Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Review: The Wedding Vow by Cara Connelly

Title: The Wedding Vow
Series: Save the Date #2
Author: Cara Connelly
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 3/5


Cara Connelly's second Save the Date novel proves that opposites do attract...

The Playboy
Sexy billionaire Adam LeCroix has a mission: hunt down the sultry spitfire he blames for his troubles, demand her help, and exact revenge while he's at it. Maddie St. Clair will help him...or else. 

The Prosecutor
Former prosecutor Maddie damn near nailed Adam for stealing, but the lucky bastard walked. Now, five years later, he's back, arrogant as ever, giving her an ultimatum—work for him to collect the insurance money, or she'll never work again.

The Problem
Maddie's all about right and wrong. Adam's shades of gray. So when he uncovers the hot body under her hard-ass veneer and she finds he's a thief with a heart, can the law-and-order lawyer and the fast-and-loose felon put their prickly past behind them?
Would you believe me if I said that I never read a modern romance novel? Yes. It's true. Give me highlanders or damsels in distress and I'm usually good but, seriously, "The Wedding Vow" completely changed that!

 The story centers on the relationship between Maddie, hard-ass attorney, and Adam, gajillionaire playboy. It just so happens that a few years back, Maddie was prosecuting Adam for a fine art theft that she was 100% convinced he committed. Although she lost the case, she gained an unwavering grudge against Adam. When he shows back up in her life and hires her as his new counsel - a monetary offer Maddie cannot turn down - their volatile relationship quickly turns into desire.

As Adam's business quickly takes him and Maddie to Italy, more is revealed about them both - secrets I was definitely surprised by - and its all set against the gorgeous backdrop of Portofino, Bugattis, Ducatis, and star-studded events. Definitely adult fairy tale status!

One of my only dislikes about the book was that it took Maddie a long time to grow on me due to her stubbornness and unyielding nature. While her reluctance to let Adam in makes sense, at the end everything was kind of rushed for me and I didn't get the full satisfaction of truly, really believing in her growth. Due to this I wavered between a 3 and 4-star rating, eventually settling on a 4 because while I may not have really cared for Maddie, Adam was the perfect drool-worthy guy. I also loved how this book was written - modern, youthful, and real. I always love it when a book's characters talk like real people!

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was hot, fun, and engaging. Though I haven't read the first book in the series, I am absolutely going to be picking it up, along with the next installment. Cara's writing is just THAT great!

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3/5 teapots