Title: Money Didn’t Buy Her Love
Author: June Kramin
Publication Date: April 23, 2013
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Trying to get his bearings on an unfamiliar street and not paying attention, Jeremy slams his breaks to avoid hitting the most beautiful bride he has ever seen. When Danielle climbs in his truck, he assumes she’s in a hurry to get to her wedding; he didn’t realize she was escaping one. He agrees to let her return to his apartment so she can call for help, only she refuses to leave.
As the days pass, Jeremy finds it harder to fight off her passes and claims of falling in love with him. Besides having almost ten years on her, Jeremy discovers the family secret she had been trying to hide. How could the daughter of a billionaire settle for a plumber living paycheck to paycheck?
Despite every tactic her father throws at her and an ex-fiancé who refuses to let her go, Dani stakes her claim to the only thing she has ever truly wanted in her life and fights to make Jeremy hers.
Money Didn’t Buy Her Love was a very entertaining read. I admit that at first I had a hard time getting past Danielle’s personality; I mean she is a very rich and spoiled person, and straight from the beginning she behaves as such – not to mention she's extremely overbearing. However, as the book continues to move forward she begins to become a bit more normal.
This book is perfect reading for a rainy day or a lazy Sunday afternoon. The story-line is not really original, nor is there a whole lot of action. It’s just a chic-flix-esque story about two unlikely people falling in love, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with picking up a feel-good book and just enjoying the ride. What I really enjoyed about this book is Danielle’s determination once she realized she had fallen for Jeremy. She really didn’t let much get in her way. In this way, knowing what she wanted and doing whatever it took to get it worked for her – that isn’t always the case in books like this. I also like Jeremy's character. He is less determined than Danielle, but there are so many things just stacked up against their relationship, including his past relationship with his ex-wife. But he is gallant person, and almost your stereotypical “prince charming” when it comes to saving the day and doing what is right. It is his character that really makes this book work.
The only part of Money Didn’t Buy Her Love that I wasn’t overly thrilled with was the ending. Oh, don’t get me wrong, the ending was the big red bow that we so often want, but to me it still felt a bit unresolved. It was way to abrupt, like all of the sudden everyone throws their hands up and says, “okay, fine, have it your way.” And that’s it.
I got the privilege of getting to request a Top 10 from June Kramin, and sticking with the theme of the book I decided to have her list her Top 10 Wedding/True Love themed movies, and here is her response:
Gah! This is tough. I’m sure I’ll think of others as soon as I hit send! With my middle grade series, you’ll see a lot of princess ones. I still love a great fairy tale.
Return to Me
50 First Dates
Kate & Leopold
The Prince & Me
Time Traveler’s Wife
How many of these movies have you seen? Me, I've seen 8 of them...which gives me 2 new movies to watch! :)
About the Author:
Bio: Wife, Mother, Writer, Lunatic. Not necessarily in that order.
"There is a fine line between genius and crazy... I like to use that line as a jump rope!"
June, who prefers to go by Bug, was born in Philadelphia but moved to Maui, Hawaii when she was four. She met her “Prince Charming” on Kauai and is currently living “Happily Ever After” on a hobby farm in a small town in Southern Minnesota.
She enjoys riding her Paint horse, Ringo, around the small ghost town they are playfully reestablishing with the neighbors and playing in Photoshop. Her son and daughter are her greatest accomplishments. She takes pride in embarrassing them every chance she gets.
Being hopelessly addicted to 80's music is her super power.
June "Bug" Kramin's Links:
website / fan page / middle grade site / twitter