His Reluctant Bride
By Sheena Morrish
Number of Pages: 179
Date Started: November 12, 2015
Date Finished: November 13, 2015
Katy has been betrothed to Tariq since she was a young girl and has spent her whole life rebelling against it.
She moved as far away from her home country of Darlaya as she could and has dedicated her life to being independent. She thought that she had won her freedom. Until the day that Tariq showed up and showed her how wrong she was.
Now she is back in her homeland with a man she hates who insists they must marry and the worst part is that the more time she spends with him the more she finds herself falling for him.
Find out just how far Tariq will go to tame his reluctant bride.
Though this book did end up with three stars, I will say that it is a very low three. The idea that this novel seems to present from the blurb on Amazon was enough to intrigue me into purchasing it, but that is as far as it goes. There are far more questionable parts of this novel than there are pleasurable ones. Blanket statements such as making love “in a rhythm as old as time” are both unimaginative and quickly pull one from the novel. Though I can understand wanting to use fancy or uncommon words for things (I had been quite a fan of tresses instead of hair), the amount of times Katie plaited (aka braided) her hair was irritating, and was likely used to make it seem like she was doing something special. There was a plethora of run on sentences and poor grammar, denoting that the book was poorly edited. The most common and annoying lack of grammar was seen when talking of more than one mistress, in which case you would say mistresses, not mistress’s.
While I thought the overall idea of the novel was sound, the full product seems to be lacking. Katie is supposed to be seen as an independent woman, yet caves in whenever Tariq kisses her. Instead of talking to him and confronting him about her suspicions about Amber, she makes snide remarks without ever stating what she believes. In the end, I am left with two questions relating to the content of this novel. Did she ever go see her supposed friends Daniel and Gareth again, and pay them back for the money they lent her when she ran away to Paris? Did she ever bother to tell Tariq she prefers Katie, not Catherine?
There are so many amazing books out there, and this is not one of them. I suppose I was bound to buy a poor book being promoted by Amazon some day. Definitely skip this.
Sheena Morrish has no author biography up on Amazon, therefore there will not be one here.
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