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Girl of My Dreams [Kindle Edition]

Morgan Mandel
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Follow the madcap adventures of a straitlaced assistant who sneaks onto the set of a reality show to win a billionaire.

When the producer discovers her ruse, he’s beside himself with rage. He’d thought better of her, but it looks like she’s only a gold digger.

What’s worse, she’s advancing in the rounds. She may even win the billionaire, but is he the guy she really wants?


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Lucille P. Robinson of Alternative-Read.Com - "Girl of My Dreams is a superbly written story of true love & the kind of love that causes a woman to save herself for the right man. The story moves your emotions from calm to excitement to joy to happiness. Yes, a little fear shows its ugly face in there as well. A good, fast read brought to a satisfying end. A story that takes you into the heart of a woman's dreams of being in a beauty contest, desired by a rich handsome man, and admired by many fans."

Brenda Talley, formerly of TheRomanceStudio.Com - "The plot offered by Ms. Mandel is fresh, exciting and one that will definitely keep readers' attention.These characters were bold and diverse. The author has used her sense of humor, as well as her sense of adventure, to present the storyline. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this Cinderella Story."

Rose of TheLongAndShortReviews.Com - "Ms. Mandel brings us a fun twist on the traditional Cinderella story...Girl of My Dreams is funny, has great descriptions of the exotic locales the show visits, and is just an enjoyable afternoon read."
Pat White, Multi-Published Romance Author - "A diverting read with plenty of humor and tenderness...A fresh and charming Cinderella story."

George Thompson of PopSyndicate.Com - "Full of frills and laughs galore from beginning to end. Ms.Mandel knows how to bring flat images on paper to life by giving each of them something to do with the story she is weaving and does it quite well."

From the Author

I had tons of fun writing Girl of My Dreams. It was a huge departure from my first book, Two Wrongs, a murder mystery with a romance tucked inside. In Two Wrongs, the focus of the book was a tragedy and how the two characters learned to deal with it.

In Girl of My Dreams, the focus is the love story and how the two main characters from different backgrounds and life values can find common ground and learn to love each other.

I couldn't resist throwing in a bit of suspense in this book as well, but in a humorous way.
It seems I can't help adding romance to my mysteries and mystery to my romances.

I hope you enjoy Girl of My Dreams.

Product Details

  • File Size: 333 KB
  • Print Length: 156 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Choice One Publishing Co.; First published in 2008 - This is reverted rights edition (November 10, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0065R11QO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #358,356 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Charming Tale December 29, 2007
Format:Paperback
Reviewed by Christina Wantz Fixemer
on 12/29/2007

When Jillian Baker makes the impulsive decision to join a reality show, she has no idea just how big a deal it will become. Acting on a minor loophole in the rules, she goes from being the producer's assistant to a popular contestant on "Girl of My Dreams," a show where the winner will get the chance to wed a millionaire. Jillian didn't mean for it to be a fiasco--she just wanted to help when the show was a finalist short. Someone had to jump in!

Blake Caldwell is furious that his plain-Jane assistant went behind his back to get on his show. Even worse, she's hands-down gorgeous when made up, and the show's millionaire star isn't blind. How can he get Jillian off the show when she is easily the most popular contestant, and maybe even the girl of his dreams?

Full of heart and humor, GIRL OF MY DREAMS is a story about more than flashbulbs and PR bits. Family, love, and greed's temptation steer Jillian and Blake through the uncharted waters of life.

From Hawaii to Venice, L.A. to Paris, Mandel has written a charming tale that will leave readers with a smile in their heart and whistle on their lips.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Real Fun January 31, 2008
Format:Paperback
GIRL OF MY DREAMS is a fun, entertaining look at the ins and outs of being a reality show contestant. Set in exotic locations around the world, this story follows Jillian and her true love on a romantic adventure in search of happily ever after. If you're a hopeless romantic, you'll fall in love with GIRL OF MY DREAMS. Mandel proves her versitility with this light-hearted comedy.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic Romp! January 23, 2008
Format:Paperback
Jillian Baker goes from temporary assistant to Reality show contestant and gets way more than she bargained for. Jillian is on the adventure of a lifetime, and she takes the reader with her every step of the way. A fast paced great read you will have trouble putting down. A must have!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story. February 9, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A good, sweet story. Well maybe not sweet so much. The first half of the book was annoying in a way. In books guys are supposed to be sweet, not depicted as they are in real life. It bugged me how horny everyone was and got a little annoying. Glad there were no explicit sex scenes like most romances these days. That was refreshing anyway. The second half of the book looked up though and became sweeter. And I adored the ending. It is the kind of ending I always enjoy so that is a plus. The only thing about the ending I didn't like was when she said she paused the movie and yet when Blake came in the actress was crying on-screen. It was only like two pages appart. I dislike inconsistencies. Other than that the grammar mistakes weren't too bad and the story line was nice. I enjoyed the story, but nothing more.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A reality star is born August 13, 2012
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Jillian was supposed to find another girl at the last minute for the reality show, Girl of my Dreams. Instead she presented herself unbeknownst to the producer Black Cadwell, that was until the cameras started to roll and it was too late for any of them to go back. The plan was simple or so Jillian first thought, she would be eliminated from the competition, the last thing she wanted was the arrogant billionaire. She was doing it for Blake, but he didn't see it that way. With Mecca's future at stake, they were forced to play along. Problem was that the bachelor Troy kept her in the competition.

