Sep 9, 2015

DeeJay Reviews: THE PATH TO YOU by @Melanie_Macek

The Path To You
by Melanie Macek

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: June 16, 2015
Format: eBook
Source: Provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

Actions during the Civil War have long-reaching consequences...

Elena Tinsmann is one semester away from graduating with her history degree. Her parents inform her she must start planning a wedding - her own. She learns she's engages to the one person who's hurt her most; someone she used to call a friend.

Alec Herr has the world at his feet - all the money he wants and an established business handed to him when he's ready to take over the reins. It's the last thing he wants. When he finds out about the arranged marriage to Elena, he sees it as a chance to follow his own path.

This book was an easy read with a sweet romance. It caught me off guard a bit with the modern day arranged marriage, but once I understood the history of this practice, it made a bit more sense to me.

I can admit that I didn't immediately take to our MCs, but that's a good thing. They convinced me to give them a chance and I ended up liking them. Elena was kind of your average, everyday girl next door. Except for her extreme love of history (which I love too) and her arranged marriage, there wasn't one thing that stood out about her. I could almost say the same for Alec, who had a lot to prove in this book. So if I had to choose the character who held the most interest for me, I would say he did.

My only real peeve is that the great secret of the book took too long to be revealed, and to be honest, I'm still confused as to why a marriage contract was forced because of it. It doesn't make a lot of sense to me, but maybe I overlooked something that would make it more plausible. One good thing that came out of the secret was that it confirmed an important decision for Alec and made it all the more easier. There were some serious consequences involved with his actions, but overall worth it, I think.

This was a clean romance so there wasn't a lot of spice to it, but it was refreshing for me because I am a dirty romance lover. So if you're into clean romances where the MC's have prior history, resulting in quite a bit of intriguing drama, then this is the book for you. Coupled with a style of writing that doesn't take too much effort to ride the flow of, this book is worth a read!

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