Samuel Tucker is absolutely the last person scientist Cassie Barclay would ever date. Yes, he’s gorgeous, but he’s also far too cocky for his own good and thinks that Pi is a tasty afternoon treat. So when he asks her to dance at her friend Reese’s non-wedding she’s wondering why on earth she says yes!
Tuck is used to people assuming he’s all brawn and no brain, and amuses himself by winding Cassie up. But when he finally takes her to bed, suddenly it’s Tuck who can show Cassie a thing or two! Can he convince her that love and sex have nothing to do with logic and everything to do with chemistry?
The wedding has been cancelled and the reception is now a blow-out party. Helping deal with the fall out are two very different people, who find something in each other that others rarely see.
Cassie is the ridiculously smart and somewhat prickly scientist who is taken aback when she finds herself attracted to her friend’s ex-NFL jock cousin Tuck. She puts it down to pheromones, because how can it be anything else. Tuck is smarter than he lets on, and even though Cassie is different to those who have gone before, he see something he wants to know more about.
Now I loved these two. Cassie is just such a different heroine – socially awkward, hyper-intelligent and very scientific in her approach to all things…including love. I can see that some readers may find it a little difficult to connect with her, but I liked that she didn’t feel the need to change herself and that Amy Andrews resisted the urge to do the “let’s take her glasses off and suddenly she’s desirable” makeover.
Tuck – he’s just awesome. His out-there famous athlete persona masks a smart, funny and giving man. I love that despite Cassie’s initial poor impression of him, he still sees something in her that he wants. He understands that she is not like others, but doesn’t treat her like a freak.
Their chemistry is off-the-charts hot. Tuck is beautifully patient and giving towards Cassie, who has always closed herself off from the emotional side of life. The faking bit was hilarious – and Tuck’s response was brilliant.
As with the first book, I enjoyed the glimpses into the stories of the other women. What I liked so much about them in this book was that they loved Cassie for who she was, and helped her grow as a person without trying to modify her to suit their own needs.
I just got the third and fourth books in the series, Gina and Marnie’s stories, and when they’re done, I’ll put up the reviews for them.
The Wedding Season is fast becoming a real favourite seriesof mine, and Girl Least Likely to Marry is a big part of that. It is fun, smart and witty, and deliciously romantic.
My rating: 4.5 out of 5
Release Date: 23 July 2013
Note: I was provided with an advanced reader copy of this book by Harlequin via NetGalley in return for an honest review.