I received this book for free from Entangled Publishing, Publisher on NetGallery in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Suddenly Smitten #3
Published by Entangled Publishing, Entangled Publishing, LLC, Entangled: Bliss on January 19, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Dating & Sex, Emotions & Feelings, Family & Relationships, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, General, Girls & Women, Love & Romance, Marriage & Divorce, Marriage & Long Term Relationships, Parents
Source: Entangled Publishing, Publisher on NetGallery
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Hot bachelor seeks bride…Resort tycoon Trent Hawthorne is looking for a wife. His all-business, no-nonsense grandmother (and the matriarch of the small town of Maple Creek) has selected three potential brides―all beautiful and approved. Each “fantasy date” will take place in a lush Caribbean setting, filmed like a reality show to promote the Hawthorne family’s chain of resorts. All of Trent's hopes for love combined with a clever marketing gimmick…what could possibly go wrong?As it turns out, all it takes is a kiss. A sizzling, sweet-as-sin kiss. But Cynthia Sawyer isn't one of the bachelorettes, and she's definitely not supposed to be making out with her boss's sexy grandson. Not to mention it's strictly against company policy. But Cynthia has her own reasons for hooking Trent up with a bride who isn’t her as soon as possible. And losing her heart is a price that she's willing to pay...
“The Marriage Match” by Tracy March is a very cute story about a couple that unintentionally falls in love. Trent is a rich bachelor and his grandmother wants to see him get married. On top of that they want to boost resort bookings. Trent’s grandmother has come up with an idea. They will do something kind of like the bachelor but use it as a clever marketing gimmick. The grandmother has picked out three potential brides for Trent and he will date each one on a specific island. Then at the end of the filming, he will propose to one of them, or at least that is the idea.
Cyn or Cynthia is not one of the bachelorette’s. She actually works for Trent’s grandmother and she is be directing most of what is going on in the Bahamas. Cyn is a very down to earth person, part of that is because she grew up with a lot of rules and restrictions. After rebelling as a teenager, she came to her senses on who she wanted to be in life. Last thing Cyn expects is to have feelings for Trent and she is helping him try to find a wife.
March wrote a very cute romance story. unfortunately it was not the perfect match for me. I felt that the story was really slow at times. It wasn’t as fast paced and fun as some of the other bliss novels I have read. I thought the story was a great idea but I just didn’t fall in love with it. Part of me thinks it was just poorly executed. I think the thing that saved this book for me was the characters. I think Cyn and Trent are so adorable and fun. Even if the story is a little slow, I still think this makes a great stay at home read.