Monday, March 12, 2012

Blog Tour: An Unexpected Bride by Shadonna Richards

Author: Shadonna Richards
Publisher: Self
Date of Publication: August 2011

Emma Wiggins is about to marry her heart-stopping, gorgeous boss, CEO Evan Fletcher, in seven days—too bad he doesn’t know it yet!
Desperate to fulfill her ailing grandfather’s last wish to see her settle down and get married, Emma Wiggins, a 30-year-old, career-focused executive tells him a little white lie on his deathbed that she is in fact engaged--to her boss, deliciously handsome and emotionally unavailable, Evan Fletcher.

The situation takes an unexpected turn when her grandfather's condition improves slightly and to her shock, he goes ahead and arranges a wedding ceremony at his hospital bedside before he passes on. Now, all Emma has to do is convince unsuspecting, commitment-phobic Evan to tie the knot with her in seven days. Can love blossom in the most unlikely situation?

An Unexpected Bride is a cute romance.  It's a quick read coming in at about 120 pages.  Great for a rainy afternoon.  I enjoyed the chemistry between Emma and Evan.  Both are smitten over each other, but neither one wants to take the first step.  Evan is afraid to get close because of a family curse he believes will turn him crazy because of love.  Emma and Evan are perfect for each other and I was hoping for their HEA.  The one thing I wish is that is was a bit longer.  I would have liked to see more interaction between Evan and Emma.  The fake wedding as a good way to get them together, but I wanted a bit more.  Maybe an epilogue or a  longer ending would have been nice.  This is a well written and sweet romance.  I have the next one in the series, The Jilted Bride, loaded on my Kindle.  I can't wait to dive in!

About the author:
Bestselling author Shadonna Richards enjoys reading and writing about the magic of romance and the power of love. She has a B.A.  Degree in Psychology and a Diploma in Nursing. She is the author of the non-fiction books, A Gift of Hope and Think and Be Happy: 365 Empowering Thoughts to Lift Your Spirit (an Amazon Kindle #1 Bestseller in Meditation). Winner of Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write 2010 Day Two Challenge, she is also a member of Romance Writers of America. An Unexpected Bride, a contemporary romance, is her first novel and an Amazon Bestseller in Romance. It has sold 30,000 copies in its first six months on Amazon Kindle. She's a proud mommy and wife and lives in Canada with her husband and son.

1 comment:

Shadonna Richards (USA Today Bestselling Author) said...

Thanks so much for featuring An Unexpected Bride on your awesome blog and for the lovely review.
All the best,