Georgia Meyer cannot believe that her boyfriend/boss just gave her a calculator for their five year anniversary. It was not the engagement ring that she had been expecting. Not sure what to think about where their relationship is heading or what is going on, Georgia flees town and goes to Florida to visit with her sister. When she arrives, she is invited to join their Bunco group. Georgia isn’t sure what Bunco is and when she arrives for the game, finds more than she bargained for.
After a few drinks and some embarrassing behavior (especially flashing sexy David Hernandaz and drunk dialing her boyfriend/boss, Spencer Moody), Georgia realizes that she needs to gain control of her life. She has to figure out what she is going to do. Will she act on the attraction she feels for David or will she return to Spencer and hope that he pops the question soon??? Can she continue to work for Spencer if he doesn’t propose? Meanwhile, Georgia chooses to stay in Florida with her sister to help her with her struggling coffee shop. Can she use her business acumen to increase profits?
I don’t know how to play Bunco and had no understanding of what a social event it can be, but after reading this book, I want to find a group to join. I love the camaraderie that Ms. Geraci portrays at the Bunco events. They are a female bonding experience. The events set the backdrop to Georgia’s tale of woe and romance. She finally feels empowered to say what she thinks and is able to get advice and support from the women in the Bunco group. Each woman is unique which adds to the support that they give each other.
Ms. Geraci builds the story of Georgia from the very first page. We meet a success driven woman who has a very specific set of goals. She knows what she wants and has set out to find it. Even her relationship is based on the mutual goals and desires that she and Spencer share rather than overwhelming passion. The passion that she feels for David on first meeting him not only surprises, but also frightens her. She has to decide if she wants the passion or wants to wait for a proposal that might not come.
This story is as much about finding Mr. Right as it is about friendship and self-discovery. While playing Bunco, Georgia not only learns more about who she is, but discovers the reason why we all need girlfriends that we can confide in. The Bunco Babes help her to talk through her feelings and figure out what is best for her.
Now that I know what a wonderful author Ms. Geraci is, I plan on reading her first Bunco Babes book. I can’t wait to see what else she has in store for this unique group of women.