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Feature book: A Virgin for a Vow

11 April 2018

A Virgin for a Vow by Melanie Milburne

Subgenre: contemporary
Release date: 1 Jan 2018
Publisher: Mills & Boon Sexy
Format: print and ebook
Length: 256 pages

She lives a lie, mostly.

Abby Hart hides her background as she doesn’t think that her real life would be acceptable to her readers. She writes a column for a magazine, her dream job. As part of her writer background, she has a loving fiancé and a terrific life. Then she is invited to a much sought after ball and she needs to produce a fake fiancé. Enter her friend Ella’s brother, Luke Shelverton. Abby virtually begs him to do this one thing for her. Luke feels obligated after Abby helped him one night.

His appearance at the ball with Abby creates another problem. He wants her. The pair leave after the agreed two hours but receive a phone call letting Luke know he has won a holiday to a private island. Luke gives it to Abby but she is adamant that he needs to come too. So he takes time out from his bio technical business (much to the delight of his personal assistant) to go to the island with her.

Abby and Luke grow closer during their stay, and Luke is getting uncomfortable. Abby tells him about her background and he is totally blown away by her real life. He admits to Abby that he feels guilty over his fiancée’s death five years earlier. He tells Abby that he had broken up with her just hours before her accident. He feels he should play the lost love card for her parents. Then a call from work comes in and he goes back to solve the problem. He leaves Abby on the island. It is over.

Abby pours her heart out to her readers about her past, and hopes they will still be accepting. Luke sees it and realises how much he loves her and she him. Is now up to him to let her know. What Luke does is in keeping with the romantic nature that Abby has said her ‘fake’ fiancé has, and you will have to read for yourself what he does …

This is Ms Milburne’s 75th book for Harlequin Mills and Boon. What a terrific career of telling stories and this one doesn’t disappoint. Abby has stylised how she wants her fiancé to be (and probably what every other woman wants from their man) and it comes to be. This comes across on the pages. Despite their backgrounds and events that have affected them, Abby and Luke were meant for each other.

reviewed by Heather

A review copy of this book was supplied by the author’s publicist. ARRA members who leave a comment on the blog by 25 April will go into the draw to win a copy. (The giveaway is now closed. The winner was Juliette.)

One Comment
  1. 27 April 2018 3:15 pm

    I will have to check out this book, definitely looks like something I would read. Loving the storyline!

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