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The Perils of Paulie
     

The Perils of Paulie

by Katie MacAlister
 

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A fast and furious new Matchmaker in Wonderland novel from the New York Times bestseling author of Daring in a Blue Dress.
 
Sheltered by a strict father, Paulina Rostakova spends her time working for the family business and yearning for some grand adventure. So when contestants are needed for a reality show reenacting an historic

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A fast and furious new Matchmaker in Wonderland novel from the New York Times bestseling author of Daring in a Blue Dress.
 
Sheltered by a strict father, Paulina Rostakova spends her time working for the family business and yearning for some grand adventure. So when contestants are needed for a reality show reenacting an historic 1908 car race across the US, Asia, Russia, and Europe, Paulie jumps at the chance to get behind the wheel of a vintage car.
 
Dixon Ainslie has nothing to lose by entering the race, except the rut he’s been in since the death of his girlfriend years ago. But as other racers begin to drop out, the producers want Dixon to join forces with Paulie—on one condition: they have to pretend to fall in love and get married.
 
And as their scripted courtship takes off, Dixon and Paulie will have to take a detour into reality to turn the sparks flying between them into a passion with staying power...

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the Novels of Katie MacAlister
 
“Gut-wrenchingly funny!”—Open Book Society
 
“A brilliant writer, funny, fast, silly, and completely irreverent.”—Bitten by Books
 
“Amusing to steamy to serious. The reader can’t be bored with MacAlister’s novel.”—Fresh Fiction
Kirkus Reviews
2016-11-24
When a feisty but sheltered heiress and a stifled Englishman team up on an epic around-the-world race, it gets more than just their motors running.Paulina Rostakova has lived under her father's firm but benevolent thumb for almost 30 years after an attempted kidnapping when she was 6. Paulie loves her dad but is frustrated by his interference in her life. When her stepmother suggests she take part in a reality show inspired by The Great Race, Paulie is excited about embarking on an adventure worthy of her hero, Nellie Bly. It's a chance for freedom as well as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dress up in period clothes and drive a vintage car. Meanwhile, Dixon Ainslie has been withering away managing his brother's estate and recovering from the death of his fiancee. An adventure might be just the thing to help him put his life into high gear. Dixon and Paulie are both awkward, and their meet-cute is painfully so. But after being thrown together by circumstance, their attraction is clear. Once the race is underway, they begin secretly hooking up off camera. Unfortunately, a rival team is picking off contestants one by one. After their teammates are sidelined, the producers ask Dixon and Paulie to pretend to be in love and get married in order to keep the competition on track. A series of high jinks ensue, and the two encounter a hitchhiking Star Wars stormtrooper, a torrential downpour, a brief kidnapping by the worst thugs ever, and more. The sex is there, though it's a little flat. If that's a deterrent for some readers, they may be won back by the zany antics and funny dialogue. The shifting perspectives—the novel is told through journal entries and text conversations (with hilarious autocorrects)—add new and refreshing elements to the story as well.A sweet if occasionally silly adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101990681
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/03/2017
Series:
A Matchmaker in Wonderland Series , #4
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
38,022
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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Katie MacAlister is the author of Daring in a Blue Dress, A Midsummer Night’s Romp, The Importance of Being Alice, It's All Greek to Me, and the Time Thief, Light Dragons, and Dark Ones series.

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