A modern retelling of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
Camille Kelly is in real danger of becoming an old maid—at least by Cherish, Montana, standards. She has all but given up on finding Mr. Right—until her broken laptop leads her to Aiden Peterson, a tall, dark, and handsome computer genius. Camille would never have believed her magic moment was right around the corner, but after two whirlwind weeks, she has a ring on her finger and has happily ever after in sight. However, she soon discovers Aiden is part of a daunting package deal . . .
As the eldest of seven brothers, Aiden has never had a problem living under the same roof as his rambunctious siblings. When he falls for Camille, he is confident she’ll fit right into his family’s already bursting home. He thought wrong. Aiden and Camille’s storybook romance comes to a screeching halt when she discovers her new living situation. Not willing to submit to a life mothering a bunch of grown men, Camille has only one option: she embarks on a campaign to improve her new brothers-in-law and marry them off. And what better candidates for wives than her own best friends?
A sweet, clean romance.
What did I like?
- Family Structure. Creating over 14 characters and trying to give justice does not seem like an easy task but the author excelled. They all seemed distinct enough, especially the brothers with their characteristics and physical attributions.
- Clean romance. I live for clean romance.
- Siblings supporting one another and looking after their best interests.
- Friends lifting each other up.
- Thought it was pretty clever to name all the brothers in ascending order of the alphabet. A,B,C,D,E,F,G. (Helped me remember their order that way tbh.)
- Religious aspect to a certain point. (Read below.)
- It was cute that the author named Camille after her best friend. A sweet gesture.
- B’s jokes.
What could’ve been better? What I didn’t like?
- The religious part had been too much. It didn’t feel right after a point. I was rooting for it through the first half of the book. After a point, I found myself sighing. What was it with the bible reference and Aiden’s kidnapping plan??????
- I commend the author for the creation and narration of all these characters but it still didn’t feel enough. Of course, that is the risk of working with so many characters at the same time. Some might be sidelined and others with the excessive spotlight even if the MC were A and Camille.
- Characters not taking enough control of their lives? Camille trying to be manipulative/matchmaker and it all somehow just works?
Miscellaneous Rambles. (These will surely make me sound like a stickler!)
- Camille kept saying she lived with “7 men”. G was away, it should’ve been 6. And then so was A.
- A and Camille’s relationship felt awkward at times including the dialogues.
- Same with Camille and her mother. I am still trying to process how they JUST made up.
- Some light on G’s personality would’ve been nice.
Overall, it’s a sweet book. I did like reading it.
My Rating: It’s a 3/5.
Content Notices: Death of loved ones in the past.
Audience: Young Adult
Pages: 288, Paperback
Thank you, NetGalley and the Publisher for the complimentary ARC. All thoughts are of my own.