Allie Parker's had enough. Just because she's a dog groomer, her overachieving family of doctors and lawyers treats her like a child. She's convinced that a successful husband is all she needs to change their attitudes. So when she and her friends come up with a brilliant new way to meet eligible men, Allie squeezes into her sister's stylish clothes and sneaks into continental breakfast at an upscale hotel to find herself the perfect guy.
Before Allie has taken her last bite of syrup-laden waffle, she's met the man of her dreams. But what she doesn't know is that he's a jewel thief who mistakenly thinks she's his contact—and so does everyone else who's after his stash of diamonds.
Suddenly Allie's world is crazily upended. And as she scrambles to prove her innocence and get back to her old life, she discovers happily ever after sneaks up when you least expect it.
Over Easy by new to me author Pamela Ford was a hilariously laugh-out-loud adventure. The premise of this story is about three best friends who are trying to make love matches. For instance, they joined a gym to try to meet some guys; however that didn’t work out so well. So Megan, the lawyer comes up with an old idea of sneaking into the continental breakfasts at hotels to meet the loves of their lives. And so The Continental Breakfast Club has begun.
Over Easy is really Allie’s story and she is an owner of a dog grooming business much to the chagrin of her parents, who would like her to finish college and become a veterinarian. Allie is also the baby of the family and is always treated as such not only by her parents, but also her siblings. She not only wants to meet the man of her dreams, but also be able to take him as a date to her parents 45th wedding anniversary, in her own mind proving she is not such a screw up. Let the shenanigans begin.
This is a comedy of errors, mishaps, and ridiculous lies. There is mystery and danger as Allie gets more than she bargained for at the first breakfast and she ends up with some rather costly jewels. I liked how all three friends stuck together through thick and thin, the dogs add a nice comical touch, and true love may come out of all this mess for Allie when she wises up and finally decides to tell the truth (however ridiculous and strange it may be).
I always enjoy a book that can make me laugh and this one had me roaring. I would consider this a clean read except for the sprinkling of bad language throughout. I believe there are about three instances of the (F) word and there is other crude language as well. That language seemed especially rough for this mostly light hearted comedy. You have been forewarned.
I received a copy for an honest review through iRead Book Tours and the opinions are my own.
Pamela Ford is the award-winning author of contemporary and historical romance. She grew up watching old movies, blissfully sighing over the romance; and reading sci-fi and adventure novels, vicariously living the action. The combination probably explains why the books she writes are romantic, happily-ever-afters with plenty of plot - and often lots of laughter.
After graduating from college with a degree in Advertising, Pam merrily set off to earn a living, searching for that perfect career as she became a graphic designer, print buyer, pantyhose sales rep, public relations specialist, copywriter, freelance writer - and finally author. Pam has won numerous awards including the Booksellers Best, the Laurel Wreath, and a gold medal IPPY in the Independent Book Publisher Awards. She is a Kindle Book Awards finalist and a two-time Golden Heart Finalist. She lives in Wisconsin where she is working on her next novel.