The Aspen 2-Million Winner-Take-All by John Morris

The Aspen 2-Million Winner-Take-All
written by John Miller          
published by Publish Green 

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Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour for this book back in July. (I was provided with a copy of this book for review purposes.)

Did I enjoy this book: I did not enjoy this book which is unfortunate because the premise seemed promising. Then, I started reading it and … UGH. The whole book was just too unbelievable and ridiculous. 

The main plot is totally unbelievable once you get into the story. There is no way this lawsuit would get that far for many, many reasons. Also, Morgan’s lawyer should not be practicing law…at the very least, he should have referred him to a more qualified attorney. Furthermore, Risa’s attorneys are not allowed to force a client to continue with a lawsuit if said client decides to withdraw her complaint. The lawyer has to do what the client wants with regards to pursuing a case. End of story. 

Another question that kept coming to my mind: Why was Morgan paying for all of the repairs to her side of the house??? She is the owner, not him. He is not the landlord. She should be paying. He is such a sucker. And the romance was very contrived. I did not want these two characters together by any stretch of the imagination. 

I wish the characters would have been described in more detail besides constantly mentioning what actor or actress they most resembled. One or two references to a celebrity would have been fine to seal the image…but all of the name-dropping was annoying. And the ending…why the cliffhanger???

Would I recommend it: No, I would not recommend this book to anyone.

Will I read it again: No, I will not.

About the book – from the publisher: Morgan thought he had it made. He owned a cozy if dilapidated house in Aspen’s otherwise-fashionable West End, had lots of friends, a great business, threw the best parties in town. Then his beautiful-but-aloof neighbor Risa sued him for a million bucks– for killing her dog. (Seriously. And he hadn’t even been there.) She was asking the judge to throw him out of town, too. (It’s a local tradition.) For Morgan, the money didn’t matter. He didn’t have a nickel to his name. But he couldn’t imagine not living in Aspen. His only hope: to win a 2-million dollar golf tournament (held on the sly at the local links) and pay Risa off. Either that or discover her deep, dark secret and blackmail her. Until his best friend/lawyer suggested Option #3: “Why don’t you just get her to fall in love with you?”

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