Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer to recap our weeks and show off our new bookish goodies!
Forever Yours was a quick, cute kind of fake relationship turned real. Victoria owns her own lingerie boutique, at least until her grandmother threatens to call in her loans if she doesn’t remarry within the month. Victoria is recently out of a bad marriage, so she looks to hire someone to be her husband. And who better than her best friend’s cousin, whom she knows from their teen years? Kane is a sweet guy and agrees to Tori’s out-there scheme, but he does want more than she’s willing to give.
I must admit that I have been very wrong about Christian Romance. I always assumed that it was squeaky clean and sticky sweet. Well, Redeeming Love is neither of those. It is dark and at times disturbing. Sarah was sold into prostitution as a child after her mother dies. That’s when she became Angel and hardened her heart. Now she’s a woman and the most famous prostitute in the mining town where she currently lives. She doesn’t expect more from life, but then Michael shows up at her room night after night trying to get her to leave. Why would this God fearing man want her?
The Bet was very disappointing. It’s chock full of awful people! How am I suppose to care about them falling love when I can’t even stand them? It all starts with Travis and Jake as little boys and they bet who’s going to marry Kacey. Jake and Kacey were best friends, while Travis picked on her relentlessly. Fast forward several years, and Kacey hates them both. Her and Jake had a falling out in college and Travis acts like she doesn’t exist. Then Jake turns up and offers to pay off her student loans if she’ll come back home with him pretending to be his fiance to make Grandma happy. Kacey can’t say no to that.
Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Pen to Paper. It’s where we get to share books that have been on our wishlists forever or are newly added. My Amazon Wishlist is overflowing, so let’s see what title I’m featuring this week…
There was no way that I couldn’t not read The Dark Light. Rapture? Girls kissing? Weird island? Yes, please! However, I was expecting a Romance, and if that’s what you’re looking for, then this is not it. I was quite disappointed on that front, but I did really enjoy the story for what it was. Alex has just gotten into the biggest trouble of her life. She can either go to court and have her fate determined by the law, or she can agree to live at New Canaan for the summer. Rebekah was raised in this religious community and is preparing to be whisked away to Heaven, but then she meets Alex, and realizes that her life isn’t at all what it seems.
I was very pleasantly surprised by Maid to Match. I’m not really one for Christian Romance, but since this one made it onto the list of best Romance novels, I gave it a try. Tillie works as a parlormaid for a very wealthy family and now she’s up for the position of lady’s maid. She’s trained her entire life for this and it’s finally happening. Tillie just wants to do good work, support her family, and help those less fortunate than herself. Even if that means never having a family of her own. Then walks in Mack, the new useful man, and he throws a wrench in Tillie’s plans.