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What's a dedicated bachelor doing at a week-long society wedding celebration? Doug Llewellyn is being bored out of his skull…until a beautiful, unknown woman calls him "darling," then plants a big wet kiss on him. Suddenly boredom is no longer Doug's problem. Rosie Kilgannon, she of the big wet kiss, is also a guest at the wedding, and although she's used Doug as a way to es What's a dedicated bachelor doing at a week-long society wedding celebration? Doug Llewellyn is being bored out of his skull…until a beautiful, unknown woman calls him "darling," then plants a big wet kiss on him. Suddenly boredom is no longer Doug's problem. Rosie Kilgannon, she of the big wet kiss, is also a guest at the wedding, and although she's used Doug as a way to escape an amorous admirer, that kiss was really something else! Why not enjoy each other for the week, no strings attached? Which might have worked, if not for the weeping bride, the suspiciously shifty groom, the neurotic wedding planner…and the fact that True Love often sneaks up on the unwary and belts them right in the chops!


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What's a dedicated bachelor doing at a week-long society wedding celebration? Doug Llewellyn is being bored out of his skull…until a beautiful, unknown woman calls him "darling," then plants a big wet kiss on him. Suddenly boredom is no longer Doug's problem. Rosie Kilgannon, she of the big wet kiss, is also a guest at the wedding, and although she's used Doug as a way to es What's a dedicated bachelor doing at a week-long society wedding celebration? Doug Llewellyn is being bored out of his skull…until a beautiful, unknown woman calls him "darling," then plants a big wet kiss on him. Suddenly boredom is no longer Doug's problem. Rosie Kilgannon, she of the big wet kiss, is also a guest at the wedding, and although she's used Doug as a way to escape an amorous admirer, that kiss was really something else! Why not enjoy each other for the week, no strings attached? Which might have worked, if not for the weeping bride, the suspiciously shifty groom, the neurotic wedding planner…and the fact that True Love often sneaks up on the unwary and belts them right in the chops!

30 review for Everything's Coming Up Rosie

  1. 5 out of 5

    Larissa Reinhart

    Super cute!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jo-Anne

    What a great book! I love Rosie who really cares about people. The way she is always aware of people and their problems is wonderful. She is constantly helping others; often they didn't even know it. Rosie and Doug met at a wedding event for Lili-Beth and Rob. This was an over the top week long extravaganza that was arranged by the bride-to-be's mother, Bettie. Bettie thought she was a good matchmaker so paired up couples for meals. Turns out she wasn't very good at matchmaking so Rosie and Doug What a great book! I love Rosie who really cares about people. The way she is always aware of people and their problems is wonderful. She is constantly helping others; often they didn't even know it. Rosie and Doug met at a wedding event for Lili-Beth and Rob. This was an over the top week long extravaganza that was arranged by the bride-to-be's mother, Bettie. Bettie thought she was a good matchmaker so paired up couples for meals. Turns out she wasn't very good at matchmaking so Rosie and Doug went to Bettie's 'war room' where all the plans and seating charts were kept and made some changes, pairing themselves with each other. I loved the main characters from the beginning. Doug was an architect that dated a lot but never anyone who might want a relationship. He just turned 40 and started thinking that he was too old to keep dating so many different women. At 32 Rosie was older than Doug's usual date but he is very attracted to her anyway. Rosie also has never wanted to be tied to one person so she is surprised when she wants to spend time with Doug. The supporting cast of characters is also quite remarkable. I appreciate that they never overshadow the main characters but added to the fun of this novel. There were so many funny problems to be solved by the wedding planner, Doug, Rosie and a squirrel catching guest (hard to imagine but he was there) that it's hard to believe that it all worked out. The way Doug and Rose met was wonderful. Rosie was paired with a man she didn't like and was trying to get away from him. When she spotted Doug, she approached him calling him "Darling" and kissed him. Being a man, he's not going to tell her to go away so he plays along and before you know it, they are in the 'war room' making changes so they can be together and not with their assigned date. Kasey Michaels' writing style is smooth and the story flows steadily forward. The story line itself was captivating and humorous. Everything's Coming Up Rosie is a fun, fast paced book that had me laughing often. If you are looking for a romantic comedy, you have to read this book.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jamie

