by Rachel Harris
Published by Entangled Publishing on October 14, 2013
Genres: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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Overview from Barnes & Noble
One bad boy. One good girl. One unforgettable week.
Angelle Prejean is in a pickle. Her family is expecting her to come home with a fiancé—a fiancé who doesn’t exist. Well, he exists, but he definitely has no idea Angelle told her mama they were engaged. Tattooed, muscled, and hotter than sin, Cane can reduce Angelle to a hot mess with one look—and leave her heart a mess if she falls for him. But when she ends up winning him at a charity bachelor auction, she knows just how to solve her fiancé problem.
Cane Robicheaux is no one’s prince. He doesn’t do relationships and he doesn’t fall in love. When sweet, sultry-voiced Angelle propositions him, he hopes their little fiancé game can finally get her out of his head. He doesn’t expect her to break through all his barriers. But even as Angelle burrows deeper into his heart, he knows once their seven days are up, so is their ruse.
Seven Day Fiance is the first book I have read from Rachel Harris. I noticed on Twitter and on blogs that Rachel has a huge fan base, and now I know why! Rachel is an incredible writer!! From reading the first chapter of this book I knew I was going to love it.
Rachel created a world with characters that I just had to know more about. Angelle Prejean is finally taking a chance and has started a new and independent life away from her family. Cane Robicheaux is a sexy bartender/restaurant owner who is commitment phobic. But Seven Day Fiance isn’t just another “good girl/bad boy” romance. This book is about being true to yourself. Angelle and Cane have been living their life based on mistakes that other people made. By doing this they both didn’t allow anyone to get to know the “real” them and also kept them from taking chances (especially chances on love). By coming together they both slowly break down that “wall” they built to keep people from getting too close and to knowing the truth.
I also loved Rachel’s attention to the details. Angelle’s loving (but crazy) cajun family makes me want to jump on the next plane to Louisiana. And I literally can taste the cracklin (which are similar to the chicharrones I grew up eating) melt in my mouth and the corn maque choux, which I am going to make for Thanksgiving this year. I also loved the sense of family in this book, not just blood relations but also the friendships.
Seven Day Fiance is the second book in Rachel’s A Love and Games series but it is so well written that this can be read as a stand alone. But of course now I have to read the first book, Taste the Heat, to get all the delicious details of Colby (Cane’s sister) and Jason (Cane’s best friend).
I highly recommend Seven Day Fiance and if you need more convincing here is a steamy teaser: