Publication Date: 28 September 2016
Source: Free ARC provided by author.
Cover is eye-catching with nice color play.
OK. The name seriously mislead me. I was expecting this to be a spin on a fairytale. Well, it is, but not the way I expected.
Adelle is your average hot-but-unaware-of-her-hotness kind of girl.
She was jilted at the altar. This tragic event has led her to swear off relationships for good.
Her best friend Nicole is getting married to Nick (what’s up with these names though: Nicole and Nick , Ben And Bonnie??!!), and at their wedding, they have set up a fortune teller’s tent.
Adelle is forced to have her fortune read, where an old lady makes her look into an ancient mirror, which supposedly reveals her future husband.
After the mirror hints that Ben, Adelle’s roommate and best friend, is supposed to be her mate, she absolutely refuses to believe.
As Ben is not into relationships and is not willing to risk their friendship for anything, Adelle tries to forget this whole prediction.
But the old lady, Vivienne, is adamant. She follows Adelle everywhere.
Bonnie is the new girl in Ben’s life. For the first time, Ben is interested in dates and relationships. This jolts Adelle awake and with Vivienne’s help she realises that she has been in love with Ben.
But is it too late now? Will Ben start his life with Bonnie? Will Adelle be forced to watch her love be with someone else?
Seems like a trying-too-hard kind of book. Unnecessary and cringe worthy detailing.
The story is not that great.
Vivienne’s character brings some liveliness to an otherwise cliché plot.
The scenes feel as if they are on repeat : Adelle misses a chance to tell Ben how she feels and Vivienne appears to scold her and then leaves without providing a solution.
Vivienne is a mysterious character: is she real or is she really a fortune-teller?
Warning: Mature language. This book contains graphic scenes and language .
My Rating: 3 out of 10
Not really recommended. The book makes for a light read but don’t expect can’t-put-the-book-down, want-to-know-what-happens-next moments to happen.
I received this free ARC in exchange of providing an honest review.
Adelle Hendrix doesn’t believe in hocus pocus. She doesn’t believe in happily ever after, either. So when she sees her best friend, Ben Jackson, in a supposedly enchanted mirror, she decides she’s not the crazy one, the loony old gypsy woman who showed her the mirror is.
Except that crazy old woman won’t leave her alone, and the more frequently she and her jack-o-lantern with the ever-changing carved faces show up, the more Adelle begins to wonder… Are she and Ben meant to be more than friends?
This book is not meant to be read by readers who are looking for a serious, boring read with a tragic ending. Only fans of funny and everlasting romance should pick this one up.
Tami Lund. Author. Wine drinker. Lover of romance. Writing happily ever afters, one book at a time.
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