For Dana Marshall, new wedding planner and curvy single, “always the bridesmaid, never the bride” seems to be the story of her life. But when she is assigned to assist popular wedding planner Vienna Saunders in managing a dream wedding for an important client, nothing can prepare her for the face-to-face encounter with the insanely handsome groom, Benjamin Carter. Sparks fly, and the chemistry between them is undeniable. Except he doesn’t belong to Dana. He’s off limits, forbidden and if she ever expects to walk away from the job with her heart still intact she needs to play by the rules. Except as far as true love is concerned, rules are meant to be broken.
Note To Readers: This is a stand alone novel and is not part of a series.
Something Borrowed is a really difficult book to review, because it is SO short. I’m not quite sure how long it is. However, my Kindle app told me that, with my reading speed, it would only take me 2 hours to complete the whole book. That means that it was really short. That being said, the book ended up having a very low quality plot, showed no character development, and was honestly quite offensive to me.
My biggest problem with Something Borrowed was the fact that it pretty much seemed to condone cheating. The whole book is about Dana becoming a wedding planner’s assistant and falling madly in love with the groom of the wedding in three days time. First of all, that’s not even possible. I’m sorry, but you cannot fall in love in three days. You can fall in like. You can even fall in lust. But you cannot fall in love in three days. The book tries to condone them cheating because the groom and the bride don’t really work well together and the groom doesn’t even want to marry her. Also, the bride and her mom are portrayed as horrible people, probably trying to make it so that the reader feels like the whole affair is justified. Instead, it just left me pissed off. I wasn’t okay with it at all.
As far as the characters went, I didn’t really like anyone. The book was very short, so no one really had the chance to grow or change. I thought that both main characters were very annoying and whiny. If the groom cried one. more. time. I was going to reach into my Nook and beat the shit out of him. Grow up. Seriously…you’re the one cheating! Get over it! I had no patience for that shit. I also HATED several characters in the book. More specifically, I hated the main wedding planner. I think that it’s important to have someone to dislike in a book, but I also think that it’s very important not to have someone so bad that the reader wants to close the book. I started to just pass the scenes with her because she made me so angry.
Overall, I wasn’t a fan of this one. I’m sorry, but it was too short and I did not condone the messages in this book. I didn’t think that the messages were appropriate, and it’s not something that I would every buy or reread.
Publication Date: December 18th, 2013
Publisher: Tangled Press
Rating: [rating: .5]