Monday, December 28, 2015
BOOK REVIEW- THE COUNTERFEIT BRIDE
Texas rancher and bar owner Cassidy Flynn is shocked to learn the bride’s name in an upcoming high society wedding – Cassiopeia Dolmides. Cassidy is a woman of secrets; the deepest is the identity she was born with and thought she had escaped long ago. If this bride is impersonating Cassidy, what trouble will that cause Cassidy and her infant son?
Greek tycoon Theron Christofides needs to gain possession of Dolmides Cruise Lines and the little Greek island where it left a shipwrecked eyesore. A lot of people are at risk without his intervention. Old man Dolmides will sell on one condition: Theron must marry Dolmides’ illegitimate daughter. Seeing no other way to rescue the island’s people, Theron agrees to sacrifice himself and his future.
As Theron stands at the altar with his bride-to-be, a fiery-haired woman in snakeskin boots and a cowboy hat interrupts their vows by calling his bride a fraud. In order for the wedding to continue, Theron must convince Cassidy Flynn to drop her lawsuit. Can he withstand Cassidy’s allure while he gains her cooperation? Or will they both be consumed by the fire of desire? AMAZON
I really enjoyed this book. What a spunky little heroine of the piece. She faced a lot of rejection in her young life but she also managed to charm and make friends of people too. She charmed me as well. I fell in love with her character. She was tough, loyal and sweet; what a mix. A little firecracker was one of Theron Christofides first thoughts. Okay, well not his first thought. That had to do with how gorgeous she was, tiny, all beautiful untamed long red hair and long legs, sexy as all get out. Her bold entrance into his life was dramatic and turned it upside down. And it started right away in the opening of the very first chapter. Theron was in over his head when it came to Cassidy but he didn't even really realize it yet. After watching her in action a few times, he began to see when it might be wise to duck. Cassidy thought those flairs of temper would scare him off but it was just the opposite. He loved her fire. She needed it too because there were so many people set against her but she kept fighting to get the truth out. She didn't send other people to take care of her business, she stood up and faced it head on herself. Something else that Theron admired about her. It also caused him to want to protect her too at times. Julia was the woman that was standing at the altar claiming to be Cassiopeia. She was one unpleasant piece of work. There was a simple way to solve whether or not Cassidy was who she claimed to be, but that got thwarted time after time. Even if it had happened, there still was plenty more to the story to keep it going. Good twists and turns to the story, which kept me interested. There is one major twist towards the end that has to do with Cassidy's Mummy and Daddy.
Just as a side note, although the cover picture is okay, it didn't feel like it really conveyed the essence of Cassidy.