Review: 12 Steps to Mr. Right by Cindi Madsen

Posted September 26, 2016 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: 12 Steps to Mr. Right by Cindi Madsen12 Steps to Mr. Right by Cindi Madsen
Published by Entangled: Select Contemporary on September 26th 2016
Format: eARC
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Also by this author: Cinderella Screwed Me Over, Ready to Wed

12 steps to finding Mr. Right, composed by dating coach extraordinaire Savannah Gamble
1: Admit to being powerless over your attraction to the wrong type of guy. (Like Lincoln Wells, who broke your heart after an unforgettable one-night stand.)2: Believe Mr. Right is out there.3: Take inventory of past mistakes. (See step #1.)4: Make a list of qualities you want in a man. (Avoid charming baseball players/reason you made these rules in the first place)5: Take charge of your own life. 6: Learn to love yourself.7: Sort the hookup guys from the relationship guys. (Avoid a painful brushoff after an amazing night together.) 8: Never, ever settle. (Even if the chemistry is off-the-charts.)9: Don’t believe you can change a guy. (Once a commitment-phobe, always a commitment-phobe)10: Communicate your needs.11: Open your heart & love fully. (Still working on this one…)12: Don’t ever, ever stray from the steps.


I adored this book, and breezed right through it. It’s fun, sweet, and pretty funny at times.

Savannah and Lincoln are pretty awesome. I love how easy the banter is between them.  You can tell there is a lot of history between these two, and how much Savannah feels for him. Even when she tries to deny any feelings at all.

Both are in a place of doubting who they are, and I appreciate how real it feels. Lincoln is dealing with no longer being able to play baseball. Savannah feels like if she lets herself fall down the rabbit hole with Lincoln, that she’ll be a hypocrite.  You can feel their struggle and can’t help but hope they figure it out.

And this is sort of a second chance romance, which we all know are my bread and butter. I love them, and I love seeing how characters reconnect.  Savannah does everything in her power to not fall for Linc’s charms and it’s ridiculously hard, and hilarious. I love her inner pep talks, even when I think she should just go with it, and see where it goes. I also love how hard Linc tries with her. He knows she’s wary of having anything to do with him, but he thinks of fun things to do just to be around her.

I loved every minute of this book, and I think you will to. It’s lighthearted and a quick read that will have you swooning and going all in with your heart.


About Cindi Madsen

Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I’m a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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