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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Review: The Accidental Encore by Christy Hayes

Title: The Accidental Encore
Author: Christy Hayes
Format: Ebook
Publisher: Self-published
Publish Date: June 2012
Source: I received a copy from the author; however, this did not affect my review.

Why You're Reading This Book:

  • You're a fiction fan.
  • You're a romance fan.
What's the Story?:

From "Long after crushing heartbreak turned Craig Archer away from women, he calls on beautiful piano teacher Allie Graves when he’s left for two weeks to watch his niece and all hell breaks loose. Their unlikely friendship fuels an attraction they both attempt to stifle.

Optimistic Allie continues her search for love despite a disastrous relationship and a string of bad dates. She never expects to be tempted by a guy like Craig; he’s rude, crude, and his rough edges are sharp enough to draw blood.

The sparks from their smoldering attraction threaten to ignite a tortured past Craig has worked hard to smother. Allie’s fears that a relationship with Craig will end in heartbreak are about to come true when their passion forces an encore that could make or break their chance for a future."
My Two Cents: 
The Accidental Encore is a romance about two very different people. Allie has been burned by love before but is determined to not let it prevent her from finding her very own happy ending. Craig got burned and any time any love interest presents herself, he runs the complete opposite way. When Allie and Craig get in a car collision, neither one can deny for very long that they just might be what the other has been searching for.

This is definitely a sweet story. Craig took a long time to grow on me. In fact, it wasn't until the very end of the book that I found some common ground and an understanding as to where Craig was coming from then. Up until then, he just did not seem like a nice guy at all and I had a really hard time seeing how Allie, who is incredibly sweet and nice, fell for Craig before he started being nice to her at all. I really just wish that we would have seen Craig's human side or at least a little bit of background into why he is the way that he is a little earlier in the book. I think I would have liked the romance a little bit better then.

The writing in this book is good and kept me reading even though I didn't fall for Craig like Allie does in the book. Hayes has a really good way of writing dialogue. It's is very realistic and definitely pulled me into the story a little bit more.

This is a good romance with really realistic writing. Every relationship is not perfect all the time. A lot of times, relationships do not start in ways that we really understand. There are ups and downs and tons of different emotions that go into them. You get all of that in this book!

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