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Cover Reveal & Review: Have Gown, Will Wed by Killian McRae


Release date: September 25, 2013

Age Group: Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Chick Lit

Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours 

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Book Description:
Back in college, the bras-before-bros sisterhood decided to live for achievement in the boardroom, not the bedroom. Rosalind Betters embraced that philosophy, pursuing her career and little else. But when her last single friend, Kamakshi, announces her engagement in of all things, an arranged marriage, Rosalind reevaluates the merits of matrimony. In her typical gung ho fashion, she names a date, books a venue, hires a caterer, and picks out a dress, all before finding a groom. Taking a lesson from Kamakshi and too busy to do otherwise, Rosalind hires San Francisco's best headhunter, Xavier Hommes, to find her better half for her.
At first, Xavier thinks Rosalind is one of the eccentric personalities for which the city is famous. As the search starts, however, Xavier finds himself hating his task for reasons he never would have suspected. If Rosalind really wants a man who will make her happy, she need look no further. As W-Day approaches and Rosalind starts falling for someone Xavier himself headhunted, he walks the line between professionalism and passion, trying to decide if competing to become Mr. Betters is worth the risk to his commission, his reputation, and Rosalind's happiness.

About the Author

Killian McRae would tell you that she is a rather boring lass, an authoress whose characters’ lives are so much more exciting than her own. She would be right. Sadly, this sarcastic lexophile leads a rather mundane existence in the San Francisco Bay Area. She once dreamed of being the female Indiana Jones, and to that end she earned a degree in Middle Eastern History from the University of Michigan. However, when she learned that real archaeologist spend more time lovingly removing dust with toothbrushes from shards of pottery than outrunning intriguing villains with exotic accents, she decided to become a writer instead. She writes across many genres, including science fiction, fantasy, romance, and historical fiction.

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Four Stars

C’est la vie. Every silver lining had its cloud. One thing Rosalind knew for sure: unlike scores of literary inventions and hallmark movie heroines, no empty place in her heart existed where a widget called “man” would fit. 

I never knew there was such a thing as an intelligently written, humorous romance until I started reading this story. That’s the only way I can accurately describe this story. I knew immediately from the description that this was going to be a one of a kind read and I was spot on. 

“But that’s what gets me, Kam. This is what we allwanted to do? We all said bras and biz before the bros, cash before cocks. What happened to everyone? 

The story itself is a pretty unconventional and very different. We have a very strong, independent heroine in Rosalind who doesn’t need a man in her life to define who she is. She’s beautiful, smart, driven and extremely determined. Back in college, Rosalind and her friends always put their careers first before even thinking about settling down with a man. But as the years went by, her friends slowly started to build their family life and put their careers second. It was only her and her best friend, Kamakshi, left. Then came the dreaded day when even Kamakshi became engaged. This is the day that Rosalind began to see things differently, too. What good is having a successful career when there is no one to share it with? But with her blooming career keeping her busy, she has no time for the complications and time consuming activity called dating. So what does she do? She hires Xavier Hommes. No, Xavier is not a matchmaker per se, but a career headhunter. His company helped Rosalind find her perfect assistant, so she figures he can find her a husband. Yes, it’s unconventional, but Rosalind doesn’t do things half-assed. She’s all in.

“Okay, we have a deal. You agree to provide me with a list of potential spouses, and I’ll commit BetaHouse to Hommes HQ for one year, and your fee will be payable upon execution of my proposal for marriage, regardless of the response of the third party. 

Xavier couldn’t believe the deal he just made, but the question remains: “Why does this beautiful woman need his help in finding a husband?” This is the most outrageous request his company has ever gotten. As much as he wants to say “no,” he can’t. This business her growing company can bring his is just too good to pass up. What he didn’t expect is to slowly fall for Rosalind himself. But will it come too late when he inadvertently found and set up someone else for her? 

Je t’aime 

As I said before, this nonconventional love story is intelligently written. Yes, there are times where the story is pretty predictable, but I didn’t care. I kept flipping the pages because I just adored Xavier and Rosalind and I couldn’t wait for them tofinally get together. There were, however, a few drawbacks to this story. One, I wanted steam! After all the sexual tension, I wanted a massive explosion….yes, pun intended :) Two, the beginning of the story started off a little slow, but once Xavier was introduced, it took on a better pace. Third, I know I’m not dyslexic nor illiterate, but I had the hardest time pronouncing Kamakshi’s name. I know, it’s my problem, but it did hinder my enjoyment…just a tad. Otherwise, I’m happy I had an opportunity to read this ARC and looking forward to more from this author. 

Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

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