Review of The Accidental Elopement (Chance Romance #3) by Maggie Dallen

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Revenge Is Never As Sweet As Love

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Book Length (Est.): 176 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

 First comes love, then comes marriage—or is it the other way around?

Lucia is an Italian spitfire with big dreams like her billionaire grandfather. But she wants to become a top tier fashion designer, not the heir to the family business in Italy. Now is her only chance to forge her own path. And what better place to start than in New York City? But working behind a bar doesn’t exactly pay the rent. Her trust fund would come in handy, but she needs to get married first. Luckily, she may have found the perfect husband candidate in her co-worker, who just happens to be the most charismatic and devastatingly gorgeous man she’s ever met . . .

There’s more to Ryan’s charming smile than meets the eye—he’s out for revenge and working for his enemy is his best bet at getting it. When Lucia comes to him with her crazy plan, he sees a perfect opportunity to make his move. But doing that could mean hurting his new wife. They say nothing’s sweeter than revenge—but “they” never met a woman like Lucia . . .

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from Kensington Books – Lyrical Shine via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Lucia wants the freedom to make her own decisions and to follow her dreams. She might not have gone about it in the best of ways, but her heart was in the right place. She wanted to succeed so badly that she was willing to do whatever it took, which led her to Ryan, and then to her crazy proposal.

Ryan had his own agenda, one to hopefully save his family from themselves, but once he met Lucia his heart wasn’t in the original plan any longer. However, her plan could work out for him just as much as it would her. Get married, get rich, get payback…simple as that. Or so he thought.

Lucia and Ryan may have gotten together for other reasons, but their chemistry wouldn’t be denied for long. The Accidental Elopement is a heartwarming story about following your dreams, falling in love, and how revenge can destroy the best things in life.

I had a difficult time getting pulled in. Lucia was all about her agendas and Ryan was always secretive and dealing with his own issues. Yes, they had their moments, but overall they didn’t even seem to click that much.

Jenn 3 Heart

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