Friday, 8 May 2020

Review: Accidentally Married by Victorine E. Lieske

Wanted: Fake Girlfriend
Madison needs a job. Jared needs a fake girlfriend. Too bad she hates him. And he’s super hot, which makes it even worse.

A simple lie turns into a big mess when family gets involved and a fake engagement turns into a fake wedding. Madison didn’t mean to start all this trouble.

And she didn’t mean to fall in love with the stuffy Jared Jameson.

Love hurts, when his kisses are only fake.

My Review
Based on a tip from her roommate, Madison walks into Jameson Technologies looking for a job as an administrative assistant. She has no experience, but how hard could it be, right? She's an actress, after all. Meanwhile Jared, the CEO, is expecting his fake date for a family dinner. A case of mistaken identity and the heroine's need for a job forces them into a business arrangement. It was supposed to be a one-day deal, but things didn't work out as planned.

I guess the biggest question was, how does one get accidentally married? Well, it was plausible. It would have been more interesting if it had been a surprise to the reader.

I listened to the audiobook, which was well-narrated. Plot-wise, I felt the story was overly simplified. Also, the hero was a bit of a tool. Though we see some growth, the story could have delved deeper into him to make me understand him better. For most of the story, Madison is jobless and making no real effort to search for a job. I like heroines who are a little more independent and don't necessarily need the money. The bitchy and vengeful ex-girlfriend is an easy way to drive a wedge between the main characters. I've got to a point where I want to see something a little different with plot tool.

The writing was good and the story flowed at an even pace. If you enjoy rom-coms and movies like The Proposal, then you'll probably enjoy this story.

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