Husband Auditions is Christian Rom Com at its best. I’ll admit that the reader doesn’t have to be very psychic to know what direction the romance will take almost from the get go but oh what fun it is to follow along its twisted path.
The tale opens with Meri moving into her brother’s house after her room mate’s wedding. She is pretty discouraged because she is the last of her group of friends that is still single. It does not help that her other housemates happen to be a man she considers totally lacking in ambition and a drop-dead gorgeous woman who leaves a trail of men behind her without even noticing. When she opens the envelope slipped to her by her newly married friend, she discovers that it is the 1950s era magazine article on how to win a husband with 100 suggestions. When house mate Kai reads the list he suggests that Meri let him film her trying out some of the suggestions to post on Youtube. She finally agrees to go along with him just once and “Meri Me” turns into a viral internet sensation.
I thoroughly enjoyed Husband Auditions and all the laughs it afforded me. Angela Ruth Strong definitely has a talent for the type of romantic humor that I enjoy. The story was filled with so many funny mishaps that turned into perfect scenes for their videos. But putting the humor aside, what I also loved about Husband Auditions was the character growth and maturing of faith that was obvious in both Meri and Kai as their story progressed.
All fans of Christian Rom Com definitely need to read Husband Auditions. Take my word for it.
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Audra Jennings PR. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
How far would you go to find the perfect husband? All the way back to the 1950s?
In a world full of happily-ever-after love, Meri Newberg feels like the last young woman on the planet to be single, at least in her Christian friend group. So when she’s handed a strange present at the latest wedding–a 1950s magazine article of “ways to get a husband”–she decides there’s nothing to lose by trying out its advice. After all, she can’t get any more single, can she?
Her brother’s roommate sees the whole thing as a great opportunity. Not to fall in love–Kai Kamaka has no interest in the effort a serious relationship takes. No, this is a career jump start. He talks Meri into letting him film every silly husband-catching attempt for a new online show. If it goes viral, his career as a cameraman will be made.
When Meri Me debuts, it’s an instant hit. People love watching her lasso men on street corners, drop handkerchiefs for unsuspecting potential beaus, and otherwise embarrass herself in pursuit of true love. But the longer this game goes on, the less sure Kai is that he wants Meri to snag anyone but him. The only problem is that he may not be the kind of husband material she’s looking for . . .
With droll comic timing, unbeatable chemistry, and a zany but relatable cast of characters, Angela Ruth Strong has created a heartfelt look at the reality of modern Christian dating that readers will both resonate with and fall for.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Angela Ruth Strong sold her first Christian romance novel in 2009 then quit writing romance when her husband left her. Ten years later, God has shown her the true meaning of love, and there’s nothing else she’d rather write about.
She is the author of the Resort to Love series and the CafFUNated mysteries. Her books have since earned TOP PICK in Romantic Times, won the Cascade Award, and been Amazon best-sellers. Finding Love in Big Sky was recently filmed on location in Montana and will air soon. Her latest release is Husband Auditions.
Strong also writes non-fiction for SpiritLed Woman. To help aspiring authors, she started IDAhope Writers where she lives in Idaho and teaches as an expert online at Write That Book.