Random Husband

Romance - Contemporary
371 Pages
Reviewed on 01/26/2024
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Author Biography

I started reading romance novels before puberty hit—probably because puberty took its sweet time arriving. Stuck in a poor public school in a poor small southern town, I scored the triple-whammy by also being painfully shy. Thank God for books. I’d hide under a tree at recess and read my book, escaping into a fantasy world of playful banter, love, and always, always a happy ending.

Here’s my first story. Well, the first story out in the world for someone besides my family to read. And let me be honest: It’s a story. It’s not a work of literary art. You won’t find page-long sentences full of references to the imagery of Canterbury Tales or even Shakespeare. It’s a story about a woman who takes chances, adores her sister, and wants to build a life for herself without waiting for a man to make all the first moves. Like me, she doesn’t take herself too seriously, and she makes mistakes but tries to learn from them, intent on rising above her challenges. And like me, she believes there’s always a “Yes.” You just have to find it. Or make it happen.

I hope you say “Yes” to my story. I hope it gives you a chance to stretch out on the couch and relax. And I hope you laugh along the way.

Sincerely yours,
Janie Gordon

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Random Husband is a work of fiction in the interpersonal drama, romance, and suspense subgenres. It is best suited to adult readers owing to the presence of explicit language and scenes of a sexual nature. Penned by author Janie H Gordon, readers are invited to enjoy a delightful and humorous exploration of love, self-discovery, and the unpredictable nature of romance. Abby, a lottery winner and journalist, embarks on a quest to find a husband, promising to share her journey with her readers and followers. The narrative takes a hilarious turn as a parade of eccentric suitors vies for Abby's attention, turning her pursuit of love into a public spectacle. The ensuing plot explores themes of love, authenticity, and the impact of social media on modern relationships.

Author Janie H Gordon has crafted a highly enjoyable romance reading experience, filled with witty humor and unexpected twists from cover to cover. The characters are charmingly flawed, with realistic attitudes, setbacks, and hurdles to overcome that make them so resonant and relatable. The dynamic between Abby and Max was particularly engaging for me, as the tension between them was palpable and well-handled in the exciting dialogue exchanges that say so much between the lines. As Abby encourages other women to take control of their lives, the story unfolds beyond the central relationship into a heartwarming and poignant exploration of what more love can mean to us. The narrative structure keeps us close to Abby as we see this bigger picture forming through her eyes, but there’s always a dose of extra humor and levity, even in the tougher, more dramatic moments. Overall, I would highly recommend Random Husband as a perfect read for those looking for a lighthearted, well-penned, and utterly charming love story.