A Wife in Every Sense by Joanne Walsh
Series: Europe’s Hottest Billionaires #1
on September 14th 2015
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Kate Burrows is crushing on her boss big time. Aleksei Aleksanou is tall, dark, and every inch the image of a classic Greek god—if said Greek god was incredibly sexy, rich, and a complete player. The only way she can get over him is by quitting her job and seeing the world...once she indulges in one wickedly-hot night with him.
Only now she's pregnant.
Aleksei is furious when Kate arrives on the small Greek island of Naxea and tries to hide the truth for him. He takes matters into his own hands—by announcing the pregnancy to his family and asking her to marry him. Now Kate must decide if she can marry the man of her hottest, sexiest dreams...knowing she will never be the wife of his heart.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Umm… I’m still not sure what happened here. This book is like a walking contradiction… if books could walk that is.
Let me begin by saying that I’m quite a fan of stories containing a Greek asshat H. Add to that an unwanted pregnancy and a boss-pa/secretary relationship and I thought I had a sure winner in my hands… well, I had it wrong.
There was no character depth anywhere, not the main characters, not the surrounding family members, not even the bad guys. Everyone was ridiculously one dimensional. I never saw their relationship: they had sex once after being supposedly hot for each other for 2 years but had never acted on it because of their work situation. This one-time thing they claimed was “making love” *read with a very obnoxious sexy voice*… (that’s how it sounded in my head when I wrote it)
Now I’m no smarty pants, but my understanding is if he’s a playboy who doesn’t do long term and she doesn’t want to be involved in a relationship… what is the problem of them being together?
It had me scratching my head on more than one occasion too. At times it was boringly descriptive, and then sometimes I would be like: what? but they were just… and now they’re… how did they get there????? I was completely confused when this kind of blackholes appeared or things/people would move… as if by magic!
I get it when, after finding out about the pregnancy, they decide that marrying is the best for the baby and they do kind of like each other. What I didn’t get was all the relationship angst being OTT senseless, for example: after the ex-skank is seen with him and she confronts him about cheating he says “I will prove to you I didn’t do such a thing” and then he waits for her to confront him again about more pictures of him with the ex-skank to tell her what really went down. I mean, really? You’re in the doghouse with your very pregnant wife, want to repair your marriage but you wait to tell her you took the skank to a restaurant???!!
Have you seen those memes with the little stick guy flipping a table??? Well, that was me throughout this entire book. A wife in every sense…my butt plug.
And don’t even get me started on all the sob stories with the secondary characters, every last one was unrelated, unwanted and manufactured angst to fill the story.
But do you know what was the kiss of death for this one? EVERY freakin time they maaade loooooove, our virile H slumped over and fell asleep. Every. Single. Time. Why the eff did I read this till the end I’m still wondering.
Sparkles’ Rating: 1.5 WTF did I just read Stars
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