She’s his fiancée’s younger sister. He’s the man she’s always loved.
When her sister doesn’t show up on her wedding day, Raven has no choice but to take her place — but marriage to Ares Windsor is nothing short of torture.
The elusive billionaire media mogul is the man she’s always loved… yet he’s only ever had eyes for her sister.
Married to him at last, Raven is determined to win him over.
After all, everything is fair in love and war.
This is war.
Title: The Wrong Bride (The Windsors, #1)
Author: Catharina Maura
Publication Date: October 15, 2022
Genres: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
This book…I really had high hopes for this book which quickly sank to the bottom of the ocean. I loved the drama of the plot, but things got…no. Just let me explain.
Repetitive. There was no much repetitiveness in this book. It was the FMC, Raven, saying she loved him and he’d never love her. And the MMC, Ares, saying he still had feelings for the sister, but was committed to his wife. And then they sleep together. and the whole thing would start again. It was frustrating and annoying, to say the least.
Most of the times, Ares sounded fake. And almost lyrical in the way he spoke about marriage and Raven. Also, he was so freaking wishy-washy with everything that I couldn’t trust him. I didn’t truly believe the things he was saying about Raven because he kept going back to her sister saying stuff. Ugh.
Lastly, there was basically no plot. Like, Ares and Raven didn’t actually do anything. Ares is a billionaire so I thought they’d do new couple activities together or go on extravagant trips. Or even just have some nice, everyday couple moments. Nope. Not the case. They just had the same argument and internal battle every other chapter until the end of the book.
All of that being said, I love that this series will follow all the siblings having an arranged marriage. I’m going to try to read book two because I think the series sounds interesting, but if I’m disappointed again, I will leave this series behind.
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Tiffany Giovino says
I just added this book to my tbr… I’m kinda hoping I have different feelings about it but based on your review, I think we may have the same opinion 🙁
The Book View says
Yeah, unfortunately, it missed the mark for me. She has another book I’m interested in reading though so I’m curious to see if it was just this book or the author’s writing.