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Almost a Bride (Destination Love) Paperback – January 31, 2017
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She decided to go on vacation by herself. While on vacation she meets Chris a writer. Chris and Annie become friends. In all the places in the world to vacation her ex boyfriend shows up with his new girlfriend. So what does Annie do she pretends that Chris is her boyfriend from Austria. He tries so hard to pull off the accent but it's so funny the way he talks.
When Trey (Annie's ex) brags that he's getting married, Chris decides to tell him Annie and him are getting married too. Throughout the whole story each couple tries to do something better then the other and it is so funny to see. Trey is an jerk and I couldn't stand him. Annie and Chris are so funny you can't help but fall in love with them and hope they find their happily ever after. A great story about two people who aren't looking for love but find friendship first then hopefully love. You will laugh and cry throughout the whole story. Reviewed on behalf of Once Upon An Alpha.
Like I said, Almost A Bride showed great potential with the Annie catching her boyfriend cheating on her in their bed, and having kinky sex, and there is so much more to this opening. Truly, it starts to spiral out of control at the beginning. However, I decided to stick on this train. About half the book, I could see the derailment of the story, but decided to stay on hoping that it won't happen. I probably should have DFN this book, but I hoped beyond all hope that it wouldn't go into crazy town too.
I don't know how to put into words on some of the ridiculousness of this story. Chris pretends to be Boyden from Australia with a terrible accent. I wish Annie would have said dude, I broke up with Boyden (by the way he's an imaginary boyfriend), and introduced Chris as her new boyfriend. Trevv and Tess are interjected into the story so many times. By the way Trevv is cheating sack of scum, and Tess is the hookup from work. You see them so much, by the end we don't even know if they are still together. The author spent so much time having part of the story, that we don't get to know what happen to them. Granted they did have stalk-ish feel to them. Still. However, Chris and Annie did have a happy ending, and I did like how Chris won Annie back. Very classic romantic comedy jester, with a grand love and sorry please take me back kind of deal.
Overall, I felt Almost A Bride was a train wrecked that derailed in crazy town. Did this story work for me. NO. I wanted it. The blurb sound like it could be amazing. However, it was too much and I felt overwhelmed. Yes, Almost A Bride worked for others. So, you might want to checkout their reviews to see what they loved about the story.
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The plotline is fun, despite it being ripe with cliché. Perhaps the plot devices and humor would strike me as less original if the author hadn’t acknowledged the silliness of the situations through the dialogue and Annie’s thoughts. As it was, Chris’s and Annie’s humor and responses to the bizarre occurrences made it truly enjoyable. While the story did stray a little too far into the far-fetched territory for me to find humorous at times, it never discouraged me from reading. The characters themselves were also interesting. Although I didn’t love her at first, Annie showed a lot of growth which seems rare in contemporary romance these days. I liked reading about her character’s progression, and was rooting for her to find her HEA by the end. I thought Chris had a good amount of depth too, and appreciated that the ending gave him a chance to develop more as a character. I wish we saw them together as a couple longer, but I understood why the author chose not to focus on that part of their relationship. Overall, I enjoyed watching their personal lives and relationship blossom. I think this is a nice read for fans of lighter romances who also want their characters to have significant transformation throughout the story.
* Alpha Book Club provided with eARC. The publisher and author had no influence over this review*
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