Sunday, 4 August 2013

Tour Review : Wanted: Wife


Wanted: Wife
Author: Lacey Wolfe
Publication date: July 15th , 2013
Published by: Beachwalk Press Inc.
Edition: E-book
Purchase from: Amazon / Nook / Beachwalk Press / All Romance / Kobo

Help Wanted: A Wife

Darcy White can't believe she's answering a help wanted ad from someone looking to hire a wife, but she's hit rock bottom and is on the verge of being evicted from her apartment. When she learns that the guy she had a crush on in high school is the one looking to hire, she'd be crazy not to live out her fantasy.

Steven McDonald needs a wife, or at least a fiancée, before his grandfather retires or else he won't inherit the family business. He knows not just any woman will do, and in a desperate attempt to find a solution, he places a help wanted ad in the local paper. The day Darcy White answers it, his dreams begin to come true.

As Darcy and Steven pretend they're engaged, they make a promise to keep things platonic. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is to keep their hands off one another. With his grandfather's retirement approaching, and the possible end to their fake engagement, can Steven and Darcy admit their feelings to not only themselves but each other?

Content Warning: contains adult language and sensual love scenes

Received as part of a Blog Tour !

Darcy White is down on her luck, cut off from her family, with a closed down restaurant, no job and pretty soon with no home. So what does jobless and soon to be homeless Darcy decide to do to pay the bills? You probably read the synopsis so I'm going to get on with it. She answers a Help Wanted ad that pays really well. All she's got to do is pretend to be someone's wife!

Now here's where Steven McDonald enters, the hottie who posts the wacky ad. 
Steven loves working for his grandpa's apple orchard company. And he's soon to inherit the business himself! But ofcourse granddaddy sets an ultimatum, settle down and get married or get nothing. Desperate to please and not lose the orchard, he places an ad in the paper.... for a wife.

As it turns out Steven and Darcy know each other from high school and happened to be each other's crushes. Never acting on it ofcourse. Now that they have to act out the charade of being engaged,  they grow close, feelings develop, sparks fly and certain sensuous scenes take place.

Hurdles come along the way and threaten to separate them. But will love conquer all? 
You'll just have to read it won't you? ;)

This book was pretty fun really! It was an interesting premise certainly. The title is what really drew me to the book. There are quirky bits and funny bits that make you smile. Steven was ADORABLE!! Darcy was........nothing special really. She wasn't a bad character not at all. I'd knock down a star if she was. I just couldn't deal with her sometimes. Let's just say I adored Steven.

The concept and dialogs etc. were pretty enjoyable. The thing that held me back from enjoying this completely would have to be the slight disconnect I felt from the characters and book. I wasn't completely invested all the time.
Also Darcy and Steven seemed to minimal arguments. They had arguments, yes. But as much as I thought they really should? No. They do move in together I was expecting a LOT of arguments. But they seemed to take most of it in stride. Maybe that's just them.
Darcy and Steven as a couple were good. Darcy ever witty and strong and undeniably stubborn. Handsome, caring, confident Steven.  Overall the couple made the story a good read. Despite my negatives and enjoyable read for sure! Two people falling in love. What's not to love? 

Also check out the giveaway for a chance to win a $5 Amazon GC from Lacey Wolfe!

Rating: 3 Quills

quill design: QioDen
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