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Friday, July 25, 2014

Review: Seven Day Fiance by Rachel Harris

Posted by Irish in 3 Stars, Adult, Review0 Comments

Review: Seven Day Fiance by Rachel HarrisSeven Day Fiance by Rachel Harris
Series: Love and Games, Book 2
Also in this series: Taste the Heat, Accidently Married on Purpose
Published by Entangled Bliss on 14 October 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Dating & Sex, Emotions & Feelings, Family, Love & Romance, Parents, People & Places, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Pages: 211
Format: eARC
Source: Inkslinger PR
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three-stars
Also by this author: Taste the Heat, Accidently Married on Purpose, The Fine Art of Pretending, You're Still the One, The Natural History of Us

Place(s) Traveled To: Magnolia Springs, Louisiana // Bon Terre, Louisiana

First Line(s): Shivering as a cool November air kissed her exposed skin, Angelle Prejean quickened her pace across the Magnolia Springs Banquet Hall parking lot.

Seven Day Fiance by Rachel Harris is the second book in her Love & Games series and follows Cane Robicheaux who we first met in Taste the Heat, along with Angelle Prejean. Angelle is shy and awkward and she’s head over heels in like with bad boy, commitment phobic Cane Robicheaux. Otherwise known as your typical romance novel trope. Another common trope used in Seven Day Fiance was the fake relationship, for which I’ve always been a bit partial too. I always love that push and pull between the characters as they fight for what the reader knows is inevitable…that they are destined for a HEA. So even though I am over the good girl/bad boy trope I am able to over look that for the trope that I do like. Plus, Cane Robicheaux really isn’t your typical bad boy, he’s just got some issues from his past that he never worked through as his role models weren’t always the best. 

For the most part I liked Angelle and I liked who she was with Cane. I liked how he made her be a better her than she was alone just as she made Cane a better Cane. What I didn’t like was the stupid ass decisions that Cane made in the story and just how quickly everyone jumped to the worst case scenario. That scene really bugged me because yes, as a reader wer knew what a jerk he was acting like, but he left all of his things and was only gone a few hours and suddenly the entire town had turned on him. Way to have trust there Angelle and company. I mostly liked Angelle but she annoyed me at times as she could be a bit too naive and was a little too quick to judge. This after Cane put his entire life on hold just to help her save face with her parents who she had been lying to for months. I thought that was really sweet of him all things considered. And Cane was a nice guy throughout most of the book so that seen when he had a personality transplant just came out of no where. One thing I hate in books is conflict just for the sake of having conflict. Its stupid and pointless and what is wrong with just bringing two people together in their HEA? Why do they need all that extra drama??

Because Cane and Angelle had enough to deal with without the drama. There was Cane’s hangups with relationships thanks to his parents and there was Angelle’s crazy involved parents. There was enough drama without adding more and for me it just took away from the story. It pull me out of the fun heart-achy read that Seven Day Fiance was up until that point. Angelle and Cane had a lot of chemistry and they just sizzled on the page and so they didn’t need extra drama. Plus with this drama coming near the end of the book it meant that the HEA portion of it was rushed. I did like this one better than Taste the Heat but I’m not head over heels in love it with it either. I like the town of Magnolia Falls and I enjoyed seeing Bon Terre but I am not sure how often I’ll re-read this story and if I do I’ll probably skip the pointless drama scenes and just stick with the HEA, feel good, make my heart ache ones.

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Seven Day Fiance2

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