Series: Love and Games #2
Published by Entangled on 10/11/2013
Genres: Adult, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Romance
One bad boy. One good girl. One unforgettable week.
Angelle Prejean is in a pickle. Her family is expecting her to come home with a fiancé—a fiancé who doesn’t exist. Well, he exists, but he definitely has no idea Angelle told her mama they were engaged. Tattooed, muscled, and hotter than sin, Cane can reduce Angelle to a hot mess with one look—and leave her heart a mess if she falls for him. But when she ends up winning him at a charity bachelor auction, she knows just how to solve her fiancé problem.
Cane Robicheaux is no one’s prince. He doesn’t do relationships and he doesn’t fall in love. When sweet, sultry-voiced Angelle propositions him, he hopes their little fiancé game can finally get her out of his head. He doesn’t expect her to break through all his barriers. But even as Angelle burrows deeper into his heart, he knows once their seven days are up, so is their ruse.
I’ve been hearing some really great things about Rachel Harris over the last few months. In fact, one of the books I wanted to pick up the most at BEA was The Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris. So, when I saw Seven Day Fiance on Amazon on a lazy Sunday, I downloaded it and read it that day. I definitely found Seven Day Fiance a fun read for a lazy afternoon, although it isn’t a book that will stick with me.
I thought Angelle was a character that I could identify with, not that our lives are really all that similar. I loved that she moved from her small hometown, to another small town. I love small-town stories. Angelle not only moved to a town where she didn’t know anyone, but she did so because she didn’t want to settle. She was looking for something amazing, and I totally identified with that.
Cane, the hero and fake fiancé, is definitely a guy I can swoon over, although he does have some commit issues which can be a bit tiresome. Cane is a really nice guy for the most part, though, and let’s Angelle talk him into pretending to be her fiancé and go with her to her hometown. As I mentioned, Cane has some major commitment issues, though, and I definitely for a bit frustrated with that. But nonetheless I was completely shipping their romance, and wanted them to just get together already!
The setting for Seven Day Fiance was seriously interesting, and I’ve heard from other reviewers that it’s an accurate portrayal of Cajun country (is that even the right term?). It’s definitely a culture quite different from my own, and I found it a lot of fun to read a book in this kind of setting.
I will admit that some of the things felt a bit corny, even for me, which definitely affected my overall feelings for Seven Day Fiance. However, if you are a fan of contemporary romance novels that you can read in one sitting, I think you will enjoy Seven Day Fiance by Rachel Harris. It may not be the most amazing contemporary romance, but it sure is a lot fun.