by Natalie Rios
on October 3rd 2016
Genres: New Adult
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Anthony Carter has not had it easy in life. In a matter of months, he lost his mother to cancer along with his much coveted spot in a prestigious doctoral program. Swimming in debt, he's been forced to move back to his hometown in rural Montana and take whatever job he can find. A drunken weekend in Vegas is exactly what he needs to help him forget his problems.A recent break-up with her boyfriend of nearly a decade has left straight-laced Liz Rockwell disillusioned with love and in desperate need of a vacation. She gets more than she bargained for when one drunken night at a Vegas bar results in her being married to Anthony. Embarrassed by her lapse in judgment, Liz is ready to make this whole night just go away. A quickie divorce seems like the best solution to their problem, until Anthony realizes who Liz really is.Known in the media as the Candy Heiress, billionaire Liz is the answer to Anthony’s prayers. All he has to do is convince her to write him a check. Unfortunately, Liz is not one to be easily intimidated or coerced. Discovering the Rockwell family secret may be Anthony’s only hope. But the more time he spends with the intelligent and tenacious Liz, the more he realizes their chapel wedding may not have been such a drunken mistake after all...
I tried. I really, really tried. But at some point, you just have to put on your big girl panties and admit that the story isn’t working for you despite the awkwardness that goes along with it, considering I got this ARC from the lovely author herself.
I was intrigued by the blurb. In my years of reading romances, I can only count with one hand the books I’ve read where the hero is destitute and in need of the heroine’s money. And they’re usually historical romances. I don’t mind them when they’re executed well. It also takes a certain kind of hero to pull it off.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t even muster an ounce of sympathy for, Anthony, the supposed hero in this book. I just didn’t like him. I can usually find something to like about my heroes but this one…I just can’t find any redeeming qualities. He’s not the typical alphahole, which was a plus. But he also has no pride nor spine. I just…I have no words how much I dislike this character. None. And while I did like the heroine but it wasn’t enough for me to continue.
Now this is just my opinion. I’ve seen plenty of reviewers who liked/loved this book. Check out their reviews to get another perspective before you write this one off.
ARC provided by Natalie Rios in exchange for an honest review.