Monday, June 29, 2015

Book Review: Her Hometown Hero by Melody Anne

Book Description:
     Dr. Spence is searching for the perfect woman... but how will he know when he's found her?  From New York Times bestselling author Melody Anne, the second steamy in a new breakout series based on her beloved and bestselling Billionaire novels.
     In the bestselling books Billionaire Wins the Game, Hidden Treasure, and The Billionaire's Marriage Proposal, among others, we met the Andersons.  Matchmaking patriarchs Joseph and George took matters into their own hands to get their sons to marry and settle down.  But now that Dr. Spence Whitman sees how happy his Anderson friends are in married life, he's itching to get hitched too!  But how will he find The One?
     After this wealthy dad adopted him and his two brothers at a young age, Spence grew up learning there are more important things in life than money.  He wants to find a girl who shares that philosophy, and wouldn't hurt to have some similar interests too.  Now if he could just stop getting distracted by his gorgeous surgical resident, he could start looking for the perfect wife...

Her Unexpected Hero (Book 1)

AVAILABLE: June 30, 2015

** I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

     For me, the description of this book DID NOT match anything that actually happened in this book.  It doesn't feel as though the author of the book communicated with whomever wrote the book description.  I feel really bad about leaving such a bad review about this book, but I have to be honest and there was NOTHING that I liked about the characters and their "romance".  

     The book starts off with Sage Bank's grandma "faking" a illness to get her to take her surgical residency at her hometown teaching hospital with the hopes for matching her with Dr. Spence Whitman (who spends a majority of his time working in a Seattle hospital).  Spence and Sage "first" meet again when she is driving home and loses control of her car and has an accident.  Spence is there to provide medical assistance and gets her to the hospital.  While there, Sage is nothing but rude and nasty to Spence (who doesn't even recognize Sage) because she professed her teenage love (She was 16, Spence was 22. HELLO JAILBAIT) to him and he turned her down (umm.... Duh).  
     About a week after the Sage's car accident, she drives her grandma and grandma's friends to a party at Spence's dads house.  Spence is there are finally recognizes Sage (and bets his friends $50 that he can "reignite some old flames") as the teenager who had a crush on him and seems to think he can schmooze his way into her pants.  Sage doesn't fall for his rather stupid lines and walks way.
     Jump 5 months later, and now Spence is the head of the ER and Sage's boss.  Blah, blah blah... Now Spence can't think of anything or anyone other than Sage...  They sleep together, she was a virgin and Spence freaked out... Boom IN LOVE!  Yet, throughout the book Sage can't seem to make a decision for herself.  She is whiny, and for such a smart person, sounds really dumb.  Spence is a doctor with a serious God-complex.  I didn't like either of them and most definitely did not root for their romance at any point.  In fact I rolled my eyes throughout most of the book.

Rating: 1 out of 5