Monday, July 14, 2014

Review: Accidentally Married on Purpose by Rachel Harris

  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Bliss)
  • Publication date: 7/14/2014
  • Series: Love and Games 
  • Source: eARC Provided by the publisher for review
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One ring plus one wild night equals one crazy love

Sherry Robicheaux loves men. She loves love. And she loves an adventure. So when she meets a mysterious man while working backstage at a country music concert in Vegas, she’s all about what’s happened in Vegas staying there.

Country music superstar Tyler Blue just wants a weekend of anonymity…though there’s something about the spunky waitress with the streaks of purple hair that tempts him like no other. Until the next morning, when they both wake up with fuzzy memories…and rings on their fingers.

Convincing Sherry to maintain the ruse for his public image isn’t the hardest part—it’s reminding himself that their time spent playing husband and wife in her small town of Magnolia Springs can’t last. Tyler’s first love will always be music—and the road is no place for a sweet downhome girl.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17926006-accidentally-married-on-purpose?ac=1

My Thoughts

Oh my! This was such a sweet and fun romance! I absolutely loved this. Rachel Harris is amazing at writing swoony love stories, and this was one of my favorites. Very low drama, very sweet, and very entertaining. Sherry and Tyler's story took me away on a whirl-wind romance that I didn't want to step out of. Both were amazing characters that I easily connected with and I enjoyed being in their heads. Most stories like this have some type of major drama that is usually a stupid misunderstanding before the HEA comes, but this one didn't have that. Yes, things weren't totally smooth, but there was no fallout that makes things crazy. (or crazier) I loved that the most about this.

Sherry is a character that I instantly liked. We meet her in the previous books, but don't really get to know her. We already knew she was a little feisty and fell for the bad boys, but we get to know her on a deeper level. She is in love with love, just not so lucky in it. She falls fast and hard and usually gets her heart broken. She makes a promise to herself that she will settle down with a boring nice guy...after one last fun fling in Vegas. She is instantly drawn to Tyler, not knowing he is the famous lead singer of Blue, a super popular country band. After a fun and wild weekend, she wakes up on the bathroom floor of a hotel room with some major bling on her left hand. She goes along with a plan about how to deal with the whole marriage thing, but as she gets to know Tyler, she knows she is in over her head and it will lead to heartbreak. It is just a ruse after all, right?

Tyler Blue was amazing!! Instantly stereotyped as a man whore, he's anything but that. True, he has no desire to settle down, and this crazy marriage is the last thing he wanted, but he's a total romantic (leaving post-it notes with sweet messages) and super sweet (he's great with kids). As he gets to know Sherry, he knows that she is the perfect wife, but his lifestyle isn't the type of thing he would want her involved in. Being a country star is his dream, but she has her own. He knows that he is falling for her, and the more time he spends with her, he can't help wanting her for real.

This romance was so perfect. Complicated due to their situation, but not really drama filled at all. It all starts when Sherry and Tyler have a fun weekend in Vegas. She thinks he is just a hot roadie on the tour and decides he is her perfect final fling. He is intrigued that she doesn't know who he is, and liked that he can have a fun time and act normal. When they end up married, it's disaster for both of them. Except it's perfect publicity for him and he has a plan. When he goes to her hometown to stay with her for a month and act happily married, they both are fighting the real attraction they have for each other. They are both falling, but don't think the other is. When it comes time for him to go back on the road, of course we know it will be heartbreak for both of them, but hope that they will both be brave enough to go for what they really want.

I adore romance that has you swooning and this totally did. It was fantastic from start to finish. I loved both of them and their personalities. Their chemistry was off the charts!! I also loved having the characters from the previous novels so present. You don't have to read them to enjoy this one at all though. It does not change this amazing story one bit. Rachel Harris is totally my girl crush for awesome romance novels! She has done it again with this, and I hope for many, many more to come in the future!!


*An advanced copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any compensation.

7 comments:

  1. So happy you enjoyed the book. It sounds like a perfect summer read!!

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