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The Rent-A-Groom [Kindle Edition]

Jennifer Blake
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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Even though Gina cancels her wedding mere days before the ceremony, she's determined to keep her reservation for a famous honeymoon suite in Dallas.

Enter Race, a Texas cowboy who cleans up rather well, and who declares himself her substitute groom for the week.

Thinking her best friend hired Race, Gina goes along with the fun - at first. But is Race really who he seems? Why is Gina's ex-fiance staying at the same hotel? And just how far is Gina prepared to go with Race and that model-worthy face of his on their "honeymoon"?
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31,000 words - about 120 pages


Product Details

  • File Size: 422 KB
  • Print Length: 102 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Steel Magnolia Press (February 5, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00769KFS0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,025 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK March 6, 2012
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Downloaded this when it was offered free one day. It's a quick read and an "ok" romance. I wasn't blown out of the water by the characters or the story. The author was a little too descriptive for me...especially during the "love" scene. If you're looking for a quick read and not looking to getting emotionally involved...then I would choose this as a book to pass time with. It's not the greatest but it is not the worst either.

Summary: Gina, an accountant with "principles", decides to stay in the honeymoon suite that she had paid for even after she catches her fiance and maid of honor in an affair. Then a stranger shows up at her door, Race Bannister, who informs her that someone has paid for him to be her "groom"/date for the day....because supposedly, the former fiance, Bradley, decides to stay at the same hotel with his new bride (the maid of honor). What is that saying where you have to "suspend disbelief"? You're going to have to do that with this book....there are just moments throughout the book that wouldn't normally happen. And because of these moments, the characters and story were just ok for me.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Had potential ... March 10, 2012
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Well-written story that doesn't quite live up to its promise. Good premise, but executed in a questionable way. I found it hard to believe that the H would let the h stay as her pretend groom when she had no knowledge of who he was or who might have sent him - potential for all sorts of danger. And I didn't buy her forgiving her fiance stealing best friend so quickly, either.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable for a rainy afternoon March 3, 2012
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The story is short and an easy read. Race & Gina are likable characters and it was funny seeing them turn on the charm to piss of the ex (always fun seeing a cheater get put in his place). Not a totally original story line but who doesn't love a good love story. The twist at the end was a little surprise that I didn't expect so that added to the 4 star rating. Without it likely would have been a 3 star rating.

Also have to put in a note about "Etta" she was so cute :)

I agree with other reviewers, would have been better if it was longer. I would have enjoyed a little more character development but that would make it a full on novel not short. As it is, the story was enjoyable and I read it in one sitting.
Would recommend it to those looking for a "just for fun" read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Engaging. April 13, 2012
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This was a good quick read. I found the love scene moving. It was interesting how Ms. Blake portrayed the emotions involved without too much detail. I liked it. For a short it was worth the time it took to read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars no, no and NO June 22, 2013
By Becca
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this could have been a very good novella had the female not been such a wishy washy twit. she knew race wasn't who he said he was but she just kept going back for more. 'oh my goodness what if he was here to hurt her?!' time to go dancing with him! 'she really should confront him...in public lest he get violent!' so she takes him back to her room once more without confronting him.

in the beginning of the story, she actually left her room and ran down to the concierge to tell him there was a strange man in her room then wasnt really sure if she wanted him removed...OY!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute quick read March 19, 2012
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Very cute quick read with the typical girl has heart broken, girl is sad, then girl meets hero storyline.
In my view, this genre/type of story's never get old lol :-)
I personally like a good story where it leaves you wishing that you could meet a hero like Race in the book. Heck, if I new that the next time I had someone knocking on my door as Gina did, and that it would be a guy like Race, boy I would dash to the door so fast that you just may see smoke coming from my feet lol!
Yes, you may think that this book is the typical predictable chick lit, but believe me, it is worth it. I would recommend this book to friends in a heart beat. This was a very sweet book that will definitely leave you with a smile on your face. I would give this book a 3.5 out of 5 stars.
*highly recommended for those weekend getaways
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story March 9, 2012
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Interesting short story. I like the story line but in some places I had to remind myself that its a work of fiction. There are some things that would not happen realistically-speaking. 'Suspension of reality' is how another reviewer put it. I don't want to say too much as it would give the story away. I liked the main characters and I wish this was a longer story. Oh, and the ending could have been better.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I liked it! February 24, 2012
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I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this cute story. The author's style was fun to read and her characters engaging and well rounded for such a short story. I would definitely read another romance by Jennifer Blake.

