To Love, Honour and Betray - Jennie Lucas
Mills & Boon Modern
Harlequin UK, 2012
From the back cover:
"Callie Woodville had imagined her wedding day since she was a little girl...
She thought she'd found the perfect man in her boss Eduardo Cruz - but,'Get out!' wasn't exactly the morning-after treatment she'd hoped for.
She'd never dreamed it would be like this!
Holding her writing bouquet, Callie waits for her groom - her best friend; a man she's never kissed - or has even wanted to kiss.
But once Eduardo knows about the bump concealed under Callie's oversized secondhand wedding dress, there's no way he's going to let her walk up the aisle with someone else..."
When it comes to dark, dramatic stories Jennie Lucas is one of the best, and this book is no exception.
This book has such a frantic pace, right from the word go, and is very exciting to read.
The hero is complex, very complex. He is damaged and confused, and his actions towards the heroine are a result of his background. No excuses are made for his, at times, appalling behaviour, it's not a case of 'he's an alpha-male so it's ok' Jennie Lucas makes it clear he has some serious issues and needs help, which is brilliant to read. Very gripping.
The heroine is the perfect match to the hero, she's so kind and caring but also tough. The sparks that fly between these two are immense!
This book has everything I like in a good Modern/Presents, plenty of drama and emotion plus an added layer of brutal reality that really kept me hooked all the way through.
Loved the ending! A very good read.