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A Case for Love (Brides of Bonneterre, Bk 3)
A Case for Love - Brides of Bonneterre, Bk 3 Author:Kaye Dacus TV society reporter Alaine Delacroix feels like David facing Goliath when she takes on the biggest corporation in town to keep them from putting her parents’ garden center out of business. — Lawyer Forbes Guidry wants nothing more than to stand up for the endangered local-business owners -- but it will mean risking his job and crossing his ... more »powerful parents.
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Laura B. (aggie-98) - , reviewed A Case for Love (Brides of Bonneterre, Bk 3) on
Helpful Score: 2
An okay read. I enjoyed the first two books in the series and looked forward to reading about Forbes. Unfortunately, Forbes turned out to be an annoying character that didn't make much sense to me. Alaine wasn't much better. I just plain didn't like the characters. The way the family interacted was completely out of character in comparison to the other books and very disappointing. On top of that, the romance felt forced and the ending was rushed and completely unbelievable.
I had looked forward to Kaye Dacus's books before this one, but I was disappointed.
The final installment of the fabulous Brides of Bonneterre series concludes with A Case for Love.
I'll be honest...I was a little nervous heading into this last book simply because this book carried more of a male perspective than the previous two books. But hey, it didn't take long to put those nervous flutters to bed with such a dashing male hero! Forbes Guidry was painted quite well as the epitome of success in his law career, but has just one thing missing from his life...a woman.
Alaine took a little while to grow on me. At first, she seemed a little uppity with her tv program that she was bored with, along with her dismissal of Forbes' company. The latter soon became understandable, but there was absolutely nothing that would keep these two apart! Slowly but surely, their self-built walls started to crumble, and the fight was on to save a budding relationship amidst a nasty lawsuit.
This book had everything that I love--Southern charm, at least one character with sass, and the perfect dose of romance. I absolutely cannot wait to dive into some of Kaye's historical fiction next, even though I'm confident of one thing...she's a master at contemporary romance!
I had a hard time with this book after reading the other two. Forbes character was great, but the others just didn't mesh with earlier versions of them in the other books. The story line was great but the ending was too rushed. I give this book 4*
Melinda R. reviewed A Case for Love (Brides of Bonneterre, Bk 3) on
I like to read books written by Kaye Dacus. She writes clean Christian novels and I had been looking forward to reading this book about Forbes and Alaine. But, I was disappointed at the ending of this book. I remember thinking when I got close to the end that there wasn't much time to resolve the big legal issue,and then it just seemed that the ending was too rushed and was unbelievable. I think Kaye needed another chapter or so to fully develop the ending. It was like a big build up to the climax of the story and then instead of a big bang...pfffffft all the air leaked out. Still I'll add this to my keeper books because I have the other two.
I love this series. I really wish there was going to be a fourth book about Jenn. And then a fifth book that is about all 4 (Anne, Meredith, Forbes, and Jenn) and their happily ever afters. Anyway, this is about A Case for Love. I apologize for any spoilers, but there are some things I want to address that makes them necessary.
I've been a fan of Forbes since book one. I don't really find him as much of a control freak as he's made out to be. I think he just thinks he knows what is best for his siblings and wants to help them do what is best to be happy. I guess I just wish my sibling cared that much about me. Forbes really becomes human in this book, though. Before he was so much of a secondary character that he just seemed perfect and like he had it all together. I like him even more now than I did before when I thought he was perfect.
The only thing I don't understand is what happened with Forbes' parents and Evelyn Mackenzie's company. Where was the miscommunication or blame supposed to rest? I just didn't really feel clear on what happened. Also, since the Guidry's are doing Save the Mills now, what does that mean for Major's restaurant!?
I really liked that Forbes and Alaine got together a good 30 or 40 pages from the end. I liked seeing them as a couple instead of only getting to see it within the last few pages. Too many books put it off until the very end, so I loved that they got together sooner rather than later!
This is a great series well worth the read. I've already recommended it to a friend, and I actually don't do a lot of recommending to friends. Usually they're telling me what to read!