Review: Seven Day Fiance (Love and Games #2) by Rachel Harris


Angelle Prejean is in a pickle. Her family is expecting her to come home with a fiancé—a fiancé who doesn’t exist. Well, he exists, but he definitely has no idea Angelle told her mama they were engaged. Tattooed, muscled, and hotter than sin, Cane can reduce Angelle to a hot mess with one look—and leave her heart a mess if she falls for him. But when she ends up winning Cane at a charity bachelor auction, she knows just how to solve her fiancé problem.

Cane Robicheaux is no one’s prince. He doesn’t do relationships and he doesn’t fall in love. When sweet, sultry-voiced Angelle propositions him, he hopes their little game can finally get her out of his head. He doesn’t expect her to break through all his barriers. But even as Angelle burrows deeper into his heart, he knows once their seven days are up, so is their ruse.

4 stars

I was lucky enough to have won an ARC for Seven Day Fiance! (Huge thanks to Three Chicks and their Books and Rachel Harris herself!) I'm a sucker for sweet, feel-good stories that make your toes curl. THIS is definitely that kind of story.

This is the first book I read of Rachel Harris, and I understood that this is actually the second in a series. It is a standalone though. There were several recollections of events in Taste the Heat, and while they were funny to imagine, I think I would have chuckled more had I read the first book.

That aside, Seven Day Fiance was a very entertaining read. It's something you'd want to take with you to the beach, or read while lazing the weekend in your porch. There's no angst, no dragged-out drama. It's just sweet! There's only one intimate scene to speak of, and it's fade to black. All in all, you get a feel-good story that will make you smile from start to finish.

Angelle is quite a contradiction. She works as a firefighter, yet she exudes this extremely sweet, young and innocent aura that makes you imagine of delicate china. Cane is a businessman, rides a bike, and is supposedly notorious with the ladies. Opposites certainly attract as their first meeting, which happened in the first book, was apparently crackling with obvious tension and attraction from both sides—even the other characters who were present at that time noticed.

I just couldn't help but root for these two. Yes they are quite cookie cutter, yes the story is predictable, but it features things that every girl surely wishes for herself: a guy who's quite a bad boy, but is actually sweet and loving inside, falls irrevocably in love with you. Just picture this:

Handsome: check!
Loves his family: check!
Protective: check!
Tattoos: check!
Rides a bike: check!
Plays guitar and sings: check check check!
(And I assume he can cook since he owns a restaurant! LOL!)

In spite of some of his stupid decisions, Cane is actually a little bit too good to be true. Normally I'd be like, erm, so so... but this time I don't care. Because that's exactly the type of guy I'd want to be matched with someone as sweet as Angelle.

Another thing I love about the story is the small-town feel and the constant presence of Angelle's family. It makes you understand why Angelle is the way she is. Everyone protects her and dotes on her.

As I read Seven Day Fiance, I keep playing out the scenes in my head as though it were a movie. The story actually has the makings of a chick flick, kind of like The Wedding Planner, 27 Dresses, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, that sort of thing. If you enjoy these movies, you'll enjoy Seven Day Fiance as well!



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