Friday, July 10, 2015

ARC Review: A Change of Plans (A What Happens In Vegas Story) by Robyn Thomas

Title: A Change of Plans
Series: What Happens in Vegas, #3
Author: Robyn Thomas
Genre: Contemporary Romance, novella
Length: 103 pages
ISBN: 978-1-63375-320-4
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Imprint: Lovestruck

She planned for everything…except him.

Sara Greaves has been planning her perfect wedding since she was five. Twenty years. Wasted. When she’s dumped by her fiancé, she heads to Vegas to forget and ends up at a hotel hosting a Romance Readers conference. Cuz she’s lucky like that. Mr. Tall, Dark, And Anti-Marriage buys Sara a drink, and makes her a bet…she could marry any guy in Vegas tonight and make it work.

She wasn’t supposed to choose him.

Ethan Munroe is a ruthless divorce lawyer who would have been voted “Least Likely To Marry (Ever)” in school. And yet, here he is with a hangover, a wedding band, and a sexy, gorgeous bride for the next month. A bride who doesn’t want to stay married to him. He never planned this, but he can’t bring himself to go for the speedy divorce. Has Mr. Anti-Marriage finally met his match?

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A Change of Plans is a accidental marriage trope book. Sara, who is left by her fiance just days before their wedding heads to Vegas to get away from her 'everyone knows everyone's business' town. While there she meets Mr. Tall, Dark, and Handsome. Of course it's Vegas, so why not take a chance? The next morning Sara wakes up with a ring on her finger and a husband who isn't the man she's been engaged to for years and for the extra boot in the pants: he's anti-marriage.

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK - I liked the unusual circumstances that Sara and Ethan meet under. I also liked that Ethan is a ruthless divorce attorney, and yet from the beginning he has a soft spot for Sara and wants to help her any way that he can. Thomas' plot is interesting and the characters are likable but...

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE - I wish the book was longer. I know that it's a novella, so of course it's going to be short, but I felt as if this couple had more to them and would have liked to see this develop more. Another thing, let's talk friendships...or lack there of. Ethan has limited personal ties. His so-called best friend has never even set foot in Ethan's house...How can that be? As for Sara her entire town was involved in what was to be this huge, elaborate wedding and yet not a single one called to tell her that her ex-groom to be decided to hitch his wagon to another horse? Maybe that just seemed strange to me and only me, but it was one of my first thoughts.

I thought the author had a good and interesting plot set up, I just think it needed to develop a bit more. 

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