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I would like to point out first that due to the sexual content this book is for mature readers. Which mean there is some pretty hot stuff!
Lizzie Hathaway had it all, heiress to an empire that she really had no desire to be a part of expectations she felt she could never meet in her parents eyes. However she meets Conroy Beale and he brought out her confidence to stand up to her parents, he made her feel beautiful and sexy something that she had always lack in her curvy body. He was gorgeous, wealthy, educated, everything she could ever want and he wanted her, or so she thought.
Everything comes crashing down around Lizzie and when she confronts Con and the truth comes out who he really is she can't believe that she was so stupid. That anyone could actually want her, could actually just love her for who she was. Conroy really cares for Lizzie but Love he's not capable of anymore. Heartbroken and angry Lizzie flees New York.
Lizzie hates Con actually she hates that she still cares for the man and when he shows up to save her from herself she is determined to get back at him for hurting her this time.
In a rollercoaster of events Con and Lizzie both discover things about themselves that facing the past can only help clear a path to the future and sometimes Love is really all you need.
Jennifer Lewis really knows how to bring out the laughter and the heartbreak in one sitting you couldn't help but feel for these characters and in the end you felt as if you were right there with them.
Review copy provided for an honest review.
To start with, the characters were more bipolar than they were just irritating. It was hard for me to totally relate to Lizzie as a female character. At first was so excited that she was a full figured character, and about 30% through, they made her go depressed and she lost weight. It is later remarked that she is still 'curvy' where it counts but this story is supposed to be a month after the big awful (my way of not tossing in spoilers), and how is it possible for a girl that was basically like a size eighteen to suddenly loose enough weight to sport yoga pants and a sports bra living off Cheetos and Champagne? That just didn't work for me. There needed to be a more believable element with her transformation.
As for Con--yeah, he wasn't really a bad boy, he was just kinda thick headed. He claims that he can't love, well won't, because all the people he loves die or go away. Horrible things happen when you love.
We couldn't have come up with a better conflict?
Yes, those things did bother me, however, how strangely the characters were created and brought to live they somehow had this incredible chemistry that you actually could feel as a couple. I thought the story was a bit wordy, and drug us along with far to much tension that pretty much by the end I was like--Oh, please you all are still gonna not communicate?
But like I said, I still somehow enjoyed this book for the subtle flaws that I found without. I found that I wanted so hard to keep reading, yet there were painfully redundant scenes that I set my kindle down for a few hours before I went back and pushed through to get to more of the really clever banter, and the sexual tension. I think when you lay it all out the story had huge potential, could have been a five star from me, if both characters would have just talked a bit more instead of relying on clever snark to get them through each scene.
They were obviously in love.
The fact Lizzie didn't believe it at the beginning and took him at face value was silly to me. He was there, no one else was, and I think if she would have pushed him just a bit, he would have stayed instead of the month parting.
So, like I said it was the little things that made me struggle to love it--I think if some more deep flushing out went into the story I would have been sold hook line and sinker. I do want to read more of Jennifer Lewis!
**I received this book from Mangrove via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**
I'm in two minds about this book. The way that every thing is described is very detailed and brings the scenes to life. The characters, however, are another thing altogether.
The fact that Lizzie assumed everything about Conroy just shows how naive she is and how Conroy just let her believe it speaks volumes about a serious lack of trust. The fact that he thought he could marry her and not tell her about himself, just goes to show that he was only interested in one thing. He may say that he could marry her and make her happy but when the money is taken off the table, he quickly changes his mind.
When she does a runner, he tracks her down and tries to help her get back on her feet but she is only interested in making him pay for using her. She decides to get even and talks him into marrying her but only for show, or in this case, a tv show.
She decides to sell their story to a tv network that her cousin works for, getting them to foot the bill and also pay her $50,000. He agrees but doesn't realise that she's going to make him pay in the worst way. She insists that they go back to the small town on the Bayou where he grew up. Somewhere he hasn't been to since he ran away from at the age of 14.
What is supposed to be a show about their wedding soon turns into the Conroy Beale show as he finds out about his family and his past. The network decides to follow up on his story and Lizzie gets pushed to one side.
When I was reading this book my feelings towards the characters kept changing. I found them both to be both likable but also really annoying. They both needed a boot up the backside and a good shake at times. They both had their own agenda but if they had just been honest with each other, they would have been able to resolve their problems and avoid all the pain they put themselves through.
The rest of the characters are funny and the story is interesting but I don't know that I would buy this book if I was browsing in my local bookstore.
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