Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mail-Order Groom by Cindy Flores Martinez

Mail-Order Groom, a debut romantic comedy novel by Cindy Flores Martinez, was inspired by the author’s own Polish ancestry and is based on her screenplay and movie project of the same title, which she shopped around Hollywood, New York, and other parts of the world. 

A sweet romance about an American woman who marries a stranger from Poland after her fiancé leaves her right before the wedding. 

Lisa is about to marry her first real love and have the wedding of her dreams, but her world is shattered when she finds her fiancé, Jeff, in the arms of another woman. When he calls the wedding off, Lisa is heartbroken. 

In a twist of fate, she meets Krzysztof Zielinski from Poland on Mail-Order-Grooms.Com. He needs to marry an American woman so that he can stay in America, and he’s willing to pay money for it. His reason for needing to stay is what tugs at Lisa’s heart and convinces her to say “I do” to him. After all, it’s going to be strictly a business deal. She won’t even have to live with him, and marrying another man would be the perfect revenge on Jeff. 

Lisa races to the altar with her stand-in groom, but she soon learns that she actually does have to live with him. Things become even more complicated when she finds herself falling for him, and he’s not planning to stay in America forever. Will Lisa’s heart break all over again or will she find love and happiness in the end? 

My Review:

I started reading this book last week and actually stopped for a few days.  I felt that there was lack of character development (not much information on the main characters) and then there was the fact that when she found a woman at her fiancé's house, the wedding was called off and Lisa automatically decides to marry a man off the internet to get back at Jeff.  Very drastic decisions for something that could've been handled differently if thought through.

Now moving along, I got pulled into the story of Lisa and Krzys.  I wanted to find out more about what would happen with them and this on the whim marriage of two perfect strangers.  I loved the ending but felt that there was some more that could've been told along the way leading up to that may just be me too.

All in all I liked the book and would recommend it

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