Monday, 1 December 2014

Review ~ The Surrogate Husband by Wynter Daniels

The Surrogate HusbandeARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: December 8th 2014

Publisher: Entangled (Lovestruck)

To have and to hoax...

Wild child lingerie store owner Lucy Hamilton is a happily confirmed bachelorette. As far as she's concerned, men are something best enjoyed in small doses, never to be allowed too close. Then Lucy's mother tells her Aunt Bev that Lucy has eloped and is married—a tiny lie only meant to appease the dying woman...until Aunt Bev miraculously recovers. Now Lucy needs to find a "husband" for an upcoming family wedding, and fast.

Fortunately, Lucy's ridiculously hot, ridiculously straitlaced new accountant Dex Levian is willing to be her stand-in spouse for the weekend. And that's when the trouble really begins. For starters, Dex's "involvement" with a client―no matter how irresistible―might ruin a merger he hopes will make his career. Worse still, the chemistry between Dex and Lucy is more than convincing―it's sizzling. But for Lucy, falling for her fake new husband is the most dangerous thing she can do...

My Opinion

This was an okay read, but I struggled to connect with it. From the description I thought it would be something I'd love and the fact it's from this publisher, made me even more certain. However, I feel slightly disappointed now I'm at the end of it.

I felt it was a bit samey and lacked originality. I've read plenty of books where the female lead needs a fake husband and in the end falls for the guy, and this book didn't offer much in terms of twists or extras on that theme. Of course, it is just a standard romance so I wasn't expecting the Earth, but I felt it needed more.

Conversely, there were moments that made me smile. I thought the characters were likable, and the romance was sweet. However, I never felt emotionally invested in their romance because I never felt that spark between them. It all felt very tame and the intensity didn't really change.

Overall, while I did enjoy this book, it was only an okay read. For me it needed a bit more emotion so I couldn't connect with the characters.


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