Print Length 148 pages
Publisher Entangled Publishing, LLC Brazen
Published July 11, 2016
Two sentences, that’s all Gabrielle Harper left Vito D’Ascensio when she vanished the night before their wedding. If he wants his bride back, he’s going to have to hunt her down and prove his love. But when he searches for Gabrielle, he finds Gabby instead; it seems his perfect bride is nothing but a fantasy.
After six months, Gabby presumes it’s over, an episode in her life she’s totally ashamed of. But now Vito is back. He’s the one man she can never have, but as desire explodes between them, she has a tough time remembering why they shouldn’t be together. Oh, right, her family hates him, and he’s done terrible things. Or has he? But it doesn’t matter. When he finds out the truth about who she really is…he’ll never want to see her again.
Thank you to Entangled and Netgalley for allowing me to review this novel. This in no way influenced my review.
Gabby left her fiancé Vitto the night before the wedding. Six months later, she thought he was over her and had moved on. Instead, he shows up at her work to watch her perform. He wants answers- a near death experience will do that to a guy. Only Gabby is afraid to tell him the answers- deleting this so as to not spoil the story for you. She just couldn’t do it, instead falling for him. Knowing that she was not who she said she was and since she wasn’t presenting the real her- he couldn’t actually love her.
Normally I am all about pretend books. Gabby is cute and riddled with guilt for what she did. Yet, she fights against coming clean about it for the sake of his feelings. She should have admitted what she did earlier on in the book. I felt that her holding it back, was a way to reflect her inner insecurity. Vitto is a stand-up guy. He deserves an amazing gal. Just not sure he got that with Gabby. The chemistry between the two of them is tea boiling hot.
Gabby’s interactions with Luca and Theresa made the book for me. Her bestie and her brother are the prefect side-kicks. Hopefully the next book is about Theresa and Dr. Hottie. Or Luca and a gal that can knock him out. The scenes with Luca and Vitto are equally entertaining.
His Fantasy Bride is the third book in a series, yet can be read as a stand-alone. I read it as a stand alone and now want to read the other two books in the series. It is a cute read that at times could cause the temperature in the room to burn.
My Rating 3 out of 5 stars
Favorite Quote “You’re nice and you’re crazy and that makes you interesting as well.’
Luca- Bestie’s brother, gives Gabby the gig
Theresa- Gabby’s bestie