Tuesday, March 1, 2016

ARC Review: Wife for the Weekend by Ophelia London

Title: Wife for the Weekend

Author: Ophelia London

Synopsis:

When bad weather closes the airport, free-spirited Jules Bloom finds herself stuck with the admittedly hot but total suit Dexter Elliott. One night and one large pitcher of “Vegas Sunrise” later, Jules wakes up in a hotel bed with a vicious hangover…wearing nothing but a wedding ring.

Determined not to ruin his brother's wedding, Dexter strikes a deal with the frustratingly gorgeous Jules to continue their quickie marriage through the weekend. Only she keeps getting under his skin in unexpected ways.

Jules has her own reasons for staying married to Dex but they seem less important with each exaggerated touch and staged kiss. But one marriage, one major secret, and two complete opposites don’t add up to a happily ever after…

***MY REVIEW***

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

4 out of 5 stars

Wife for the Weekend is the first book by Ophelia London that I have read but it is definitely won't be the last. This book was was such a cute and sweet romance which is not a surprise since it's published by Entangled's Bliss line but even then it made me feel even more happier than the typical Bliss novel, which might have something to do with the fact that this book is centered around a drunk marriage. Anyone who knows me knows I love books that have marriages or weddings at the center of the plot and this one is definitely a top favorite out of all of the ones I've read.

Dexter and Jules were so adorably perfect together even though we are dealing with an opposites attract situation. From the moment they are both stranded at the airport together when their flight is canceled you can see the sparks between them, so it's totally believable when they wake up married the following morning. Although, in terms of them ending up married it was a little weird at the beginning because of Jules's previous relationship with Dexter's brother but the author handles that perfectly. With that said, one of the highlights for me when it came to this book was the Elliot family. Well-off families in romance books are usually a hit or miss for me, but Dexter's parents and siblings were all awesome and I loved how accepting they were of this marriage and how happy they were for Dexter and Jules without them having to do much convincing.

But back to the romance, it was absolutely swoon-worthy. Everything that happened between Dexter and Jules was awkwardly sweet and I loved the pace that everything went from pretending to real. It was almost perfect and I loved it so much especially the way the author made Dexter's mindset change from thinking about everything logically and rationally to being more flexible and open to different things as he fell in love with Jules, the icing on the cake being his visions for their home at the end. Overall, I really loved this book. It was such an adorable romance and I can't wait to go back and read the others in this series as well as London's other books.

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds really good!!!

    Thanks for the review.

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