Review: Trophy Wife by Noelle Adams

December 13, 2016 Review 0

Review: Trophy Wife by Noelle Adams

Alison Davies used to just be a trophy wife. Now she’s just flat broke. Thanks to an ironclad prenup, she’s worse off than she was before the day she rushed down the aisle with a wealthy jerk eight years ago. After her steep fall from riches to rags, Alison refuses to shackle herself to any man who treats her like a possession—no matter how good he looks in a pair of well-worn jeans, or how his muscles ripple while he’s carrying her couch.

Underneath his rugged exterior, Rob West is a gentleman. So when he sees his beautiful new neighbor moving in, he’s going to help her out no matter how loudly she protests. In fact, Alison’s determination to go it alone just strengthens his resolve—and his desire to find out what makes her tick. But after one spur-of-the-moment tumble in the sheets, it’s clear that their connection goes way deeper. And that Rob won’t be happy until Alison surrenders to the passion they share.

Title: Trophy Wife
Author: Noelle Adams
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Married By Contract
Published by LoveSwept
Source: Publisher
Published: December 6th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 230 pages
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Stars: two-half-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Noelle Adams is one of my favorite authors. I love her stories. I was looking forward to this story, but for some reason this was a struggle to read for me. sigh. It felt almost emotionless and I couldn’t get into the characters. I felt no connection at all. They were not people that I would want around in my friend circle as I sadly just didn’t care for them.

After eight years of marriage, Allison realizes she is nothing more than a trophy wife. She was young when she married and has let her husband control everything about her and their married life. He would control what she did, what she ate, and even what she wore. I could see how she would want and need to get out of this type of marriage. She does just that and divorces.

When she starts her new life in a different town, she meets her new neighbor. She’s reluctant to start a new relationship, but forges ahead. Later she admits it probably was a mistake. I agree with that but that wouldn’t be a happy ending so…

I didn’t care for Allison only because she was trying to make her own way and weed through her baggage, but she just seemed to control Rob-exactly what she got away from. The poor guy was always trying to please her but couldn’t do anything right. And Rob, he just wanted everybody to be happy-sometimes to his own detriment. I mean really, who leaves in the middle of a serious conversation to tend to his ex-wife?? One you didn’t get along with? Grow a backbone! And then Allison just waited for him to get back like it was all ok. Talk about banging your head against the wall! This is about the time I wanted to stop reading this book. I persevered but I lost all drive to continue. So it was bittersweet that I say this book was not for me.

In the future I don’t hold this book against Noelle because I love so many of her other books that I feel its a fluke that this one book didn’t work for me. I hope you may feel differently if you choose to give it a try.

 

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