Friday, November 11, 2016

Blog Tour ~ Her Unexpected Engagement by Kyra Jacobs ~ (Review + Giveaway)

Blog Tour ~ Her Unexpected Engagement by Kyra Jacobs ~ (Review + Giveaway) 

Her Unexpected Engagement

by Kyra Jacobs Checkerberry Inn #2 
Publication Date: November 7, 2016 
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Bliss, Contemporary Romance



Sometimes you’ve got to fake it ‘til you make it… 

Stephanie Fitzpatrick wanted out of the spotlight after her pro-golfer husband was caught on camera cheating. But when she returns to Michigan for a job interview and some much-needed R&R, a fib told by her well-meaning sister has her looking for a temporary fiancé, or she can kiss her new start good-bye. Desperate to hide the truth, she goes to the one man who can help—her former best friend. 

Miles Masterson is relieved to see the Checkerberry Inn beginning to thrive once more. Not only does it ease his mind about his grandmother’s financial future, but also about his decision to finally escape town. But then one all grown up and sexy as hell friend from the past shows up needing rescue. Now the temptation to change the “temporary” arrangement into something more is making it harder to think about leaving. 

Each book in the Checkerberry Inn series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.


*Copy provided to the reviewer via NetGalley for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

This book can be perfectly read as a standalone like I did, while the couple from the first book shows up in it, I never felt lost.

Miles is ready for a change. He feels he's not as needed at the Checkerberry Inn now that his cousin is happy and in love with Kayla and that they can both help his grandma run the inn. What he didn't count on was having his past crash back into his life, quite literally, too, in the form of Stephanie Fitzgerald, the woman he's compared every other woman who has ever graced his bed, who is back in town for an interview. 

Stephanie has had a very hard few last months after the very publicized kiss her ex-husband planted on another woman on national TV. She's been hiding in her home in Florida, but at her family's insistence has applied for a job back in Michigan. Finding Miles, her childhood best friend, who she grew apart from when she married Liam wasn't what she expected. To have all the feelings she'd once had for him come back wasn't, either. 

Ten years ago, their timing wasn't in their favor, but would a fake engagement help them to get it right this time around?

I really liked Miles, I thought he was a fascinating character, with several layers. I liked that he wanted to make something for himself and that he was unapologetic of his past, because, really, it wasn't like he was hurting anyone. It took me a while to warm up to Stephanie, though. I didn't quite like that she kept comparing Miles to her cheating ex, especially since Miles was supposed to be her best friend back when they were still in college. Another thing that kind of irked me was when she found out that Miles had applied to a job in Cleveland and she took it as a personal affront, even when Miles exposed his motives. And I wasn't too happy that after all the hype with the job, Miles decided to just quit it in the end and take another one so he could be with Stephanie. It just made no sense to me. 

I loved Brent and Kayla and how meddling they were, at least they managed to make both Miles and Stephanie move forward from their first misunderstanding. 

Other than that, the book was fast-paced, well-written, very low heat (really, just kisses and then fade to black *sighs*), but still entertaining. Recommendable.

Rating: 3.5 Stars





Sometimes it's not the destination, but the detour... 

Kayla has the perfect strategy for a broken heart: work, work, and more work. Then a storm sends her car skidding off the road, stranding her in Mount Pleasant. Fortunately, rescue comes in the form of the incredibly handsome but gruff Brent Masterson. And he's hot enough to tempt Kayla into doing something she never thought she could do... 

Brent Masterson swore he would never give into the fierce attraction that's been sizzling between him and Kayla since they first met. He has his own demons, and he won't risk his heart again. Not even for someone as gorgeous and amazing as Kayla. exactly did he end up in Kayla's bed last night? 

But sometimes all it takes is an ice storm to show two broken hearts the way home…



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. Be sure to stop by her website to learn more about her novels and ways to connect with her on social media.



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