My rating: 4 of 5 stars
ARC kindly provided by Alexia Praks in exchange for an honest review.
Just a little heads up; this book is extremely cliché and very stereotypical so be prepared and don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Billionaire Jayden, or ‘Jay’, thinks he has a problem; he has just walked in on his girlfriend and best friend. That’s when the REAL problem starts. After immediately breaking up with Sarah, he now has to figure out a way to satisfy his mother’s expectations of him to attend his sister’s upcoming nuptials with a girlfriend. Not only that, but his girlfriend must meet his GRANDMOTHER’s standards. A friend of his suggests Jayden hire a woman for a week or two; to be precise, not just ANY woman, but the one he suggests. That’s when Alexandra, or ‘Alex’, comes in. Jayden is introduced to Alexandra who, although pretty, does not meet any of his grandmother’s criteria but her father needs a heart transplant and is in dire need of money. Desperate, Alex agrees to travel with Jay for the first time overseas to the US, meanwhile informing her family that she is to be at a conference.
‘His Hired Girlfriend’ is a lovely ‘rags-to-riches’ contemporary romance; though it is not everybody’s perfect cup of tea. It was enjoyable and highly entertaining, full of chuckles and hidden grins. I liked the characters and found the book refreshing in its lightness and easiness to read. Yet there were a few flaws to the book.
There was lots of telling and not enough showing. This drew away from the appeal of the story and its attractiveness when reading. I felt as though a greater impact could have been made if the author chose not to point out the emotions so much and just focused on telling the story without interfering with the characters interactions by informing the readers EXACTLEY what was happening.
The plot was original and the story itself alternated between the perspectives of Jayden and Alex. The grammar was poor but the emotion the author carried over in her writing more than made up for it. There were a few typos and spelling mistakes but this can all be fixed later on by a good editor.
Despite the flaws, which were easily ignorable whilst reading, it was highly pleasant. I didn’t stop reading until late into the early morning just because I would not be able to sleep fully satisfied without knowing what would happen next.
Congratulations to Alexia Praks on yet another published novel!
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!