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Jean S. Tugwell
1.0 out of 5 starsNo
Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2019
Story seemed interesting. Could not stand the dirty language!
5.0 out of 5 starsThings aren't always what they seem!!
Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2018
As always, Noelle Adams is my go to author. When she announced awhile back that she was doing this series about Trophy husbands, I was immediately on board. When she showed us the cover reveal, I was giddy!! That was a couple of months ago or so. I can't believe the time is already here to review a book that I have been anticipating awhile.
Part-Time Husband is about a workaholic name Melissa, who her grandfather (Pop), whom she works for, forces her to get married or else lose her position in the company, and possibly cut her sisters from their expenses. So to keep her job and save her sisters from being cut-off, she decides to marry a man her grandfather hates, just to prove a point. Trevor is very arrogant, like his sh*t doesn't stink. But, she needs to be married to him for a year.
Because things aren't always what they seem, you can guarantee a HEA! I very much enjoyed this wonderful story!
I originally chose three stars but as I wrote my review and thought more about it, I had to change my rating to two stars.
This was okay. It wasn't my favorite romance novel but it was fine. I don't love first person narratives in any genre but particularly in this one. And I could see where Noelle Adams was going with certain points and plot lines but they kind of missed the mark with me. It was lacking the nuance of years of emotional baggage for both Trevor and Melissa, even though it tried. Pops is a despicable character and I do not understand why anyone would bend over for him like Melissa does - even in the name of family. It almost seems out of character because Melissa comes across as strong in other areas.
It was a quick read but it isn't something I'd recommend. I've read better in this genre.
5.0 out of 5 stars“If you marry him, you can keep your job.”
Reviewed in the United States on June 13, 2018
Trouble is, Melissa has gone out of her way to find someone Pop definitely won’t approve of!
Part Time Husband is everything that I love about the books written by Noelle Adams. This is what I would call one of her sweeter story lines, with enough steam to make it spicy, and it is an easy and relaxing read. There’s enough grit and angst in the world as it is, and when I want a romance that doesn’t always go as planned, along with a guaranteed HEA, then this one absolutely filled the spot.
That’s not to say that she hasn’t written angsty or gritty, she has, and a couple have haunted me now for several years. This one though was a great read in the enemies to lovers genre, where Melissa must bow to her Grandfather’s misogynistic demands she marry, or lose her managerial place in the family company called Pop’s. She’ll marry, because she’s worked to hard not to, but the man she has in mind is going to absolutely get stuck in Pop’s craw, because he absolutely ‘HATES’ Trevor Bentley.
Trevor has worked his way up from more humble beginnings than most people know. Yes, he comes across as arrogant and over-confident, but he has a heart of gold. One that he keeps to himself. Having experienced an acute attraction to Melissa when he first applied for a job with Pop’s company, five years ago, he only managed to make the older man hate him with an intensity bordering on psychotic!
He’ll now do Melissa a favour in return for a lucrative marketing contract with Pop’s. It’s one that he actually deserves, he’s that good at his job. The marriage contract, however, is one that will lock them in for a year, and will give each of them more than they expect.
Well written and highly entertaining, Part Time Husband is something I recommend to those who want an easy to read and steamy romance. I loved it. Regular readers of Ms Adams will love it as well, AND look forward to the next one in this series. 4.5 Stars.
Letting your grandfather push you around at 30 is pathetic. I can't even remember the h's name right now, that's how little I thought of her. She was snobby and bratty. I Trevor, he should have said no from the beginning. Why did he stay?! I won't be bothering with book two.
I usually enjoy books by Noelle Adams. They are short so I can read on my lunchbreak and sweet endings make me smile. Certainly Part-time Husband is both short and sweet. But the character development just needs more. It feels like we are rushing to tell the story of the minor characters rather than focus on the main couple.
These series is great... found myself highlighting a lot of the really good lines and I love how real the story is. The author doesn't get hung up on drama.
Like even though she was upset (realistically) about what he said to her gramps it wasn't coloured with a whole bunch of drama... like they made up in a realistic amount of time without some massive epiphany bomb dropping on either of them. Its written about adults for adults.
I'm not a big fan of any trope that includes a solution if a couple just had a five-minute conversation, and that's what this story had. Still, despite that, Melissa was a good character, strong, independent and fiercely protective of her sisters. And Trevor was her foil, arrogant, Alpha, and frequently obnoxious. They were perfect together.
Watching them begin to relate to each other was fun. Not so much fun was the frequently left out words in many of the sentences, something a good editor would have seen. They are jarring to me as a reader.
Still, I do believe I'll try the second book and see how Sam's story goes.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 14, 2020
Melissa's grandfather all but forces her to get married to keep her job in the family business. So to get back at him she proposes to Trevor, whom her grandfather despises. These two end up falling in love with each other but her grandfather isn't done meddling in her life. Such a beautiful story of two people gradually falling in love and sticking together through everything.
Oh Melissa and Trevor....I loved this book so much. All the feels. It was quite a journey for these two to get their HEA but it was lovely and real and emotional and perfect for these two stubborn characters. Melissa was such an independent character who didn't think she needed anyone but the vulnerability she showed at the end was heartbreaking and beautiful. Trevor was adorable and so obviously in love with Melissa all along, I really enjoyed going on their journey and I look forward to Sam and Chelsea's stories.