    **REVIEW UPDATED** Dedicated bachelor Doug Llewellyn has been guilt-tripped into attending a week-long wedding party in honor of his little cousin, Lili-Beth. He's barely been there ten minutes when he's swept up in the madcap whirlwind life of Rosie Kilgannon, friend of the bride and friend of pretty much everyone else, too. It's impossible not to fall into her orbit as she meddles, double talks, and gambles (and gambols). Content to spend the week in the company of someone not interested in a r **REVIEW UPDATED** Dedicated bachelor Doug Llewellyn has been guilt-tripped into attending a week-long wedding party in honor of his little cousin, Lili-Beth. He's barely been there ten minutes when he's swept up in the madcap whirlwind life of Rosie Kilgannon, friend of the bride and friend of pretty much everyone else, too. It's impossible not to fall into her orbit as she meddles, double talks, and gambles (and gambols). Content to spend the week in the company of someone not interested in a relationship, a break in the guest list full of flirty young women and their matchmaking mothers, Doug finds himself joined at the hip and getting a backstage pass to what's turning into one hell of a show. One of my three favorite reads, my copy of Rosie is quickly falling apart. Picked this one out of a pile of discounted romance novels at the local second-hand bookstore mostly because of its cover, I'll admit. I know the adage, but there was just something so bright and fun-looking about this book that I put my faith in it. Rosie is reminiscent of my favorite type of character: The Dolly. Like Sophy in The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer, Rosie is a meddler who just wants the best for everyone. She has her hand in everything and while she'd never admit to arranging people's lives for them it's no coincidence that everything seems to fall into place around her. She's fun and lively and part of the enjoyability of the book is watching the more grounded Doug tag along and take part in the insanity. The romance in the book was top notch primarily because Doug and Rosie agree on day 1 that their week together wouldn't mean anything long term, so while there is an attraction between them the story focuses more on their camaraderie and how well they fit together as more than lovers. Books that start out with a clear focus on romance is nice sometimes, but I think it's that focus on friendship that makes Rosie, Faking It, and Bet Me rise to the top for me. The plot is a fun standard: the bride is marrying a loser instead of the best friend who loves her. Rosie's trying to get the best friend to speak up, the loser to live long enough to get dumped (those two mafia-looking guests are awfully interested in the groom), and the mother-of-the-bride to leave poor Doug alone and quit her horrible micromanaging before the wedding planner has a breakdown. The verdict? Much like Rosie herself, the book grabs your attention the moment she steps onto the scene. I've recommended it to everyone who asks for such things, and they've all loved it and hurried to the library in search of more from this author. You will not regret giving this one a look.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jessi

    So... much.. fun. This book has been in my TBR pile for so long I almost forgot it was there but I am so glad I pulled it out. (And on re-read, it's still fantastic). Architect Douglas Llewellyn has been named Philadelphia's most eligible bachelor four times. At first, he thought it was fun. But now, at forty, he's starting to see his partner settling down and he's realizing that a different woman every night is starting to wear him down. He's off to watch his cousin's young daughter get married. So... much.. fun. This book has been in my TBR pile for so long I almost forgot it was there but I am so glad I pulled it out. (And on re-read, it's still fantastic). Architect Douglas Llewellyn has been named Philadelphia's most eligible bachelor four times. At first, he thought it was fun. But now, at forty, he's starting to see his partner settling down and he's realizing that a different woman every night is starting to wear him down. He's off to watch his cousin's young daughter get married. The same cousin who tries to set him up with every desperate woman she knows. Also, the same cousin who's been stepping out on her husband with boys half her age. He's not looking forward to it. But when he gets to the party, he's attacked by a woman he's never met, someone who's calling him darling. He's game and plays along. It turns out that Rosie Kilgannon is trying to escape her own setup. They decide to band together and escape Bettie's (the cousin) machinations. Rosie, at thirty-two, is older than the average age of the women Douglas dates by almost a decade. However, there's something about her that he just can't escape. For her part, Rosie's a love'em-and-leave 'em sort of gal but something about Doug makes her start thinking about settling down. It's a horrifying thought. But the sex is spectacular and she really needs his help to figure out why the groom (the man marrying a dear friend of hers) seems so... hinky. The main characters are relateable, the secondary characters are adorable but not intrusive. Loved. It. (Why only four stars for such a glowing review? There was not only no outright mention of using condoms, when Doug and Rosie are having sex not near them, she offers up the old chestnut, "I'm on the pill." Like that protects you from STDs. Really Kasey Michaels?)

