Title: Wife for the Weekend (Sugar City #3) by Ophelia London
Age group: Adult
Genre: Sweet Romance
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Scheduled to release: March 14, 2016
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What it’s about:
When bad weather closes the airport, free-spirited Jules Bloom finds herself stuck with the admittedly hot but total suit Dexter Elliott. One night and one large pitcher of “Vegas Sunrise” later, Jules wakes up in a hotel bed with a vicious hangover…wearing nothing but a wedding ring.
Determined not to ruin his brother’s wedding, Dexter strikes a deal with the frustratingly gorgeous Jules to continue their quickie marriage through the weekend. Only she keeps getting under his skin in unexpected ways.
Jules has her own reasons for staying married to Dex but they seem less important with each exaggerated touch and staged kiss. But one marriage, one major secret, and two complete opposites don’t add up to a happily ever after…
Book 3 in the Sugar City series, can be read as a stand alone.
☆➹⁀☆☆ 4 Stars ☆➹⁀☆☆
If you travel enough, you’re bound to end up being stuck at an airport due to a weather delay. Wife for a Weekend by Ophelia London begins with that scenario and hilarity ensues.
Wife for a Weekend is a fun, breezy read. Juliet Bloom—a fabulously evocative name for this character—is known to her friends as Jules. It is easy to picture artsy, flighty Jules with her long hair, flowy long dresses, and bare feet. She’s a free-spirit and an artiste. Compared to her, Dexter Elliott is a stone sculpture. He is stiff as a statue, always in a suit, and always on his cell phone. Being all about business leaves him little time or energy to pursue more than a friends-with-benefits relationships.
While these two main characters start-off as polar opposites, they eventually find some common ground. Jules’ has a great rapport with Dexter’s family. Her sentimentality and commitment to her dreams is touching. I did find some of her responses to be a bit juvenile, but other than that, she is a likable character. I loved Dexter. He is also dedicated to his vision…his just involves a start-up. His character grows steadily thanks to Jules’ influence, and he morphs from a caterpillar to a butterfly.
The deal between Jules and Dexter is interesting and convenient, but it does make for some fantastically funny scenes. As Jules and Dexter manage his family for “one weekend”, feelings develop between the two. When situations arise that extend their “weekend marriage”, both are secretly happy to get a little more time together. On the way to their HEA, Juliet and Dexter experience the usual ups and downs of a romantic relationship as well as become the yin to the other’s yang.
Wife for a Weekend is a sweet, contemporary romance, and delightful respite from reality!
About the author: Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she’s lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters she writes. Ophelia is the author of the Sugar City series, including WIFE FOR THE WEEKEND and KISSING HER CRUSH; AIMEE & THE HEARTTHROB; CHALK LINES & LIPSTICK; DEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE; the Abby Road series; and the Perfect Kisses series.
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