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Review: Treasure on Moon Lake by Amy Ganet

November 3rd, 2015 by Debbie's World of Books

Treasure on Moon Lake by Amy Ganet

Source: Was free on Amazon

Publication date: December 4, 2014

Publisher: I believe it was self-pubbed

Rating: ★★½☆☆

About the book:

True love is hiding where you least expect to find it…

Jewelry designer Tori Henderson’s first year in business was far more expensive than she could have imagined. Faced with closing the doors of Tori’s Treasures, she sinks her last dollar into one final promotion—a widely publicized treasure hunt for a chest of fine, handmade jewelry that could drum up enough business to get her back in the black… or kill her shop once and for all.
The last thing she needs is her mother’s announcement that she’s preparing to marry Edward Trainor, the father of Tori’s long ago summer crush, Gabe – a man who regularly makes his way into Tori’s dreams some ten years later.
Corporate tycoon Jed Trainor has no intention of attending his estranged father’s wedding, and he certainly doesn’t need to see his half-brother Gabe after the other man put the moves on Jed’s one-time fiancée. But with business problems looming, Jed needs time to think, and the small town of Moon Lake seems like the perfect place to hide away while he figures out how to save his empire.
The last thing he needs is the distraction of a beautiful woman who thinks she’s in love with his idiot half-brother.
Tori is determined to win Gabe’s heart, but Jed has other plans. When they learn Gabe is bringing a date to the wedding, Jed offers to bring Tori himself, knowing any woman on his arm is sure to be on Gabe’s radar. But his ploy for her attention just may blow up in his face. Can Jed prove to Tori he’s the Trainor brother she really belongs with?

My Review:

I picked this book up for free and because it came up while I was looking at Roxanne Snopek’s books, which I love, so I thought why not give it a try. It unfortunately included one of my biggest pet peeves. I don’t like insta-love or in this case from an unreasonable dislike to all of a sudden in love with each other.

It started off promising enough and I was curious to see how Tori and Jed were going to fall for each other. Tori took an immediate dislike to Jed due to a misunderstanding which was fine. So I waited to see how they would over come that and waited and waited. Then all of a sudden they’re kissing and Tori is in love with Jed. I swear it felt like I must have missed something. I would have guessed they spent maybe a total of 2 hours together if you put together all their encounters so I’m not quite sure why or when they fell for each other. Tori is pretty much a shrew to Jed the entire time and while Jed initially seems like a nice guy he ended up totally turning me off by the end of the book. He had this insane jealousy and insecurity issue that never goes away. Even the resolution isn’t because he overcomes his insecurities, it’s because the other half of the problem goes away. So we don’t see any real growth in his character.

Glad I hadn’t paid for this one.

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