  5. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    Dreading the week long wedding event, Doug Llewellyn made his escape plans with his partner Cam. After having a women walk up to him an kiss him, he was intrigued. As the kisser, Rosie Kilgannon was just trying to ditch the person she had been ‘set up with‘, but now that she had a taste of Doug she was hooked. The confirmed bachelor who never stuck his nose anywhere that it didn’t belong, suddenly found himself in the middle one wedding disaster after another and it could all be traced back to R Dreading the week long wedding event, Doug Llewellyn made his escape plans with his partner Cam. After having a women walk up to him an kiss him, he was intrigued. As the kisser, Rosie Kilgannon was just trying to ditch the person she had been ‘set up with‘, but now that she had a taste of Doug she was hooked. The confirmed bachelor who never stuck his nose anywhere that it didn’t belong, suddenly found himself in the middle one wedding disaster after another and it could all be traced back to Rosie’s new influence over him. Even the scheduled escape route had bad timing, as did the squirrel population. Cute, fun and fast paced. Doug never knew what Rosie would say or do next, what a fun break from the normal wedding. Going over the top with the complications, the planner was frantic, the hostess was neurotic, most of the guests were lost while Doug and Rosie were putting obvious assumptions to the test. I really liked both of these characters, he’s making some changes (whether he is ready to or not) and she is the average (wacky but self assured) women. So much happened in such a short time, the wedding celebration took the whole week and the whole week was full of flirting and fun for the main characters.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Agnieszka

    dear baby Jesus, would it be possible to squeeze in more witty banter?? for first 40 pages I was happily enjoying every comeback but afterwards it started to get so darn irritating and too high maintenance that my eyes crossed and I've developed an urge to throw my pad across the room. I felt like I was reading a script not a book. I mean where were any descriptions, inner thoughts, I would go for anything to bring some low, break from jokes and introduce any serious, pressure free, long sentenc dear baby Jesus, would it be possible to squeeze in more witty banter?? for first 40 pages I was happily enjoying every comeback but afterwards it started to get so darn irritating and too high maintenance that my eyes crossed and I've developed an urge to throw my pad across the room. I felt like I was reading a script not a book. I mean where were any descriptions, inner thoughts, I would go for anything to bring some low, break from jokes and introduce any serious, pressure free, long sentences without any wit, banter, mind games, anecdotes, references, psychoanalysis, gods know what else :/. I really do value intelligent humour but over 40 pages (one good thing I found my limits) of cabaret ligue overly perky monologues from the heroine and I started to dream of entering the book world and strangling her. and it took more concentration to follow the plot than reading frikkin Shakespeare in original old British English. ugh

  7. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I was very delighted by this novel. Rosie as a character is so complex yet spontaneous - you have absolutely no idea what to expect of her. She's constantly surprising Doug to the point where he realizes he's just gotta take her as she is and stop dissecting every piece of Rosie. I laughed several times during this novel which is not something I often do. And by laugh I mean out loud, full chuckle at Rosie's insanity and Doug's witty répartés. This was a honest-to-goodness fabulous read. While I I was very delighted by this novel. Rosie as a character is so complex yet spontaneous - you have absolutely no idea what to expect of her. She's constantly surprising Doug to the point where he realizes he's just gotta take her as she is and stop dissecting every piece of Rosie. I laughed several times during this novel which is not something I often do. And by laugh I mean out loud, full chuckle at Rosie's insanity and Doug's witty répartés. This was a honest-to-goodness fabulous read. While I did feel like it may have dragged on during parts, the characters are so hysterically created that it really didn't matter to me how long it took to finish. I loved Everything's Coming Up Rosie and I've really taken a liking to Kasey Michaels.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Anna Budziak

    If you want a really good screwball romance I would highly recommend this one! If Lucy had been allowed to be intelligent she would have been Rosie Kilgannon. Rosie and Doug Llewellyn find themselves at the wedding from hell and they must go through a lot of trials and tribulations (did I mention the hurricane, squirrels running amok, Mafioso ?, a kleptomaniac and a nerd in pith helmet) to find a happy ending. How will they help the bride find her true love? Can they overcome their own marriage If you want a really good screwball romance I would highly recommend this one! If Lucy had been allowed to be intelligent she would have been Rosie Kilgannon. Rosie and Doug Llewellyn find themselves at the wedding from hell and they must go through a lot of trials and tribulations (did I mention the hurricane, squirrels running amok, Mafioso ?, a kleptomaniac and a nerd in pith helmet) to find a happy ending. How will they help the bride find her true love? Can they overcome their own marriage jitters? The dialog is smart and you do get to see almost all of the characters develop, even if Rosie and Doug are real characters from the beginning.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

    4/20/15 - free on Kindle

  10. 5 out of 5

    Francesca

    Full of humour. Great characters.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kristine

    Lots of fun! Looking for a PG-13 romance? This is for you. You won't stop laughing. Lots of fun! Looking for a PG-13 romance? This is for you. You won't stop laughing.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Virginia Bliss

