I wished fervently that he had sought her out as an ally instead of blackmailing her into help. I think the premise of this story was super-interesting, and the implementation disappointing. You like the false-widow, grass-wife trope. You would like an Old West story to leaven your Regency readings. Flash Gold for a woman alone in the mytheopic West. Aug 10, Lauren rated it it was amazing Shelves: I thought that this book was a very quick read. I had never really read any books based in the west in the s and I had my doubts thinking that it was going to be something like all the rest.
Aug 17, Beth rated it did not like it Shelves: I got three chapters into this before I realized I couldn't handle this book any more.
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It was a cute idea, but poorly executed. In one scene within the first three chapters , Lillian barricades herself in her bedroom. He breaks down the door - just because he could - and then proceeds to tell her that she has to obey every order he gives her. Um, isn't that how rapes start? Lillian's character also didn't ring true for me. In the very first chapter, she's accosted by a guy on t I got three chapters into this before I realized I couldn't handle this book any more.
In the very first chapter, she's accosted by a guy on the street and she takes him down with a parasol good for you, girl!
It seemed like she was a very independent woman. However, when this domineering guy came along and told her she had to obey him, her only response is to kiss him? It seems like she lost her spine during chapter 2, and it's probably because this guy had such dreamy blue eyes I'm being facetious, of course.
My other big dislike of the book was the use of "darn" and "heck. Parra didn't need to use the baby words - I've seen other books where there was no swearing, and I never missed it, because the author never used replacement words Hester Browne's The Finishing Touches comes to mind. The trope of this romance -- being stuck with a strange man and having to make the best of it, e. Who doesn't like fantasizing about getting stranded alone on a tropical island with the most gorgeous man alive?
The setting isn't a tropical island, it's a small mining town out West in the late s for all of us that kind of like cowboys. And the getting stuck together part, while believable in its premise, strains credulity in its execution. There were a few other pr The trope of this romance -- being stuck with a strange man and having to make the best of it, e.
There were a few other problems: I don't buy it. But let's let all of that go. We don't read these romances for the perfect plotting and writing. Publishers Weekly's Best Books of the Year. Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee. AAR Top Romances. Related series Carsington Brothers.
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I was more upset than the character. My friend, who, by the way, is not a millionaire, bought his employee a new car. He didn't buy her an SUV although she's a mother. And this is real life, not fantasy. Reason 3: Some facts were dangerously not so dangerous. But when you drive sports cars? Not so much! I picked up this book from the library solely based on two things. One the cover is cute and it was small. I really wanted to read something short. The plot is very familiar and I think there are several movies with the same premise.
Woman pretends to be married to a man to fool her married friends. The man finds out and uses her and the fake marriage to impress his boss. But they seem to like each other and wham they are really hitting it off. This book is very predictable. The storyline h I picked up this book from the library solely based on two things.
The storyline has no interesting twist and turns. There are no surprises and even the supporting characters fall into there cookie cutter roles. Mom is always talking about marriage and her old boyfriend. Co-worker is the only one to see things as they really are.
And the boss is just a great guy that everyone likes. I think I told you the whole story without saying the end. Of course it is a happily ever after. There is nothing special about this book. Dec 13, Chancy rated it it was ok.
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An easy free read from Amazon while I was sick. No deep plot, no character development. I read it in a span of 24hrs and I easily slept 15 of those hours. Jan 06, Paula Bothwell rated it it was amazing Shelves: clean-romance , contemporary-romance.
PG - no sex, some kisses, but not descriptive. I don't remember any swearing. This is the first book I've read by Blanche Marriott, and I really loved it! April is a nerdy doesn't know she's a hottie computer geek, so she's super smart and not easily manipulated. Michael, our H, is an investment guy who works in the building and for a company that hired April's company. I thought the story-line was clever, and I loved the candor that April had in her interactions with others. She was exactly who PG - no sex, some kisses, but not descriptive.
She was exactly who she was and didn't change for anyone. Dec 31, Carla Cabrera rated it it was amazing Shelves: must-read-again. This was a cute love story that I loved reading. It is even a little funny. I thought April and Michael were very likable characters. I could feel the chemistry between then. I've read the book twice and can easily see me reading it again and again.
I quite enjoyed this fun frothy book. Traditional romcom material with great characters and a predictable storyline but that did not detract from my enjoyment of the story. An April fool's joke goes wrong and the two main characters pretend to be in a relationship in order to help a career. Full of mishaps and romance along the way, this book is well worth a read. Feb 04, Sandy rated it liked it. This was a cute story but very predictable from the start. A very easy read! Dec 07, Anastasia rated it liked it. Cute story This was a cute story meant for quick, light-hearted reading. I rate three stars because it was an entertaining enough read but it lacked substance.
Everything in the story went picture-perfect, fairy tale. If you're not into insta-love with no conflict, skip this book. Dec 17, Elizabeth rated it liked it Shelves: read-in Very cute A short, simple sweet story with two funny bumbling main characters. Michael was the right amount of playful and April the right amount of sarcastic. Quite adorable, entertaining and funny. Aug 18, Christine rated it liked it.
Predictable but charming A quick read with likeable characters and a tension that fleshed out the storyline. I recommend it for a rainy summer day or a day at the beach. It's entering enough but hardly a surprise. Aug 21, Rachael rated it liked it Shelves: contemporary. It was a cute story, although very predictable how it would end, I still enjoyed reading it. Kept me interested and wanting to read more. I think this story would make a good Lifetime or Hallmark movie.
Total fluff. Think G-rated Jennifer Crusie. But it was sweet, it was a quick read, and every so often, I just need something mindless and cute to take my mind off of some of the dark stuff I tend to read. This fit the bill.
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