Friday, July 13, 2012

A Wife By Accident

Victoria Ashe
Contemporary Romance

"Those glossy grey eyes full of fear and uncertainty made him want to gather her into his arms and apologize for ever meeting her."

When Hayely left the prestigious world of her parents to escape others making decisions for her, she didn't think she'd find herself with even less options.  At a job she doesn't like, Hayely can't quit because she needs the money.  But when a chance encounter leaves her in debt to a man that she can never repay, she may find that she has no choice after all.  But perhaps it won't be so bad.  Gary needs a wife - at least a temporary one.  A childhood promise to keep, he is determined to prove himself stable and responsible.  In a word - married.  Hayely seems like the perfect solution.  At least for six months.  But what happens when six months ends?

My Opinion: This was a very cute book with some surprising plausibility.  The author created a strange but believable situation for a platonic spur-of-the-moment marriage.  Hayely is independent and sweet, though a little naive.  Gary is seemingly motivated to be this wonderful person with a childhood goal to fulfill, but doesn't fill out enough for me.  I would have liked to get a better feel for their characters and emotions - feel his focus and and determination; see her need for independence. As it was, though likable, the characters were a little weak.  The story was fun, but didn't have a lot of twists or problems come up which led to a choppy and slightly flat-line plot.  It was a nice light read, though constant perspective jumping left me a little dizzy.

I was given a free copy of this book to review.  No other compensation was given.  The summary and review are 100% my own.

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