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Finding Mr. Right Now by Meg Benjamin
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4.5 Stars

I am so not a fan of reality television shows but because this is a Meg Benjamin book I just had to read it and I'm really glad I did. The first book in her Salt Box Trilogy, Finding Mr. Right Now takes place during the filming of a bachelorette show, Finding Mr. Right and it is set in a ski resort in Colorado. Taking Hollywood types plus reality show contestants up in to the mountains of Colorado, what could go wrong? Well a lot and some of it is quite comical and in addition we are treated to how unreal a reality show really is and find that while you can't force love sometimes it hits two people over the head when they least expect it. Add in some very interesting town folks and the majestic mountains as a backdrop and you have the makings of a fantastic new series.

As an associate producer of a production company Monica McKellar job description is pretty fluid and the next show they are producing is one she really isn't all too excited about. Finding Mr. Right brings back a fan favorite bachelorette from Finding Ms. Right and although she hates it she knows a good portion of her job is going to be babysitting Ronnie. As the show begins to unravel even before it starts Monica figures she should have taken it as a sign but when the show's handsome writer is tapped to take the place of a bachelor gone missing, her life gets even more complicated.

Paul Dewitt is just passing time working for Fairstein Productions hoping the show he has developed with a friend will be picked up and he won't be stuck "writing" for insipid reality shows for the rest of his life. When he's basically forced into accepting to fill in for a missing bachelor on the upcoming filming of Finding Mr. Right he doesn't think his life can get any more complicated. Little does he know that the complications have just begun.

It was really entertaining to watch Monica and Paul try and figure out how to be together while she was working on producing the show and he was suppose to be interested in being the next Mr. Right (something he had zero interest in). An accident has them waylaid in the town of Salt Box where they spend a few days interacting with a very intriguing local crowd and finding many ways to enjoy the downtime. There were many comical moments in this story as well as many sweet ones to some downright sexy and sensual ones. Through it all these two managed to spend time getting to know one another and developing a closeness that went beyond the physical. All the while trying to steal precious moments together Monica was trying to keep the bedlam of the filming from gaining media attention and Paul was trying to get cut from the show all while hoping to hear from his agent that his idea was accepted.

There is nothing I appreciate more than a well balanced story and Finding Mr. Right Now fits that description perfectly; a fast paced and entertaining plot, characters I like and care about, humor and just enough drama to make it interesting and an ending much better than any reality show could hope for. Well done Ms. Benjamin The Salt Box Trilogy is off to a great start!

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