I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Once Upon A Real Good Time by Lauren Blakely
on 10th September 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Source: the Author
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Mackenzie is a single mother who loves trivia at one of her non mom nights and does trivias at a local pub where she meets a musician ‘guitar hero’ as she thinks of him.
Campbell was a teen idol when he used to perform with his brothers as a trio called heartbreakers. Now he’s music teacher and does gigs with his band made up of his friends at The Grouchy Owl.
Mackenzie and Campbell hit it off from the moment they talk. They had such fun and cute banter. They are both single parents who adore their children. Mackenzie and Campbell were so cute and adorable together! I mean yes they had very passionate moments as well but the entire I thought about how cute they were!!
This is such a feel good romance, it has little angst but its minor but I adored them together. They just fit each other perfectly! They were sweethearts who deserved their HEA, after sacrificing so much for their kids. Theres the sneaking around, tiny forbidden element and the longing for each other that a bit of angst and spice to their romance and makes the story more special.
I also really liked their kids and both their relationships with them, its nice to read for once about their kids that just nice and don’t have an attitude or any other problem.
Overall, a light hearted romance comedy with a adorable couple to makes you feel warm and fuzzy! I can’t wait to read Campbell’s brother, Miller and his best friends story!!
I’m not checking him out.
I am solely focused on answering the next trivia question. The game emcee spouts it out for the four teams vying for the prize at The Grouchy Owl bar. The prize being bragging rights.
The hostess clears her throat, brings the mic to her mouth, and asks the question: “Which Las Vegas hotel did the bachelor party stay at—”
I’m perched forward in the chair whispering the answer to my teammate—Caesars, Caesars, Caesars—so we can write it on the answer slip before the hostess even finishes.
“—in the 2009 moving The Hangover?”
“So easy,” I say to Roxy as she smacks my palm and mouths ringer while filling in the answer.
I’m not a ringer.
I was simply fed a steady diet of Trivial Pursuit, trivia books, and endless facts about the world as a kid.
Also, I love trivia. Trivia helped me through some tough times as an adult, and by tough, I mean anxiety-ridden, sleepless, and stressful. That kind of tough.
As the hostess flips her cards to the next question, the guy on stage—the one I’m not at all checking out—adjusts the amp for his guitar. The Grouchy Owl has a little bit of everything—from darts, to pub quizzes, to pool, to live music from local bands. It’s like a Vegas hotel right here in the West Village. Big Ike doesn’t want patrons to leave, so she makes sure the entertainment options are plentiful.
And if that handsome hottie stays on the stage, I won’t want to head home for a long, long time. Except that I’ll have to. I’m Cinderella, and I turn into a pumpkin in minutes.
But for now…Hello, nice view.
As the guy turns the knob on the amp, his brown hair flops over his eyes. He flicks it off his forehead with a quick snap then runs his fingers down the strings on his guitar. Those fingers fly.
I bet they’d fly other places too.