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FUN WHILE IT LASTED
Reviewed in the United States on July 15, 2016
I picked this up on the strength of the first book of the series, Winning Back His Wife, and the teaser for this story at the end of that book. I loved the beginning as these two opposite characters in temperament and outlook are forced to drop their swords in order to sell themselves as a married couple when they wind up at the wrong camp session.
The competitive interaction between them is funny and the story is lighthearted and engaging. Of course their bickering and one-upmanship soon gives way to mutual attraction. I thought they got intimate way too soon, and too shortly after that things took an unexpected turn toward the heavy and soul-searching. Like with the previous book, I think the author doesn't have enough pages to do justice to the story and characters she's created.
For one thing, Miguel, our hero, does something that required a lot more pages for him to make it up to Sera, our heroine. In fact, this book should come with a warning for the ladies who love grovels that this probably should have had one, but doesn't. It didn't bother me too much because I didn't get as involved with the characters as I thought I would from the beginning. Things just moved too fast and the change of mood was too jarring.
The book is well-written and the first part is a blast. I liked the characters, they were well-rounded and believable with interesting back stories that motivated their reactions. But I would have loved it if the story had been longer and the plot elements introduced more gradually.