Title: Wooing Cadie McCaffrey
Author: Bethany Turner
Genre: Romantic Comedy (Rom-Com)
Publishing Date: May 21, 2019
About the Book:
After four years with her boyfriend, Cadie McCaffrey is thinking of ending things. Convinced Will doesn’t love her in the “forever” way she loves him, Cadie believes it’s time for her to let him go before life passes her by. When a misunderstanding leads to a mistake, leaving her hurt, disappointed, and full of regret, she finally sends him packing.
But for Will, the end of their relationship is only the beginning of his quest to figure out how to be the man Cadie wanted him to be. With the dubious guidance of his former pro-athlete work friends and tactics drawn from Cadie’s favorite romantic comedies, Will attempts to win her back. It’s a foolproof plan. What could possibly go wrong?
Bethany Turner is back with more of the heart and humor readers love. Anyone who enjoys a good romance or binges romantic comedies on Netflix will devour this delightful story.
Oh, how I loved, loved, loved Cadie McCaffrey! Where do I even begin with this fantastic gem of a rom-com?? I was immediately swept into this story and held captive until the very last page. I honestly think anything I say won’t be able to do it justice. Bethany Turner is a master!
As someone who personally uses humor as a coping mechanism, I quickly and closely bonded with Cadie’s personality (even though I didn’t share her specific circumstances). This would have been a very different read if seen through the eyes of anyone else. The humor splashed throughout was a tasteful medicine as Cadie tried to process the events she’d experienced and tried to figure out her life and where it was going. Yes, there was some sensitive content that people may or may not expect to find in Christian fiction, but it was handled realistically with honesty yet sensitivity. Christians aren’t immune to sin–we mess up just like everyone else. The difference is that we recognize our ultimate need for our Savior, Jesus.
Poor Will, he tried so hard and yet always seemed to find himself digging deeper holes. It was evident that he loved Cadie but was clueless on what he needed to do to win her back. I couldn’t help but root for him even when I felt like rolling my eyes at him. I deeply loved seeing how hard he was fighting for Cadie though, and the further I got into the story the more I loved him as a character.
I don’t know where I fit into the “norm” of women when it comes to sports, but I actually like them, so the fact that both Cadie and Will worked for ASN (American Sports Network) was instantly appealing to me. I didn’t understand how Cadie could work for a sports network without being a fan, but I respected her for trying. I might have gotten a little excited over some of the name dropping (including my man Peyton Manning) that existed in the book. It wasn’t overpowering to the point that a non-sports fan wouldn’t be able to enjoy this story as well, but present enough that a sports fan would appreciate it.
As someone who grew up watching chick-flick romances and romantic comedies, I also loved each time I came across a reference to one. Each movie I knew that was mentioned brought a sentimental smile to my face. I have a list of movies I need to go back to watch now!
As I said above, I absolutely loved this novel and I’m so glad that I was able to read it. Bethany Turner is a rom-com master. This book is instantly being added to my favorites pile. There’s no question that I plan to read more from her in the future. I highly, highly recommend it!
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