Friday, 30 January 2015

Reluctantly Married by Victorine E. Lieske - Review (ARC)

Megan Holloway can't stand her local morning show co-host, Adam Warner, even though he's a total hunk. He goads her on-air until she says things she regrets. But since ratings increase each time they have an on-air fight, the producer encourages his behaviour.

When a relationship specialist comes onto the show purporting that Adam has hidden feelings for her, she reluctantly agrees to go out with him - on camera. What starts out as one date turns into a viral dating show with Megan and Adam alternating between locking lips and knocking heads.

As Megan fights her growing attraction to Adam, their popularity increases and ABC takes notice, offering them their own program. Not a morning show like Megan is hoping, but a dating show in which she and Adam must marry at the end. With the promise of a hundred thousand dollars and the possibility of scoring what she really wants, her own national program, she signs on.

What she doesn't know is that Adam has fallen in love with her, and his objective is to get her to do the same.

This was an incredibly short read. The premise suggested it would be a light, fun read - I just didn't really enjoy it and found it quite dull, boring and lacking a spark. There just was no spark from the book, no chemistry between the two Main Characters and without that, I just couldn't muster up any enthusiasm for this book.

The 'banter' between the two Main Characters wasn't as humorous or as flirty as I was expecting. The main heroine goes from hating the hero's guts to being attracted to him within minutes, all because she finds out he cares for a baby Koala. Yes, I can see how incredibly sweet that is, but the fact that the heroine changed her opinion about the hero so quick just made me go "Eurgh" and took away my enthusiasm for this book.

And then the whole 'fake' relationship specialist convincing the hero he's in love with the heroine within minutes was just bleurgh

This book was an incredibly short read with vomit-inducing cheesiness. I just didn't really care much for this book. I'm sure if I could have looked past the poorly written narratives, I would have maybe liked this book - but I think I liked the idea behind this book, more than the actual book. And besides, you can't really like a book, if you don't like the main characters as you don't really care what happens to them. 

Meh. This book just made me feel meh. That's just my opinion though, others may enjoy it, it just wasn't for me.

ARC given by the Author and Publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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