Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Author: Kendall Ryan
Series: Imperfect Love Vol. 1
Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible
Marry the girl I’ve had a crush on my whole life? Check.
Inherit a hundred-billion-dollar company? Check.
Produce an heir… Wait, what?
I have ninety days to knock up my brand-new fake wife. There’s only one problem—she hates my guts.
And in the fine print of the contract? The requirement that we produce an heir.
She can’t stand to be in the same room with me. Says she’ll never be in my bed.
But I’ve never backed down from a challenge and I’m not about to start now.
Mark my words—I’ll have her begging for me, and it won’t take ninety days.
On the heels of her smash hit and New York Times bestselling SCREWED series, Kendall Ryan brings you HITCHED, a romantic comedy that delivers heart and heat. A NYC playboy turned business mogul has ninety days to win over the woman he’s always desired in order to save his father’s company. One tiny problem: She hates his guts.
Book slumps are hard. My book slump when I read this was particularly hard on this book.
As with most of my 3 Star Meh Reads, it’s hard not to focus on the things I didn’t like about the book. Most of the time, when a book just doesn’t jive with me, it doesn’t mean that others won’t love it. In fact, with this book in particular, my coworker loved this series and recommended it to me.
It very well could be because I’ve read so many romance novels, that I’ve become pretty picky about what I like and what I don’t and I just didn’t LOVE this one.
It was OK, I mean, I finished it, but it may as well have been background noise.
I feel like I repeat myself when I give 3 stars to a romance novel, because the negative are usually the same:
- Neither of the characters stood out to me – they were pretty generic
- There was no real chemistry between the two characters
- The story wasn’t convincing
- I didn’t fall for either of the characters
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about the Marriage of Convenience trope (hello, The Wall of Winnipeg and Me), however this one just didn’t make any sense to me. It seemed way too far-fetched and eye-roll worthy.
Also… that ending… Have I mentioned I’m not a fan of cliff-hangers?
In the interest in not being a negative nancy this entire review I will say that I did appreciate Olivia’s work ethic and drive, and I really liked how Noah was good natured and caring behind his playboy facade.
Audiobook Performance: 4 stars
Butterfly Rating: 1 Star
Re-read Worthiness: No
Bookshelf Placement: No
Book Boyfriend Rating: 2 stars