A Review of The Wedding Wager, or as I would have called it, "A Car Wreck with Destiny"
By Samantha York
As a habitual insomniac, I've seen the wrong side of midnight one too many times. We're not talking about productive, crazy-genius awakeness a la Nikola Tesla. On the contrary, it's stubborn restlessness of mind that refuses to be entertained. In these moments I prowl through the free offerings on Amazon's kindle bookstore, braving archaic texts and the un-famous undead. While I'm not entirely above a Harlequin-esque romance, I generally stick to the ones billed as sweet and clean by reviewers. Although in this case, they entirely missed tagging it as "idiotically unrealistic."
The book is called The Wedding Wager. The gist is as follows. All alone in the world, freshly discharged from a six month hospital ordeal following a catastrophic car wreck, 20 something Megan answers an obscure want ad searching for a "personal secretary." Feeling alone in the world and like she has no other choice, she hops unquestioningly into the limo sent for her. Because, after a whole hour spent looking at want ads, she clearly has no other options. /sarcasm. Does she end up on the 11 pm news? Kidnapped? Sold into slavery?
No! *spoilers ahead.* She ends up married to a billionaire! A young handsome billionaire who is going to pay all her hospital bills! All she has to do is look pretty! And spend his thousands on new designer clothes! And pretend to love him! Until....surprise! They aren't pretending anymore. It's worse than Disney princesses, y'all! I kept at it, page after page, hoping for a plot twist, a surprise, anything. But no deviation from the formula was to be had. Even an angry, verbally abusive father-in-law could not thwart the moral of this sugary tale.
And what was the moral of the story? Thousands of dollars in hospital debt justifies answering sketchy job postings and completely ignoring common sense. These behaviors never end badly! They end up with billionaire husbands! Now go forth and conquer, my fellow women!
No really don't. Please don't. I don't want to see your tragic end on my tv set tonight. Be bold enough to look past the iffy, glitzy offers and make a wise decision instead!
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