A Change of Plans by Robyn Thomas
Series: What Happens In Vegas #3
Also in this series: Masquerading with the CEO, Betting on the Wrong Brother, Accidentally in Love with the Biker
Published by Entangled on June 30th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Sara Greaves has been planning her perfect wedding since she was five. Instead, she's dumped by her fiancé and meets Ethan Monroe—Mr. Dall, Dark, And Anti-Marriage—who bets that she could marry any guy in Vegas and make it work. Except now Ethan has a hangover, a wedding band, and a sexy, gorgeous bride for the next month. He''ll have to convince the new Mrs. Monroe that marriage is a crock....and hope like hell that his little change of plans doesn't turn into a change of heart.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Let me start this review by saying that I’ve been having issues with movie trailers. See, this has been happening a lot to me lately, where I watch a trailer, I think it looks really promising so I watch the movie. But then the movie turns out to be a dud.
Well, let’s just say this blurb looked interesting to me, I thought it had potential… and I was right, the plot line had potential, but…. you know when you’re making cookies from a new recipe you haven’t tried yet and when you get all the ingredients it feels like it doesn’t have enough liquid so you have a bowl filled with little crumbs of dry un-knead-able cookie dough? I don’t know if there’s a word for that but that was what this book felt like to me.
I’m usually all for insta-lust/love/attraction/soulmates/whatever. I’m actually more into this kind of plot than the friends-to-lovers one, but in this instance this felt completely random.
Sara is pawning her engagement ring after her fiancé dumps her 2 weeks before the wedding. She has spent 20 years planning this event and has everyone in her hometown involved in it somehow.
Ethan is a cynical divorce lawyer taking a breather in Vegas, and so happens to be in the same shop and pretends (for some reason I still can’t understand) to be Sara’s boyfriend. When he learns of her woe-is-me tale, he decides to make her trip a happy one and Sara proceeds by apparently having a personality disorder break down. She keeps going hot and cold, nothing Ethan does seems to be right to her and she keeps making extravagantly random judgments and putting warped reasoning behind his actions.
Ethan wasn’t all there either, as, for example, no-one (not even his best-friend/business partner) had ever set foot in his home. There’s private and then there’s Ethan…
So, let’s just say that this book didn’t work for me, at all. I really wanted to like it. I made the effort to read it through the end. I know being a writer is not easy. It’s hard work, it means dedication and courage. I just wish this story had been “kneaded” a little longer, I think it could have been a good one.
Sparkles rating: 2 stars.
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