SPOILERS
Gina is staying at the honeymoon suite by herself after calling off her wedding with Bradley Dillman. She discovered him have "one last fling" two weeks before the wedding than found he had book the suite next door to hers. Determined that he would not find her crying over him, she decides to camp out in her room in hopes of making him think she has moved on with another guy. When another guy actually shows up at her door, she is dumbfounded. Race Bannister is the Rent-A-Gent of her dreams offering his escort services to help her save face with Bradley and his new "wife". Going against her straight lace personality, Gina eventually decides to accept Race's services but quickly realizes there is something very suspicious in the air. The Dilemma? Run-a-way or relax and let Race charm her.

The secondary characters of the protective concierge Tyrone and the meddling maid Etta were a wonderful addition to this story. Short and sweet.

Would I/Did I buy it? Free Download
Would I read it again? Maybe
Would I recommend it to friends? Yes
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars good
I ordered this book for my son who has nothing to do right now and is reading his time by. He says it was good and would recommend it.
Published 1 day ago by Mary
5.0 out of 5 stars A Little Unrealistic, but Oh So Good!
I absolutely loved this story! It's true that aspects of it are a little unrealistic, but if you're willing to suspend disbelief for a few hours, this book makes for perfect... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Reading Fanatic (CMP)
3.0 out of 5 stars It's cute, but not quite realistic
3.5 / 4 Stars

Aside from being unrealistic, the story wasn't bad. Nice girl meets boy, who is a client of the company she works for, gets engaged, then breaks it off,... Read more
Published 3 months ago by PRBabe5
4.0 out of 5 stars The Rent-A-Groom
Decided I wanted to read this as I liked the concept of the title. It was a fun read and I was pleasantly surprised at the ending.
Published 5 months ago by Kathy
5.0 out of 5 stars An Answered Prayer
Sometimes a girl just can't tell who's messing with her love life. Jilted, Gina Madison realizes someone answers her prayer when she wishes for a groom to make her... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Camilla Compton
5.0 out of 5 stars AVIS OR HERTZ. ??????
You can always count on Jennifer. Her books may have an unbelievable plot,but as you get farther into the book, you believe. A happy ending is always good. Read more
Published 8 months ago by kindle lover NJV
4.0 out of 5 stars The Rent-a-Groom
Adult situations make this a delightful book for the over 18 audience. A certain amount of suspense gives this book a whimsical turn. Characters and storyline are well developed. Read more
Published 9 months ago by dottiek
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Read
Rent A Groom is a short story--I am an extremely fast reader, but a wonderful read. I was hooked with the first page and didn't put it down til the last. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Sparkle51
5.0 out of 5 stars Rent a groom
Such a Jennifer Blake fan and she out does herself again in this book. I could not put it down.
Gina is feeling sorry for herself hoping to avoid her ex that is at the same... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Haleraiser86
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
Jennifer Blake truly is a master at her craft. Every book I have read from her has been a huge success, she is truly a gifted writer. This story was one of the greatest. Read more
Published 9 months ago by All Night Books
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Jennifer Blake has been called "the steel magnolia of women's fiction" for her enduring career as an author. She has also been lauded as a "pioneer of the romance genre" and an "icon of the romance industry." A New York Times and international best selling author from the publication of "Love's Wild Desire" in 1977, she is a charter member of Romance Writers of America, member of the RWA and Affaire de Coeur Halls of Fame, and recipient of the RWA Lifetime Achievement Rita. She holds numerous other honors, including two Maggies, two Holt Medallions, multiple Reviewer's Choice awards, the Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times BookReviews Magazine, and the Frank Waters Award for literary excellence. She has written 65 books with translations in 20 languages and more than 30 million copies in print. Jennifer and her husband live on a lake in northern Louisiana.

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