by: Jennifer Shirk
Series: Accidentally Yours
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 13, 2018
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
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Veterinarian Wade Roberts is done with love. But try convincing the elderly folk of Cape Harmony who are determined to play matchmaker. Now the young single women in town are bombarding him with baked goods and love notes, and being “taken” is the only way to stop the meddling grannies—which is why he needs a fake fiancée. Fast.
Arden Pearson loves planning weddings. Other people's weddings, that is. After her own engagement ended in disaster, she prefers to live vicariously through her work. But when she needs to persuade a big client that she’s capable of planning the celebrity wedding of the year, she’s willing to go as far as pretending to be engaged herself to her best friend’s older brother.
Soon their ruse has everyone in town believing they make the perfect couple—including Arden. She’s always been nothing more than a kid sister to Wade, and it might take a village to convince him otherwise...
He needs a fake girlfriend. She needs a fake fiancé. What could possibly go wrong? In Catch Him if You Can, the second book in the Accidentally Yours series, Arden Pearson and Wade Roberts are going to find out faking it never felt so good or real.
Catch Him if You Can is my favorite book Jennifer Shirk has written. From start to finish, the book had me either smiling, laughing, or sighing. Jennifer has written a friends-to-lovers, sibling/best friend, fake relationship story that’s easy to fall in love with.
Wade Roberts lost his high school sweetheart, wife, and the love of his life to cancer four years ago. Since then, he has convinced himself that he’s happy being single and alone. He doesn’t date because he doesn’t ever want to feel the pain of losing someone again. Too bad for him, a few older ladies in his hometown of Cape Harmony have decided to find him a girlfriend. After Wade receives more food than he can possibly eat on his front porch and his vet office is inundated with single female pet owners, he knows drastic measures are required. In a moment of weakness, Wade announces he’s dating his sister’s best friend, Arden.
To say Arden is shocked to learn she’s in a relationship with Wade is an understatement. She has no desire to help Wade out by pretending to be his girlfriend. In fact, Arden has no intention on being anyone’s girlfriend, after her own happy ever after came to an end in a humiliating fashion. But in order to plan the wedding of the year for a very connected client, and save her business, Arden needs a fiancé FAST.
From the first sentence, I know I was going to like Catch Him if You Can. From the moment Wade and Arden started interacting, I knew I was going to love the story. These two love to push each other’s buttons and it makes for some really fun back and forth banter. Their fake relationship quickly turns real, but these two refuse to acknowledge their feelings to each other, much less themselves. To everyone around them they appear to be truly happy and in love. At a certain point, I thought the story would be predictable. I’m happy to say it wasn’t. Jennifer has written really good characters and scenes that stand out.
There is at least one more book in this series. The heroine has been revealed to be Elena, the third friend in Arden and Kinsley’s trio. The hero remains to be a mystery, but I do have my suspicions. I’m looking forward to the next book.
**Received a copy of the book courtesy of the publisher and I voluntarily reviewed it.**
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Jennifer Shirk is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of sweet (and sometimes even funny) romances for Montlake Romance and Entangled Publishing. Her novel, FIANCE BY FATE—a 2015 Readers' Crown Finalist—became an Amazon #1 best seller for Series Romance. And recently, Wrong Brother, Right Match, WON the Sweet Traditional category of the 2017 Golden Quill Contest and became a #1 Amazon bestseller for Holiday Romance.
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