    Fun, quick, funny read

  13. 5 out of 5

    Deborah Yunevich

    A fun, sexy read. Rosie and Doug are hiding out from their set ups at his cousin wedding. That I'd where the fun begins. A fun, sexy read. Rosie and Doug are hiding out from their set ups at his cousin wedding. That I'd where the fun begins.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Pandora

    The entire book keeps you captivated, laughing, smirking and generally wishing that this was an adventure you had. Kasey absolutely sparkles

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mnms

    I simply love it! It's Fun, sweet, fast-paced and engaging. A wonderful read I simply love it! It's Fun, sweet, fast-paced and engaging. A wonderful read

  16. 5 out of 5

    Nath

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. 4.5/5 (B+) Douglas has enjoyed his bachelor life... a lot. However, now that he's just turned 40, he has some questions and some wonders. Does he really want to be nominated as Most Eligible Bachelor of Philadelphia again? Douglas is going to his second cousin's daugther's wedding... with the wedding party during a week. Already, he is dreading the matchmaking that his second cousin has in mind... However, the moment he shows up to the wedding, Rosie Kilgannon walks in his arms and asks him to ki 4.5/5 (B+) Douglas has enjoyed his bachelor life... a lot. However, now that he's just turned 40, he has some questions and some wonders. Does he really want to be nominated as Most Eligible Bachelor of Philadelphia again? Douglas is going to his second cousin's daugther's wedding... with the wedding party during a week. Already, he is dreading the matchmaking that his second cousin has in mind... However, the moment he shows up to the wedding, Rosie Kilgannon walks in his arms and asks him to kiss her like he means it. From here on, Douglas' life will never be the same. When I read the synopsis of the book, I didn't realize that the wedding party would be a week-long... and so I was wondering, "yeah, Rosie is gonna kiss Douglas, they're going to feel an attraction for each other and what after? Go back to their regular life where they'll be pining for each other and then, call each other for dates and all" not that it would have been a bad book... but having the wedding party a week-long where Douglas and Rosie will spend almost every minute wit each other is a better idea. Basically, Rosie is just outrageous, but in a good way. She's 32 y.o. and very straightforward and honest. She tells what she thinks and likes to meddle in others' business. What I like about her is that she's very confident in herself and knows herself well. As for Douglas, well yeah, at 40 he's starting to ask himself some questions. It's time for him to change some things... Basically, I like Douglas and Rosie's interactions and their conversations :D Aside from Rosie and Douglas discovering each other, what else is happening? Well plenty... to start with a groom that was bought to marry the bride... a bride that is not in love with the groom but goes on because if not, her mother will have a cow.... The mother who is obsessed with appearance and prestige... A father that at this point just doesn't care... Lots is happening and I doubt you'll find any of this boring :P I got this book because of the great review at All About Romance and I agree with it (which I rarely do:P) Seriously, this book is worth it :D

  17. 5 out of 5

    Annette

    This is a sweet and funny book. Douglas is going to a house party at the home of his cousin Bette in celebration of the upcoming wedding of her daughter, Lilibeth. Yes, there are those kind of names in this book. There is even a Kiki – but we never actually hear from her we simply hear about her. Doug is dreading this week because his cousin has tried in the past to match him up with various women. Doug is a confirmed player. Of course, he just turned 40 and now suddenly he is re-evaluating the wa This is a sweet and funny book. Douglas is going to a house party at the home of his cousin Bette in celebration of the upcoming wedding of her daughter, Lilibeth. Yes, there are those kind of names in this book. There is even a Kiki – but we never actually hear from her we simply hear about her. Doug is dreading this week because his cousin has tried in the past to match him up with various women. Doug is a confirmed player. Of course, he just turned 40 and now suddenly he is re-evaluating the way he has lived his life. As Doug walks into a gathering on the patio, he is drawn into a very affecting kiss by a woman he does not know. This is Rosie. She is a bright and funny woman who has the same outlook as Doug. In short, she believes “Girls just want to have fun.” Rosie is a friend of Bette and Lilibeth and she has come to support this momentous event. Rosie and Doug are attracted to one another on a lustful level. But, they are also drawn into a mutual plan to save Lilibeth from a disaster. It becomes evident that she is having questions about her husband to be and the entire idea of a marriage to him. This book is funny. There is a sexually avaricious older woman who starts sleeping her way through the members of the band. There are two men who may or may not be members of the Mob. There is a young man who is collecting squirrels for the good of the upcoming celebration. And there are great conversations between Rosie and Doug. They are witty and funny and very kind people. The various plans to help Lilibeth are not only funny but at times they even work. Both of these characters are terrific people who would make good friends for anyone with a sense of humor. The secondary characters are wonderful at providing context and fabric for the story. The plot is not only humorous but also interesting and entertaining. Ms Michaels is an author who entertains. This book is a fine example of her talent and craft. If you want to laugh out loud and have a wonderful week at the house party, this is a book for you.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Deb

