Can I Steal You for a Second? by Jodi McAlister is a fun and hilarious romantic story. It’s about looking for love on a TV reality show during the COVID lockdown.
Meet Mandie Mitchell. She’s twenty seven years old, blonde, and an attractive mechanic who has had her heart broken.
What would be the best way to move forward? Apply to be a contestant on “Marry me, Juliet”, one of her favourite TV shows. Maybe her ex might even be jealous!
Mandie meets Dylan Gilchrist at the auditions. Dylan is the most stunning woman she’s ever seen. She is strong and confident, everything Mandie would love to be. They become friends straight away.
Mandie and Dylan are both chosen to be “Juliets”.
Let the fun begin, what could be more exciting than being in a mansion with fifteen “Juliets” all competing for the love of one “Romeo”?
Mandie’s confidence is at an all time low and her ex has constantly been putting her down. Dylan encourages Mandie to focus on her “best feature’s list”.
The show’s “Romeo” is Dylan Jayasinghe Mellor, an Olympic gold medallist in sailing. Mandie finds Romeo Dylan very handsome, with lovely eyes and a nice personality.
However it is Dylan G that Mandie has fallen for! But is the attraction mutual?
We are taken on Mandie’s hilarious journey of self improvement. The changing of Mandie Version 1.0, who lets impulses take her everywhere, to Mandie Version 2.0, who does her best to make good choices.
Mandie narrates the story with humour, showing the drama and personalities of the Juliet’s, the tricks used and the flaws of reality TV.
I could not put this book down. I loved all the characters. The style of writing makes it easy to read. The questions of, who will Romeo choose and does anyone find love, keep you engaged.
I am sure this book would make an entertaining movie.
This is the second book in the Marry Me, Juliet series, the first being “Here for the Right Reasons”. It is not necessary to have read it to enjoy this book. There is a hint that a third book is on the way too.
Thank you to Simon and Schuster and Beauty and Lace for the opportunity to read this fun book.
A selection of Beauty and Lace Club members have been reading Can I Steal You For a Second by Jodi McAlister. You can read their comments below, or add your own review.
I love to read, any book on any topic. I now love ebooks as they are easier to store, I was running out of bookshelves! My other interests are family, gardening and our beautiful King Charles spaniel dog who is my reading companion.