Mr. Right Now by Kristina Knight
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Length; Full Length (170 pgs)
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by Gardenia
The wrong guy might be just right for her.
When her celebrity boyfriend of three years dumps her and claims he’s now gay, unlucky-in-love author Casey Cash decides to get out of New York. A cruise seems like the perfect escape: everyone onboard will be locked away from television, newspapers and internet gossip pages, allowing her some much needed relaxation. There’s only one problem: her oh-so-helpful agent has hired a male escort for her…and a big NYC paper has sent a pesky reporter on-board, vowing to get the dirt.
Mason Drury doesn’t want to write an expose on Casey, but he’s in a bind. After a source flipped on him, he’s persona non grata at his newspaper. Celebrity trash or not, this story will put him back on top. Too bad he finds himself breaking the first rule of reporting by getting attached to his subject and letting bias influence his story.
Casey’s much more interested in sexy Mason than the annoying escort who’s bunking in her room. Mason might even have romantic potential if she can shake her well-meaning—but nosey—fans. Oh, and that reporter. She’s got to avoid him at all costs…
Dumped by her boyfriend, humiliated in the press, lonely and afraid, Casey is at the end of her rope. Taking this cruise through the Caribbean should be just what the doctor ordered so she can relax. What ensues is anything but relaxing.
I need to warn you that you need a little suspension of disbelief when reading this novel, after all this is not reality but a romance novel. Having said that, this story is fast moving, entertaining, and full of emotions of all kinds.
Mason is a “book boyfriend” worth remembering. He is handsome, well built, intelligent, and most of all, kind. He and Casey could be said to have been struck by the “thunderbolt”. From the moment they meet, the chemistry between them cannot be denied. Casey is alarmed by how attracted she is to this stranger. She is unable to keep her clothes on and her hands to herself when she is alone with him. Mason is no less affected. He is driven to her and is unable to stop himself.
The plot evolves as misinformation, lies, and coincidence contributes to a “comedy of errors”. In an age where finding Mr. Right is sometimes impossible, finding Mr. Right Now provides a means to finding sexual release without commitment… or is it? Sometimes finding Mr. Right is just a cruise ship away!