★ SYNOPSIS ★
Kate Burrows is crushing on her boss big time. Aleksei Aleksanou is tall, dark, and every inch the image of a classic Greek god—if said Greek god was incredibly sexy, rich, and a complete player. The only way she can get over him is by quitting her job and seeing the world…once she indulges in one wickedly-hot night with him.
Only now she’s pregnant.
Aleksei is furious when Kate arrives on the small Greek island of Naxea and tries to hide the truth for him. He takes matters into his own hands—by announcing the pregnancy to his family and asking her to marry him. Now Kate must decide if she can marry the man of her hottest, sexiest dreams…knowing she will never be the wife of his heart.
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★ MY REVIEW ★
A Wife In Every Sense is by new-to-me author Joanne Walsh. I’m a bit torn with this book, because there was so much liked about it, however I found a few things missing for myself personally. This book itself is well written, in alternating third person, and can be read as a stand alone novel. It also does have an HEA.
Going into this book, the cover is what caught my attention. Not even the abs, although those are rather distracting. 😉 No, it was the look on the guys face. After I read the synopsis, I figured, why not? As for the synopsis itself, I was drawn in by that as well. Here is where my problems began. The synopsis for me was misleading. The last bit about Kate trying to “hide” her pregnancy and Aleksei being furious didn’t add up. He wasn’t furious in the book to me? And Kate didn’t even know she was pregnant when they first met up on the island. (That’s all the spoilers you’ll get, there was just no other way to explain that. Again, the book itself is extremely well written, so don’t judge the book by the synopsis.) Not to mention, she was there before Aleksei even got there. Things just didn’t add up in that department for me.
Aleksei himself isn’t a bad guy. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with the character. He goes through women like the typical playboy boss, but he doesn’t come off arrogant about it. I liked that. Even though Kate is his employee and he is attracted to her, he won’t touch her. It showed integrity to me.
Kate is obviously attracted to him, but she won’t go there either. They are able to firmly keep the work relationship very non personal. It was a refreshing change from most boss/employee trope books. Kate herself was very sensible. Not even remotely flighty.
Aleksei and Kate did butt heads, but it was often more misunderstanding. I had to chuckle a few times at the foot in mouth moments like. Eeeh… you two need to learn to bend with each other. Stubborn, I’d put that on both their lists. They are attracted to each other though. One other part, and it could possibly be me with this, was that while they have a connection, and you know they have it, and you read it… I didn’t completely feel it from them at times. Aleksei could come off cold, which was slightly jarring. Other then that.. it was a fantastic book that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Solid three stars from me or hearts if you’d like. 😉 I’d definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a short read, or something to read on the bus, plane, etc.
**ARC provided by Entangled Publishing, LLC. via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**