Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Book Review: Thirty Days to Win His Wife by Andrea Laurence


Media Type: Ebook (ARC)
Title: Thirty Days to Win His Wife
Series: Brides and Belles #2
Author: Andrea Laurence
Publisher: Harlequin Desire
Pages: ebook; 192
Release Date: February 3, 2015
Source: Netgalley
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Genre: Romance

HDB Rating: 4 Keys to My Heart

Recommended to: Readers who enjoy strong stubborn characters and great chemistry

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Even with a baby on the way, Amelia's holding out for the perfect husband. Tyler has thirty days to prove he's the one.

Best friends Tyler Dixon and Amelia Kennedy eloped to Vegas on a whim. But before they can deal with their quickie divorce, she confesses: she's pregnant. Now there's no way Tyler will agree to go their separate ways. He wants them to stay married, raise their child together, share a house—and a bed.

Yet Amelia has always dreamed of a perfect marriage…and she doesn't think this self-made millionaire is lifetime material despite their friendship. She's given him just one month to prove her wrong…
This was a quick read for me and I finished it in a few hours. I really enjoyed Amelia and Tyler as characters and their chemistry was well written. This started as a "what happens in Vegas stays in  Vegas" type romances, but when Amelia learns she's pregnant from her wedding night everything changes.

Amelia represented a pretty typical type of girl for me: the girl that has planned every detail of her wedding since she was 5 years old and obsesses over finding the "perfect" husband for her perfect wedding. While this is basically the opposite of who I am, I definitely had a few friends who fit this stereotype. Amelia's obsession with the perfect relationship is a huge barrier to her relationship with Tyler and I think it was a poignant topic for the author to address. Fairy tales and perfect marriages don't exist.

There could have been a bit more character development, especially on Tyler's side, but overall it was a well rounded story about two friends coming to terms with their feelings for each other under unusual circumstances. I have to say, without a never ending checkbook to make things happen, I feel like Tyler would have been far less successful in his romantic endeavors towards Amelia.  While I understand that having a great job and a demanding career aren't unheard of, the amount of money thrown around by Tyler took away from the story for me.

I'd definitely recommend this light, fun read if you're in the mood for a romance with lots of passion.

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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