Copy received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Genre: – Contemporary Romance
Series: – Second in the series.
Writing – Third Dual POV
Main Characters: Ella – famous actress, whose life fell apart in a very humiliating and public way. Decides she is done with Holywood and wants a simpler life and somewhere to hide out.
Austin Hall, recently out of the special forces. Suffers from extreme guilt over the death of his best friend and thinks he does not deserve a happy life. Decided he needs a wife of convenience, to help his family keep their ranch.
Love triangle? – No
Cheating? – No
HEA? – Yes
Would I read more by this author? – Yes
Rating – 3.5 rounded up to 4 stars
Overall I enjoyed this book.
It was a touch silly in parts, especially at the start with The Oscars and then the TV interview goings on. It was all just a touch far fetched for me.
But then, the whole premise for the set up of the series is a bit fat fetched, being forced into marriages and pregnancies within a year, with babies and back up babies etc.
But, I did like both characters, and I thought Austin’s struggles were very real and you felt and understood his pain.
I did not like the plot twist at about 60% and then again at 90%. I understand the need to set up the “next” story in the series, but personally, I hate when it really impacts on the story of the couple I am currently reading about. But that is just a personal preference.
In the end, it is a 3.5 rounded up to 4 stars, and while I probably will read, and most certainly enjoy future books by this author, I would not necessarily rush out to buy them on release.
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