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The book is just okay Something about this sequel was much less satisfying than the first one The first one got off to a rocky start everyone in Josie s life was hounding her about entering the lottery but picked up steam after Josie was already in it This one, however, is mired in silliness the entire time, from the annoying seat mate to the completely expected ending The problem is Josie, I think Josie shone in the first book only in her interactions with Matt and Jake, and they ar The book is just okay Something about this sequel was much less satisfying than the first one The first one got off to a rocky start everyone in Josie s life was hounding her about entering the lottery but picked up steam after Josie was already in it This one, however, is mired in silliness the entire time, from the annoying seat mate to the completely expected ending The problem is Josie, I think Josie shone in the first book only in her interactions with Matt and Jake, and they aren t here enough to make it enjoyable to spend time with her The celebrity client is hardly present enough to take their place and the client is no Jake, or Matt In the first one, I was rooting for Josie, who seemed like a nice enough girl In this one, she strikes me as much less mature and incredibly lazy Did she really think this was a free trip to Europe and that she wasn t going to have to actually do the job she was being paid to do And then there s this out of place story that crops up on Josie s ill fated trip to Spain and doesn t go anywhere I imagine it ll come back in the third book At least, I hope it does, otherwise, it didn t need to be there at all At some point in the story, I realized Josie felt like a slightlylikable version of Becky Bloomwood from the Shopaholic series Even with Josie being apalatable heroine than Becky, the shenanigans in Gamble on Engagement wore me out a lot faster I made it to the third Shopaholic book before giving up, but I ll be stopping here with Josie [[ Kindle ]] ↡ Gamble on Engagement ☠ Bookin the McMaster the Disaster series, complete with all new Disaster Diary entries Josie McMaster is on the move to London for a top secret stint as a ghostwriter for a high profile celebrity It s her dream job she s got a beautiful place to stay in the English countryside, full access to the celebrity, and three months to complete the best ghostwritten autobiography anyone has ever seenIn true McMaster the Disaster fashion, Josie tumbles head first into scandal, apparently than just an average ghostwriter in the eyes of this new celebrity Not to mention she has never written a biography, but how hard could it really be Of course, the paparazzi is not helping matters, constantly publicizing the when will Jake Hall pop the question betting pool, which is completely ridiculous considering she and Jake have only been dating a short while or is it , word count The USS Arizona: The Ship, the Men, the Pearl Harbor Attack, and the Symbol That Aroused America complete with all new Disaster Diary entries Josie McMaster is on the move to London for a top secret stint as a ghostwriter for a high profile celebrity It s her dream job she s got a beautiful place to stay in the English countryside No Such Thing as a Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy full access to the celebrity Hokuto no Ken - Ken, le survivant Vol.10 and three months to complete the best ghostwritten autobiography anyone has ever seenIn true McMaster the Disaster fashion GTO Josie tumbles head first into scandal To Lure a Proper Lady apparently than just an average ghostwriter in the eyes of this new celebrity Not to mention she has never written a biography Screening Sandy Hook: Causes and Consequences but how hard could it really be Of course Georgia Courthouse Disasters the paparazzi is not helping matters The Z Club constantly publicizing the when will Jake Hall pop the question betting pool Sacred Sins which is completely ridiculous considering she and Jake have only been dating a short while or is it Skinny-Dipping word count This is a classic example of a second book in a series that is considerably worse than the first one I sincerely enjoyed McMaster the Disaster, 1, and bought this book in hope to find that same enjoyment, unfortunately I was disappointed This book was not as gripping or witty and I really regretted wasting money on it. While I thought the first McMaster the Disaster book was a cute read, this book was a bitplodding The first book was an easy read, and it was pretty fun, despite the fact that it was a predictable and a bit unrealistic This book was pretty boring to me, and evenunbelievable First how many times do people ACTUALLY spit whatever they re drinking out of their mouth I felt like there must have been some weird bug going around that caused everyone to have chronic swallowing iss While I thought the first McMaster the Disaster book was a cute read, this book was a bitplodding The first book was an easy read, and it was pretty fun, despite the fact that it was a predictable and a bit unrealistic This book was pretty boring to me, and evenunbelievable First how many times do people ACTUALLY spit whatever they re drinking out of their mouth I felt like there must have been some weird bug going around that caused everyone to have chronic swallowing issues, the way this person and that person was spitting things out or almost spitting things out of their mouth Oh Josie, you re so funny, here let me spit my water out of my mouth as you regale me with your tales of embarrassment, that really aren t even that embarrassing Wow Josie I am shocked that you don t have much of your book written, because I know you so well and you re such a