Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Review: The Wedding Secret by Jeannie Moon


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
Harper Poole might technically be an assistant, but with a Harvard MBA and killer instincts, she helps keep Reliance Software’s billions of revenue flowing smoothly. She’s made an amazing life for herself, has job security and exceptional wealth. She’s come a long way from the poor, wrong-side-of-the-tracks childhood that she hides in her past. She’s got everything she ever wanted – except, as she realizes while sitting through yet another emotional wedding, love. But a one night stand with the bride’s brother can help take a girl’s mind off anything…
Kevin Rossi is a star baseball player with a million-dollar image to protect. He’s been fooled by his share of gold diggers and has learned not to put his heart on the line. But he can’t get Harper off his mind. It seems like good luck when they reconnect almost a year after their hot night together. But Harper’s secrets go deeper than a mysterious past—nine months after their night, she had a baby. Can Kevin forgive her long enough to realize what his allstar life is missing… love?

MY TAKE:
After reading this book, I'm a little unsure as to how to rate it.

In The Wedding Secret, go-getter Harper Poole and Kevin Rossi have a one-night stand. One year later, their baby is already 3 months old, but Kevin still has no idea. Aside from that, Harper's hiding a few more secrets about her past. Will Kevin and Harper still have a chance at making their relationship work?

There were a number of things that I liked and didn't like about this book. Let's start with the positives. I liked that Harper was smart and hardworking. She was also a complex character. Her relationship with her daughter and her mother were also realistic.

What I didn't like was the way the other characters reacted to the first reveal. Maybe it's because I don't have siblings, or because I wouldn't have lied the way Harper did, but the way they reacted seemed so over-the-top and petty to me. Thankfully, by the last part of the book, they chilled out somewhat and I started to like them better. I thought Kevin's reaction to the second reveal was too much, as well.

I did like the ending, though. I thought the prologue was a little saccharine and maybe unnecessary, but the last scene was cute, so I finished reading the book with a smile on my face.

Thanks to NetGalley and InterMix for the e-ARC.

THE GOOD:

  1. Harper's relationships with her mother and her daughter were realistic.
  2. You come to care for the characters.
  3. Harper is a tough woman.

THE BAD:
  1. Some of the characters' reactions feel over-the-top. 

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
Just knowing she'd be holding her sweet baby in a matter of seconds made her feel better.
READ IT IF:

  1. You like reading romances about strong women and their baby daddies.
  2. You're a mom.
  3. You like interesting characters. 

RATING:
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