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Friday, July 29, 2011

Borrowing The Bride by Roni Denholtz

Borrowing The Bride by Roni Denholtz
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (253 pgs)
Heat Level: spicy
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Sunflower

Brett Ryerson knows that Julie Merritt, his first love, is planning to marry a real creep. To convince Julie her fiancĂ©, Warren, is the wrong man, Brett “borrows” her for several days. He plans to introduce her to a few key players from Warren’s past—and prove to her she’s making a huge mistake.

Julie, on the other hand, has her own reasons for going along with Brett’s wild plan. Truthfully, she never completely forgot her first love, and the more time they spend together, the closer she is drawn to him.

When danger threatens, Brett realizes he doesn’t want to let her go.

Can this borrowed bride become a permanent wife?

We've all heard the term something borrowed, something blue, etc. Usually it's the bride that does the borrowed, blue, old and new. In this case, however, it's the bride that's being borrowed! Not just by anyone, however. The “Borrower” happens to be her ex boyfriend, Brett. He sweeps into her life years after their relationship is over, warning her she needs to know some critical information about the man she's engaged to marry.

Okay, so it's a little strange, odd even, for Brett to be showing up like this, wanting to whisk her away to meet some people. But Julie will go with it- for now. Does this mean she has some doubts of her own? Or is it something more? Oh, such suspense! And, is there some leftover chemistry between the two? Major conflict already.

With each person Brett takes Julie to see, he anxiously awaits her thoughts. It's not as if he's trying to ruin her engagement, or at least, not without honest reasons. What does he know, and what do these people know about Warren that's so important for Julie to know?

With plenty of intrigue and great pacing, Borrowing the Bride takes the reader on a whirlwind ride. The characters that each play a role in the story are quirky and realistic. Julie and Brett make a dynamic pair, and the fact that they have such a history keeps it entertaining. The question stays with me in each chapter. What's going to happen? What secrets are going to be revealed? What choices will Julie make after hearing these stories? There are plenty of obstacles to get through before Brett and Julie's happily ever after.

Some of the conflict and untold secrets are a bit weak, but not enough to make for a bad ending. Overall it's enjoyable anda good book. If you like reading about a hero and heroine that have shared a past and have a second chance, then add Borrowing the Bride to your list of books to read.