Monday, 5 January 2015

Book Review -- Blind Date Bride by Arlene Hittle

Blind Date Bride (Reality TV Bites, #1)Blind Date Bride by Arlene Hittle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Blind Date Bride is a deliciously amusing and enjoyable story. The tale revolves around Kari, who has had a nightmare for a relationship and is now revelling in post-breakup bliss. It's not just blissful for her, but she finds it repulsive to even think of being with another man. When her nerve-wracking best friend enters her name for a ridiculous reality show, that needs her to do everything she doesn't want to - be in a relationship, although a bogus one, share time and space with a man, and come out smiling at the end of it. As fate throws her in a situation that makes her yearn for money, including salvaging her parents' restaurant business, Kari is left with no choice but to take the challenge up. She gets more than she bargained for in the charmful Damien, and Kari finds it hard not to get drawn to him. Will Kari overcome her apprehensions and acknowledge her true feelings, is what the book takes us through.

The book flows at a brisk pace and is enjoyable. The reader sees the world through Kari's eyes, and her bewilderment and shock at first, upon learning of her best friend's annoying betrayal, and her feeble resistance towards Damien's overtures, are all endearing. While Damien comes across as the cool and charming wooer, most of his character is built upon mystery and intrigue. I would have loved to see a lot more depth in Damien's character and thoughts, making the reader empathise with Kari's attraction for him.

I recommend this book to lovers of romance tales.

My rating: 4 stars

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