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Friday, November 4, 2016

Her Unexpected Engagement by Kyra Jacobs - Book Review, Excerpt & Giveaway


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Review by Suze

Stephanie's husband cheated on her and he did it on camera. His pro-golfer image was more important than his wife's career and he cost her everything she had. Stephanie's sister has arranged a job interview for Stephanie, something that definitely lifts her spirits. There's only one catch, Stephanie needs a fiancé. To get a wonderful new job she has to find someone quickly. Fortunately she can always count on her former best friend Miles.

Miles needs a new start. He's working together with his family at the Checkerberry Inn and while the company is becoming a huge success there's something missing from his life. That's why he decides to accept a job in a different town. He wants to move away and find that happiness he so desperately wants. He only has a short period left and that is when he meets Stephanie again. He used to be in love with her, but never let her know. When she asks him to help her out he says yes immediately. He doesn't mind playing the part of fiancé. Will this be his chance with the woman he used to want so badly or has everything changed between them?

Miles is a hardworking man who's honorable and friendly. He's also a bit of a player, but deep down he wants the kind of love he sees all around him. He's a gentleman and he's treating Stephanie well, which is what I liked about him the most. Stephanie used to have a sparkling personality and while her ex-husband managed to take some of it from her she's finding it back. I loved seeing that spark and I kept wishing she'd find her strength back too. She's kindhearted and caring and she only wants the best for others. Stephanie is a warm and intelligent woman who deserves a great future with a loving man and I couldn't wait to see if she would get it.

Kyra Jacobs has a lovely vivid writing style that flows easily. I loved the setting she's chosen for her stories, it comes to life incredibly well. Her main characters are likable and amazing. It isn't difficult to want the best for them. It's why I'm always reading her books in one sitting, to see if there will be another heartwarming romantic ending. Her Unexpected Engagement doesn't disappoint at all as usual, it's fabulously endearing and I really enjoyed reading this fantastic book.

About Kyra Jacobs

Kyra Jacobs is an extroverted introvert who writes of love, humor and mystery in the Midwest and beyond. When this Hoosier native isn’t pounding out scenes for her next book, she’s likely outside, elbow-deep in snapdragons or spending quality time with her sports-loving family. Kyra also loves to read, tries to golf, and is an avid college football fan.

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Stephanie froze. She knew those melted chocolate eyes nearly as well as she knew her own. Had laughed, cried, giggled, and shouted at them countless times when they were kids. But the boyish charm of the face around them was gone, replaced by strong cheekbones and a jawline dusted with a five o’clock shadow. Had they kept in touch over the years, his change in appearance might not have been as noticeable.

Strike that—had he kept in touch over the years. She’d made the effort a handful of times that first year after she and Liam had married and moved to Florida. Tried reaching out on his birthday and Christmas the year after. But the response she got from Miles was always the same—nothing. A decade of resentment at being blown off threatened to resurface, and she retracted her offered hand before it went and did something crazy all on its own…like smack the bejeezus out of him.

“Miles? W-what are you doing here?”

“Well, unlike some people, I was unlucky enough to grow roots in this lovely town.” Grimacing, he eased his way back to standing and pressed a hand to the small of his back. “Question is, what are you doing here?”

That was a good question…and one she planned to take up with her younger sister shortly. First the fib about her being engaged—something she wasn’t dealing with quite yet—then sending Stephanie here, knowing darned will she’d likely cross paths with Miles? What was that girl up to?

“I came up for a…business meeting…I have on Monday. My family talked me into a week-long visit.” She narrowed her eyes. “Had I known it’d be here, though, I might have passed.”

He flinched, and she almost felt bad about the jab. Almost.

“Well, had I known you were coming, I might have hired that exterminator after all.” His gaze shifted to the floorboards, then back to hers. “Don’t worry, though. The cockroaches are only big enough to eat infants and small children.”

Stephanie felt a smile tugging at her lips and was helpless to resist. That was Miles. Always able to break through her bad moods. But she wouldn’t give in. “Yeah, well, you’re still a jerk.”

“And you still look ridiculous in a ball cap, but who’s keeping score?”

She pulled off her sunglasses to throw him a dark look. He ignored it and pulled her into an impromptu hug. His body was firmer than she remembered, and he’d finally deviated from a daily regimen of Ivory soap, but otherwise he was the same old Miles. Stephanie tried to squirm free, and had as much success with that as she had the other hundred times he’d done it. Which was zero. She conceded with a sigh and leaned into him, hating that it felt as right as it did.

Like she was home again and never should have left.

Don't miss Her Unexpected Detour, Book #1 in the Checkerberry Inn series.

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One very lucky reader will win 1 of 3 paperback copies of Her Unexpected Detour by Kyra Jacobs.

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