Monday, 9 May 2016

Review of Wife for the Weekend - Ophelia London

The bit on the back…

When bad weather closes the airport, free-spirited Jules Bloom finds herself stuck with the admittedly hot but total suit Dexter Elliott. One night and one large pitcher of “Vegas Sunrise” later, Jules wakes up in a hotel bed with a vicious hangover…wearing nothing but a wedding ring.

Determined not to ruin his brother's wedding, Dexter strikes a deal with the frustratingly gorgeous Jules to continue their quickie marriage through the weekend. Only she keeps getting under his skin in unexpected ways.

Jules has her own reasons for staying married to Dex but they seem less important with each exaggerated touch and staged kiss. But one marriage, one major secret, and two complete opposites don’t add up to a happily ever after…

Firstly thank you to Entangled Publishing for the review copy of this title via NetGalley. This is the second book in Ophelia London’s Sugar City series and is the first book of hers that I’ve read. The story is all about old friends Jules Bloom and Dexter Elliot. A chance meeting, stranded in an airport, the pair of them have a night where what happens in Vegas should have stayed in Vegas.

The characters are complete, polar opposites of each other. Jules is down to earth, a little flakey and uninhibited by the constraints of life. She doesn’t care about the trivial things in life and in a way it was refreshing. On the other hand it was slightly strange to read about – who doesn’t have a phone in this day in age?! Maybe that’s just me though… Dexter on the other hand is wound tight, focused and dedicated to achieving his dreams.

Dexter and Jules have their own reasons for staying together although neither reason seemed particularly strong. Jules felt on the childish side for me so the chemistry between them was lacking and unconvincing.

It’s obvious from the beginning where the story is eventually going to end up so if you look for an easy read this one is for you.

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