Friday, August 15, 2014

Review: Victoria's Promise by Julie Wright

Victoria's Promise (The Newport Ladies Book Club) 
Victoria's Promise: A Newport Ladies Book Club Novel by Julie Wright
Published: January 2014, 240 pages
My Source: I received a copy in exchange for an honest review

Description: A luxurious mansion. Thirty stunning bachelorettes. One very eligible bachelor. All of the ingredients are in place for a successful reality dating show, and behind the scenes, Tori Winters is set to pull the romantic strings as assistant director of Vows. Despite her distaste for public exhibitions of love—which spelled the death of her last relationship—Tori intends to give the public exactly what they want: scintillating footage of a bevy of beauties vying for the attention of Christopher Caine. But Chris, a consummate Southern gentleman and the star of Vows, seems almost too good to be true—and soon, even Tori finds herself falling under his spell. Despite legal obligations to avoid fraternizing with the talent, it’s clear her feelings are anything but unrequited. With the support of her friends in the Newport Ladies Book Club, Tori must make a life-altering decision: is she willing to jeopardize all she’s worked for in order to embrace her own fairy-tale ending?

My Review: Once again, I love these bachelor-type books, even though I don't watch the show! I've read this whole series and I'm always amazed at the details I learn about each character when a book is focused solely on her. 

Victoria (Tori) is a busy girl in the other books. She does something in the television industry and is always on the go, yet in this story, the reader really delves into her personal life. And what a life she leads! She's an assistant director of a reality tv show and against all odds (and legal contracts), she finds herself falling for the bachelor. What's a girl to do? 

That bachelor...Christopher Caine. Woo-ee! He's quite the Southern gentleman and definitely comes across as way too good to be true. But who cares, right? He's got it all--the looks, the manners, etc.

I loved Tori! She's so dedicated to her job and cares so much for those around her. She notices that Ilana, from the book club, needs a little extra friendship and extends that hand to her. She befriends Shannon (also from the book club) and doesn't even seem to neglect her best friend or her family! 

I love the way she interacts with the bachelorettes. She's pretty much seen it all, so she almost treats them like children. Yet, amid all of her capabilities, I couldn't help but to feel a little sorry for her. Her true feelings bleed through her tough exterior.  

I absolutely loved every minute of it and adored the ending! One of my favorites of the series!

Content: clean!

About the Author:
Julie WrightJulie Wright wrote her first book when she was fifteen. She's written fourteen novels since then and has nine traditionally published. She is represented by Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger Inc. and is a Whitney Awards winner for best romance with her book Cross My Heart.

She has one husband, three kids, one dog, and a varying amount of fish, frogs, and salamanders (depending on attrition).

She loves writing, reading, hiking, playing with her kids, and watching her husband make dinner.

She hates mayonnaise.

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