Reality TV scout Vivvy Marsh loves her job, but she’ll lose it if she doesn’t find a hit. When she’s sent to Kansas to scout a show, it looks like a bust…until she meets sexy pilot, Nate Harrington. His family would make the perfect show to save her career.
Nate can’t deny his attraction to Vivvy, but no way can he let this show take off. The Harrington family is riddled with secrets, and she wants it all out in the open. For the next seven days, he’s going to stop at nothing to keep her out of his family’s business, even if it means keeping her distracted in his bedroom.
The premise of this story is quite fun and when I read the blurb, I thought it sounded interesting – reality TV, crazy family with secrets, hot pilot. While I enjoyed parts of this book, there were some bits of Seven-Night Stand that got to me a bit.
The instant attraction worked for me. Neither Vivvy or Nate is looking for a permanent thing, or initially any more than a once-off, so in that way it worked. There were moments of insta-love creeping in, however, and this is not one of my favourite things.
Vivvy often seemed quite freaked out by her feelings for Nate. Somehow she thinks screaming onto a pillow will make all better and then she’ll be back to business as usual – doesn’t work like that, my dear. If it did, my late teens would have been a whole lot easier.
The whole “can’t work, no wait I want it to” see-sawing between Vivvy and Nate gave me a dose after a while. This is a note to Vivvy: Honey, no one proposes going out for a walk in the rain with someone without a raincoat if they’re just going to leave them out there – if you have read the book, hopefully you will guess which bit I am referring to.
I’ve got to say this, Nicole Helm. You did such a good job of making Jed (Nate’s father) as villainous as he was. Ooh, I just wanted to slap him. I’m glad you gave him his come-uppance.
There wasn’t a great deal of extreme emotion or over-the-top action in this story. It was a quick read that was well-written, it had some nice moments and some moments that left me a little “Hmmm..”
My rating: 2.5 out of 5
Release Date: 6 February 2013
Note: I was provided with an advanced reader copy of this book by Entangled Publishing, LLC via NetGalley in return for an honest review.