Her Unexpected Engagement
Book 2, Checkerberry Inn
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Stephanie Fitzpatrick wanted out of the spotlight after her pro-golfer husband was caught on camera cheating. But when she returns to Michigan for a job interview and some much-needed R&R, a fib told by her well-meaning sister has her looking for a temporary fiancé, or she can kiss her new start good-bye. Desperate to hide the truth, she goes to the one man who can help—her former best friend.
Miles Masterson is relieved to see the Checkerberry Inn beginning to thrive once more. Not only does it ease his mind about his grandmother’s financial future, but also about his decision to finally escape town. But then one all grown up and sexy as hell friend from the past shows up needing rescued. Now the temptation to change the "temporary" arrangement into something more is making it harder to think about leaving.
Each book in the Checkerberry Inn series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Her Unexpected Detour
Book #2 Her Unexpected Engagement
Steph comes back home to Michigan to regroup after she found out on national TV that her husband a pro-golfer, had been cheating with someone else’s wife. Her sister found her a perfect job offer. There’s just one MAJOR problem, her soon to be boss thinks she’s not only over her ex husband, but that she’s now engaged to her childhood best friend Miles. Who she had started to have feelings for in college, but then Liam came along and they end up leaving for Florida.
Miles trips over, literally, Steph’s suitcases as he’s leaving his grandmother’s inn for the day. Talk about a blast from the past….. During college his feeling toward her had changed from just best friends (her as just one of the guys), to romantic ones. The day before he could tell her she runs off and gets married to Liam, talk about lost opportunity! Now he has a job interview, but she blows right back into town and his life.
What is Miles going to do, stay in Michigan working at his grandmother’s inn or take the job offer in Ohio? You’ll have to read HER UNEXPECTED ENGAGEMENT to find out. Although this is the 2nd book in the series, each book in the Checkerberry Inn series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. I want to read HER UNEXPECTED DETOUR Book #1 to see where it started, what I missed and I hope not only that there will be a 3rd book, but that it will be out soon. It’s a cute romantic love story with quirky best friend banter and missed opportunity that endS as a HEA. I received an ARC via IndieSage through NetGalley in exchange for an honest blog tour review.
FAVORITE PASSAGE ~
– Welcome to Michigan, where the center lane is your safest bet…
Friends to Lovers
"Her Unexpected Engagement" by Kyra Jacobs is Stephanie Fitzpatrick and Miles Masterson's story.
Stephanie and Miles were best friends growing up. Once Stephanie got engaged, married, and moved away they lost touch.
Miles stayed in Michigan to help turn around his grandmother's inn. Now, that's things are going great at the inn he is seeking his dream job but he hasn't told his family.
After a public divorce Stephanie is back in Michigan to interview for a job, visit her family, and just get away.
Stephanie and Miles path's cross again. Let's just say it wasn't a warm meeting. When Stephanie finds out that the job she wants they think she is engaged. So, she goes to Miles for help because is the only one she trusts. Will Miles agree to this?
I enjoyed this story. Miles and Stephanie are great for one another. Hopefully, they will get their act together so they can have their happily ever after.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
I was ready to check into the Inn by the end of this story!!
Stephanie was humiliated when her husband cheated on her on television and went into hiding for a bit. Now ready to move forward, she's headed home to Michigan for a job interview. Little does she know that her younger sister has told her perspective employer that she's completely over her ex's indiscretions and engaged to another man to show how emotionally stable she is. There is only one person who could potentially fill the role and that is her childhood best friend, Miles. Miles is convinced that there is no such thing as happily ever after. He's feeling restless at the inn and waiting to hear about an amazing job offer that could fulfill all of his dreams. He's not expecting to see Stephanie again after distancing himself from her after she got married. He can agree to a brief, fake engagement to help his former best friend get back on her feet without getting caught up, right?
I loved these two together. Their friendship allowed them to call each other out but also led to some miscommunication. This story was light on angst. It's a sweet, hopeful read that kept me smiling. I did not read book one in this series but will definitely be reading it soon!
*This is my voluntary review of an Advanced Reader Copy*