Guest Review: The Perils of Paulie by Katie MacAlister
Sheltered by a strict father, Paulina Rostakova spends her time working for the family business and yearning for some grand adventure. So when contestants are needed for a reality show reenacting an historic 1908 car race across the US, Asia, Russia, and Europe, Paulie jumps at the chance to get behind the wheel of a vintage car.
Dixon Ainslie has nothing to lose by entering the race, except the rut he’s been in since the death of his girlfriend years ago. But as other racers begin to drop out, the producers want Dixon to join forces with Paulie—on one condition: they have to pretend to fall in love and get married.
And as their scripted courtship takes off, Dixon and Paulie will have to take a detour into reality to turn the sparks flying between them into a passion with staying power...
This story is a sharp and witty book that reads a lot like “The Great Race” or “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”. Told through extremely creative writing, this sweet romance between Paulie and Dixon is a wonderfully entertaining read. It’s nothing new in terms of a romantic plot line, but the execution of the author’s talents makes it feel fresh and exciting. Add on top of that the author’s innate ability to make you laugh yourself to tears every single time, and you’ve got all the makings for a brilliant story.
Ms. MacAlister, you never fail me. You truly are a gift to the literary world of romance.
Rating: 5 Stars
I read and reviewed a paperback copy of the book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.