Monday, April 23, 2018

BLOG TOUR & REVIEW - Never the Bride by Janae Keyes

Title: Never the Bride
Author: Janae Keyes
Genre: Interracial Erotic Romance
Release Date: April 20, 2018

“The storyline has some twists and turns that will keep you guessing as well as times that will having you smiling and sighing. I enjoyed Never a Bride very much and I’d recommend it to everyone. 2 Thumbs Up!” - Barbara (Goodreads Review)

“The plot is intriguing….” - Konny (Goodreads Review)

No strings attached to diamond rings...

Divorce lawyer Vanessa Hill was content with always being the bridesmaid to her sister or her “insane” friends. She never wanted to be the bride. Marriage wasn’t for her.

When her ailing grandmother invites Vanessa to discuss the terms of her will, Vanessa faces a dilemma, get married or lose everything. When under pressure, she invents an engagement with her neighbor and friend with benefits, Josiah.

Josiah Thomas, a no-nonsense celebrity tattoo artist, has already been through the marriage thing. He was done with diamond rings until Vanessa propositioned him. He’d do anything for the sexy girl next door and a promised two million dollars wouldn’t hurt.

Now Vanessa and Josiah will be doing the one thing they swore they would stay away from, marriage.
When hearts collide in lies, they just might belong together.

I found this to be a very engaging story, easy to read without any difficult or over-the-top plot devices, although there are a couple of twists I didn't suspect but it actually enhanced the story rather than take away from it. As individuals, both Vanessa and Josiah are firmly established in their respective careers, and for different reasons neither of them is looking for the commitment of marriage. It's only during a surprising family visit that Vanessa makes a spur of the moment declaration that she now has to follow through on. 

While I understand why Vanessa said what she said, what I really liked is that when she next saw Josiah, she didn't hem and haw and beat around the bush, she instead told him upfront right away what she said and was surprised when he agreed to go through with the plan. I loved that there weren't any unnecessary games being played by either of them.

Janae was born and raised in the California Bay Area. She grew up a very creative only child and has been writing for as long as she can remember.
Janae accidentally met her now husband online, and a whirlwind romance began because of their mutual love of Harry Potter. After dating long distance, Janae picked up her life in California and moved halfway around the world to Belgium to be with him, all in the life of a hopeless romantic.

When Janae isn’t chasing around her active toddler, she is working on new ideas and working to improve her craft. Janae is currently living in a suburb of Brussels, Belgium with her husband and daughter.


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