Gamble on Engagement [NOOK Book]

Overview

Book 2 in the McMaster the Disaster series, complete with all new Disaster Diary entries.

Josie McMaster is on the move to London for a top-secret stint as a ghostwriter for a high profile celebrity. It's her dream job; she's got a beautiful place to stay in the English countryside, full access to the celebrity, and three months to complete the best ghostwritten autobiography anyone has ever seen.

In true McMaster the Disaster fashion, Josie ...

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Overview

Book 2 in the McMaster the Disaster series, complete with all new Disaster Diary entries.

Josie McMaster is on the move to London for a top-secret stint as a ghostwriter for a high profile celebrity. It's her dream job; she's got a beautiful place to stay in the English countryside, full access to the celebrity, and three months to complete the best ghostwritten autobiography anyone has ever seen.

In true McMaster the Disaster fashion, Josie tumbles head-first into scandal, apparently more than just an average ghostwriter in the eyes of this new celebrity. Not to mention she has never written a biography, but… how hard could it really be?

Of course, the paparazzi is not helping matters, constantly publicizing the 'when will Jake Hall pop the question' betting pool, which is completely ridiculous considering she and Jake have only been dating a short while...

... or is it?

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011470585
  • Publisher: Rachel Astor
  • Publication date: 8/3/2011
  • Series: McMaster the Disaster , #2
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 11,589
  • File size: 208 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Bridesmaid Lotto takes the Cake

    I have to say, the sequel was no where as good as "Bridesmaid Lotto." The story carried on too long & brought in unnecessary plot lines. I was eager to read it directly after finishing the first, but looking back, would have passed.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    Disappointed

    I found the first book Bridesmaid Lotto hilarious and couldn't wait to read the next in the series. However, the reminiscing that was important to the storyline in Bridesmaid Lotto seemed random and distracting in this book. Also, a particular plotline regarding a secret mistress being imagined or real turned out just to be imagination. Why waste some much time on it? Maybe it was supposed to be just another example of how wacky the main character was, but for me it was a distraction. Also, the resolution of how the book could be completed was totally contrived. Another issues is the timeline for the engagement, but after a seeing the title of the next book I understand why. Overall, this was not a satisfying experience; I had to force myself to complete it. While I sympathize with the how hard it is to be an author I can only hope that Ms. Astor finds the voice she showed us in Bridesmaid Lotto.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Sequel to "Bridesmaid Lotto" and still fun. But this i

    Sequel to "Bridesmaid Lotto" and still fun. But this is the Disaster minus familiar environment and supporting cast I liked in first book. After Mom reneged on travel money and spending most of her savings (plus now being unemployed) in first book -- she signs up for a mystery overseas placement in England. Ghostwriting autobiography for unknown person. Still a decent book but just not as whacky as the first and the sojourn overseas not really believable or something I could get into. Looking forward to next book in series "The Wedding Wager" which sounds like it's back on track with the Disaster in familiar surroundings and Mom and Mattie both convinced they will be her wedding planner

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Decent read

    While I did enjoy the book overall, I found the diary entries to be unnecessary to the plot in this story. When faced with a seemingly daunting task and looming deadline, some people do procrastinate, so I thought Josie's sidestep into writing fiction was believable. This was a good enough plot to keep me reading, if an implausible, silly one with an unbelievable conclusion to the prince storyline. Overall: enjoyable.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2011

    Not that great.....

    Pretty slow moving book. I forced myself to finish it to see if it would get any better. This is the second book I have read by the author and it's just not my style.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    3 stars

    I must admit- I liked the first one much more. This one started out ok but seemed to stall to me. Sure- Josie got into some stuff but the whole thing was just lacking. Josie's interactions with Mattie, Jennifer and Jake are part of what made the first book fun. The same can't be said for most of Josie's interactions with supporting characters this time around. Josie kind of started to piss me off a bit in this book too. Her 'poor me' attitude and seeming disregard for Jake grated on me this time around and makes me want to slap her. I'm not sure, yet, if I'll continue on with the series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    Girly and lovable

    I enjoyed reading this book. It was a fun escape. To me, it didn't live up to the first book but it was fun and kept me turning pages and isn't thatthe whole point of a novel? There where a couple of seriously random moments but not random in a bad way, just odd. Overall it was a good read and I hope I get sucked in with book three.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    Gamble on engagement

    Good

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    Lots of laughs, good clean humor

    My teenage daughter and I read this series together and loved laughing about McMaster's Disasters together, we could defintatly relate.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    HAS potential....

    READ #2 because I had forced myself to read #1. I was excited to see this particular book didnt have as many spelling, grammatical and difficult to understand run-on sentences. Still present, more distracting was the slow paced tone and the off the wall story line. Like others, there was a lot of time wasted on her 'fantasy' story about Leo the Prince. I didnt get it. I wished so much for the book to develop-I enjoyed Jake and her annoying mom, all where lacking in this story....still hope for #3.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    I'm sorry.

    How can one person be so incompetent? It lost my interest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    Good, book #2 in series

    This is the second book in a humorous romance series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Kind of confusing

    I was a little put off by this book the whole premise was her writing this book but she just kind of dropped it at the end and never said what happened. It seemed like this book was just thrown together and not really thought out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    Could have done without second book

    The first and third books were fun. This one didn't even fit in. Skip it and move on to third.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2013

    Delightfully Fun!

    I loved the whole series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    #2

    Not as good as 1st book-plot line was a bit contrived and author made no effort with new characters-we can't fall in love with them when we don't even get to know them! Not enough interaction with old characters either-only 1 paragraph about Mattie's new man and not nearly enough interaction with Jake to warrant a ring at the end! On the other hand, I now know that all it takes is abstaining from using my flat iron to nab a Prince!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Sweet

    Nice quick read. Not as good as first book but well worth the time

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    Must read

    This whole series was just a fun read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Great series

    Enjoyed the series! Highly recommend!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    Another great book by Rachel Astor

    I loved reading this book. The disaster diary is hysterical. It was so entertaining and well written. The ending was great. I cannot wait to begin reading #3.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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