Thursday, December 5, 2013
CBR V Review #45: Ex on the Beach by Kim Law
One of the side effects of me waiting so damned long to catch up on my reviews is that I cannot remember everything I wanted to say about what I read. This is troubling in this case because I gave this book 2 stars on GoodReads and can't for the life of me remember what I didn't like about it. It's pretty average romance novel fare. Andie runs a wedding business, ironic since she starts it after she's left at the alter by Mark. The big socialite wedding Andie needs to be a success to pay the bills features her ex as a groomsman. Hijinks ensue, with make up sex, mixed up feelings, and repaired bonds of many kinds.
Honestly, I wish they had spend more time on Andie's family than on her and Mark. She has a terribly fractured relationship with her workaholic mother, and there's a rift between mom and the aunt Andie adores. This figures into the story, but I found those relationships more interesting than the one at the center of this narrative. I like family dynamics, and a lot of this was explained away quickly. I would have enjoyed a book centered on their relationships.
It was a fairly forgettable book, obviously, but not a bad one. I don't think I'll venture to find the more in the series (this is listed as Book 1). I only paid a dollar for it, and I got my money's worth.