Surrender to Temptation. The Fitzgerald Family. E.B. Walters
Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews.
I like a good contemporary romance, been a horse addict since childhood so that too attracted me, I liked the premise of the storyline for this and eagerly begun. Sadly it wasn’t one for me. It reminds me very much of my mum’s M&B romances of the early 70’s – with a bit of spicy sex added to up the heat.
I just didn’t gel with the characters, they seemed too shallow really, too light and bland. I wasn’t entirely sure what Chase’ problem was, he seemed to be described as blind one moment and fine the next…and considering its not long since he was ready to marry he quickly jumped into a romance with Nikki, especially given that he was very against her only days previously. The plots just slid over with no hiccups and nothing really happening or going wrong. The whole thing was just too slick for me, too convenient, too unreal. It’s very well written, the characters well fleshed out even if I didn’t take to them, and the settings easy to visualise. Its just there was for me a lack of anything really happening, lack of drama and emotion, lack of the highs and lows I need. It just seemed a bit too formulaic, hot couple -tick, jealous ex- tick, bit of danger- tick…. and I need a book that feels real, full of surprises, and that has lots of action. I suspect the most action in this book would result from the after effects of eating Nikki’s Chilli…..
As ever though I’m just one reader and if what you want is a well written, easy to read romance, and the lack of drama doesn’t bother you then you may enjoy this. Certainly those old fashioned M&Bs that this reminds me of were incredibly popular. Its average price for the genre at £3.06 for 262 pages.
Stars: two, just didn’t work for me.
ARC supplied by Netgalley