Review: WANTED: Wife by Gwen Jones

February 10, 2014 Review 3

Review: WANTED: Wife by Gwen Jones

Andy Devine is advertising for a wife on a utility pole, and interviewing him is the last thing TV reporter Julie Knott needs. Especially after her cheating fiancé just tweeted their disengagement. Now she has got to choose: get the story—or become it?

Wanted: Wife

Landed, Financially Secure 40-Yr-Old Male
* Handsome, but with old-school communication skills and a secret past *

Seeks Healthy, Athletic Female
* Preferably a pretty reporter with a messy love life who has never spent a day in the woods *

For Marriage and Family
* What could possibly go wrong? *

Title: Wanted: Wife
Author: Gwen Jones
Published by Avon
Source: Publisher
Published: 2 July , 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 384
See the title at Goodreads
Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: five-stars
Flames: four-flames

A flyer on a telephone pole advertising for a wife is just one of many oddities in Julie’s life at the moment. Although Andy Devine is just that, and not surprisingly she is what he wants. Contracting for a wife his cool and calculating manner suits her down on men attitude perfectly.

Julie is smart and curious: willing to work hard and surprising herself and Andy with her determination. Andy is a master at distraction, whether it is from his sheer sex appeal and sensual manner, or diverting with his French, his history is shared in small bits with great difficulty.

As these two learn to work together and trust one another, the one constant is the sexual attraction. And if anyone, after reading this story can pretend that French isn’t one of the most seductive and sexy languages to declare that “I love the way you ____ me” (and you can fill in the blank): You Are Lying! Their sexual chemistry, Julie’s inner voicing talking about the shattering effect Andy has on her, and the pure romanticism of the French all combine to make those sections of the story steamy hot – and it infiltrates almost every interaction between Andy and Julie.

Gwen Jones has taken an off-beat idea for a plot starter, and against all odds made a romance that is both believable and incredibly enjoyable. Even supporting characters are developed with an eye to their purpose for the plot, with their interactions bringing a bit of relief from the highly charged interactions between Andy and Julie. A great story all around, I tore through the pages hoping for the HEA that both characters so deserve.

I received a Galley copy from the publisher for purpose of honest review for the Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions were my own responsibility.

Kallysten

3 Responses to “Review: WANTED: Wife by Gwen Jones”

  1. Nancy

    I want to read the final copy. The ARC I read had me constantly going back to figure out who said what, and what he or she was referencing. I couldn’t enjoy the story because of it, even though I liked the idea and the cover copy text.

  2. kimbacaffeinate

    Awesome review mine will post later this month. This was a fun one!