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Liz Loves Books

I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.

Expectant Bride - Lynne Graham This is so blatent a Cinderella story that the heroine is an office cleaner named Ella. There is a misunderstanding between the Greek tycoon hero and Ella so of course he must not let her out of his sight. And gets her pregnant. There's even a wicked step sister of sorts.It's a fairly typical HP though I felt the first third or so was an oddly boring whirlwind. The standard pregnancy and demand that she marry him happens early on, as if its something to get out of the way and then the story really begins. I enjoyed the last two thirds quite a bit. There was nice drama and a couple of grovels and the heroine is definitely not a doormat. Note - I like Cinderella stories quite a bit so I tend to rate them up a bit.Breeze through the book until you get to the wedding. The rest was worth it.