Title: His Fantasy Bride
Author: Nina Croft
My Rating: A-
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Things To Do Before You Die #3
Main Characters: Gabby and Vito
Release Date: July 2016
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: hot
Two sentences, that’s all Gabrielle Harper left Vito D’Ascensio when she vanished the night before their wedding. If he wants his bride back, he’s going to have to hunt her down and prove his love. But when he searches for Gabrielle, he finds Gabby instead; it seems his perfect bride is nothing but a fantasy.
After six months, Gabby presumes it’s over, an episode in her life she’s totally ashamed of. But now Vito is back. He’s the one man she can never have, but as desire explodes between them, she has a tough time remembering why they shouldn’t be together. Oh, right, her family hates him, and he’s done terrible things. Or has he? But it doesn’t matter. When he finds out the truth about who she really is…he’ll never want to see her again.My Review:
I've really enjoyed this series. While this one wasn't my favorite in the series, I did still really enjoy it. The main issue is that the bulk of the romance between the two characters happened before the book ever happened....and it was all built on a lie. And then it takes forever for that lie to be revealed...or for Gabby to truly show him her true self. Because when they know one another before, she was totally acting.
The premise for the entire series is what's so fabulous about all these books. Three weeks before this book happens, Vito is in a life or death situation with two other men. When they don't know if they're going to make it, they make a vow...all three of them are going after the women that they lost. For Vito, it's the woman who left him the night before their wedding. BUT she had very good reasons for doing that...like the fact that she'd lied to him about everything.
While I wish Gabby had come clean a little earlier in the book, I enjoyed the build up for when everything would be revealed. I also really enjoyed the dance aspect of Gabby's character.
This isn't a long read, but I liked the length of it, especially right now when time is so short. While that made it so that the story couldn't be developed quite as well, I liked that I could read the story in just a couple of hours, and for that time commitment, I found it very fulfilling. I'd definitely recommend this one and the other two books in the series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.