The Sleeping Beauty Proposal

The Sleeping Beauty Proposal

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by Sarah Strohmeyer
     
 

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A wickedly funny fairytale for modern women from the 'laugh-out-loud funny' (Washington Post Book World) author of The Cinderella Pact.

Genie's commitment-phobic boyfriend is finally proposing-on national television. To the woman he's been seeing on the side. It's a major wake-up call for a girl who's hit the snooze button on her life a few

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A wickedly funny fairytale for modern women from the 'laugh-out-loud funny' (Washington Post Book World) author of The Cinderella Pact.

Genie's commitment-phobic boyfriend is finally proposing-on national television. To the woman he's been seeing on the side. It's a major wake-up call for a girl who's hit the snooze button on her life a few too many times.

With no names mentioned on the broadcast, Genie finds herself flooded with presents and congratulations. It's up to her to explain the mistake, but sometimes waking up is hard to do.

When her parents start planning the reception, she can't help enjoying herself. Why call off the so-called engagement just yet? It's fun to play princess. But unless a prince shows up-and soon-this dream could start getting weird.

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Dissed girlfriend exacts revenge on her ungrateful lover. It's a standard mismatch in literary relationships: cocky, hot boyfriends paired with faithful, mousy girlfriends. These ubiquitous rogues take the love and support of their women for granted. Boston Admissions Counselor Genie Michaels is no exception. For four years, she's supported her English Literature professor boyfriend, Hugh, as he struggled to complete his first novel. She's given him pep talks, free editorial services and her undying devotion. Mostly Genie feels lucky to have landed such a handsome and erudite lover. Genie's dealt a blow when Hugh hits it big with his debut. While on his publicity tour, he unceremoniously dumps Genie for another woman, and she learns of the betrayal when he proposes to this mysterious minx during a Barbara Walters interview. Thanks to a pugnacious friend, Genie decides to turn her adversity into opportunity. Since Hugh never goes public with his fiancee's name, Genie convinces her friends and family that she was the recipient of Hugh's on-air proposal. She revels in the bride-to-be glow. She blossoms under all the attention and starts to make changes. In addition to getting in shape and buying fancy undies, she vows to get out of her cramped apartment and into a beautiful new home. That's where Nick, a hunky carpenter, comes into play. Genie's brother tries to convince Genie to purchase the home he and Nick are renovating. Sparks fly in this "love at first sight" pairing. But just as Genie seems on the path to happiness, Hugh comes back into the picture. The now sexy Genie finally has some intriguing romantic options. The plot's not much, but Strohmeyer (The Cinderella Pact, 2006, etc.)succeeds in crafting Genie into an underdog worthy of sympathy. In the end, this plucky girl deserves a Prince Charming. Pleasing, predictable modern fairy tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602850279
Publisher:
Center Point Large Print
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Series:
Center Point Platinum Romance (Large Print) Series
Edition description:
Large Print Edition
Pages:
367
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Strohmeyer is the bestselling author of Sweet Love, The Cinderella Pact, The Sleeping Beauty Proposal, The Secret Lives of Fortunate Wives, and the popular "Bubbles" series. She lives with her family outside Montpelier, Vermont.

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Sleeping Beauty Proposal 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I very much enjoyed this book! Trying to expand from the teen section to the young adult/Chick Lit was easy when I found this gem of a story! Strohmeyer has proven to be a talented writer with this and her other books. Entertaining and luagh-out-loud funny.
Anita21 More than 1 year ago
I read this right after The Cinderella Pact. I just love the modern day woman of Strohmeyer and they're just so darn easy to relate to. And she just always cracks me up! I can't wait to read Sweet Love.
GirlieMac More than 1 year ago
Genie has put her life on hold to please her British boyfriend Hugh. When Hugh writes a best seller (with Genie's help) and proposes on TV, life is good. Until Genie discovers the proposal was not meant for her. Thus ensues her plan to pretend that she is getting married. Through the ordeal, Genie blossoms, falls in love for real and deals with her nutty family. The plot is fairly predictable, in the style of Sophie Kinsella, but the book is enjoyable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. It was an easy, fast read. Great entertainment and a good story line.
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Loved this book and author. They need to make her books into movies! Her books are very inspiring and keep you wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. Love all the twists and turns in the plot. As always, a great S.Strohmeyer book
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