hard worker, let me practically spit my drink all over because I m so shocked by your retort that the book isn t going well.Second how many rich and famous men are going to fall for Josie Jake fell for her after a couple of weeks in which I think they only saw each other a handful of times , and now all of a sudden she s ghostwriting a book for a prince, who also conveniently falls for her Sheeeesh I thought Josie was pretty likable in the first book, but not so much in this one It was just irritating to me how dumb she acted and how lazy she was It drove me crazy how she wouldn t just buckle down and get to work Have some pride in your work, develop a work ethic, and put some effort into DOING YOUR JOB to write the book This book also bothered me because it would tell us about things instead of having us learn experience them, if that makes sense Like instead of us reading about Josie calling Jake and experiencing their phone conversation, we were just told that they talked every day, or that she kept getting his answering machine and hadn t spoken to him in 3 days It was hard to believe they were really so close and were at a point where they might even be considering marriage after like 3 months Seriously when it didn t even seem like they had any interaction Maybe if we got to read about their phone conversations and how they stayed in touch and continued this relationship while long distance, I would have feltinvested in them as a couple It just seemed like Jake was hardly in the book, yet somehow this relationship has progressed awfully quickly Also, Josie signed a confidentiality agreement and agreed not to tell anyone who she was ghostwriting this book for Her friend Mattie begged her to tell him, and after making a big deal about it, she finally told him Then somehow Jake and Jennifer knew who she was working for It referenced how she had told Jake, but we didn t see experience that we were just told Then, unless I missed something, Jen just seemed to know who she was working for So she makes a big deal rightfully so, IMO about this LEGAL DOCUMENT she signed that she wouldn t spill the beans about who she was working for, so she won t tell her best friend Mattie who she s working for, yet she tells Jake and Jennifer, who she has only known for a few months I mean, that obviously seems like a good decision It s not like you haven t been burned in the past where someone sold private details about you to the press or anything What s the worse that could happen You could get sued Pshaw Also, her friend Jennifer comes into play a lot toward the end of the book, and I though their friendship seemed to have developed awfully quickly without us actually experiencing any of it, similar to Josie and Jake s relationship Josie met Jennifer through the bridesmaid lotto, and then Jennifer moved in almost as soon as the wedding was over, before Josie went to London Yet Josie made references as if she and Jennifer were super close friends At one point, she said that Jen was one of the most level headed people she knows She s known her for probably 3 or 4 months Yet she somehow just KNOWS this about her Also, Josie has a daydream about a wedding and Jennifer being one of her bridesmaids You JUST met and became friends with her is she really going to be in your wedding Although it s apparently not just Josie that may be rushing this friendship, because Jennifer apparently is somewhat at fault as well At some point in the book she says something along the lines of this to Josie, One of these days, you re going to realize that it s okay for other people to do nice things for you too it doesn t always have to be the other way around Uhh what Is she delusional What has Josie done for Jen, or really anyone other than herself this or the entire last book It seemed like Mattie was always dropping everything to be there for Josie, but she didn t really show much interest in his life or do anything for him or her other friends But yeah you re right Jen Josie deserves to be selfish sometimes If by sometimes, I m assuming you mean all the time..Another really obnoxious part in the story is when view spoiler Josie is worrying inside her head about what on earth Jennifer will do with a baby, as if single women don t have babies all the time Heaven forbid a career woman wants to have a baby what on earth are you supposed to DO In Josie s world this is apparently unheard of, because she worries about what Jen will do and if she can take off work to raise a baby Uhhh Jen works in IT, not a sweatshop I m pretty sure she can take maternity leave, and then either choose to stay home with the baby, or go back to work and leave her baby in childcare With a rich and famous baby daddy, I m sure it ll be much easier for her to afford suitable childcare than most single moms hide spoiler ANYWAY, this book just drove me up the wall I m hoping the third and final I think book in the series is a bit less grating andenjoyable I think the author made a mistake by making these into a series It makessense to me to turn these into 1 book It reads fast, but the story isn t really believable I really liked the first book in the series, so I read the second Gamble on Engagement It truly is a great disappointment for anybody at all familiar with England.The first book, Bridesmaid Lotto, was written by an American about America The second book is written by an American largely about England and it is so full of inaccuracies and ridiculous assumptions as to really ruin the book except for those Americans who know little about Great Britain So lets examine it 1 The ONLY princes in I really liked the first book in the series, so I read the second Gamble on Engagement It truly is a great disappointment for anybody at all familiar