The Event by Whitney Dineen
Book Review, Contemporary Romance, Romance Readers, Romance Review, romantic comedy, Series, standalone

Book Review: The Event by Whitney Dineen

*** The Creek Water series Book 1***

There’s a reason Emmeline Frothingham left her hometown of Creek Water, Missouri as soon as humanly possible. That reason is small-minded, judgmental people who wouldn’t know the truth if it was coughed up on them like an errant furball.

After graduating from college, Emmie gets her dream job in New York City. As the head buyer at Silver Spoons–a high-end boutique, and single girl about town, her life is ideal. That is, until the night of The Event, her company’s annual award’s ball at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Nerves plus too much tequila leave Emmie dealing with a wicked hangover, the unemployment line, and a surprise to end all surprises.

Facing the repercussions of her wild night, Emmie is forced to go home to work in her family’s business. But her return puts her dead in the sights of the gossipy country club harpies who drove her away in the first place.

Will Emmie make peace with her past and embrace the love of her family? Will she discover that the man who seems to be judging her most has a secret of his own? Find out in this deliciously fun romantic comedy, sure to put a smile on your face!

This is a fun read. Emmie is funny, strong and has a big heart. She wants to do the right thing – as long as she’s not drinking tequila – but doesn’t know how. When she heads home to join the family business after a certain mishap derails her career, she’s determined to succeed in her new role and love is the furthest thing from her mind. Her loving, supportive and slightly insane family concocts a story about a fiancé who died a tragic death to protect the single mom from the town busybodies, against Emmie’s will.

The new job pairs her up with Zach, an acquaintance from high school who grew up to be drop-dead gorgeous. Emmie’s instantly attracted to him and she thinks it’s mutual but Zach is all mixed signals, making her head spin. She’s trying to make sense of their interactions while juggling her new career with the town bullies, so Emmie really has her hands full.

I loved Emmie and Zach’s story, even though it was predictable. There were no twists or surprises here, but it was still a fun read. The supporting cast is fantastic, from the country club mean girls to the meddling moms and zany uncles. This isn’t typically the kind of romance I read but I enjoyed the characters and storytelling enough that I’ll check out the next book in the series so I highly recommend this for a quick, fun read.

The Event on Amazon



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