Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Victoria's Promise by Julie Wright

Victoria's Promise by Julie Wright

Summary from The Newport Ladies Book Club Blog:
A luxurious mansion. Thirty stunning bachelorettes. One very eligible bachelor. All of the ingredients are in place for a successful reality dating show, and behind the scenes, Tori Winters is set to pull the romantic strings as assistant director of Vows. Despite her distaste for public exhibitions of love—which spelled the death of her last relationship—Tori intends to give the public exactly what they want: scintillating footage of a bevy of beauties vying for the attention of Christopher Caine. But Chris, a consummate Southern gentleman and the star of Vows, seems almost too good to be true—and soon, even Tori finds herself falling under his spell. Despite legal obligations to avoid fraternizing with the talent, it’s clear her feelings are anything but unrequited. With the support of her friends in the Newport Ladies Book Club, Tori must make a life-altering decision: is she willing to jeopardize all she’s worked for in order to embrace her own fairy-tale ending?

4 Stars

Read January 2014

Free e-book from one of the authors for an honest review

My Review:
I read this book just after I read Ruby's Secret.  It was nice to keep the story going.  The stories take place at the same time, just from another character's point of view.  It was fun to see moments in the book I had just read from Victoria's perspective.  It opened up the story so much.  The collaborating authors did a great job of meshing the stories together.

This story had a lot more angst in it.  That was somewhat expected in a story about a twenty-something year old as opposed to a 62 year old.  I really had no idea how this story was going to end.  I couldn't see a happy ending.  The author did a good job of keeping me interested in the two main characters and their relationship even though it didn't seem that anything could come of it.  

There were some great insider details about "Dating Shows".  I have watched the Bachelor and the Bachelorette.  I'm not an avid watcher, but have definitely seen a few seasons of each.  I liked seeing a producers take on things that were happening in that kind of show.  I can't imagine how true love is ever found in that environment.  Good thing I'm already happily married and don't have to look for love on reality tv.

Warnings: Some drinking, drug abuse

I would let my 15 year old read this book.  Just like the other Newport Ladies books, the subject probably wouldn't interest her.  But the book is clean enough for her to read.

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