Married for a Month (Ele’s Review)

Author: Cate Ashwood
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: February 10th 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 170
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

Best friends since high school, Chase Bradley and Alec Montero are opposites in almost every way. The one thing they can agree on, though, is that marriage is for suckers.

Everything is going their way until a drunken bet leads Alec and Chase to the altar. Their temporary “I Do’s” aren’t as amusing in the sober light of day when they find themselves thrown into married life and everything that goes with it.

The question they have to ask themselves now is, can their friendship survive being married for a month?

Cate Ashwood is almost an auto-read for me. Although I usually LOVE her stories, I didn’t click with Married for a Month. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy it, I just didn’t love it. I have a feeling, though, that this is a case of “it’s me, not you”.

What I liked:

-Friends-to-lovers trope, done exceptionally well. The progression from best friends to lust, and then falling in love was natural and resonated a lot with me.

-The steam. I think that Ashwood has stepped up her game regarding the sex scenes in her stories. I’m a fan.

-The slow burn. It was just the right amount.

-The conflict. Not too much, but what there was of it made sense.

For some reason, I couldn’t connect to the characters, and I felt that their voices weren’t distinct. I also expected something different, after reading the blurb, but maybe that’s on me. I just need a more solid excuse for the fake/forced marriage trope than the one I got.

Bottom line, even though I didn’t love it, I still enjoyed this, and I do recommend it to the fans of the author.

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