Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Book Review: Ring on Her Finger by Lisa Swinton

Ring on Her Finger, by Lisa Swinton
2014, 316p, Clean Contemporary Romance
My Rating=4 Stars
Source: Received a copy for an honest review

What happened in Vegas should stay there, not follow Amanda home wedded to the man who broke her heart.

After celebrating college graduation with her friends in Las Vegas, Amanda St. Claire wakes up with a terrible hangover and a ring on her finger. Her day gets worse when she finds out she's married to rich playboy Blake Worthington - the guy she has loathed the past four years. Amanda convinces Blake to legally terminate the marriage and they both return home like nothing ever happened. That is, until Blake shows up on her doorstep and Amanda has to come clean with her family.

Together for better or worse while the legalities are cleared, Amanda reluctantly plays along, but then the unthinkable happens - she finds herself falling in love with Blake. Can they overcome the past? Or will it end their future before it even starts?

This sounded like an entertaining, drama-filled read from the summary, and it was! Amanda wakes up in Las Vegas after a night of drinking with a hangover and learns she has married Blake Worthington, a rich playboy she dated briefly four years earlier. She is appalled and immediately asks for an annulment. He agrees but when he gets home, things become complicated and it's going to be a while before he can keep his agreement. He goes to Amanda's house and things get more complicated since she hasn't told her parents she's married! 

Amanda was hard to like. She doesn't like Blake and can't seem to forgive him for something he did four years earlier. She's not willing to take any sort of chance and isn't going to allow him to interfere with her life plans. I liked her a little more as the story progressed, but didn't end up being a big fan of hers. Blake is likable from the beginning. He doesn't act like a playboy but it's really more of a reputation he has at this point. He tries to make amends with Amanda over and over and over. I did enjoy their scenes together because there was lots of drama but really didn't understand why he was chasing her so hard. 

I loved Amanda's family. They were understanding and took Blake in and treated him well. Blake's family has some issues that they're working through and he feels a difference when he's with Amanda's family.

There were parts of this that I didn't find completely believable but I was entertained the entire time and kept reading to see what would happen next. I loved the ending--it was so romantic! This is the first book I've read by this author and I am interested in reading more of her work!

Lisa Swinton caught the romance bug early by way of fairy tales and hasn’t been able to cure it since. Instead, she feeds her addiction with romance novels and films. In between being a doctor’s wife and mother of two, she occasionally puts her B.A. in Musical Theater to good use via community theater and church choir. In her elusive spare time she enjoys researching her family tree and baking (especially with chocolate). She loves to travel, Jane Austen, and all things Italian. In her next life, she plans to be a professional organizer. 


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