Double Dog Dare

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We're all mad here.
~The Cheshire Cat

When Cheris McDowell wakes up in a hotel room next to the husband she doesn't remember meeting, she decides the only practical solution is a quiet divorce.

Too bad the rest of the world disagrees.

As an Internet advice guru, Cheris ought to know how to fix the mess she ...

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We're all mad here.
~The Cheshire Cat

When Cheris McDowell wakes up in a hotel room next to the husband she doesn't remember meeting, she decides the only practical solution is a quiet divorce.

Too bad the rest of the world disagrees.

As an Internet advice guru, Cheris ought to know how to fix the mess she woke up to, but when her own web master conspires to keep the marriage going, Cheris is at a loss.

Geoff Arrowood III, her new husband, isn't helping the situation. He's way too charming and looks a little too good in a Tuxedo.

Will Cheris choose a little storybook madness or the sensible advice of the wisdom she's followed all her life?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937389130
  • Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2011
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.24 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

I grew up as a flower child named Francesca in Uruguay, making my first "B" movie at fourteen. I was a sensation locally, but, tragically, the world did not appreciate my talents. My lover, Bruno, intent on killing me because of my infidelity, forced me to flee to the United States, the land of new beginnings and redemption.

I have a recurring dream, however, that I am a North American woman from Alabama, USA. I go to Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia and later to graduate school in Georgia. My dream continues that I marry a man who teaches math and that we have two children who share with us in our happy existence in the United States, far away from Uruguay and my checkered past.

In my dream, my name is Jennifer Johnson. It is a common, yet lovely name, which allows me to be free from the clutches of Bruno.

Oh, wait. Maybe my dream is my life. Yes, it is! I do, however, love to create other worlds to dream in and fall in love with. I wrote my first love story in seventh grade. It was about two teenagers who meet at beach camp. They get stranded on a top bunk of a bed by a wolf. I kept this epic novel in a bright pink notebook and carried it with me everywhere. It disappeared one day and; alas, the young lovers' story was never resolved. If I had finished it, it would have been a happy ending because I'm a big believer in happy endings! And I'm still hoping that pink notebook will show up somewhere.

P.S. I can't take credit for Francesca-she's from an old Kids in the Hall comedy sketch.

Learn more about my writing by visiting my Web site:

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  • Posted February 5, 2012

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    Wonderful Story of Mis-Marriage

    Cheris McDowell has her life in order. She's got a great apartment, a great job, and great friends—one of which needs her support at a local art show. The only problem is the Alice In Wonderland display and the handsome man in the tuxedo who “double dog dares” Cheris to eat the piece of cake in the exhibit. It’s only cake, right? Wrong! And when Cheris wakes up the next morning…in a hotel room…wearing only the hunky stranger’s shirt and a wedding ring, she hightails it back home. Only to discover the eye candy in the tux is Geoff Arrowood, her best friend’s brother, and he’s not as keen on getting a divorce as she is. But workaday Cheris doesn’t fit in with the high-class Arrowoods despite the fact that Geoff seems reluctant to let her go. Now Cheris has to convince her friend, her husband and his all-too-happy-to-welcome-her-to-the-fold family that they aren’t and never will be a couple. And with any luck she can do this before she loses her heart to her danged-near perfect, spur-of-the-moment husband.

    I love a marriage of convenience story. Nothing keeps two people together like that little piece of paper. Throw in some meddling family members, and you have a hit on your hands. But what does Double Dog Dare have that other similar stories don't? An all too willing groom. Told from Cheris’s point of view, the reader doesn’t get a clear glimpse into Geoff’s motivations right off the bat, but has to wait and let them reveal themselves as the story progresses. Double Dog Dare is a charming read filled with memorable characters, lots of laughs, and tons of fun.

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  • Posted September 30, 2011

    Great Read

    Cheris doesn't do spontaneous. She doesn't do one night stands. She most certainly doesn't do eloping with a man she just met. But apparently, she did. She woke up married and she doesn't even remember the event!

    Cheris is the type of woman that doesn't dream of that sort of thing. She feels that she doesn't belong in the kind of life that Geoff lives. He's got a great family, somewhat well off, and Cheris sees that as beyond her reach. She grew up a fairly rough life, and has bettered herself. I really liked Cheris' character. She is honest, a good person, and tries to live her live as best she can considering her past. She and Geoff are perfect together, she just doesn't know it yet. The whole town sees it, but it takes Cheris much longer to warm up to her husband.

    Geoff is irresistible. He's charming, sweet, funny, and all of the characteristics a romantic wants to find in a hero. His whirlwind marriage to Cheris was interesting. He seemed so unusually calm about it all that it made me wonder.

    The characters in this novel are memorable. I loved Geoff's family. His sister Janie, who is actually friends with Cheris, and speaks highly of her. Geoff's mother and father are great, especially his mother. Everyone is ecstatic that Geoff has found someone and settled down. If only they knew the truth.

    Double Dog Dare is a sweet and funny contemporary story. I enjoyed it very much and had many opportunities to smile and laugh. If you love a heartwarming story about falling in love, Then I dare you -- double dog dare you even, to get yourself a copy of this great book.
    Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews

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