Book Review: The Virgin's Wedding Night by Sara Craven

January 17, 2015

Title : The Virgin's Wedding Night
Author : Sara Craven
Series : -
Genre : Romance/ Harlequin Presents
Publication Year : 2008
Rating : 3 of 5 stars

Roan Zandros. At first he was portrayed as a struggling artist. Not that he wasn’t really an artist. He is an artist, yes, but not just that, he is also a Greek Billionaire. His mother was an English and a painter, too. But his father doesn’t approve him to be a painter. So he came to England to prove to his father that he could be succesful as a painter, so that his father would let him to keep painting. I like him enough. Yes, he has that arrogant and take-charge trait that every Presents’s heroes have, but not overly so. He is actually fell in love with the heroine from the beginning, no denial from his part. He even willing to beg to heroine’s grandfather to give him a chance to win her over. And after all that attitude the heroine dump on him. Sweet, right? But like all the other heroes, he is also stubborn he won’t just said it outright that he loves her.

Harriet Flint. The most arrogant heroine I’ve ever known. Usually it’s the hero who is arrogant, right? But this time people don’t like her not because they just envy her. She was disliked by many people, especially her colleagues, because she acted so high and mighty. Well, yeah, maybe she just wants to prove herself. And the lack of her mother’s presence and with her grandfather’s hard and old-fashioned personality may cause that attitude of her. She is also too obsessed with that house, the Gracemead. Yeah, that place is her anchor when she was a child, but still, to marry a stranger just so she could inherit that house? When a hero did that, it looks that he was ruthless, because like we know that’s the usual attitude from Presents’s heroes. But when a heroine did that, it just look plain stupid. For my, at least.

Despite what I said about Harriet, that behaviour is made this book quite unique. I mean, I’ve never found a Presents book where the heroine doing the buying. It’s always the heroes everytime. So despite the stupidity of the action, I guess that gives this book a credit. And the part where Roan begged for a chance to make Harriet fall in love with him, it’s just so sweet. It’s a wonder he didn’t just dump her after all that attitude of her. She hurt him, again and again, and still he always think of her happiness. He is ready to let her go so that she could have her dream. That’s what you called true love, I guess. And the ending. I always love a good ending. And this book’s ending is quite good. Not quite enough grovelling from her part, but I guess that’ll do. Oh, and one last thing. Harriet was left by her mother to be raised by her grandfather. Her mother refused to give Harriet away for adoption when she fell pregnant, even if that means she was disowned by her father. So, it’s not because her mother doesn’t love her, right? But until the end of the book, there’s no explanation why Harriet’s mother did that. It’s not a big issue, but makes the story feels incomplete.

‘I woke early, and all I could think of was your voice telling me you would never love me. I was so scared it might be true, and I needed a talisman to keep with me—to give me hope.’
Roan Zandros


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