Rhythm by Valarie Prince

eXtasy Books

Contemporary Romance

ISBN: 1-55410-751-2

Reviewed by Jambrea


Rhythm Malcolm Cates is a world-renowned chef.  Rachel Donavan is an up and coming architect.  The two meet at Rhythm’s club during his brother’s wedding.  Sparks fly between the two, but not in a good way.  Insults and pranks flow between the two until one magical drunken night.  Can the two get past their hatred for each other to become more than enemies?  Can they even be friends?

During the first part of Rhythm I had a hard time getting into the book.  The hatred shown between Rhythm and Rachel was almost too much for me.  These two seemed to hate each other for no reason.  Then the two of them started acting like children.  Rhythm serves Rachel uncooked food and then she goes and destroys his kitchen.  That is right after meeting each other.  It sort of reminds me of the whole hitting thing in children when they like each other.  Once the book got to the part where the two get drunk, it started to look up.  The scene Valarie Prince wrote in the bar was very funny.  They were still angry at each other, but I got the feeling they were starting to like each other a little. 

I almost liked the story between Rhythm’s friends a little better than the main characters.  I really liked Pam and Joshua’s interaction and Denise & Pam were wonderful as well.  It was nice to see such strong friendships.

I am glad that I got through the first part of Rhythm because Ms. Prince redeems herself with the middle and end of the book.  Through all the anger I could see that Rhythm was a good man through his work with children and it was wonderful when Rhythm and Rachel really started to work together.  I would definitely try another book by Valarie Prince in the future.


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