12 Honeymoons by KL Brady
Publisher: LadyLit Press
Length: Full (348 pgs)
Rated: 4 stars
Review by Poppy
Miki Vincent’s entire life stalled because she’s addicted to the beginnings of things, especially relationships. She relishes in the emotional highs, first hugs, first kisses that new love brings. But sex always ruins it. That’s why abstaining during the first three months of a relationship—following the 90-day rule—was supposed to help land her down the aisle with Mr. Right. Miki finds out the hard way, Mr. Wrong can wait that long, especially if his ultimate prize is her inheritance.
One assault charge and depression later, Miki devises the Honeymoon Plan, guaranteeing her a lifetime of firsts and zero heartaches. But following her own rule sends her life into an out of control spiral in which she’s sentenced to more than perpetual break-ups. A new pursuit and a string of sexy suitors offer her the opportunity to jumpstart her life and test her new strategy. The only problem? It just might work.
Miki’s best friend Pam, a repressed artist, struggles to keep her honeymoon alive but she can no longer ignore the blatant evidence staring her in the face: Her husband is having an affair. A different kind of “honeymoon plan” designed to free her from her troubles, and a chance meeting with a handsome artistic stranger, help reignite her passions. But will they destroy her marriage in the process?
12 Honeymoons had me laughing from the first page. Miki is a hoot, with a smart, sarcastic sense of humor and a mouth that won’t quit (and gets her in trouble quite regularly). While I admittedly don’t agree with her outlook on life, watching her pursue it was so much fun.
I wasn’t as enamored with Pam. Not that she wasn’t an interesting character, but I’m a huge believer in keeping marriage vows and communication with your spouse, and she … wasn’t. Not really. Yes, she thought her husband was cheating. I was frustrated that they didn’t just sit down together and have a real, honest conversation. So, I had ill feelings toward her for the entire book and just couldn’t root for her.
Thankfully, Miki’s story made everything better. It was almost a case of “be careful what you wish for”. By the end of the book, her cup definitely ran over! LOL!
KL Brady is a master wordsmith as well. Amazing, but completely non-intrusive descriptions that put you right into the story, realistic (if a bit larger than life) characters, a silly but believable storyline. She really has skills and I was thoroughly enthralled by her ability. Honestly, I think she might be the kind of author who could write a book about anything and make it interesting. She’s that good. If there hadn’t been the second storyline about Pam, this honestly would have rated much higher marks. And really, that’s a personal dislike of mine that might not be an issue for anyone else.
I recommend giving this book a read, especially if you’re a fan of romantic comedy. KL Brady knocks it out of the park, and I can’t wait to read the next book she writes.