Stealing the Bachelor by Sonya Weiss
Series: Stealing the Heart #3
Also in this series: Resisting Her Rival
on January 11th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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She needs his help, but he has a price...
Having missed out on the "drop-dead-gorgeous" gene in her family, Ann Snyder decides to kick a little butt in the business world instead. That is, until her skeezy manager's "side business" has the FDA raiding her chocolate shop. Now Ann's in huge trouble...and the only person who can help her is the adorkable guy who completely humiliated her in high school.
Lawyer Eric Maxwell has been in love with Ann as long as he can remember. He figured he never stood a chance-don't the beautiful girls always prefer the bad boys to the nerds? So he makes Ann a deal. He'll provide her with free legal services...if she'll move in and help transform him from nerd-without-a-clue to bona fide bad boy.
And once the transition is complete, all he has to do is prove that he's the only bachelor for her...
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Blergh, I picked up Stealing the Bachelor because I had read Resisting her Rival, the previous book in this series and found it sweet, funny, and interesting.
I found both characters in this story bordering on stupid, in fact, the whole plot was stupid. Their whole issue was due to a miscommunication that happened IN FREAKING HIGHSCHOOL that continued interfering in their interactions over ten years later. It was simply too much. Ok, so clearly this bothered me and I might be a wee bit incensed at the moment.
Ann was an insecure whiner I just couldn’t get to really like. She complained about how her sisters had gotten all the good genes, how men always took advantage of her (stop trusting losers, woman!) and acted like a snotty brat every time Eric tried to talk to her.
Eric on his part was a sweetie. He had been in love with Ann since the first time he saw her and found himself tongue-tied every time he got near her… but when years have passed and he still never openly asked Ann why she seemed to dislike him so much while he continuously pined after her… dude, hand back your man card.
The story goes on with Ann getting into trouble and needing a lawyer to get her out of it (she is not guilty of anything) but as her assets are being held she has no money to pay for one. In sweeps Eric who offers his services in exchange for Ann giving him pointers to change into a bad boy (because Eric thinks that is Ann’s type).
The lack of communication between both main characters grew really bothersome, and their meager banter and the lack of opportunity for them to explore their chemistry didn’t make up for all the fading into black sexiness.
In the end, all of Ann’s legal issues get resolved way too easily to my liking and the reason behind their last fight I found almost ridiculous.
While this is not a bad book by any means, I was personally disappointed by the whole thing. This does not imply that other readers won’t enjoy it.
Sparkles’ Rating: 2 Totally Disappointed Stars
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