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Cover Design: Lori Jackson Designs
Cover Model: Lucas Loyola
Cover Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Genres: Romantic Comedy
Source: Give Me Books Promotions
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She’s the last woman on earth I’d marry….again. Yet here I am. Saying my vows. Again. To save an alpaca. At least, that’s my story. But the truth might be a little more complicated. I didn’t want to let her go the first time. But now I have a second chance to win over my wife. We’re older. Wiser. And hornier. This time, I won’t fail. Hitched is a red hot, enemies-to-lovers laugh-a-palooza featuring a girl in need of a marriage of convenience and a man in need of a cold shower to keep from falling for his fake wife. They say opposites attract, but with Blake and Hope, they also combust...
First person; dual-POV
The authors don’t sell it as a series because it can totally be read as a standalone, but this is the third book in fictional small town Happy Cat with one of the O’Dell brothers.
Addictiveness: 4/5 It was a lot of fun. Really, some good laughs. That story was fast-paced and very enjoyable. As addictive as cheesecake!
Character: hero 5/5, heroine 4/5, secondary characters 4/5, growth 4/5, real 2.5/5 All characters were multi-dimensional with a lot of depth. For a funny story there was a lot of sadness behind lots of laughs.
Blake was the perfect book boyfriend. Really, he was hot, protective and sweet with a dash of spice. The couple had history and he may have been carrying some anger from the past, but that man knew how to love. When he jumped, he throughly dived from a cliff.
Hope was a great heroine. I didn’t feel insta-love with her as I did with Blake, but she definitely grew on me. She had the biggest character growth throughout the story and it was beautiful to see her maturing for love.
Many interesting secondary characters. I definitely have to go back and read the rest of the series. I’ve loved the O’Dell family.
The main antagonist was sort of cartoonist, but there were a few very interesting twists.
In general, these characters were very easy to love, connect and understand!
Cover: art 5/5, title 5/5, color-font 5/5, buy 5/5 I’m obsessed with book covers. I love to find snippets of the stories within the art. This cover is gorgeous! I don’t mean the hot guy on the cover, though he is definitely handsome. I meant how he could definitely be Blake with the winery background. The title very catching with this perfect font and the little drawing. Oh I loved it!!! I would easily buy this book by its cover, without needing to read the blurb!
Freshness: It was crazy! It felt completely original at the same time it had all the good parts of a small town romance. As fresh as eucalyptus!
Plot: believable 3/5, conflict 3.5/5, dialogue 4/5, ending 5/5, enjoyment 4/5, opening 4/5, pace 5/5, setting 5/5, subplots 3/5, twists 5/5 Interesting opening and cute ending. It is a hard to believe plot with well written dialogues. A fast-paced, fun story that kept me interested, even though sometimes confused, until the end. Loved the setting and I’ve truly enjoyed the twists.
I believe that the setting and the characters, I mean, the entire Happy Cat world is a major part of the story. Maybe, because I haven’t read the previous stories, I felt lost a few times and needing to re-read some parts. Don’t get me wrong, this is a standalone novel, but I’m a character person and love to know and understand everybody, so I caught myself going back a few times.
Romance: believable 4/5, chemistry 5/5, description 5/5, development 4/5, steam 4/5 This is not insta-love. This is love that have been built throughout the years. The couple grew up together and knew each other well. They had history and a lot hidden feelings. In this sort of unbelievable plot, their love story felt completely real. Their chemistry was explosive and the steamy scenes very well described. Oh my, I do love some kitchen quickie!!! 🙂
Writing Style: I haven’t read the authors before and I’m very glad that I’ve found them. Looking forward to read more from them, together and separately. This was clean writing with no loose end and great descriptive dialogues. It had a touch of quirkiness that felt good to the soul.
Personally, I believe I would have enjoyed even more, if I had read the series in order. I’m the type of reader that loves to connect with characters, to cross all the T’s and to dot all the I’s, so I like my background information and will definitely re-read this one after following the series.
It is a standalone story, it had a full beginning and a perfect ending; but maybe the middle could have been better if it were mentioned this was part of a series.
I love a fun, hot romance with a dash of quirkinesses. This small town world-built by the authors is unique, full of its own eccentricities. Add the perfect hero, with an awesome family and some crazy animals. What is not to like?
30.5/35 STARS – 4 STARS (between 28 stars and 31 stars)
Addictiveness: 4 Character: 4.5 Cover: 5 Freshness: 5 Plot: 3 Romance: 5 Writing Style: 4
Would I recommend? Sure. For everyone that likes a fun, hot , fast read, this is a must!
Would I re-read this book? I’m planning to read the whole series in the right order.
Would I read more from the author? Really looking forward to read this series and their individual work.