The Bachelor and the Beauty Queen
Harlequin Kimani Romance

March 2016
REVIEWER:  Janet Caldwell | RATING:  A
REVIEW: Welcome to Southwood, Georgia where cupcake hands, beauty pageants, tiaras, grits, glam and one of a kind dresses rule! Carolyn Hector has successfully penned a story that includes all of this and more. The story is laced with humor, romance and southern charm.

There is an eclectic array of characters who are quirky, yet have a lot of depth. The hero and heroine, Stephen Reyes and Lexi Pendergrass, head the list. Real estate mogul, Stephen immediately butts heads with Lexi, a self-confessed GRITS (Girl Raised in the South) about an over-the-top-dress that he believes she sold his teenage niece. The chemistry between these two is off the chart, but the romance is not going to be runway smooth. Stephen is not exactly Mr. Congeniality by any means, and Lexi’s beauty queen poise is challenged more than once. Interacting with these two are dynamic side characters in the roles of Stephen’s brother, Nate; their beauty pageant ingénue nieces, Philly and Kimber; Lexi’s assistants, Andrew and Chantal; and pageant stage moms and daughters. You can count on this story to provide a few chuckles, and a “grits and glam” glimpse into the beauty pageant circuit. Oh, and let’s not forget the romantic scenes; they are on point.

Carolyn Hector presents a different angle on the beauty pageant theme, and she successfully pulls the reader in from Chapter One.
THE BECHELOR AND THE BEAUTY QUEEN has a lot to offer. It reveals a different take on the family dynamic, a romantic element, and a campy look at beauty pageants. I highly recommend it!

14th March 2016 |