Legally Wed by Cecil Wilde ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl

Legally-WedTitle: Legally Wed

Author: Cecil Wilde

Publisher: Liquid Silver

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 01/11/2016

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance

Blurb:

When your best friend is gay and you are straight life can present some interesting challenges…especially if chance and circumstances conspire and you find yourself married…To each other! Legally Wed from romance author Cecil Wilde is a perfect mix of friendship, love, and humor; with a few twists and turns to keep you turning the pages of this contemporary GLBT romance.

Blake’s a thirty-something lawyer climbing the career ladder to his dream job of DA. He’s sacrificed any kind of life away from work to get to where he’s going, and he’s determined to get there.

Xander’s a contract lawyer stuck in a dead-end job and a string of unfulfilling relationships with men he can’t love. He’s been in love with his best friend almost since they first met in law school, but he’d never say anything, because he knows Blake can’t love him back.

During a desperately needed vacation for both of them, they wake up after a night on the town in Las Vegas–married. To each other. As if that wasn’t bad enough, they soon realize that the story coming out would tank Blake’s career and ruin Xander’s life, so they can’t afford to get a divorce.

Their only choice is to fake it. For Blake, that means pretending he’s not as straight as he’s always said he is, and for Xander, it means the torture of getting what he’s always wanted in the worst possible way. Add to that the trials of married life, and what starts out as an adventure quickly turns sour as life happens, confessions are made, and tragedy strikes.

With his tentatively happy marriage hanging in the balance, Blake must engage in some serious soul-searching to find out that what he’s always wanted had been right in front of him all along. But will it be too late to convince Xander of his intentions, after years of not being able to see him for what he was?

Content Notes: Hot, Anal Play, Anal Intercourse, M/M, Contemporary, GLBT

My View:

Well this blurb hit on all kinds of interesting things. Drunk marriages, friends to lovers, coming out of the closet, unrequited love. I had to pick it up.

This story was cute. It was full of angst while also being adorably romantic at times. I loved the premise and the path these men took to finding themselves and their love.

My only concern was that this book felt forced and choppy. Sometimes things flowed well but most of this time the emotion and explanation was missing. Thing happened abruptly and often too perfectly and I found myself feeling like something was missing. I understood the story and it’s progression, but it felt more like an outline that had some of the filling left out.

I enjoyed my reading experience and would not say no to revisiting these men later in life after they have settled in and grown up a bit.

Links

Legally Wed on Goodreads
Liquid Silver
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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