Monday, October 30, 2017

Review: I Do(n't) by Leddy Harper

Title: I Do(n't)
Author: Leddy Harper
Pages: 315
Publisher: Leddy Harper (August 8th, 2017)
Source: Kindle Unlimited 
Rating: 5/5 

I fell in love with Holden York when I was six years old.

Most of my youth came with spiral notebooks filled with doodles, wedding plans, and "Janelle York" looped in bubbly handwriting.

However, one night in Vegas changed everything.

I woke up to more than just a fantasy of my brother's best friend.

Five years later, I'm standing on his doorstep confronting him about a secret he kept from me.
If you think this is the story about how we rode off into the sunset together... You're so wrong.

But if you think this is the story of how Holden blackmailed me into living with him... You couldn't be more right. 

I'm a sucker for a good I'm in love with my brother's best friend story. Not only did Leddy Harper provide but she made it a little more interesting with the history between these two characters. 

Janelle isn't as put together as her siblings seem to be, so, she joins a reality show. Yes, Janelle is on an island looking for love (and a payout). But, the only thing standing between her and cash is something Holden has over her and he's not giving it up that easy. 

The exchange is simple. Stay with him, convince him it's what she really wants, and he'll give her what she's looking for. Seems easy enough. It is the reason Janelle came to his house in the first place, right?

Wrong. Dead wrong. 

Years of obsession and one (blacked out) night in Vegas aren't as easy to forget as Janelle hoped for. Now, she's living with the man she wanted to marry as a child is lying to her family about the reasons. When the chemistry between the two gets the best of them, Holden is ready to let the world, and his best friend'd family, know he's in love with Janelle but she isn't. What's stopping her from jumping into the arms of her forever crush?

Money. Cold hard cash. And her spot on reality t.v. 

Following Janelle's battle with the paths she has to choose from was a delight. After all, she has a future she needs to think of. A future that would benefit from the amount of money she's expecting to collect. With Holden trying his best to convince her there's more to life than the money, like the family she's been so distant from (and him), all of the cards are in Janelle's hand. 

Following the battle within Janelle between love and money had me laughing, deciding what I wanted for her, and flipping through the pages. See for yourself. 


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