Friday, June 30, 2017

Review ~ HER SURPRISED ENGAGEMENT by Ashlee Mallory

Her Surprised Engagement (The Sorensen Family, #4)
by: Ashlee Mallory
Series: Sorensen Family
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 19, 2017
Publisher: Entangled ~ Bliss

Love is about to land on her doorstep…

Single mom Daisy Sorensen doesn’t believe in fairytale endings—at least not for her. All she wants is to enjoy a much-needed, stress-free family vacation at a friend’s Lake Tahoe home. So of course everything that can go wrong does. Including a gorgeous man and his daughter showing up in the middle of the night.

Soon-to-be Governor Jack Harrison has had a crazy week, but he’s sure nothing can top arriving to find a bathrobe-clad, beautiful stranger in the home he’s staying in for the week. He’s wrong. When things spiral out of control the next morning, Jack makes Daisy an offer she can’t refuse. She’ll pretend to be his fiancée and he’ll help her open the bakery she’s been dreaming about.

But in between late-night campfires and days on the lake, Jack finds himself falling for the strong, stubborn woman for real.

Ashlee Mallory returns readers to Salt Lake City, Utah and the lovable, close-knit family of the Sorsensens.  In the final installment of the series, oldest Sorensen sibling, Daisy finally gets her happily-ever-after.

Daisy Sorensen is a single-mom of three kids.  For the past two years, she has been pretty much taking care of the kids alone, since her ex-husband only likes to acknowledge he has kids when it’s convenient for him.  Daisy is headstrong, stubborn, full of pride, and doesn’t like to take handouts.  While her family has often offered to help her, she consistently refuses. For months, Daisy’s ex has been promising to take the kids to Disneyland, only to cancel on them at the last minute to go on a vacation with his current girlfriend.  Not wanting to disappoint her kids and at the insistence of her sister-in-law, she takes them to Lake Tahoe and the family cabin of the Vaughns.

Jack Harrison is a single father to a 13-year-old daughter.  He’s currently the Lieutenant Governor of Utah.  He’s just found out that the current Governor is taking a different position and he’s about to become the new Governor.  Wanting to take a quick vacation with his daughter before the news breaks, he accepts the offer of Mrs. Vaughn to head to the Vaughn cabin.

Daisy and Jack are both surprised to learn that the other is at the cabin.  They become even more surprised and shocked to discover reporters have learned of the government change and show up at the cabin.  Things get a little out of hand.  In order to save his reputation, Jack makes a business arrangement with Daisy.  If she pretends to be his fiancée, he will help her secure funding to open her own bakery.  Things get blurred when lines are crossed and a fake engagement turns into real feelings.

Her Surprised Engagement was the story that I’ve been waiting on.  I’m not crazy about the setup.  This is a standalone read, but honestly, what are the odds that four siblings will all find their happily-ever-after from what started as fake relationships?  As characters, I liked both Daisy and Jack.  And the kids definitely added to the story.  While on this week vacation, they all actually became a family.  I loved that the kids played a role in bringing them together in the end.

**Received a copy from Entangled Publishing and voluntarily reviewed.**

Rating: 4

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The Sorensen Family Series:
Her Backup Boyfriend ~ Review
Her Accidental Husband ~ Review
The Playboy’s Proposal ~ Review

Ashlee Mallory is a USA Today Bestselling author of Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Thrillers. A recovering attorney, she currently resides in Utah with her husband and two kids. She aspires to one day include running, hiking and traveling to exotic destinations in her list of things she enjoys, but currently settles for enjoying a good book and a glass of wine from the comfort of her couch.

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