BOOK REVIEW – ACCIDENTALLY MARRIED by VICTORINE LIESKE
BOOK REVIEW – ACCIDENTALLY MARRIED
It started as a game, a role to play. And it wasn’t even what she was looking for. But somewhere along the way, it became real.
When Madison Nichols hears of a position open at Jameson Technologies, she jumps at the opportunity. Never mind that it’s admin. Never mind she’s never done that. Except as a two minute role in a movie. How hard can it be?
But she gets there and not only is the position not available, but the CEO is waiting for a friend’s cousin to pose as his girlfriend for a family function. With $1000 dangling in front of her, Madison goes along. She is and actress after all.
Jared Jameson is corporate material. Girlfriends and relationships not so much. But his father insists Jared bring his girlfriend to his birthday dinner. Problem is, the girlfriend is fabricated. She’s not real, and Jared resorts to hiring a friend’s cousin—a stranger—for the afternoon. But the cousin doesn’t show and he snags the unsuspecting Madison instead.
And the sparks fly. Disdain and contempt pave the way for attraction and chemistry.
Will romance thrive? Can romance survive? With each one convinced the other is not interested, they go through with a phony wedding. Only to find out it wasn’t phony after all.
Ms. Lieske has a witty series of clever what-if scenarios. It could happen—right? I enjoy Ms. Lieske’s casual style, her easy writing, and her intriguing stories. Finding themselves stuck in implausible situations, her characters’ reactions are very real—frustration, disbelief, panic. I felt Madison’s heart as she melted in Jared’s arms, and I felt her tummy flutter as he touched her, the sparks ignite when he kissed her. For appearances, of course. And I felt her crushing disappointment as she fought her growing attraction to him. From the opening lines to the happy conclusion, this story is filled with topsy turvy ups and downs of emotion and tension. I mean, what love story doesn’t have a little bit of friction along the way?
I purchased this book on Amazon. I offer my review of my own volition, The opinions expressed in my review are my own honest thoughts and reaction to this book.
Victorine enjoys commercial success through her writing, thanks in part to her ability to analyze and adapt to the constantly changing trends in today’s publishing environment. She self-published her first book, Not What She Seems, in April of 2010. In March of 2011, Not What She Seems began its 6 week run on The New York Times best selling eBook list. By May 2011 she had sold over 100,000 copies. Victorine’s first romantic comedy novel hit the USA Today Best selling books list in January 2015.
Victorine has also helped countless other authors through her involvement and outreach as immediate past president of the Nebraska Writers Guild. She is active in many writing groups and forums and has given dozens of interviews for TV, radio and print media and has been a panel member and keynote speaker at several major events, including The Business of Writing International Summit. Her candor as a blogger and guest has made her a favorite with audiences worldwide. Victorine also served as a judge for the 2015 Whitney Awards. Because of her selfless service to fellow authors through assistance with critiquing, beta reading and graphic design, she was chosen as the inaugural recipient of the CIR Strong Award, named for late Clean Indie Reads forum member Jessica Strong.
Victorine and her husband have raised their four children in Nebraska. Victorine also does graphic design work in the publishing industry.
Victorine’s book, How to Find Success Selling eBooks, details how she found success, and gives advice to other writers wanting to sell eBooks in the genre fiction market.
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