was a unique telling of the Cinderella tale, with evil grandparents in lieu of a wicked stepmother, and men vying for the princess’ attention with the ultimate goal of marriage instead of a glass slipper that needed to fit. It was cute and fun, with twists and turns when we last saw Rose.
When we pick back up though, I feel as if it just went awry. The characters did not have the usual chemistry. There was no quick and snappy dialogue. No snark that I adore and have come to expect with my Mimi stories! I was really just frustrated by two people that couldn’t seem to get their act together, get on the same page, and love each other the way they really wanted to!
The story was well written and it tied up all of the loose ends. But I wanted so much more out of Bex and Rose. Bex fought for Rose, but I wanted him to be strong enough to hold on to her without smothering her. And Rose proved herself to be a capable woman, but she needed to learn that having someone love her was not rendering her the damsel in distress.
Overall, Mimi’s writing is always fun and anything she releases is a must-read for me. I just needed this particular couple to stop getting in the way of their own happiness and my enjoyment of their happily ever after.
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About the Author
MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF is a New York Times bestselling author who’s sold over one million books around the world. Although she obtained her MBA and worked for more than fifteen years in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never too late to come out of the romance closet and follow your dreams.
Mimi lives with her Latin lover hubby, two pirates-in-training (their boys), and their three spunky dragons (really, just very tiny dogs with big attitudes) Snowy, Mini, and Mack, in the vampire-unfriendly state of Arizona.
She hopes to make you laugh when you need it most and continues to pray daily that leather pants will make a big comeback for men.
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