Sunday, December 18, 2016

Hopeless Vows by Rachael Duncan

Hopeless Vows by Rachael Duncan
Genre: Contemporary Romance Standalone
Cover Designer: Cover Me Darling
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"This is the first book I've read by Rachael Duncan, but it won't be my last. I absolutely loved this book from start to finish." - A.M. Madden, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Best Selling Romance Author
"I can't rate Hopeless Vows high enough and I honestly feel like this will be Rachael's breakthrough novel that will take her places and have her name known all around this community. Brilliant job!" -Swoon Worthy Book Blog
"I haven't had a book hangover in so long and after reading Hopeless Vows, I did. This book is beyond good." -Joanne Schwehm, author of the Prescott Series
"What did I think? I'm honestly not sure I can convey what I think right now. I feel like no matter what words I put down that it won't do this book justice." - Books, Chocolate, and Lipgloss
"Jillian and Austin literally sizzled on the pages. The chemistry was palpable. The characters were well-developed and the plot was so much more than I thought it would be." -Casey L. Bond, author of The Sin Series
"I love the way her writing balances sexiness, humor and hurt, and I find myself able to relate to her characters, no matter how outlandish or unconventional their circumstances." -Give Me Books
"As an author, it's hard for me to find a book that is unpredictable for me. Usually, I can see twists and turns coming from a mile away, but Rachael had a couple for me I never saw coming." -JB McGee, Best Selling Author
It was a modern take on an arranged marriage that was supposed to lead to my happily ever after. The rules were simple: 
1. Marry a complete stranger chosen for you by professionals.
2. Live together as man and wife for eight weeks while cameras record your every move.
3. Make a decision to stay together or get a divorce.
Call me crazy, but I had complete faith in the process, until I saw who was waiting for me at the end of the aisle.
Austin James has never met me, but that doesn’t mean I don’t know him. With no other choice, I say my vows and pray I can make it through the next eight weeks. Then I’ll leave. What connects us is my best kept secret, and I’ll protect it at all costs even if that means walking away from the only person I’ve ever cared about.






Hopeless Vows by Rachael Duncan completely devastated me. Which is actually strange because it only took my a short time and within the first chapters I already had a pretty good idea what was going on and usually that should have prevented the devastation to happen. But strangely enough it did not.

Some time ago I saw one of those reality shows on TV and I was thinking by myself in one of those angel/devil moments if it was crazy or actually not a bad idea. I could not decide at that time and I would have never thought about the simply fact of what might happen if there were a really pretty good reason for those two persons to not become married. A reason that nobody knew about

So the author found that reason and I admit it was because of the fact that from the early stages on I was quite sure about what had happened I was mesmerized and drawn into the plot. I was waiting for the other shoe to drop at any minute.

I disliked actually the moment when it happen because given all the build up and tension that moment could not quite live up to it and felt a little flat to me. But the follow up made it OK again.

It was my first book by this author and I will certainly now have an eye on her and grab a book from her if the plot is again as intriguing as this one.

Well written ! 


Wanting to get the focus off of me, I ask, “What about you? Why did none of your past relationships work?”
He stares straight into my eyes and says, “Because they weren’t you. I was looking for you my whole life and never knew it.” He doesn’t blink, his stare unwavering as he sears his declaration into my mind.
“Nice line.” He’s making me uncomfortable, putting me on edge and getting closer than I’d like.
“It’s not a line. I believe everything happens for a reason, and I believe my other relationships failed so that they’d lead me to you.”

Fate. Is that what this is?
No, it’s karma being a bitch. He doesn’t know what I know. If he did, he wouldn’t be spilling this poetic bullshit about us being destined for each other.
Rachael Duncan is an Army wife to her amazing husband, Steven, and mother to their beautiful daughters, Natalie and Zoe. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and went off to graduate from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in political science. With initial plans to work in politics, she moved to Washington, D.C. and worked on Capitol Hill for a House Representative. After a short time, she realized it wasn't for her and began pursuing other careers until she started writing. She's author of Tackled by Love and The Lies and Truth Duet.
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