Tuesday, March 1, 2016

ARC Review: The Three-Week Arrangement by Sarah Ballance

Title: The Three-Week Arrangement

Author: Sarah Ballance


Ethan Chase isn't interested in dating. After losing the woman he loved more than life itself, he'd much rather ride solo, but his family is dead set on fixing him up. To get them off his back, he hooks up with ultra-adventurous, ultra-temporary adventure photographer, Rue Campbell. All he has to do is survive three weeks in her orbit and he'll be single again, only without the pitying looks and pressure to move on.

Rue is literally counting the days until her plane leaves New York City. The last thing she wants is a relationship, but being Ethan's pretend girlfriend can't hurt, right? Wrong. With Ethan, there's no faking anything—in or out of the bedroom. With the sheets burning hot and the clock ticking on their arrangement, Rue realizes she's falling for a man guaranteed to derail her goals...and break her heart.


I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

4 out of 5 stars

Sarah Ballance is another new-to-me author that I'm so happy I've discovered because this book was really wonderful. This book follows a photographer, Rue Campbell, as she pretends to be the girlfriend of a widower, Ethan Chase, so that he could prove to his family that he is fine and has moved on after his wife's death three years before.

As in all romances with pretend relationships things become real real quick, but since both characters are super stubborn since Ethan is not in fact over his deceased wife and Rue doesn't plan on staying in New York past the end of their three-week arrangement they refuse to admit they are actually perfect for each other until it is almost too late. But as frustrated as I was that these characters wouldn't just admit their feelings for each other, I still really enjoyed all the stuff that happens in between because it was nice to see Ethan realize that it was time to move on and Rue realize that having a job that involved traveling didn't mean that she couldn't be in a serious relationship with a man who understood her goals. Thankfully, Ethan was that guy and the way he came back to tell her he loved her in the end was absolutely adorable especially since it involved cute shelter animals.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was a super cute and emotional read and it has made me love this author and I can't wait to read some more of her writing.

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