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Review: I Do! by Rachel Gibson

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I Do! (Lovett, Texas #5)
   by: Rachel Gibson

Publication Date: Jan. 20, 2015
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult
Source: e-ARC provided via Edelweiss in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 150 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N
My Rating: 2.5/5 stars

In New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson's newest novella, Vince Haven and Sadie Hollowell are headed to the altar, and all their friends are headed to Lovett, Texas, to join them for the party of the year.

But Becca Ramsey doesn't have time for all that. Fresh out of beauty school, Becca's all business . . . and the last thing she needs is bad boy Nate Parrish anywhere in her life.

In the past, Nate was trouble. He's been trying to repair his reputation—heck, he's even got just one girlfriend. The problem is, she isn't Becca. Now Nate's in a whole lot of hot water. He needs to get Becca from "I won't" to "I do" . . . but how can he do that when she won't even say "I might"?

Having previously read and enjoyed Rachel's Run To You, I couldn't help but pick up this novella! Even though I haven't read Sadie and Vince's stories, Gibson does such a great job of making you feel as if you've known these characters for years. I also really enjoyed getting some of Sadie and Stella's point of views in this book!
While this was a cute read and I enjoyed being in Lovett, I did have a few issues with this one. While I liked both characters well enough, I was bothered by the way things went down with Nate and Becca. It wasn't fair of Nate to knowingly put Becca in the position he did, even after she told him that she would not play that role. However, being so enamored with Becca, he found he couldn't help himself. He's attracted to the beautiful girl and he doesn't want to stay away from her like he knows he should. Becca is sweet and while she longs for someone of her own, she doesn't let that become a driving point in her life. She loves what she does for a living, so she is okay with not taking a trip down the aisle like her friend Sadie is about to. Becca is definitely attracted to Nate and he sends her some mixed signals in the beginning.
While I know this is a novella, I felt things progressed way too fast for Becca and Nate. It's one thing to be attracted to one another and want one another- but to profess love after only one week? I was not a fan of that at all. I'm also not a big fan of cheating in books, so Nate didn't come across as a very good guy to me. I understand not wanting to break up with someone over the phone or via text, but if that person is NEVER around and you do find someone you're interested in, man up and do what has to be done. If I were Becca, it would have taken a lot more to forgive him, especially after she made it clear she didn't want to be that girl.
Overall, while this one was cute, I don't think it was really anything memorable for me. I do want to go back and read the other books in the Lovett, Texas series, as well as check out some of Rachel's other books.

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  1. That is always the problem with novellas, finding the balance between it being a short read but not feeling rushed. So sorry this one didn't really work out for you. Thanks for the honest review!

  2. Well I can see why you didn't love this book. Cheating is a hard topic to write about. And in novellas the romance usually happens to fast and doesn't always work.
    Great review
    Ruty @Reading...Dreaming


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