Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Book Review: Wanted: Wife


Media Type: Ebook (ARC)
Title: Wanted: Wife
Author: Gwen Jones
Publisher: Avon Books
Pages: Paperback; 384
Release Date: June 4, 2013
Source: Publisher
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Genre: Romance

HDB Rating: 4 Keys to My Heart

Recommended to: Romance readers who love a sweet, enjoyable read with a stunning male lead!

Add it on: Goodreads / Shelfari / Amazon / B&N
Andy Devine is advertising for a wife on a utility pole, and interviewing him is the last thing TV reporter Julie Knott needs. Especially after her cheating fiancĂ© just tweeted their disengagement. Now she has got to choose: get the story—or become it?

Wanted: Wife

Landed, Financially Secure 40-Yr-Old Male
* Handsome, but with old-school communication skills and a secret past *

Seeks Healthy, Athletic Female
* Preferably a pretty reporter with a messy love life who has never spent a day in the woods *

For Marriage and Family
* What could possibly go wrong? *

I am on a quest to discover as many new Romance authors as I can! So when I saw Wanted: Wife, with it's adorable cover and quirky blurb, I knew that this was something I'd be reading. I'm glad I did, because I was instantly swept up in such a sweet and sexy story! This is a fresh, totally enjoyable read.

We meet Julie Knott as her love life is quickly falling apart around her. Her fiance has gone back to the arms of the woman he left, her bank account is frozen, and worse yet it seems that the entire image she's built is disintegrating. All Julie wants to do is escape with some modicum of self-respect left. I loved Julie's character. She's so honest, quirky and downright funny at times. Watching her navigate the twists and turns that life threw at her was both hilarious and (of course) rather steamy at times!

Which brings me to Andy Devine. Can I please just swoon here and now? Matching his last name perfectly, Andy is definitely the perfect male lead. The moment Julie lays eyes on him she can't look away and I couldn't stop reading. He is kind, giving, and has that sparkle in his eye that screams sexy. Add in his habit of speaking French in the throes of passion, and you have a man who swept me off my feet. 

The real twist I won't spoil for you, but it was such a surprise and delight to see where Wanted: Wife ended up! I so wanted these two characters to find their happily ever after, and I was so impressed at how much there was beneath the surface of this book. This isn't just romance, it's so much more and I loved it! I can't believe this is a debut novel. You can believe, however, that I'll be back for more from Gwen Jones.






FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion.



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