I wanted more chemistry!
Denise Williams won me over with her first few books, so I was excited to read this one, but I wasn’t the biggest fan, in all honesty.
RJ is a confident, disciplined divorce attorney who finds herself officiating an unplanned wedding, and a video of her officiating goes viral on the internet. Because of this, people begin asking her to officiate their weddings, and she begins to do so as a side hustle of sorts. In the process, she meets Lear; a former event manager turned wedding planner. The two butt heads immediately due to differing personalities, yet they agree to a friends-with-benefits situation since they’re both attracted to the other. RJ has no time for romance, and Lear is annoyed that RJ seems to be the only person not falling at his feet over his charming attributes.
While I enjoyed this novel’s general plot and writing, I could not get behind the characters. Their romance felt a bit forced, and they lacked the chemistry I look for in romance novels for me to root for the couple. The two seemed so ideologically different that their inevitable romance was doomed to fall apart in my eyes. Neither was willing to compromise in the ways you need for a believable romance to work. If you’re not a fan of miscommunication as a trope, definitely skip this one, as there are tons of it. If you describe your characters as highly functional, business-driven adults who can’t even muster the ability to communicate with another adult about their issues repeatedly, I am not going to be remotely interested in cheering for them to continue this unhealthy relationship. I like this author, but this one was a miss for me.
Title: Do You Take This Man
Author: Denise Williams
Three Descriptors: Enemies to Lovers, Friends with benefits, Second Chances
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