Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Release Day Blitz, Review & Giveaway: The Gambler (The Wedding Pact #3) by Denise Grover Swank

The third book in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Wedding Pact series.

Libby St. Clair believes in fate--so much so, she's willing to pin everything on a curse a fortune teller placed on her and her two best friends when they were kids. The curse, that each of them will marry before thirty, have a disaster of a wedding, and end up with a man other than her original fiancé, has come to fruition for both of her friends, who are now deliriously happy. But Libby's attempt to quick-start the curse by proposing to her wrong-for-her boyfriend ends in a wild dash from the altar. She's rescued by her friend Noah, the only person who understands her impulsive decisions--because he's the same way.

Having spent most of his adulthood fleeing responsibility and commitment, Noah McMillan is finally ready to grow up. Of course, figuring out how is still a work in progress. When he realizes he's in love with Libby, he flies to Kansas City to put a stop to her wedding. But Libby's already pulled a runaway bride. Eager to cheer her up and prove that he can be the man she deserves, he takes her on a madcap car trip that will bring them all the way to the City of Sin.

In Vegas, those who risk it all either win big or lose everything, so what will happen if Libby and Noah take a gamble on love?

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten houses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period. Her hobbies include witty Facebook comments (in own her mind) and dancing in her kitchen with her children. (Quite badly if you believe her offspring.) Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to
perform many unspeakable tasks.

 She has six children and hasn’t lost her sanity.
Or so she leads you to believe.


Catch up with the rest of The Wedding Pact Series

WOW!!! That was probably my favorite book in the series. I simply loved every single word in it. The story is so intriguing and captivating that I really didn't feel the time flying. It was like I started reading and the next moment I looked, I was already fifty percent in :) The book is quite a lot of fun to read with lot of humor and fun that will leave you belly laughing for the bigger part of it. But there are also heartbreaking and painful scenes that really touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. In addition to that, there are quite a few romantic and super hot scenes that are just the perfect cherry on top :)

Noah and Libby are quite interesting characters. They are very well developed and have depth that makes them feel quite real. They are fun and have their quirks and feelings, their problems and demons. And in some way Noah and Libby are just perfect for each other. Even though they are both impulsive and some times irresponsible, when they are together, they just complement each other and inspire each other to be better in each aspect of their lives. It is true that they had to go to quite a few hurdles before finally finding the calmness and happiness they both craved, but most of their stepping stones were quite fun to read about. Of course, their path wasn't peppered only with happy experiences. There were the heartbreaking moments of each one of them doubting themselves and also the painful ones of them reliving their pasts and the ghosts that chase them. Thankfully with each others support and a little help from their friends and family, they manage to conquer their fears. And as a bonus to that, Noah is pretty hot :D With his slightly unruly "just-out-of-bed" dark brown hair and long-lashed mesmerizing dark brown eyes sparkling with mischief, he will definitely elevate your breathing. I mean, he is simply pantie melting :) And with her long dark hair, rich brown eyes and clear olive skin, Libby is the perfect compliment to Noah's hotness :)
In my opinion, one of the best things in this book, was the combination of Gram and Nana Ruby. Each one of them in her own right are hilarious. But both of them together are just out of this world. With their antics and crazy behavior, they give a humorous and light feeling to the whole book that just makes it all that more fun to read :) And in addition to that, I got the chance to revisit with the couples with the previous books and see how they are doing after their nuptials :)

As a whole, I loved reading the book. It was a lot of fun with just a touch of heartbreak and pain but that made it that much better. I think Noah and Libby were my favorite couple in the series. There was just something so endearing about them, that I just couldn't resist letting them in my heart. And the bonus was having both Grams and Nana Ruby in the story :) That was definitely a blast. The only thing I am sorry about is, that was the last book in the series. But I still can't wait to find out what Denise Grover Swank will come up with next :)

1 comment:

  1. I have read all of Denise's books. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I'll have to go with Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes.


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