Thursday, August 27, 2015

"Romance Thursday": Betting On You (Always a Bridesmaid Book 1) by Jessie Evans

Genre: Contemporary Romance. 303 pages.
Price: $0 FREE (at time of post) 
Publisher & Date: Self Taught Ninja Press; [3rd Edition]. December 22, 2013.
Book Link: Click Here
Listed Rating: 📔📔📔📔 . 1
Price I Paid: $0 (got it FREE on October 5, 2013)
My Rating:  📔📔  📖

My Thoughts: Simple Contemporary Romance

     For a quick surface contemporary romance this book will do. The characters lacked real depth and there wasn't much to the plot. Best point was the book, and subsequently the series, is about the sisters and their love lives.
     Lark March runs the blossoming catering company Ever After with her two sisters, Aria and Melody. Lark is about her catering business and trying to make it grow. She has only one focus with no one to occupy her thoughts. Until Mason Stewart drops back into her life. After four years of no communication, Mason appears at Lark's friends wedding. Lark knows Mason was the only man for her but he abandoned her and she knows trusting him is something she might never be able to do after he broke her heart. Mason knows he messed up in the worst way leaving just after proposing, but Lark is all he wants and he's ready to prove now worthy of a second chance. Lark is talked into seven dates with Mason to see if four years is proof enough that time does change a person.
     Overall, it was okay. The story wasn't thrilling and played out how I expected. I was actually way more interested in Aria's love life than Lark's, which seemed waaay more dramatic. The main characters felt underdeveloped making their relationship issues seem repetitive and surface leaving me feeling not that attached to them. Though I loved a few relationship moments where the author used the sisters which then helped bring out the characters for me. Even the banter between the main characters felt the same saying,"I don't deserve you." and ,"you're so good looking."Geesh I got it, they have trust issues and they are both too hot. The book could have been flushed out a bit perhaps with more sister moments or maybe past moments of Mason and Lark to illustrate how close they were before he ran off.  So if you want to read a basic contemporary romance for a beach or park day read this would be a book to try.

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