Monday, February 24, 2014

The Rented Husband

The Rented Husband by Tara Sampson

Olivia Murray, a 29 year old successful attorney has had enough with her families intrusion on her personal love life. Mother, father and siblings included have all gone above and beyond the call of duty to try and get her hitched to a man. Just how far is Olivia willing to go to stop the incessant meddling? Will the strong independent woman that Olivia has come to be accept help when she needs it the most, when her own life is threatened and more importantly what will she do when something so much more fragile is put at risk, something like her heart?

The Rented HusbandThe Rented Husband by Tara Sampson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I stared out really enjoying this book, to an extent. It made me laugh. I thought it was cute. But there are some downfalls. It needs editing. There's lots of wrong words, not mispelled, just the wrong word. The let's pretend plot has been done so many times. But, this was done cleverly and I liked that, but then the author ruined it. The heroine was way too violent. I enjoy spunky, strong characters, but violent? For no reason? It was a little over the top. What man wants a woman who beats on him? Also, what you think is just a cute little chick lit romance, turns into some stalker suspense. I feel that the book would have been just fine without that. The author took what was already a good story and ruined it with the stalker plot. It wasn't necessary and really didn't lend much to the story at all. With a little work, this could be a good story. Seriously, the author nows how to be witty, and loving, but it just feels like too much was added to just make it longer, and it wasn't needed.

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