Saturday, June 28, 2014

ARC Review: When Opposites Attract by Jules Bennett

When Opposites Attract... Title:  When Opposites Attract (The Barrington Trilogy, #1)
Author:  Jules Bennett
Publisher/Publication Date:  Harlequin, July 1, 2014
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Format/Source:  E-ARC, Author

Book Summary from Goodreads

"When I want something, I find a way to make it mine."

After a near-fatal accident, Hollywood hotshot Grant Carter never imagined returning to the equestrian world. But producing a movie about a racing dynasty means he has no choice. Luckily Tessa Barrington, star jockey, provides the distraction he needs; feisty attitude, stunning looks; and a surprising innocence he can't resist.

Tessa won't give herself to just any man, especially a smooth-talking player like Grant. Once filming wraps, how can she trust he'll stick around? He's already keeping secrets. Besides, Tessa has her eye on bigger prizes; unless falling in love is the biggest prize of all, for both of them.

My Thoughts

When Opposites Attract by Jules Bennett is another fun contemporary romance novel filled with witty characters. I've read a few of her books and they always keep me smiling. The characters interactions are just so entertaining. I am intrigued by the city boy meets the country girl theme in which the country girl has preconceived notions that a man from Hollywood or the city is simply a heartbreaker. Then there’s the quest for the city boy to prove the country girl wrong. The overall concept results in a romance novel that just gives you a warm cuddly feeling and puts a smile on your face.

In When opposites Attract, we are introduced to Grant, a Hollywood producer who is making a movie about Tessa Barrington's family. He’s a city boy. And then you have the uptight Tessa Barrington of Virginia who follows a tight schedule. This contemporary novel was perfect from page one until the end. I loved how Grant is mesmerized by her curves and how he was intent on breaking through her defensive wall. And I like the fact that the heroines depicted in Bennett’s books have colorful personalities. Tessa’s uptight character was simply perfect. Her interactions with Grant were amusing as she fought giving into temptation. As for Grant, at times his behavior was less than stellar as he dealt with an inner conflict related to issues from his past, but he remained a likeable character.

I would definitely recommend When Opposites Attract to fans of contemporary romance novels. It is a quick read that’s sure to leave a smile on your face.

Rating 5/5

I was provided with an E-ARC of When Opposites Attract from the Author in exchange for an honest review.

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