Bride in Bloom by J.B. Hartnett

March 4, 2015 Book Review 0 ★★★★★

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Bride in Bloom by J.B. Hartnett
Series: The Beachy Bride #1
Also in this series: Katherine in Gold
Published by Self-published on March 12, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 208
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For Victoria, it started with the perfect dress and the perfect man...well, she thought he was perfect.

For Cameron, it started with a devoted wife and a bright future...until he discovered devotion was never high on his wife's list of marital duties.

When trust is tested and faith in the power of true love is lost, there is only way one to restore it:

Give that person everything you’ve got, nurture her, love her…

And watch her bloom.

In the first installment of The Beachy Bride series, we experience the love story of Victoria and Cameron. Both are no stranger to heartache, but both believe in the power of love.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.


 
Blooming great…
I’ll start by saying that I am a huge fan of J.B. Hartnett’s work and I was very happy to be given the opportunity to read and review an ARC of Bride in Bloom. I am overjoyed that my search for the perfect book boyfriend has come to fruition. Ms. Hartnett has given us Cameron. The man is almost perfect…sweet, kind, good looking, sexy and a little bit kinky too. I’m a sucker for a sexy tradie. Give me a man with a tool belt, hammer in his hand who also has a brain and I’m drooling.
The story is about a lovely sweet woman named Victoria who thinks she is about to marry a wonderful man. Unfortunately, things don’t go according to plan and Cameron was a witness to the whole debacle. Cameron himself is getting over a very yucky divorce from a conniving, manipulative, cheating wife. While he was still married he met Victoria and recognised the beauty in her. When they were both single Cameron was determined that Victoria would see the beauty he sees in her and makes it his focus.

J.B. introduced us to some wonderful new characters and some old friends from Nico’s story. Cameron’s family is loving and supportive and his Mum had me laughing from the very beginning. I am hoping that there will be stories for Drew, Kath (maybe even together) and Ruby.

In the previous stories by this author, there is an underlying darkness that is sometimes hard to take. This story was different. There were a lot more laughs, some really sweet scenes and some very hot and sexy scenes too. I spent nearly the whole book with a smirk on my face. Sometimes the smirk dropped, but it was never for too long.

My only complaint was that I thought the deception dragged out too long. I knew it was coming but seemed to take forever to get there. Drove me bonkers.

One of my favourite things about this author is her talent in producing characters that are real people. I love that her heroines realise their partners are not perfect, expect them to make mistakes and an apology goes a long way. I love that the heroes realise that their partners are always right (OK, mostly right), can sometimes get emotional and may need a bit of girl time. It made me laugh that her characters like checking out sexy pictures on Tumblr and they think that no child should know that their parents have sex and know what sex toys are.

J.B. Hartnett, you have produced another brilliant book, completely different to the others, but still wonderful in its own way. Can’t wait to see what you have for us next.

Rating: 5 Stars

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