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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I was tempted to give this 2nd book of the Wedding Ring series 3 because I liked it slightly better than the first But it s just too problematic If the author hadn t pigeon holed herself into these 3 month from blind date to marriage scenarios, this one and the others could have potentially been decent romance novels But, here we are With a woman forgiving and taking back a man that was not only emotionally abusive at times, cruel and heartless often, and at one point crossed the line to I was tempted to give this 2nd book of the Wedding Ring series 3 because I liked it slightly better than the first But it s just too problematic If the author hadn t pigeon holed herself into these 3 month from blind date to marriage scenarios, this one and the others could have potentially been decent romance novels But, here we are With a woman forgiving and taking back a man that was not only emotionally abusive at times, cruel and heartless often, and at one point crossed the line to physically assaulting her With nothingthan an apology and a promise he had changed Ugh I really wanted her to divorce him for real From that first social event with his colleagues, I wanted their discussion about helping a woman divorce her horrible husband to plant the seed Not necessarily to take all of Grant s money, but for Charli to recognize that she wasn t trapped and that a good lawyer would know how to help her Grant was horrible enough, that he needed several months to prove he had changed, and probably get some therapy If the author had allowed the time for that, I may have been able to get behind this love story Grant showed many moments of wanting to be kind to her, if only he could get past his misplaced aspirations, and Charli is, of course, an incredibly patient and forgiving character that he could have won back in abelievable way I never really felt that he was in love with her, just that he d decided he really, really, really wanted to have sex with her, a lot. @Download ¸ I Do, But Here's the Catch ⛅ When four high school friends promise to find husbands for one another if any of them are still single at age thirty, they have no idea how complicated the pact will make their lives twelve years later Bookof the Wedding Ring matchmaker series is I Do, But Here s the CatchThe Prospective Bride Carlotta Charli Rossi, last of a dying breed the thirty year old virgin It s love at first sight when her matchmaking friends set her up on a blind date with Grant but does he feel the same way about her The Prospective Groom Grant Sterling, a handsome, rich, worldly lawyer, always in control This confirmed bachelor s only goal is to make partner at his stuffy law firm, and for that he requires a mousy, undemanding wife who doesn t turn him onThe Hitch Charli is thrilled to become Mrs Grant Sterling, but maybe she should have paid closer attention to the details before the wedding Grant thinks he s planned the perfect marriage of convenience, devoid of messy complications like sex and commitment Good thing perfect plans never go wrong, huh A positive surprise characterization was really good for both the protagonists and side characters and story was well developed.A simple marriage of convenience story between a business shark lawyer who needs to settle to speed up his career, hoping to put a horrible past behind him and a good girl almost spinster h.Passion and feelings complicate matters the H faces his own demons supported by the h and all characters change for the better.Touched my heart. Really a 3.6If only time had been taken to develop the two main protagonists further Okay, but potential to be so much better. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I really liked this book I think it has to do with the author s writing that I couldn t put the book down or the fact that I was in the mood to read this The plot is not very convincing and sort of pissed me off spoilers The heroine has a pact with her friends that she has to date a guy they have set her up with as long as he is interested in her for three months Now, my problem with this is as follows 1 The guy could be an abusive asshole so the woman should have the freedom to dump him i I really liked this book I think it has to do with the author s writing that I couldn t put the book down or the fact that I was in the mood to read this The plot is not very convincing and sort of pissed me off spoilers The heroine has a pact with her friends that she has to date a guy they have set her up with as long as he is interested in her for three months Now, my problem with this is as follows 1 The guy could be an abusive asshole so the woman should have the freedom to dump him if she feels threatened unsafe.2 It s always a wrong idea to force a girl to date someone I understand some girls are reticent and need a bit of a push to get into dating but the three month dating rule is downright dangerous.3 It s quite pathetic and sexist to let your entire relationship depend on how much the guy likes you and wants you around A girl s choice matters too A relationship should have input from both partners especially when it comes to if it should be continued or not spoilers Anyway, so the heroine enters into a marriage with the hero She thinks she s in it for love while the hero thinks it s a marriage of convenience The book has several tropes the heroine is a plain jane who s worried she will die alone trope the hero doesn t believe in love because of his abusive past trope the heroine is passive and inexperienced and falls in love with the hero over one kiss trope so many What made me enjoy the book besides the writing is that there was POV from both sides And even though the heroine was passive and sort of silly, she stood up for herself and tried to make a go of her marriage She was also wise enough to know when to get out and give up this is what I liked.The situation that made the heroine leave would have been treated as nothing by other authors onechance to show how poorly loved the heroine is and how arrogant the hero is here, however, it s done in a better way.The heroine leaves the hero the hero in all of his arrogance doesn t get what is going on and hangs around for the heroine to return to him until everything snaps into place and he realises it s now or never with the heroine This book is simultaneously regressive on its outlook of women and marriage and progressive the hero is a jerk to the heroine but you don t hate him for it especially because the heroine is able to show a backbone.The issues in the book are real too which I think is why I was able to enjoy it The hero is a controlling