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Thursday, October 17, 2013

review: seven day fiancé (love and games #2) by Rachel Harris


18518500One bad boy. One good girl. One unforgettable week.
 Angelle Prejean is in a pickle. Her family is expecting her to come home with a fiancé—a fiancé who doesn’t exist. Well, he exists, but he definitely has no idea Angelle told her mama they were engaged. Tattooed, muscled, and hotter than sin, Cane can reduce Angelle to a hot mess with one look—and leave her heart a mess if she falls for him. But when she ends up winning him at a charity bachelor auction, she knows just how to solve her fiancé problem.

Cane Robicheaux is no one’s prince. He doesn’t do relationships and he doesn’t fall in love. When sweet, sultry-voiced Angelle propositions him, he hopes their little fiancé game can finally get her out of his head. He doesn’t expect her to break through all his barriers. But even as Angelle burrows deeper into his heart, he knows once their seven days are up, so is their ruse. ~ Goodreads | Amazon

Source: e-ARC provided by Entangled Bliss for my honest review

Review:

We first met Angelle and Cane, and saw the sparks fly, in Love and Games #1 – Taste the Heat. Although you don’t need to read that book first I’m glad I did.

We got a chance to see Cane as a devoted uncle and brother and Angelle as a hardworking firefighter. That’s missing in most of Seven Day Fiancé in favor of romance, family dynamics and exploring the differences in the Cajun culture. There’s nothing wrong with that approach but I’m glad I didn’t miss out on the other side of these wonderful characters. I think I would have thought less of Angelle and Cane at first without knowing them the way I did already. Angelle is very insecure when it comes to disappointing her family and Cane, although very sexy, seemed the typical relationship avoiding hot guy at first. They are both so much more though.

The Entangled Bliss line has fade to black sex scenes but Harris writes the steamiest romance I’ve read from this line. It doesn’t need to be any more graphic. It’s hot enough! I know what they’re doing! lol
The other thing Harris does so well is explore NOLA and Louisiana in a way that makes me feel fully immersed and like I’m hanging out with good friends. I went to NOLA once and I have to admit that it wasn’t a great visit. I was not impressed but this book made me want to give the place another shot. The sense of love, food and culture just drips off the page.

Final thoughts: I did enjoy Taste the Heat a bit more than Seven Day Fiance’, but Cane and Angelle heat up the pages and turn the overused “fake fiancé” trope into a moving ode to family and commitment. This is a really fun, romantic series. 

Author: website | twitter | Goodreads

19 comments:

  1. Put off by the cover (yeah I know I shouldn't let it influence me) and to a slightly lesser extent by the blurb I'm not sure this one for me. Great review though.

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    1. Yeah - I'm not sure this is one you would enjoy but it was cute.

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  2. I can get down with some fun and romance

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    1. I like her YA series too. They are all fun and romantic.

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  3. Sigh.... I wish I had more time to read this series. I really like Rachel's writing, and have heard this series is so good. Thanks for the review!

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    1. She writes really sexy scenes considering it's fade to black! lol

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  4. Sounds good and I like when it's not too graphic

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    1. I agree. I don't always need to know EVERYTHING.

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  5. Oh that sounds like the scenery is great. I don't know if I want to be hungry with all the food dripping off the page, but I do like a good world building. Romance also sounds very hot. Oh good rec!

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    1. The first book was more focused on the local cuisine (NOLA) the girl was a chef. This one is more about the local and traditions/family.

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  6. I just finished this one last night and really enjoyed it!! I'm definitely going to have to go back and read the first one. Loved the food (though it did make me very hungry!) and loved the passion between the two of them. Cracklin'!

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    1. I'm partial to the first book because the guy was so nice lol The first book will make you even hungrier though!

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  7. "Fun and romantic" is what I'm in the mood for these days--you would not believe how many Harlequins I have blown through in the past few weeks, hah. Sounds like a fun series!

    And HEY lookie you and your pretty new blog! I love the new look, congratulations! We have a new blog design (and a move to WordPress) coming up in a couple of weeks too, so I'm happy to see your transition went smoothly.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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  8. Sounds like a cute read if one is looking for something light. I'm thinking a great Jan/Feb read.

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  9. Ahh, you changed your blog layout! It's so cute! I love the colors. :D

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  10. I do like the fake engagement trope a bit, but I haven't read all that many, so I'm not tired of it yet. I also liked this author's YA series, so I'm sure I'd like this one, too. Great review. I'm always in the mood for fun and romantic! :D Love the new look, too!

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