    A really cute book. I really enjoyed the two main characters and their very clever banter. That was the highlight of the book for me. The author has a way with dialogue. I also enjoyed the lack of conflict between the main characters. No contrived fights, no inevitable break-up-that-leads-to-a-make up. This couple consistently worked together to help their friends and fell in love in the process. It was a great summer read.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Madeline Thomas

    I'm still smiling... Ms. Michael's talent at writing dialogue is amazing. It really reminded me of watching Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant in Bringing Up Baby. The banter between the characters kept me reading non-stop. That and trying to figure out would happen next. This was a freebie from BookBub and now I am looking forward to reading more in the Trouble With Men series. I hope I'm not disappointed. I'm still smiling... Ms. Michael's talent at writing dialogue is amazing. It really reminded me of watching Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant in Bringing Up Baby. The banter between the characters kept me reading non-stop. That and trying to figure out would happen next. This was a freebie from BookBub and now I am looking forward to reading more in the Trouble With Men series. I hope I'm not disappointed.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kamil

    I really loved this book; the perfect read when someone wants to believe ib love and in the HEA. The blurb says all there is to know, any other spoiler would ruin the introduction to the pleasure. If there is something I didn't like it was probably the fast pace of the book. Too fast and not enough! I really loved this book; the perfect read when someone wants to believe ib love and in the HEA. The blurb says all there is to know, any other spoiler would ruin the introduction to the pleasure. If there is something I didn't like it was probably the fast pace of the book. Too fast and not enough!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kathryn Rishoff

    This was the cutest book, and such a fun read! I found that in order to keep up with Rosie myself, I couldn't put this down! So fun, and I love to death the name Lili-beth and who she is, how delicate. You root for the couple Rosie and Doug even in the first chapter, but you don't realize how she will reel all of us in. I can't wait to read the next one. And btw, I wish I could be Rosie. This was the cutest book, and such a fun read! I found that in order to keep up with Rosie myself, I couldn't put this down! So fun, and I love to death the name Lili-beth and who she is, how delicate. You root for the couple Rosie and Doug even in the first chapter, but you don't realize how she will reel all of us in. I can't wait to read the next one. And btw, I wish I could be Rosie.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Katie Chapman

    Fabulously Funny Just a warning...do NOT read this book in public unless you want people thinking you're crazy. This is a laugh out loud book all the way. As usual, Kasey Michaels hits a home run. Fabulously Funny Just a warning...do NOT read this book in public unless you want people thinking you're crazy. This is a laugh out loud book all the way. As usual, Kasey Michaels hits a home run.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Bonnie Phelps

    I love it when the female lead is strong, smart and confident. Throw in sassy and adventurous and I'm hooked. Better yet, make the male character her equal and you have a winner. Loved the fast-paced plot and sense of fun throughout! I love it when the female lead is strong, smart and confident. Throw in sassy and adventurous and I'm hooked. Better yet, make the male character her equal and you have a winner. Loved the fast-paced plot and sense of fun throughout!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jana Gundy

    Cute and funny! This was a cute story with lots of humor and fun. Rosie is witty, confident and hilarious. Doug is the serious one but once he meets Rosie, he starts seeing how he should start living. The ending was good and you definitely get a HEA

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jamie Clarke

    This read-it-at-the beach/pool romance delivered exactly what it promised. Cute, quirky and quick. Fun characters, not too transparent plot perfect to enjoy with an umbrella drink (or ice pop).

  26. 4 out of 5

    Carrie Erickson

    Romance novel- just okay

  27. 4 out of 5

    Laurie

    Terrible - did not finish

  28. 4 out of 5

    Maggie

    Loved the dialog in this book. loved Rosie's character a lot! Loved the dialog in this book. loved Rosie's character a lot!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Masha

    Could not get into this book. Didn't identify with the characters at all, which is sad because I liked the male lead in the first book of this 'series'. Just don't bother in my opinion. Could not get into this book. Didn't identify with the characters at all, which is sad because I liked the male lead in the first book of this 'series'. Just don't bother in my opinion.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer H

    Barf - tricked into another romance novel again! Actually the back story wasn't THAT bad, but it was still a romance novel. Barf - tricked into another romance novel again! Actually the back story wasn't THAT bad, but it was still a romance novel.

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