Lily Burns has heard the same marriage advice from her
mother Selma and her grandmother Dolly her entire life--
never marry a man unless he's short, bald, fat, stupid, and
treats you badly. And besides preaching that, they've done
pretty much all they can to ensure that Lily would heed
their advice. But when Lily meets Gogo (no - not his real
name), it's all for naught -- she falls head over heels in
love with the attractive, charming, intelligent pediatrician.
When Lily announces her engagement to Gogo, Dolly and Selma
decide they have to tell her the truth. The female side of
the family has been cursed for several generations, tracing
back to a rift between sisters when one sister betrayed the
other. At that time, the betrayed sister placed a curse on
the other sister stating that if she married out of love,
the two would suffer unimaginable consequences. And she
also placed the curse upon the entire bloodline should any
daughters be born to future generations.
At first, Lily can't believe that this could possibly be
true. Then, when faced with the undeniable evidence, she
decides she can't risk putting Gogo in danger. She explains
the curse to him, but he laughs at it, and convinces Lily to
elope with him to Las Vegas. That night, happier than she
has ever been before, she asks Gogo to pinch her. As soon
as he does, Lily is instantly transported to the house she
lived in when she was single. She tracks down Gogo, but
he's married... to a woman he's been married to for 12
years. And he's not a doctor -- he's a downspout salesman.
And, worst of all, he has absolutely no idea who the crazy
lady is who claims she married him the night before. Lily
decides she has to break the curse, and she begins
searching for ways to get Gogo to remember her and to find
their way back to each other.
This story was full of
warmth, touching humor, and extremely relatable characters.
Lily isn't a woman who sets on this mission because she
needs A guy, but because she truly loves THIS guys and
believes in their relationship. She has determination,
strength of will, and tons of heart. This was a truly fun,
great read that warmed my heart.
This new and ingenious novel with a touch of magic from the
author of 29 is about a woman who has the perfect life—until
she discovers it has all been a dream. Or has it?
Never marry a man unless he’s short, bald, fat, stupid, and
treats you badly.” That is the romance advice that
twenty-nine-year-old Lily Burns has heard her entire life
from her grandmother, Dolly, and mother, Selma. Despite
this, when she meets Gogo, the handsome, successful
pediatrician who treats her like a queen, she has no choice
but to let her heart take over. When she agrees to marry
him, Dolly and Selma are inconsolable. They decide it’s time
to tell her the truth: their family is cursed. If she
marries for love, there will be unimaginable consequences.
Nevertheless, Lily and Gogo elope. Unable to believe her
good fortune, she asks Gogo to pinch her to make sure this
isn’t a dream. The moment he does, Lily finds herself
transported back to the house she lived in when she was
single. Gogo is gone. When Lily tracks him down she finds
that he’s married to someone else and has no memory of her.
In this reality, Gogo has none of his boyish charm, and
instead of being a doctor, he sells drainpipes for a living.
Lily knows it’s up to her to get Gogo back on the right
track and return them both to the wedded bliss they were
meant to have. But the only way to do that is to break the
Hilarious and heartwarming, Pinch Me is for anyone
ever struggled to find love, or having found it, wondered
how they got so lucky.