Saturday, 12 August 2017

Review: The Betting Vow (Unconventional Brides #3) by K.M. Jackson

Extravagant pay-your-own-way destination weddings. Money-dripping ice swans. And reception DJs who keep the “Chicken Dance” on repeat. Some brides are simply not having it. They’ll rebel against white lace—and won’t let “special day” crazy stop real love.
Leila Darling is past done with the supermodel thing, especially the mega-parties and high-profile flings that have done nothing but leave her alone and jaded. She’s got the talent to be a serious actress, but the industry sees her as a high-maintenance, impulsive party girl with a reputation for leaving men in the dust—especially TV producer Carter Bain.

Carter’s had his eye on Leila for years, so when a bet gives him a chance to get close to her, he accepts. With the goal of getting Leila the image makeover she needs and Carter the star he desires, the game is on. Get married and stay married for six months. If Leila lasts, she gets her pick of his A-list roles. If Carter wins, she’ll take the hot sidekick part he’s offered.

But as their “I do” turns up all kinds of heat, Leila and Carter find they have more in common than they ever imagined. Are these two prepared to put business aside and surrender the ultimate prize, their hearts?

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: August 29th 2017 by Dafina

Terri's Thoughts

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!

While part of a series it is not required to have read the previous stories to follow this one.  While I had read the second story, I missed the first along the way and it didn't impact the enjoyment.  In fact I did not recognize and backstories I may have missed.

I am always partial to the fake marriage stories.  I mean, they are always going to get to the end of the agreed upon timeline with their feelings in tact and be able to walk away right?  OK, so you know that is not going to happen but the fun part for me is the journey along the way and how fast those feelings actually do come in to play.

It is also fun when you have one character who is uptight (Carter) and one who is a wold card (Leila).  To be honest, while this is how the characters were described, once they entered the fake marriage, their personalities seemed to do a little switch.

At the end of the day, this was a fun story that entertained me.  It delivered exactly what I was expecting it to.

About the Author

A native New Yorker, K.M. Jackson had two dreams for what she wanted to be when she “grew up”: 1. a fashion designer and 2. a writer.

After graduating from high school, she pursued her first dream and studied fashion design at New York’s FIT. She then spent ten years designing for various New York houses. But after years of jugging the oh-so-glam world of mid-market fashion along with being a mother of twins, K.M. took the leap of faith and decided to pursue her other long held dream of being a writer.

She currently lives in a suburb of New York with her husband, teen twins, and her precocious terrier named Jack who keeps them keeps her on her toes.

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