Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Review: The Engagement Embargo by Samantha Chase

Author: Samantha Chase
Publisher: Chasing Romance , Inc.
Publication Date: March 9, 2021

Four failed engagements. One year-long hiatus on women.

Elliott Sullivan loves being in love, but after his latest romantic disaster, his friends and family finally put their foot down—no relationships or proposals for at least a year. Ready for his heart not to be squashed under another sexy high-heel, he agrees to fully embrace life as a perpetual bachelor. Which should be easy—especially when he recruits his sister’s best friend for help. Surely he won’t fall for her, no matter how perfect she seems…

Skylar isn’t sorry to see Elliott’s latest relationship go up in flames. She’s had a crush on him for as long as she remembers—not that anything can ever happen there. So when Elliott asks for her help to stop him from breaking his dating embargo, she jumps at the chance. They’ve spent time together before and nothing has come of it. So what could possibly go wrong this time?

Sticking to his embargo would be fine if all this time with Skye wasn’t making Elliott wonder if maybe the perfect girl had been in front of him all along.

The Engagement Embargo is the first book in a new series about three best friends who own a wedding planning business.  Skylar has been in love with Elliot for years.  Her heart has broken a little bit every time he has fallen in love with someone else. Elliot is a bit in love with the idea of being in love.  After his wedding is called off, Elliot's family put him on an engagement embargo for a year.  

I thought this was a cute romance.  The embargo allowed Skylar and Elliot to  allowed them to really deepened their friendship before they became lovers.  It also allowed Elliot to really examine what he was looking for in life. The only thing I would have liked a bit more of was the bedroom scenes.  They are pretty much fade to black.  The chemistry between the couple was really strong so I disappointed that we didn't get more on the front.   Along with the sweet romance, the book has great characters.  The relationship between Skylar and her friends was endearing.  I looked forward to seeing them get their HEAs. I have to say that I loved Elliot's grandparents toward the end.  They were adorable.  I also loved what he did for Skylar at the party.  I do recommend this one.  It was a great way to start off the series.

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