Thursday, October 17, 2013
review: seven day fiancé (love and games #2) by Rachel Harris
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
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