The Heiress and Her Fake Fiance
Author: Kimberly Hope
Publisher: Getaway Reads
Source: Copy provided from publisher for review
I received this copy for the publisher for review and the book’s summary hinted towards a light fun read.
Summary taken from Goodreads:
When her father starts manipulating her life again, Jessica Heymore needs an escape and time to determine her next move. She runs to Blakely and the safe haven of her grandmother’s house. Except Grandma didn’t mention the house was occupied. Now she finds herself living with the star of her high school fantasies. Matt Lawson has moved back to Blakely to prove he’s more than they thought the son of the town drunk could ever be. An accomplished landscape designer, he’s looking for a wife who will stay in the small town and help him set down strong roots on the right side of the tracks this time. But Jessica’s grandma has a penchant for matchmaking and now the whole town is talking about the future for these unlikely roommates.
This book was a fun light romance. Definitely something we’ve all thought about; going back home after leaving and getting the guy were in love with. Man would it would be like to be in Jessica’s shoes, and to have a guy like Matt waiting around in his paradise style boxers. The book was decent for a first book, but sadly there was some depth missing. The novel, should be much longer than 136 pages. For some reason many romance novelists chose to write short novels. Why? I’m not 100% sure. A couple of more pages would have helped with the depth, storylines, and overall credibility to the story. I would have loved to hear about their past, instead of just referencing things like “that night” and saying the jist of it would have been nice to relive it and get all the emotions to understand where the characters have truly changed. Like why did Matt say no. Oddly enough I generally find that the romance or sexuality behind the novel usually takes over the story and this was not the case. Hence why the novel didn’t get a better rating. I just found that it was lacking in general.
I liked Matt. I liked that he overcame his past.
I didn’t like that Matt was on a search for a wife. Also, at one point, it seemed like he was hinting towards wanting a woman that really didn’t want to go far with their career. I’m sure it didn’t mean to come out that way but it sort of did. I also found the overall situation a little odd. They are both millionaires, but don’t want to define themselves by there money…ok that’s fine but the both act like people who have regular average incomes. Then there is this time that they all get to themselves. You barely see or read about them working. The odd thing here and there but still the entire story revolves around then in this house. And learning more about their background together instead of getting the odd thing here and there would have be better. Than there were the invisible characters. He brother that is mentioned twice, which actually makes you forget about him and then when he is mentioned again it seem awkward. There was also some odd plot moments when you had to go back and re-read. There was a mention on her brother and I had no clue what it meant. There was no explanation or reference behind the mention so it left be bewildered.
Overall (Writing style, story line, and general):
Overall if you are looking for a cute little story with a lot of hormones then this is the book. If you’re an avid reader who loves stories and romance then unfortunately this ball may run a little short. I liked the main aspects of the characters and I liked the main idea about the story line but the story and characters were lacking depth for my taste.
Viewer Type Recommendation:
If you are a lover of a cute and light romance this is for you.
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