Sunday, July 21, 2013

Blog Tour: The Wedding Gamble by Cindi Myers

About the Author:

Cindi Myers worked as a newspaper reporter, travel agent and medical clinic manager before turning to writing full time. She's written both historical and contemporary romance, as well as dozens of short stories and nonfiction articles. Cindi thinks writers have the best job in the world.

Former president of the San Antonio Romance Authors, Cindi is a member of Romance Writers of America, Novelists Inc., and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.

She and her husband and their two dogs live in the mountains Southwest of Denver. When she's not caught up in creating new characters and stories, Cindi enjoys reading, quilting, gardening, skiing and hiking. She's also in demand as a speaker, teaching workshops and making presentations to both local and national writing groups.


Preschool teacher Laura Nichols is celebrating her birthday and sister's bachelorette party in Vegas. Being in Sin City is thrilling and she intends on tapping in to her wild side. Laura can't resist the added excitement that comes with saying yes when a husky man off the street proposes...

FBI agent David Abruzzo has been working undercover as a thug to bring down the Zacolli crime family, but his cover depends on convincing the mob he came to Vegas for a quickie wedding. If they catch on to his plan, his cover's blown, and he's as good as dead.

Over the course of 48 hours, David and Laura use roller coasters, glowing condoms, and exotic male dancers to stay alive and bring the crime family down. But it will take more than Lady Luck, one night of passion, and a little Vegas magic to turn their fake marriage into something real.


I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book or not when I first started it. I mean really what sane person (that Laura seems to play) goes and gets randomly married to someone she's never even met. Really? And then I was like OMG she is going to married some dude she doesn't know....he could be a serial killer or something.

Ohh and if I were Laura I would smack the crap out of her little self absorbed sister. Uggg....I couldn't stand her character. Every time she opened her mouth I cringed and pretty much hated her.

Now with that said I did truly enjoy this book. I couldn't help get lost in the characters and hope that through this "chance" encounter of not knowing each other and learning that David was in fact a good guy (I mean he is FBI), I wanted them to somehow be together. I laughed at soooooooo many parts in this book that it was so hard to keep track of them all. The way that Laura is described in this book is pretty much like type A personality and everything has its place and she doesn't really EVER go outside of the lines. However, when Laura gets married to David to help him with his undercover job, this whole and I mean WHOLE other side of her comes out.

So Laura is in Las Vegas to celebrate her twenty-sixth birthday and her younger sister's bachelorette party. Although Rachel is there to only celebrate her own life and no one remembered that it was Laura's birthday. Rachel pretty much just walks all over her sister. Laura had a nice room next to her sisters and Rachel made her change to a crappier one so that Rachel's maid of honor could be closer. Rachel makes her sister leave the group to walk back three blocks to the hotel to get a stupid glue gun because a nail broke, Laura gets side tracked by a man who asks for her help.

David doesn't just want to barrow Laura off of the street, the way he says it makes it sound like he needs a witness to his marriage. But ohhh no was I wayyy off, he needs Laura to actually marry him. So the next day she wakes up to David watching her in bed and he finally explains the situation they are in. That he's been undercover trying to take down a mob boss and he has to play like he is in Vegas to get married. So after some persuasion Laura agrees and everything changes at this point.

David has never really been one to have a "relationship" but he finds himself almost  wishing for one and that his life was somehow different to where he could be with Laura. So as the book progresses David and Laura keep showing up in places they shouldn't and she constantly pulls things out of no where that make me laugh. I think the funniest scene had to do with condoms (that glow in the dark) and tables being the right height. 

The other thing I...I'm not sure how to put this into words. But okay Laura was a size 12. That's really not that big. I mean granted it's not a stupid 00, but at least girl has some curves; ya know some guys like a little something to grab onto. But this book made me laugh and angry at the same time (at points) because people made Laura feel ginormous. Everyone, but David.....David loved her curves in one scene he talks about her coming out of the bathroom after a shower:

She smiled apologetically and padded past him toward her suitcase, which sat atop the dresser, "I forgot clean clothes," she said, but all he heard was I'm completely naked underneath this towel.

And then later in the book someone says to David, "Got a thing for chunky girls, huh? Like a little extra meat on the bone?" He made no conscious decision to hit Tommy, but there was his fist, shooting out and popping the smirking young man right on the jaw.

I loved David in this scene!!!!

So obviously as the book progresses; Rachel falls out of her chair when Laura tells her she got married (to a handsome man no less). But as the "case" continues David and Laura find themselves in quite a few difficult scenes and the question becomes what will happen when Laura leaves Vegas and what will happen to David? Will he close the case? Will he be caught for a fed and be killed? Will Laura live through this ordeal? Will she be the same? Can they even have a a real one? This book kept me till the end when everything came together. Ahhhh I loved it!!!!


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