BORROWING THE BRIDE
June 29, 2011
The Wild Rose Press
Rating: 2 Cups
Julie Merritt is engaged to a powerful man but not sure that she loves him. When her former boyfriend, the man who still makes her heart thud, insists he wants to ‘Borrow the Bride’ to show her some things about her fiancé, Julie agrees. But she only agrees because it is a chance to spend a little more time with Brett, whom she never quite got over.
Brett Ryerson still has feelings for Julie but has convinced himself that she won’t give him another shot. He can’t let her go through with her marriage, though. The man she is engaged to is a very shady character and he figures he can at least protect her from his machinations.
Together the two go on a trip to explore the secrets of a man neither likes. Sparks of the love lost are rekindled but Brett is convinced she is going to go through with her wedding. Will their race against time end in love?
Usually, I don’t pay a lot of attention to wardrobe, but in this story, at one point the main character is wearing a long denim skirt, a pale green long-sleeved t-shirt and dark blue pantyhose. The hero describes her as delectable. The whole contemporary nature of this novel is destroyed by this and the characters’ actions which, honestly, read much more late seventies or early eighties than contemporary. Other than being very dated—sort of circa Harlequin 1981—it is a good story. Expect that old romance type feeling when you read it.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance and More