July 16, 2020

Review & GIVEAWAY: Her Surprise Engagement #HSEPrism

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Her Surprise Engagement

(City by the Bay Stories #6)
By Cari Lynn Webb
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
July 1, 2020 by Harlequin Heartwarming

A football star and a single mom…

Teach each other to trust again

To impress the executives buying her app, Nichole Moore enlists the help of old friend and pro quarterback Chase Jacobs. A pretend marriage is the perfect ruse: Chase’s celebrity status will impress the executives, while likable, hardworking Nichole could fix his fading career. But as their fake relationship plays out under the glare of the public eye, Nichole realizes her feelings might be the real deal…

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Oh  how I  love friends-to-more sweet romances. And this one fits the bill perfectly. I was drawn in from the first lines, because it let me know, right off, what kind of story I was getting into. Good, clean romance. First lines:
Sundays were reserved for church. Family brunch. And football. Always Football.
Only this Sunday was anything but typical. Prayers were too late. Family brunch had been rescheduled for next weekend. And Chase Jacob's football season had ended three weeks ago in overtime to Oklahoma City.
I liked Chase straightaway. He's a sweet and fun family man, and has come to a crossroads in his life. One of the things I find most appealing about him is he doesn't have a clue how awesome he really is. He's easy to sympathize with and relate to.

Nichole reminded me of myself at times, which made it easy, as well as a bit uncomfortable (in a good way) to sympathize with her as well. I've labeled myself an organizational freak, so, again, I was able to walk around inside her head. She's a single mom (her son Wesley is a doll!) in need of a little help concerning her app, and unexpectedly finds it in Chase.

Without giving away too much, I'll say that this story is enjoyable, flows well,  and has excellent character development. I adored the friendship Chase and Nichole shared, and even though they were polar opposites in some ways, I knew they "fit."

This is a charming friends-to-more romance that gives you sighs and smiles throughout.

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About the Author

Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She's been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent's 70 year marriage and her parent's marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn't always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her at her website.

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  1. I just finished a book like that called Seer by Charlie Daye

  2. Awesome! Good luck in the giveaway, Darlene. :)

  3. This sounds like such a fun story!

  4. I love clean romances and I love the opening lines you put in the review. The cover is sweet !


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