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Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Maverick's Accidental Bride by Christine Rimmer- A Book Review

Welcome back, faithful readers! The Rust Creek Rambler has an exclusive for you: Jordyn Leigh Cates has gotten married! That's right, our innocent Jordyn, who came to town a few years back with the Rust Creek Falls Gal Rush, tied the knot on July Fourth in what appeared to be a very impulsive ceremony.

No one could blame the blushing bridesmaid for saying  to Will Clifton. The sexy, blue-eyed rancher is six feet of pure muscle and charm. But are these two merely love-struck friends who got swept away at someone else's wedding? Our sources suggest otherwise. Stay tuned to find out the true story behind these surprise spouses and see if they can make it past their honeymoon!


The Maverick's Accidental BrideThe Maverick's Accidental Bride by Christine Rimmer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Maverick's Accidental Bride by Christine Rimmer is a 2015 Harlequin Special Edition publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

If you follow my reviews you have heard me say time again how much I love friends to lovers stories and I never grow tired of them. This one, though, has a unique spin on it when Jordyn and Will meet one another at a wedding after years of separation. Jordyn has now grown into a beautiful young lady and Will has recently built a ranch at Rust Creek Falls.

But, when they imbibe some really strong punch at the reception, they wake up the next morning horrified to discover they are married, with a license to prove it.

 So, of course they get legal advice only to discover it won't be as easy to dissolve the marriage as one might think. So, there's nothing they can really do except stay married for a few months, which proves to be more of a challenge than they bargained for.

This is a delightful story, and it was so fun to watch these two trying to convince everyone the marriage took place by mutual consent and they were in love. Will fights his very real attraction to Jordyn hard and to keep from ruining her innocence he could be rather abrupt and kind of mean. But, what started off as a pack of lies, soon began to develop into something else. So, Will finally stops fighting his feelings, but Jordyn has plans and being married will prevent her from pursuing her dreams. Can Will convince her to stay married or will he have to bow out gracefully?

You will love watching this couple fall in love, struggle to accept that reality, then finally give in to what has been there all along. I loved the push/ pull in the relationship, the banter, the dialogue and the chemistry sizzles between this couple. The HEA was just right and left me with a smile on my face. If you like contemporary western, with super sexy ranchers, friends to lovers stories and pure romance, this one will not disappoint. 4 stars

New York Times bestselling author Christine Rimmer has written more than ninety contemporary romances for Harlequin Books. She has won Romantic Times BOOKreview’s Reviewer’s Choice Award for best Silhouette Special Edition. She has been nominated six times for the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award and five times for Romantic Times Series Storyteller of the Year.

A California native who first longed to be an actress, Christine earned her theater degree from California State, Sacramento and then went to New York to study acting. Later, she moved to Southern California, where she began her writing career with short stories, plays, and poems. Her poems and short stories were published in a number of small literary journals. Her plays were produced at The Back Alley and Group Theaters in Southern California and have been published by Dramatists Play Service and West Coast Plays.

She now lives in Oregon with her family and two very contented cats named Tom and Ed.

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