with England.The first book, Bridesmaid Lotto, was written by an American about America The second book is written by an American largely about England and it is so full of inaccuracies and ridiculous assumptions as to really ruin the book except for those Americans who know little about Great Britain So lets examine it 1 The ONLY princes in England are members of the royal family They are Prince Charles and his two sons ALL other scions of various noble families, whilst being related to the royal family, are NOT princes.1a Thus Prince Leo was not a prince 2 Other members of the royal family are Earls and Lords Their sons are Viscounts etc and do not gain titles of Earl or Lord until their fathers die I m not really up with this title stuff, so those Brits who know about it, please excuse my ignorance 3 Nobody in England goes out and buys a castle unless they are mega rich and basically nuts Firstly there are VERY few if any castles for sale, secondly there are not that many of them, thirdly they are usually highly inefficient buildings costing a fortune in upkeep And finally who keeps a gigantic building like that EMPTY What s this business of wings his wing , her wing , good Lord, apart from princes from Saudi Arabia or Dhubai who has the loose money 4 NO scion of some noble family has access to any real money, unless he makes it himself Most of these types either join the forces sometimes ending up senior military figures or enter some profession or if they re lucky, enter the family business NOBODY buys a castle because he likes his solitude LOL.5 The idea that these guys are soft or silly as the story implies couldn t be farther from the truth.6 The idea that the housekeeper would for a moment hope to be the love interest of the lord of the manor is another reason for a LOL These employees are highly professional and would certainly be totally UNinterested in such an idea Also, the very idea that an English nobleman would be interested in the help beyond a quicky with some willing local girl behind the stables, in their teens is far from reality Sorry, I m not a stuffy type, I just know the facts 6 NOBODY takes the best part of a 2 day train trip to Marbella To save money they might drive in a large RV if they have a family, I guess Otherwise THEY FLY Duh Rachel Astor obviously did absolutely NO research whatever However, even if she HAD done any she would still have been unable to write such a story without serious help from an English co writer, if only for the sake of realism It s a pity because her first book was such fun, AND realistic and made this book evenirritating to me For goodness sake, can you imagine a woman from Manchester in England writing a book about the deep south, such as New Orleans, or the midwest Now THAT would be a laugh, right I might read the third in the series if the story is placed in the US, otherwise I ll probably give it a miss Regretfully I think Ms Astor isn t good with foreign country research I hate to say it but I was really disappointed in this book The first one which I got for free fromwas entertaining and I like Josie s character She was a little naive and, like most novels in this genre, she was completely unaware of how beautiful she was, etc I was a little hesitant to buy this second book and I really could have skipped this one Josie goes from unaware of her looks to completely self absorbed and complimenting herself in everything she wears She was down right I hate to say it but I was really disappointed in this book The first one which I got for free fromwas entertaining and I like Josie s character She was a little naive and, like most novels in this genre, she was completely unaware of how beautiful she was, etc I was a little hesitant to buy this second book and I really could have skipped this one Josie goes from unaware of her looks to completely self absorbed and complimenting herself in everything she wears She was down right annoying and I wanted to stop reading but I wanted to get my money s worth I will not be buying the 3rd book I don t care how she and Jake end up This is very unlike me This was a cute fun story Kind of silly cheesey at times, but it was a quick read so I didn t mind too much I read the previous book in the series a while ago, which I liked a lotThis was about a girl who went to England to ghost write an autobiography for someone famous, and the adventures she had along the way This was a cute fun story Kind of silly cheesey at times, but it was a quick read so I didn t mind too much I read the previous book in the series a while ago, which I liked a lotThis was about a girl who went to England to ghost write an autobiography for someone famous, and the adventures she had along the way This book was a bit dumb, and not in a good way like the first one Who can t relate to a bit of humanization Poor Josie McMaster the Disaster has a never ending case of if it can happen, it will happen to me.She s found the Man of her dreams in actor Jake Hall, a dream job of Ghostwriting for a famous Prince shhhhhh in the wonderful English countryside, and yet mayhem seems to follow her everywhere You can t help but laugh at the multitude of issues that arise, and find yourself saying that is so me Great job, and there sbooks in the series Who can t relate to a bit of humanization Poor Josie McMaster the Disaster has a never ending case of if it can happen, it will happen to me.She s found the Man of her dreams in actor Jake Hall, a dream job of Ghostwriting for a famous Prince shhhhhh in the wonderful English countryside, and yet mayhem seems to follow her everywhere You can t help but laugh at the multitude of issues that arise, and find yourself saying that is so me Great job, and there sbooks in the series