Friday, February 13, 2015
Book Review: Accidentally Married by Victorine Lieske
Author: Victorine Lieske
Enjoyment Rating: ***
Source: Digital Copy
Content Alert: A clean romance
Madison is an actress looking for a steady job that will tide her over until she gets her big break. When she applies to be an administrative assistant for Jared, a CEO, he misunderstands and thinks she has shown up to be the girl he's paying to pretend to be his girlfriend for a family party. The fake girlfriend quickly becomes a fake fiancee when Jared and Madison learn that Jared's beloved aunt is dying. But it turns out that Jared and Madison aren't the only fakers in the family, and the couple turns out to be deeper than co-conspirators.
You know how in Shakespearean comedies everyone's always trying to trick people? I got the same sense in Accidentally Married, which is just about as screwball as the silliest Shakespearean comedy, minus the Shakespearean genius. The book is fine, silly, not especially believable, and I didn't feel a connection to any of the characters or really care if they got together, but fine. In fact, I sort of got the sense that Jared and Madison got what they deserved, for better or for worse.