Review: The Next Mrs. Russo by Jana Aston

☆☆➹⁀☆ 4 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

About the Book:

I was not looking for a date.

Another questionable relationship was the last thing I needed.

Because trust me, they were all questionable.

But through a series of unfortunate events involving my cat and

his poor decision-making skills, I agreed to a set-up.

Except… the set-up is with the governor.

I am not political girlfriend material.

For one, I’m a little bit crazy.

For two, I have secrets.

But I also have a big crush on the governor. 



My Thoughts:

Author Jana Aston is back, and her latest novella, The Next Mrs. Russo, is as cute as can be.  This lighthearted, romantic comedy reminded me of the 1980s John Hughes film, Pretty in Pink, which I loved.

The story is told from Audrey’s point of view; she is a talented seamstress who upcycles vintage couture.  She is also insanely funny in her quirks and crush on the state’s governor.  Her high-school aged sidekick in the shop, Miller, is the bring-her-back-to-reality to her romanticism. Warren Russo is the New York governor, and he conveniently lives across the street from Audrey’s dual-purpose brownstone in Albany, New York.  Even though I felt Warren was not fully developed, there’s enough that readers understand his public stoicism.  

Audrey enters Warren’s life via his well-meaning mother; she is a breath of fresh air that forces him to lighten-up.  I enjoyed these two characters together, and I really enjoyed the antics of their pets, Duke and Gary! 

The Next Mrs. Russo is a delightfully fun read that is sure to charm everyone who picks up the book.

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About the Author: Jana Aston likes cats, big coffee cups and books about billionaires who deflower virgins. She wrote her debut novel while fielding customer service calls about electrical bills, and she’s ever grateful for the fictional gynecologist in Wrong that readers embraced so much she was able to make working in her pajamas a reality. Jana’s novels have appeared on the NYT, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists, some multiple times. She likes multiples.

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