PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM:
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – *****
PLOT – *****
FLOW – ***
ON A REVIEW SITE:
“By Proxy” is such a unique book! Right from the start I knew I was going to love it.
I am pretty sure that most people have never heard of a marriage by proxy. It is such a crazy concept! Having two OTHER people stand in at your wedding and exchange YOUR vows?
Sounds like something absolutely no one would do…unless of course you find yourself deeply in love, pregnant, and serving our country overseas. Which is exactly why Jenny and Sam’s childhood friends need to be married by proxy, and how Sam and Jenny meet.
Even though they fall for each other during a whirlwind weekend, it doesn’t seem forced or unbelievable.
There is a lot of second guessing and wondering on the part of Jenny and Sam. Jenny is a small town girl with high standards and morals.
Sam is from the big city of Chicago and is as different from Jenny as can be.
Jenny refuses to leave her family and her community and Sam just can NOT see himself living the small town life.
I loved how the setting was around the holidays. I love Christmas and it is the perfect time of year to read such a charming story.
It was a very clean read, which I actually appreciate.
I usually find myself skimming past the steamy scenes in other books. If you are more into reading Fifty Shades of Grey type books this may not be for you.
However, I would suggest you give it a try anyway. It was a really good book and you can always go back to the steamy stories after this one!
Sometimes love finds you.
Stubbornly small-town Jenny Lindstrom has misgivings when she promises to stand proxy in her best friend’s wedding – misgivings that are fulfilled when tall, handsome Sam Kelley walks into the courthouse an hour late. In order to keep her promise, an afternoon favor turns into a weekend of startling but undeniable attraction, threatening the well-ordered world that keeps her heart at arm’s length from any more pain.
Sam’s plan is to fly to Livingston, Montana, take vows for his favorite cousin, and return to Chicago as quickly as possible. But his plan is turned upside-down when he must spend a weekend with Jenny in Gardiner to keep his word. He doesn’t want to fall for the prim, proper schoolteacher whose small-town life seems to him like selling out, but the more time he spends with her, the harder it is to say good-bye.
When city and country come together for Christmas, the unexpected gift is true love.