Sunday, July 27, 2014

I loved this Small-Town Romance


by 
Zara Keane

Vows in Vegas...True Love in Ireland.
Three days before leaving Ireland on the adventure of a lifetime, Fiona Byrne returns to her small Irish hometown to attend the family wedding from hell. When she discovers the drunken vows she exchanged with the groom during a wild Las Vegas trip eight years previously mean they're legally married, her future plans ricochet out of control. Can she untangle herself from the man who broke her heart so long ago? Does she even want to?

Gavin Maguire's life is low on drama, high on stability, and free of pets. But Gavin hadn't reckoned on Fiona blasting back into his life and crashing his wedding. In the space of twenty-four hours, he loses a fiancée and a job, and gains a wife and a labradoodle. Can he salvage his bland-but-stable life? More importantly, can he resist losing his heart to Fiona all over again?

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Love Me Some Irish....

You know what I like more than small-town romance books? Second chance romance... I don't know, they just have something so utterly real that I can't stop smiling while reading them. Sure some break your heart all over again but most of the time they fill me with joy, laughter and happiness. Same goes with Zara Keane's debut novel, Love and Shenanigans. For a debut and a picky romance reviewer, this book was great. 

It was funny, lighthearted, real, and refreshing to read - I don't find this very often.  

I adore small-town romance because the stories are real, same as their characters - from their appearance to characteristics - THEY'RE ARE REAL and RELATEABLE. Personally, I get annoyed over too much drama and unnecessary BS; therefore, I was beyond happy to find out that this little book has non of it in it. 

Both, Gavin and Fiona, were so adorable and likable that it wasn't hard to fall for them. They were funny (gosh, their Irish cracked me up... I love the Irish accent A LOT!!) and made me want to meet them in real life. Both are easy, down-to earth kind of people whom you'd love to have a beer or two...three ;) 

But lets rewind a lil bit....Fiona had not a lot of luck in her life, especially when it comes to her family. She lost her parents and brother all in one day and she never fit into the other part of the family - the family she somewhat disliked....especially her oh-so-chic cousin. When Fiona took a time-out to sort her head and mind out, she decided to head overseas to do a year as an Au Pair in America (too funny, the same did I but never left San Francisco lol). When her cousin decided to come overseas -oh do not really think she would want to visit her - she met Gavin, who was studying with her cousin at the same university... after a trip gone wrong because her cousin just took off, which left Fiona behind, Gavin decides to join her and both went visiting the (in)famous Las Vegas. 

Let's say it got really hot and heavy between them....alcohol was flowing.... promises where made.... bodies explored until every inch was covered ....

Now let's fast-forward. Many years later, Gavin is engaged to Fiona's cousin and he lives somewhat of a happy live - if you can consider living with such a brat happy. When Fiona comes for her cousin's wedding it's as if nothing ever changed in Bellybag... only Gavin. He got even hotter than all this years back. And Gavin too, felt his attraction never really lessened when spotting Fiona. 

So please don't think there's cheating going on, because that's NOT the case. But when Fiona founds out that certain things haven't taken care off back in Vegas she has to tell Gavin.... yeah, shit hit the fan then. After the surprising news both their lives made a 180.... and I can honestly say it was to their own benefit :)

If you love second chance romance books with no BS or unnecessary drama in it but real characters whom you easily can relate with, then I highly recommend this lovely, adorable, fun, and entertaining book! 

*** 4 "I love Me Some Irish" - Stars ***

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