Andie Marks, known as “Party Girl” in her college days, is now a whip-smart lawyer on the fast track to success. Determined to move on from a bad break-up, she joins her girlfriends for a wild bachelorette weekend in Las Vegas, promising to let her hair down just this once.
Vegas is a blur of cocktails and blackjack, and in the middle of it all she meets Mack, a real-life cowboy with a winning hand and an irresistible body. They get lucky in the casino and luckier back at the hotel, a hot night of passion that was definitely not part of Andie’s life plan.
By dawn Mack is gone and all she has to remember their one-night romance is a hangover and a pile of casino chips. Or so she thinks…
4 out of 5 stars
This book has been sitting on my kindle for a few years. I don’t know what prompted me to read it, but I am so glad I did, because I freaking loved it!
Shine Not Burn is the story of Andie Marks, a young lawyer who goes to Vegas with her girlfriends for a bachelorette party. While there, she runs (literally) into Mack Mackenzie, a real life cowboy from Oregon. Andie and Mack hit it off immediately, and one thing leads to another.
I can’t give too much away without spoiling the book. The characters in this book were great. I loved Mack. Andie was a little annoying at parts, but she was an overall likable girl. Andie was a girl with a plan, and she was very rigid about her plan. Her mother made terrible choices when it came to men, so Andie felt she needed to protect herself – hence the list.
I loved her two friends, Kelly and Candace, and her legal secretary, Ruby, and I LOVED Mack’s family. Especially Mack’s parents, Maeve and Angus.
Someone else described this book as “Sweet Home Alabama meets the Hangover”. I would say that’s an accurate description. If those two movies appeal to you, then you will like this book. There is a sequel that I’m trying to get my hands on too.