Review: Seven Day Fiancé by Rachel Harris

Title: Seven Day Fiancé 
Series: Love and Games #2
Author: Rachel Harris
Published: Oct 14th 2013
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: eARC provided by author for honest review
Rating: 5/5

One bad boy. One good girl. One unforgettable week.

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 him 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 fiancé 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.

The story:
After leaving her small hometown and her not-quite-right fiancé behind, Angelle is looking to find herself. However when Angelle finds herself in a bit of a sticky situation when trying to convince her parents that she's happy, by telling them she's engaged to a new man. Uh-oh, Angelle needs to find a fake fiancé and fast! And it just so happens that she's won a date with sexy as sin Cane Robichaux at a charity auction. 

After convincing him to play the role of fake fiancé they travel to her hometown in the heart of Cajun country to meet the family. It was really fun watching them try to convince the town they are are indeed a happy couple. There are some particularly funny scenes as Cane struggles with some of the local customs! 

For Angelle & Cane the lines between lies and reality soon become very blurred indeed. Angelle and Cane have such strong chemistry and the sexual tension sizzles away as they try to ignore their true feelings.

The characters:
Cane Robichaux is not the settling down type of guy. He's smouldering looks and cocky attitude make him very popular with the ladies. But his father's past indiscretions has made him very cynical when it comes to love and he doesn't believe he's capable of making that sort of commitment, convinced that he'll make the same mistakes. But it's clear to almost everyone else (except Angelle of course) that he's already falling for Angelle. Yes he does make mistakes, but he always makes up for them - some of the things he does for her melted my damn heart!

Angelle is such an awesome character and I absolutely adored her. She shy, awkward, and around Cane she basically becomes a hot mess - which created some hilarious scenes! Now I know a lot of people have issues with virgin characters, especially when they're older like Angelle is at 26. However I felt Rachel handled the storyline really well and that Angelle's reasoning was really well written & very believable. It's not about marriage or religion, for Angelle it was about finding the right man and feeling the moment was right.

“Look, at first I waited because I wanted to be in love. Then, even when I believed I was, it still never felt right."

"This isn’t a religious thing or some random pledge I took. It just never felt right.”

There is also an amazing array of quirky supporting characters that make this story complete. They may have a few strange customs in her hometown of Bon Terre, but it's clear that they love Angelle and just want whats best for her. I also have to make mention of Brady, Angelle ex fiancé. I thought that I would naturally hate him, but I actually really liked him, and felt a little sorry for him. He's sweet and kind and I would really love to see a story for him to have his own HEA.

The romance:
Angelle and Cane are so damn hot together it hurts! Cane is the complete opposite of her old fiancé and her family and friends think he's all wrong for her - with his tattooed muscly arms and biker boots! But there is another slightly nerdy side to Cane, that was so adorable! Their personalities complement each other perfectly. I love how Cane brings out the 'hellcat' in Angelle, and she brings out the softer romantic side to Cane. Together they are the perfect couple!

The Writing:
I think one of my favourite things about Rachel's writing is her sense of humour. Every time I read one of her books I end up just sitting there grinning at my iPad, with sudden bursts of laughter - you know the loud embarrassing kind that make people turn and look at you like your crazy. But I don't care because her books are are so worth the strange looks I get! :)

This is such a sweet and romantic story that sparkles with Rachel's signature humour. With a colourful cast of characters and a unique setting this book was fabulous and I can't wait to read more from this series!

Sexuality: mild-medium / fade to black sex scene
Violence: mild
Language: mild
Drugs & alcohol: mild

1 comment:

  1. AMY! I adore you (as you know), and as I mentioned last night on Twitter, this review totally had me smiling and giggling at my iPhone. Love the graphic you made (totally snagged it for my Facebook page).

    Thank you so much for reading, for your sweet enthusiasm and encouragement, and for being a part of the Seven Day Fiance launch. *hugs*



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