Monday, May 20, 2013
ARC BOOK REVIEW...The Elusive Wife by Callie Hutton
"The Elusive Bride" was a nice read. I loved Lady Olivia but I also felt bad for her as well since she gets trampled all over by everyone, especially Jason, while keeping up a charade during the course of the book. I don't know if I could put up with stuff like that and would have cracked.
As for Jason Cavendish, I hated him throughout most of the book but he did win my heart in the end. I got why he didn't want to get married but there is right way to handle it and the way he dealt with it was prick.
Furthermore, how bad is it when your own BFF is calling you out on your stupid behavior? Jason was such a douche bag who in my eyes didn't deserve Olivia!! He's lucky that she even put up with him since he didn't even remember what she looked like since he was too drunk at the wedding!! OMG.
I do, however, like the fact that throughout the course of the book, Jason falls in love with Olivia without even realizing it. Olivia is already intrigued and has a special part of Jason in her own heart. But, I like that Jason falls in love with her gradually instead of it being forced so that everything that happened between them would be 'raw' and 'real'.
Anyways, I highly suggest "The Elusive Bride" even for you non-historical romance people. Once again, I'll reinforce that I don't normally like this book genre but "The Elusive Bride" won me over. The plot, characters, and pacing were all nicely done. Very enjoyable read. Well, when Jason wasn't behaving the scum of the earth that is.