Thursday, November 6, 2014
Review: The Doctor's Fake Fiancee (Red River #3) by Victoria James
(Red River #3)
by Victoria James
Published: October 20, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Their marriage bargain is just what the doctor ordered…
Former surgeon and self-professed life-long bachelor Evan Manning has one thing on his mind—to reclaim the career that a car accident stole from him. But when he’s forced to return to his hometown of Red River, Evan comes face-to-face with the gorgeous woman who’s haunted his dreams for the last year—the woman he rescued from the burning car that injured his hand. Now Evan needs her help. In a month, he'll have the job opportunity of a lifetime...he just needs a wife to get it. Artist Grace Matheson is down on her luck again…until she walks into Evan Manning’s office. When her sexy former hero hears that she needs work, he offers her a job and a home—if she’ll pretend she's his fiancée. Graceknows she shouldn't fall for him. Once the month is up, Evan will be back to his old life. But the more time they spend together, the more real their feelings become—and the more likely heartbreak is.
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My Thoughts: The Doctor's Fake Fiancee is the third book in the Red River series by Victoria James and is a companion novel that can easily be read as a standalone. The book has the feel of a really great Hallmark Movie with a little added spice, and makes you just want to curl up in your chair with a blanket and a smile while taking a trip to Red River with Evan and Grace, not getting up until you are done. A tragic event brings these two from completely opposite sides of the social hemisphere together briefly, and fate reunites them a year later. Evan makes Grace a deal, which she can't refuse, and when the lines become blurred between what is fake and what is real, Evan faces a tough choice.....but what will his choice be?
I love small town romances and I really enjoyed the emphasis Victoria James placed on the value of family and friends in this book. While Grace's story was heartbreaking, she was one of those characters you can't help but love, and Christopher....I could just squeeze him. Evan kind of had to grow on me, which he did, and I was glad with where Victoria James took his character. The romance was sweet, as was the story. If you love a good contemporary romance with a little spice and a whole lot of love, then this is a book you should definitely check out.
I always knew I wanted to be a writer and in grade five, I penned my first story, bound it (with staples) and a cardboard cover and did all the illustrations myself (if you've ever seen my drawings you'll know how horrible they must have been. I still draw stick figures). Luckily, this book will never see the light of day again. In high school I fell in love with historical romance and then contemporary romance. After graduating University with an English Literature degree, I married my own hero, pursued a degree in Interior Design and then opened my own business. After the birth of our first child, I knew it was time to fulfill the dream of writing romantic fiction. I'm a hopeless romantic who is living my dream, penning happily-ever-after's for my characters in between managing kids and the family business. Writing on a laptop in the middle of the country in a rambling old Victorian house would be ideal, but I'm quite content living in suburbia with my husband, our two young children, and very bad cat.
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