husband, the heroine is strong willed but smart enough to know when to open her mouth and fight for something It s not like other books where the hero is mad at the heroine over some weird accusation that turns out false.Give the book a chance, it ll surprise you This was one of the better Harlequins that I ve read in awhile I really liked it and was surprised at the amount of angsty goodness there was I found both characters very likeable even though the H had his moments At first I thought he was very calculating and I honestly thought he would actually find other women view spoiler He is on my cheater ish shelf because he had intent even went so far as to rent the room and buy the woman a drink before he realized he couldn t do it hide spo This was one of the better Harlequins that I ve read in awhile I really liked it and was surprised at the amount of angsty goodness there was I found both characters very likeable even though the H had his moments At first I thought he was very calculating and I honestly thought he would actually find other women view spoiler He is on my cheater ish shelf because he had intent even went so far as to rent the room and buy the woman a drink before he realized he couldn t do it hide spoiler Also I hurt for the heroine at the dinner party, that was a very emotional part of the book. Marriage of convenience, sweet heroine, brooding hero, passionate love scenes This has all the ingredients for huge, soaring angst like a sweetest possible h taken for granted and used abominably by a dipshit H And it does go that way but the ending is bit of a dampener Such stories need a climactic ending with a desperate H doing a whopping grovel and that s where the book fails So only 3.35 stars view spoiler The H is a first class ass self seeking, patronizing and a liar.He sees meets this sweet, naive, plain girl on a blind date and decides he s found his amenab This has all the ingredients for huge, soaring angst like a sweetest possible h taken for granted and used abominably by a dipshit H And it does go that way but the ending is bit of a dampener Such stories need a climactic ending with a desperate H doing a whopping grovel and that s where the book fails So only 3.35 stars view spoiler The H is a first class ass self seeking, patronizing and a liar.He sees meets this sweet, naive, plain girl on a blind date and decides he s found his amenable, undemanding future wife As his friend partner puts itWhat you need is some sweet, sheltered young thing with a strong regard for family The thing is he doesn t wish to get married but he wants oh so badly to become a partner in the law firm he works for and which has a hypocritical and outdated rule that only married people can be made partners So He lays down the rules with the proposal but in such wrapped up terminology that the poor h doesn t get it and happily accepts Also being a realist, realizes that as a 30 y.o plain dumpy virgin who s still living with her elderly, demanding parents, she has zero prospects as such She thinks the comfortable marriage he s speaking of means a happy partnership of sorts that will lead to love eventually But what he actually meant was I want a biddable glorified housekeeper who will run my house my way and make no great waves Maybe seen but not heard AND he ll not be bothering her in the bedroom as he intends to keep to his pre marital tom catting ways SOAB I HATED him and loved poor sweet Charli who was so stuck in the marriage as she was too ashamed to go back to her parents or to reveal to her happy for her, matchmaking friends how her marriage had turned out Not that she thought of herself as a wife Glorified housekeeper waslike it As far as Charli was concerned, she d simply exchanged one caretaking job for another She was expected to see to her husband s comfort, keep his home the way he liked it, and above all, avoid injecting her own preferences or, God forbid, her sense of style.She thought about how she d always lived her life, as the quiet and dutiful daughter, now the quiet and dutiful wife.In his guiltier moments, he acknowledges he s shortchanged her but is unable to change all that childhood emotional conditioning blah blah He almost wished she d railed and sobbed and thrown things Then maybe he could convince himself that this really was a fair, quid pro quo arrangement, that if she wasn t content with it, she d simply leave Divorce him But something told him that Charli would never leave, no matter how unhappy she was.But two things change The h transforms She finds some fashion sense courtesy her friends andimportantly, her spine And the H starts lusting after his wife and finds he doesn t want any other woman.The sex scenes are sensual and portray their just waiting to burst forth passion quite well But sex, great as it was doesn t cure his pigheadedness and he humiliates her in front of his guests and she walks away finally All good till here but the reconciliation was quite a damp squib I would have likeddrama andclimactic ending Certainly a better, bigger and a rub and smother his nose in it grovel.Whereas, here the H was trying to save face till the last morning in the book He s sure she will come crawl back to him and he ll be able to keep his pride and a stronger negotiating position A hole hide spoiler A N That cover Looks like she s helping her geriatric uncle change his clothes 4.6 starsThe hero was a uber asshole, with such an inflated ego that I wanted to take a pin and poke it into his head and watch the ego filled head go flat He did not deserve someone as sweet as the heroine But meh, I love my asshole heroes It doesn t even make sense to me, like there s no logic in why I like em, but I do The heroine was so sweet, but she could have given himgrief over being such as asshole I wouldn t have minded I would have even liked the story better had she open 4.6 starsThe hero was a uber asshole, with such an inflated ego that I wanted to take a pin and poke it into his head and watch the ego filled head go flat He did not deserve someone as sweet as the heroine But meh, I love my asshole heroes It doesn t even make sense to me, like there s no logic in why I like em, but I do The heroine was so sweet, but she could have given himgrief over being such as asshole I wouldn t have minded I would have even liked the story better had she opened her mouth and stood up for herself But oh well, Go doormat heroinesThe angst infect throughout the book was pure bliss I reveled in the anguish and pain I loved this book.Recommended for anyone whose tastes in books are as messed up as mine, and those who love asshole heroes treating the sweet, quiet heroines like shit, and getting away with it after a good grovel, though