Something Borrowed by Adriana Hunter
What do you do when the one man you were meant to be with already belongs to another?
For Dana Marshall, new wedding planner and curvy single, “always the bridesmaid, never the bride” seems to be the story of her life. But when she is assigned to assist popular wedding planner Vienna Saunders in managing a dream wedding for an important client, nothing can prepare her for the face-to-face encounter with the insanely handsome groom, Benjamin Carter. Sparks fly, and the chemistry between them is undeniable. Except he doesn’t belong to Dana. He’s off limits, forbidden and if she ever expects to walk away from the job with her heart still intact she needs to play by the rules. Except as far as true love is concerned, rules are meant to be broken.
*THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS*
I really did want to like this book. I thought although we’ve seen a similar idea quite a few times, it could be fun.
This book was set over the course of like 2 or 3 days, and that’s where the problems started for me. This book was far too rushed for my liking and had instalove. I mean the book was readable, but the use “love at first sight” just had me shaking my head the whole time. How can you truly love someone when you know zilch about them? Lust at first sight? Yes. Love? No.
I didn’t particularly like Dana either, she felt a bit flat for me. Some of the other characters I think I could have learnt to like, but no one really appeared in the novel enough for me to really form an opinion (aside from Vienna, Claire and Mrs. Latham being obviously horrible). Other than Ben apparently suffering from “white knight syndrome” you don’t learn much about him either despite Dana being “in love” with him.
Another thing that really bothered me, was the lack of remorse both Ben and Dana felt. If Ben was such a stand up guy, he shouldn’t have cheated on his fiance whether he really loved her or not (and Dana shouldn’t have let it happen either). How such an “amazing” guy can cheat on his future wife a day after meeting someone else and still consider continuing with the marriage like nothing was wrong is beyond me.
I apologise for being heavy on the spoilers in this review, but I would only consider recommend this book to someone who likes instalove. This one just didn’t do it for me unfortunately.