Jan 292015
 
Review: Claiming CallieClaiming Callie by Paige Rion
Published by Self published on Nov 20, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Format: eBook from Author
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: three-stars

Her love of Michael Kors might be her downfall.

Callie Cartwright is a college senior on the verge of graduating and getting the job of her dreams. But her illustrious shopping habit and expensive tastes backfire when her future employer gives her an ultimatum. She has less than six months to lower her debt or she’ll lose the job she’s worked so hard for.

His secret crush may be his undoing.

Dean Michaels has everything going for him. He’s a manager at the local coffee shop, a sophomore in college, star of the university basketball team, and don’t forget, gorgeous. The only thing he needs is the girl of his dreams to make his world complete. And he’s finally ready to go after her. The only problem: it’s his sister’s best friend he’s crushing on. And all she sees in him is the love for a brother.

But desperate times call for desperate measures.

When Callie concocts a crazy plan as a way to make quick money and pay down her debt, Dean’s feelings go into overdrive. It’s time to show her how he feels.

And the plan he proposes, just might be the one to finally catch the girl.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This is a fun and light-hearted romance story. It felt very similar to Shopaholic in that the main female is a complete disaster and needs to rein in her financial situation. There are several key differences though, primarily being the duel narrative with Dean.

I think Dean’s narrative was my favourite part of the story. He’s just so sweet. He really has Callie’s best interests at heart, and seems like the only actual adult in the story. Callie’s plan to earn quick money is really a disaster and not thought out at all. It’s no wonder she ran into problems.

This book is split into 4 serial sections. I read it as a full book, and found it worked well. It felt like a seamless story, which I enjoyed.

Overall, this was a sweet and fun romance featuring a very likable male character. I didn’t really like Callie, or understand why Dean liked her so much, but I was still able to enjoy the story as a heart warming weekend read.

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