The Importance of Being Alice

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The Importance of Being Alice

An Ainslie Brothers Romance, #1

Anyone who has ever read a book by Katie MacAlister will instantly recognize her signature humor and off beat characters. Though this is a new series, you feel at home and comfortable almost immediately as things don’t ever go as planned and plans always change. Alice is optimistic and imaginative while her new cabin mate, Elliot is wanting peace and quiet. Miscommunication and misunderstandings set the stage for mysterious meetings, family emergencies and an unexpected wedding. As usual with Ms MacAlister’s stories, once started, I couldn’t put it down until I finished and now that I’ve finished, I’m ready for the next book. This story is fast paced, at times a bit silly but always entertaining. Though most of Ms MacAlister’s books are PG or even G rating, this book is a little more explicit so may not be appropriate for young teens. Regardless, I loved it. The humor, quirky characters, silly scenes and unexpected ending had me thrilled, laughing and glued to the book. I couldn’t read the pages fast enough!

Alice expected to get married to Patrick during their cruise, not told to get out of their condo and that he had found someone else. Still, the tickets are non-refundable so Alice decides she might as well use hers, not knowing that Patrick had given his away to a friend. Elliot is on deadline for writing a book he hasn’t even been able to start. He sees this unexpected cruise to be the perfect place for some uninterrupted quiet time. Can these two work out sharing a cabin without killing each other?

Book Blurb for The Importance of Being Alice

From New York Times bestselling author Katie MacAlister comes a series about finding your own wonderland through one roadblock at a time....

Nothing about Alice Wood’s life is normal right now. Her fiancé, Patrick, called off their wedding and relationship only days before their nonrefundable wedding trip. And though a luxurious European river cruise for one is just what she needs, it’s not what she gets....

Due to a horrible misunderstanding, Alice is now cramped in her "romantic” suite with one of Patrick’s friends. Instead of cruising along the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers sipping champagne with the love of her life, she’s navigating the waters with a strange yet mysteriously handsome British aristocrat.

A baron of dubious wealth and not-so-dubious debt Elliot Ainslie is just looking forsome alone time to write the books that keep his large family afloat. But his stodgy, serious self is about to be sidetracked by a woman who seems to have jumped out of the pages of a fairy tale, one who is determined to shake up his life...and include him in her own happily ever after.

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2015 4.50