Saturday, October 3, 2015

Tempted by Mr. Write by Sara Hantz

Title: Tempted by Mr. Write
Author: Sara Hantz
My Rating: C-

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: What Happens in Vegas #7
Main Characters:Mac and Sheridan
Release Date: September 2015
Publisher: Entangled 
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Sexual Intensity: mild

Story Overview:
After losing out on a plum assignment, a romance book conference is the last place journalist Sheridan Farlow wants to be. Love is a myth—like flattering changing room mirrors—and she has the past relationships to prove it. Her editor wants a story? Fine. She’ll write an entire exposé...only it doesn't go quite according plan. 

Bernard “Mac” Mackenzie is something of an anomaly in the romance-writing world—a man who writes romance and believes in it. And until he met Sheridan, Mac’s never felt anything close to the love he writes about. He needs more of her. In his arms, and in his bed.  

Their attraction is explosive; even as Sheridan’s cynical side battles her growing feelings for Mac. But can she handle writing a biting exposé with an exposed heart on the line?

My Review:
Wow...um...I'm kind of at a loss for what to say about this book. I really did not like it. The thing is, I rarely review books that I don't like because I simply don't finish them. This one wasn't even long enough for me to get to the point of dnf'ing it. It's really super short. As a result, the events fly by at supersonic speed. Literally the book takes place over basically 48 hours and the main characters are well on their way to insta-love within just a few hours. Way too fast, way too underdeveloped. 

The thing is, I could probably get over that if there weren't other issues. The premise is great...a male romance writer who meets a jaded, cynical reporter at a convention. But, but, but...does this author (Sara Hantz) even like romance novels herself? I don't think so, because the way things play out with Mac's choices...it just didn't sit right with me.  This could have been good, but the author in the story (Mac) takes actions at the end that just made me question everything about this book. In fact, both characters at the end had me going, "huh? really?" 48 hours and both characters completely uprooted their lives. That's just too far-fetched for me.

So, yeah, I don't think I can recommend this one. The premise had promise, but it just fell flat. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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