Blitz + Review + Giveaway: Hopeless Vows by Rachael Duncan

Title: Hopeless Vows 
Author: Rachael Duncan
Genre: Contemporary Romance Standalone
Release Date: February 22, 2016
Photographer: Perrywinkle Photography
Cover Designer: Cover Me Darling

It was a modern take on an arranged marriage that was supposed to lead to my happily ever after. The rules were simple: 

1. Marry a complete stranger chosen for you by professionals.
2. Live together as man and wife for eight weeks while cameras record your every move.
3. Make a decision to stay together or get a divorce.

Call me crazy, but I had complete faith in the process, until I saw who was waiting for me at the end of the aisle.
Austin James has never met me, but that doesn’t mean I don’t know him. With no other choice, I say my vows and pray I can make it through the next eight weeks. Then I’ll leave. What connects us is my best kept secret, and I’ll protect it at all costs even if that means walking away from the only person I’ve ever cared about.

5-Stars Review

Hopeless Vows is an emotional roller coaster. One of the best romance novel I've ever read. Story is quite interesting. I love all the characters as well. It kept me engrossed from the very beginning until the end. There are some twists and turns along the way which keeps it enjoyable. Some things are as expected but there are quite a few surprises too.

Jillian is taking part in a social experiment. She plans to marry a total stranger and let her life be recorded for a reality TV show. Obviously her best friends things this is a very bad idea. She will know nothing about her husband and very well end up getting hurt. But Jillian believes in this, she knows that it is time to settle down and have one thing she has always wanted to have; a family. So she is willing to put her doubts aside and take a leap of faith.

As soon as Austin sees his bride to be he feels lucky. They paired him well. He thinks they can make their marriage work. And when he gets to spend more time with her his belief solidifies. She gets his humour, she is hot. He finds himself falling for his wife. But will they be able to make this work or have they spoken "hopeless vows"?

For me it has been one of those books where you are so into the story that you laugh with the characters and you cry with them, so if you plan to read this book do keep a box of tissues near by, that's all I'm going to say. ;)
"This is the first book I've read by Rachael Duncan, but it won't be my last. I absolutely loved this book from start to finish." - A.M. Madden, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Best Selling Romance Author
"I can't rate Hopeless Vows high enough and I honestly feel like this will be Rachael's breakthrough novel that will take her places and have her name known all around this community. Brilliant job!" -Swoon Worthy Book Blog
"I haven't had a book hangover in so long and after reading Hopeless Vows, I did. This book is beyond good." -Joanne Schwehm, author of the Prescott Series
"What did I think? I'm honestly not sure I can convey what I think right now. I feel like no matter what words I put down that it won't do this book justice." - Books, Chocolate, and Lipgloss
"Jillian and Austin literally sizzled on the pages. The chemistry was palpable. The characters were well-developed and the plot was so much more than I thought it would be." -Casey L. Bond, author of The Sin Series
"I love the way her writing balances sexiness, humor and hurt, and I find myself able to relate to her characters, no matter how outlandish or unconventional their circumstances." -Give Me Books
"As an author, it's hard for me to find a book that is unpredictable for me. Usually, I can see twists and turns coming from a mile away, but Rachael had a couple for me I never saw coming." -JB McGee, Best Selling Author

The longer this experiment goes on, the more I fall for him, and the more the deceit eats at me. When I lie awake some nights, it crawls up my body, tickling my skin, reminding me that underneath, I’m a horrible human being.
Deceitful.
Cowardly.
Manipulative.
Selfish.
All negative adjectives, and all describe me.
He’ll never find out, taunts an inner voice. What’s worse is that it also tells me it’s okay to keep this from him. That the two of us can live out this fantasy unscathed and content. As delusional as my inner voice is, I find myself clinging to it like a leech, feasting on the lie.



Rachael Duncan is an Army wife to her amazing husband, Steven, and mother to their beautiful daughters, Natalie and Zoe. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and went off to graduate from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in political science. With initial plans to work in politics, she moved to Washington, D.C. and worked on Capitol Hill for a House Representative. After a short time, she realized it wasn't for her and began pursuing other careers until she started writing.
She's author of Tackled by Love and The Lies and Truth Duet.

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