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Hi I'm Janna and I am a book whore! I started this blog after being a part of another for years. While being a big blog may be nice I like to stay true to me having a love for books, that's why I blog. I love books and I want to share that love with my readers of this blog. I love to read, books are my escape and a huge part of my life besides my husband and two children. I am honest and sometimes sassy in my reviews but never mean. Some of my favorite authors include Kristen Ashley, Penelope Douglas, T.M. Frazier, M.N. Forgy, Rachel Van Dyken, Meghan March and Vi Keeland to only name a few!

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Monday, July 11, 2016

ARC Review! His Fantasy Bride by Nina Croft

I can’t marry you. You don’t love me.

Two sentences, that’s all Gabrielle Harper left Vito D’Ascensio when she vanished the night before their wedding. If he wants his bride back, he’s going to have to hunt her down and prove his love. But when he searches for Gabrielle, he finds Gabby instead; it seems his perfect bride is nothing but a fantasy.

After six months, Gabby presumes it’s over, an episode in her life she’s totally ashamed of. But now Vito is back. He’s the one man she can never have, but as desire explodes between them, she has a tough time remembering why they shouldn’t be together. Oh, right, her family hates him, and he’s done terrible things. Or has he? But it doesn’t matter. When he finds out the truth about who she really is…he’ll never want to see her again.
There was something about this book that I just didn't like. I am not actually sure what it was exactly, and I think it was a sum up of small things that just didn't add up to a cohesive whole. The characters felt oddly suspended between who they are now and who they were, yet I never felt that I really had any sense of Gabrielle and Vito were 6 months ago, so it was difficult not only to relate to them now but to understand that there were differences in the then and now.

Both Gabby and Vito kept saying that things were different now, but they seemed to have no issues relating to one another, even though the author kept trying to convince the reader that they were so very different.

The characters seemed unbalanced, and this messed up the story and the romance for me, as well as the pacing and the authenticity. I am not really able to recommend this book.



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