The story moved along from one exotic local the next as the tension between Blake and Jillian increased. How could he not see she was only doing this for him and the show, and how could she stop herself from falling for the elusive producer?

Girl of my dreams is a very lighthearted and funny book filled with plenty of costume changes. I found the characters very likable and well rounded. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone that loves romance. It's good clean fun with a few twists and turns along the way.

Great job Morgan, I'll be reading more books by you in the future.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and romantic March 1, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a very wonderful book. I love romance books that aren't x-rated and this one was perfect. Thank you Morgan for taking me to Venice, Paris, and Hollywood. The movie in my mind that my imagination was able to make from your writing was fabulous. Thanks again.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reality Television February 1, 2013
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This light hearted romance draws the reader in and moves along well with a bouncing tempo.
The story live centers on Jillian, a tried and true producer's assistant and her desire to win the heart of her famous employer, Blake. Although he never notices her while she works behind the scenes to support his effort to be a success outside of his renowned family name, fate grants her a chance to catch his eye...and she takes it.
When a food poisoning incident leaves the show without enough female contestants, Jillian leaves her temp job and steps into the part. Remade as a dream girl she must take on a new role in the public eye...as well as in Blake's. Wealth and glamor tempt the now bedazzling beauty into making a choice between her new world and her ultimate desires.

This is a delightful read that I recommend to anyone that enjoys a pleasant story or a light romance.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Girl of My Dreams March 8, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Morgan, congratulations on writing a wonderful and interesting story. I tell you how good your story is: I couldn't put it down. In fact I needed to read it until the final page.

You certainly have a great talent for storytelling. You left me hanging until the final page.

Congratulations again on writing a wonderful story.

Pat Ritter
Author/Self Publisher
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Hollywood dreams
This is a cute story of how some people don't see what is right in front of you until you can't have it any longer. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Haleraiser86
5.0 out of 5 stars Kept My Interest.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I couldn't wait to see what Veronica/Jillian would do next. Loved the way the story was written. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Debbie Knust
3.0 out of 5 stars Girl Of My Dreams
A delightful romantic comedy with a large dose of glitter, glamour and celebrity like jet-setting thrown in. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Staci Doctor
5.0 out of 5 stars Superbly Paced and Smoothly Written
They don't come any better than this book.

This is not the real world of Hollywood or TV but a cleaner and nicer version. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jacqueline
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute concept
I liked this story and gave it three stars. I would have have it more of it hadn't dragged at the 3/4 mark. Read more
Published 6 months ago by dmcallahan
3.0 out of 5 stars Sweet
Very sweet story I loved Blake he seemed older than 30 in the beginning though. Good twists loved crazy Nadia. Not sure though what happened with Denise + Troy??
Published 6 months ago by mama Clifford
5.0 out of 5 stars Real life fantasy
A very intriguing book, enjoyed it from start to finish. Every girl dreams of her happy ever after and reading this book makes you believe in it for real.
Published 7 months ago by Sandra Gammons
5.0 out of 5 stars Didn't want to put it down!
This book was enjoyable to read. There were a lot of funny parts, and some parts that were full of suspense. I wanted the book to keep on going!
Published 7 months ago by bratj
5.0 out of 5 stars GIRL OF MY DREAMS BY MORGAN MANDEL
...really liked your story, Morgan,....just hoped you had said she took her contac lenses out, of her eyes, before closing her eyes to go to ...sleep. Read more
Published 7 months ago by June Elliott
1.0 out of 5 stars Girl of My Dreams by Morgan Mandel
I thought this story was boring. I thought the author didn't do enough to make the story interesting. No good.
Published 9 months ago by nan100
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