Tuesday, September 29, 2020


Title: Stand-In Saturday
Series: Love for Days
Author: Kirsty Moseley
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: September 28, 2020

Two broken hearts. One fake dating agreement. What could go wrong? 
Lucie thought she had it all—a loving fiancé, a nice apartment, and a job she was great at. But that all changed the day she walked in on her perfect fiancé screwing his personal trainer on her newly purchased dream sofa. Three months later, she’s bunking with her best friend and scrambling to make sense of her life sans cheating ex. 
Theo is about to jet off for a long weekend in picturesque Scotland to be the best man at his brother’s wedding. With stunning views and nothing but free food and drinking ahead, he should be more excited than he is. If only he didn’t have feelings for the damn bride.
When fate throws Lucie and Theo together under unlikely circumstances, they bond over doughnuts and their mutually disastrous love lives … and it seems like they might be able to help each other out. As long as they both stick to the rules, there’s nothing that can go wrong. 
Contract in place? Check. 
Hot, fake dates? Check.
Sexual chemistry steamy enough to scorch sheets? Double ch—
Wait, what? 
That wasn’t in the agreement … 

A standalone romcom. Book 2 in the Love For Days series. Please note: Although this book can be read as a standalone, it is set after Man Crush Monday (Book 1 in the series) so will contain spoilers.

My Review (There are spoilers):
And I thought Amy and Jared were a match made in heaven... I fully believe Lucie and Theo were fated to meet. I mean what are the chances that they get stuck in an elevator together? This novel had quite a bit of self-realization for the main characters, which I really enjoyed. 

We learned in Man Crush Monday that Theo is lighthearted and go with the flow, but Lucie takes a big step out of her comfort zone to agree to go to his twin brother's wedding in exchange for bringing him to her parent's house in order to make her ex jealous. An ex she had known for her entire life and whom she just broke off an engagement with, no less. 

Lucie wasn't a surprise to the wedding because everyone knew Theo was bringing a last-minute date, which I liked. I was happy Theo didn't try to pull off the "we've been dating for a while" shtick. Plus, it wouldn't have worked since he's with Amy and Jared all the time. The wedding proved their immediate chemistry for one another and how well Lucie fit in with Theo's family. The Fancy Dress fiasco was extra funny to me because I had never heard a costume party called that before, so a mistake like that never would have happened to me, but I am wicked happy it happened to them. And they just rolled with it, which made it even better! It could have been because Lucie was in a room of strangers she never expected to see again but I think it had more to do with the fact that Theo truly let Lucie relax and be herself, even if she was embarrassed. 

All it took was a weekend for Theo to fall hard, and Lucie definitely had strong feelings for him too, but she convinced herself they were just helping each other out. She was also under the impression that Theo was still in love with Amy. However, Theo realized that he didn't want Amy, but his own version of her. He loved seeing her and his brother happy together and wanted that for himself.     

The dinner party is where we finally get to meet Lucas, the ex. Throughout the novel, you learn that he cheated on Lucie, but she can't imagine a life without him. However, this isn't the romantic version, but rather the 'he's super controlling and has Lucie brainwashed into believing that she can't be anything without him" type. It's something that the readers and Lucie's friend, and even Theo a little bit, picked up on, but the party is where it comes to a head and Lucie finally figures out what she deserves. There's even a nice fight between Theo and Lucas when Lucas puts his hands on Lucie - I loved every second of it. 

Praise for Stand-In Saturday:
Ann (Literary Lust) - "OH. MY. GOODNESS. This is one story that you honestly must not miss!!"

Goodreads Review - "Moseley does it again. Yet another fantastic story."

A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog - "I absolutely adored this book. My face was aching because I smiled and laughed so much, plus I shed some very happy tears too."

Kirsty Moseley has always been a passionate reader since she was a little girl, devouring books overnight, barely sleeping and paying for it at school the next day. Writing has come similarly to her and once she discovered Wattpad, she finally plucked up the courage to post one of her stories. Seven million reads later, she self-published her debut novel THE BOY WHO SNEAKS IN MY BEDROOM WINDOW, which later became one of 10 Finalists for the 2012 Goodreads' Choice Awards, Best YA Fiction. Shocked and overwhelmed by the response, she published her second novel ALWAYS YOU a few months later and hasn’t looked back. 
If she had to sum herself up in one word, it would probably be 'daydreamer' - but unlike most of her school teachers, she doesn't necessarily view that as a bad thing. After all, she read somewhere once that books are like waking dreams...
She lives in Norfolk, England with her husband and son.



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