REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: 12 Steps to Mr. Right by Cindi Madsen

Friday, October 7, 2016

12 Steps to Mr. Right Cover

12 Steps to Mr. Right

by Cindi Madsen Publication Date: September 26, 2016 Genres: Adult, Entangled: Contemporary Select, Romance
12 Steps to Mr. Right Cover


Synopsis: 12 steps to finding Mr. Right, composed by dating coach extraordinaire Savannah Gamble1: 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.


My Rating:
3.5 out of 5 stars

My Review:
12 Steps to Mr. Right is a second chance romance about a girl that had been hurt by her friend and longtime crush, and instead of letting that ruin her she decides to learn from it and uses her lessons to help other women to not make the same mistakes she did.  This was my very first time reading a book by Cindi Madsen, and I would give another one of her books a try in the future.  There were parts of this book that I really enjoyed and some parts that I didn't so much.

I really loved that Savannah was very dedicated to helping these other women with her dating tips. Learning her different dating rules was really fun and getting to read about her coaching someone was fun too. She was a very caring person and I enjoyed her friendship with her best friend Ivy.  I would call this one a "slow burn" because they don't actually "get together" until around 80% in the book.  They do, however, have A TON of chemistry together, so you knew that as much as she pushed him away it was inevitable that she was going to break down and let him in.

I thought the story moved a little slow for a while and I found myself losing interest a time or two.  I loved reading about the moments between her and Lincoln but there weren't enough of them towards the middle section when she was pushing him away.  I also really didn't like that when Savannah and Lincoln FINALLY have the long awaited talk about the "morning after" incident it is brushed off like it didn't really mean much to him, when he's saying it did.  If you knew you were going to be leaving to pursue your career then why even start something with her in the first place.  That is cruel and extremely selfish, and he thinks a simple "I'm sorry" should suffice.  No.

**  I received an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.  **



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.




  1. I don't think I've read one of Madsen's adult books! I loved her NA novel, Getting Lucky Number Seven. :D This book sounds adorable! Second-chance romance is hit or miss for me, but I do enjoy the trope every now and then. ;)

    Have a great weekend, Julie!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. I really love second chance romances, but I get what you mean about them being hit or miss. I've read a lot of both for sure. lol!

      Thanks Alyssa! Hope you have a great weekend too.

  2. Oh man, I love these covers! The guy laughing in bed is adorable! I do love slow burn romances!

    1. I loved that image too! So cute! I'm a big fan of slow burn romances too, it's more believable than when they jump each other right away. lol

      Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. interesting, unfortunate that it a bit slow moving ;/ I think i read her books before and enjoyed her writing.

  4. I haven't read this author book before. I do love second chance romances though but slow moving can really take away from a story. Great review!!


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