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The Valentine Bride by Liz Fielding
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Feb 02, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: book-club, books-i-own-read, challenges-2012, chick-lit, family, harlequin, kindle, marriage, romance
Read from February 02 to 03, 2012

Goodreads Description- Louise Valentine's just been offered a job. Max Valentine wants to use her infamous PR skills to help save the family business. But since discovering she was adopted, Louise is feeling less than charitable toward the Valentines....
Family loyalty wins, and sparks fly as she and Max work together. Even though Max has always been strictly off-limits, now they're both falling hard and fast. Will the past stand in the way of this special Valentine wedding?

This book was a disaster! First of all it is the last in a series, that I haven't read, and I didn't understand AT ALL what the heck was going on. There was very little backstory and the author jumps right in with the opening scene with Max asking Louise to work PR for the Bella Lucia restuarant chain. They immediately start bickering, and if you haven't read the series, you have NO idea what is going on! For the first four chapters I was confused and a little angry that such a simple book was giving me such a hard time. In full disclosure, I read this as part of a challenge to read a romance novel. In general I am not a romance fan and especially not a Harlequin fan, but I had to pick something and this was it. It is a pretty short book, thank God, but after a few chapters I just skimmed to get the plot of the book. The writing was very plain. The characters were as flat as pancakes and the plot was classic Harlequin cliche'. The whole time I was reading I just wanted to be done. I really didn't like this book and I would not recommend it to my worst enemy! 1 star is generous!
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