Friday, January 23, 2015

Book Review: On the Dotted Line by Kim Carmichael


On the Dotted Line
Kim Carmichael
Contemporary Romance

A signature can change everything… 

Rather than silver, Randolph Van Ayers III was born with a platinum spoon in his mouth and plenty of strings attached. Faced with a list of specific goals he must achieve in order to earn control of his family’s banking empire, he’s accomplished each task and triumphed. One item remains on his list. He must marry by his thirty-third birthday and stay married for one year. However, when his so-called fiancée leaves him on the courtroom steps only hours before his deadline, he realizes he might lose for the first time in his life, and a Van Ayers never fails. 

Taught to rely on the universe for answers, Willow Day has always struggled in the material world, specifically her lack of material. With her small holistic store near foreclosure and without a home, she must do anything within her power to make the business work and take care of the woman who raised her. When the rude, yet gorgeous, Randolph the Third offers to fix all her troubles in exchange for one year of her life, she opens her mind and takes a chance. 

It’s the battle of the mystical over the money. Between a hidden pet who looks more like a cotton ball, performance artists with wings, and a woman who spouts advice like a living fortune cookie, everything from restaurant reservations to a trip to celebrate the winter solstice create clashes for the couple as they learn how to fit into each other’s worlds. 

With both their futures at stake, they must learn to accept reality, what the fates have dealt them and the consequences of falling in love from the moment they decided to sign on the dotted line. 

On The Dotted Line is a full-length (90,000 + Words) stand alone novel 


The marriage of convenience trope has been done-a lot-but believe me when I say that you’re going to have a good time with On the Dotted Line.  A bit of snark, a lot of laughs, and a quirky lead female character make for a fun and engaging read.

Willow is just plain awesome.  She deserves so much in life, and it seems that Randolph’s offer will be able to take care of that for her.  Randolph I found to be quite amusing, and I love how he falls for Willow (really how they fall for each other).  Two very opposite people, helping each other out…you know how it should end up so it’s just getting to that point is what this book is all about.

I’ll tell you, there were several points that I was laughing out loud…and the story is told very well, keeping you drawn in and flipping those pages.  There’s also a pretty good group of secondary characters (I just love Nan, she’s a lot of fun…especially with the altar she sets up at the store-you’ll see what I mean), and Willow’s in-laws turn out to be not quite what you expect-in a good way.

This one was definitely a fun one to read, and I’d recommend it with 4.5 stars to anyone who likes their romance with a good dose of laughter!


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