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Honeymoon for One by Beth Orsoff
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Feb 20, 2011

it was amazing

After a five-year relationship and living together for two, Lizzy's fiancé decides to wait until the night before the wedding to tell her he's not the marrying kind. It had taken her weeks of research to find the best place to take their honeymoon. To drown her sorrow she decides she's still going to go and hopefully find herself an exciting one or two night-stand.

But it's going to be awkward being the only single at the couples-only resort. So how incredible that a guy she meets in the airport, going to Belize for business, offers to be her stand-in husband for dinners and sight-seeing, even while staying at a separate hotel. At least until he's killed. The trip kind of goes downhill from there.

Yes, there are lots of red flags (as well as disaster sirens) that should have been noticed by Lizzy when it comes to the things Michael does, but that's part of the story's charm. Add to it a very rich, phobia and conspiracy theory-ridden best friend, a sexy scuba diver/marine biologist, lots of potential suspects as well as motives for his death, an escape from her cleaning-closet jail cell and the need to find whodunit while hiding out, and you've got a humorous chic lit/mystery/romance.

Well after midnight with eyes so blurred it was difficult to read, I had to finish in one sitting what was perhaps the most enjoyable read I've had this summer. The story grabbed me from the first page with its very likable characters, the situations they find themselves in, and not knowing who the bad guy is because there are just so many to choose from. And it seems that no one is quite what you think they are. This is a great book to escape in for a mini-vacation or to take to the beach.

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