Review: The Things I Do For You by M. Malone

Posted 20 July, 2013 by DLWhite in Reviews, Writers Read 0 Comments

The Things I Do for You (The Alexanders, #2)The Things I Do for You by M. Malone

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Summary:

A bargain. A baby. A billion things can go wrong.

Nicholas Alexander doesn’t mind being called a playboy. His charm serves him well in business and a beautiful woman is always on his arm. Except the one he’s in love with.

Raina Winters doesn’t believe in love, so when she’s dumped right before her wedding, she’s more upset about losing what she really wants from marriage. A baby.

When Nick learns about Raina’s dilemma, his first reaction is to leave her hanging like she left him after their steamy one-night stand. But he finally has something Raina needs, so he offers her a deal. He’ll give her a baby if she gives him something he desires just as much.

Just two little words.

I. Do.

WARNING: This book contains encounters with a drunken Elvis, pushy mamas, tabloid shenanigans, several occurrences of bad cooking and hot sex between two people who aren’t even sure they like each other. Just saying…

 

My Review:

I was furnished a copy of this book from NetGalley for review.

The Things I Do For You is Book Two in the Alexanders series. I think I’d know more about these characters had I read Book One, but it didn’t seem required. There was just enough back story to pick up the gist.

I must say that I enjoy the thought of a series in adult fiction. I do like recurring characters. This book, while spinning an interesting tale, didn’t grab me by the gut. It was one of those reads where I just want to know what happens, I don’t particularly enjoy the writing. More of a guilty pleasure read then something I would eagerly anticipate.

My writer friend once said that romances are a lot alike. They follow the same formula- they start with boy meets girl and end with boy gets girl. What comes in the middle is what makes a story interesting.

The cover art is intriguing… I was interested in reading a story with a black character.

I think what bothers me the most is what bothers me about a lot of books, especially romances– they’re like fantasies and wet dreams. Rich beautiful people and their problems. Little to no conflict, I don’t care or feel any particular emotion for them. I’m following along like a soap opera and not involved like a well written drama.

I probably won’t pick up the rest of the series on my own but would probably read/review them for NetGalley if they popped up since the author is familiar to me now.

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