Friday, July 25, 2014

REVIEW: Accidentally Married on Purpose (Love and Games #3) by Rachel Harris

Title/Series: Accidentally Married on Purpose | Love and Games #3
Author: Rachel Harris
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Published: July 14th 2014
Format: eBook | Pages: 266
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Amazon
(5/5) Stars!!!!!

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One ring plus one wild night equals one crazy love

Sherry Robicheaux loves men. She loves love. And she loves an adventure. So when she meets a mysterious man while working backstage at a country music concert in Vegas, she’s all about what’s happened in Vegas staying there.

Country music superstar Tyler Blue just wants a weekend of anonymity…though there’s something about the spunky waitress with the streaks of purple hair that tempts him like no other. Until the next morning, when they both wake up with fuzzy memories…and rings on their fingers.

Convincing Sherry to maintain the ruse for his public image isn’t the hardest part—it’s reminding himself that their time spent playing husband and wife in her small town of Magnolia Springs can’t last. Tyler’s first love will always be music—and the road is no place for a sweet downhome girl.

Rachel Harris is a freaking rock star. I have read every single one of her books that are out so far, and every single one I read just gets better and better. Accidentally Married on Purpose is by far her best work yet. I honestly do not think I've ever devoured a book so fast as I did this one. Without skimming over sections that is. There was no skimming in with this book, period. I soaked up every word and then when it was done I actually made this whiney noise because it was gone. Major book hangover incoming in 3... 2.... 1....

It's not that often that we can find an author who can write a book full of characters and have us love each and every one of them. Sometimes we'll love one maybe two if we're lucky, but the rest we could take or leave. So when we find one of those rare gems we grab hold of everything they write and gobble it up. For me Rachel Harris is one of those authors. I "found" her so to speak when I discovered the first book in this series, Taste the Heat, and all it took was just that one book to know she had that something special. Not only does she have these brilliant, engaging and well executed storylines, but her stories are all very character driven and I seem to find myself falling over and over again for every single one of them. Even the secondaries.

While I've loved all of the Robicheaux family and books so far, I have been looking forward to Sherry's story the most. From the brief glimpses we've had of her up to this point I just knew she would be a kick ass heroine. She more than lived up to my expectations. On the outside she's like this wild child rocker girl, complete with streaks of purple in her hair. Life of the party. But on the inside she's a hopeless romantic with a huge heart. She's confident and sassy, yet vulnerable and scared. She has a lot of qualities that are easy, in my opinion, for a lot of us women to identify with.

Tyler Blue. *Fans self* First of all give me a southern boy in tight jeans, cowboy boots and a big ole belt buckle any day of the week. Second you add to that the fact that he's a country music star and I'm done for. But to be completely honest, while those things are totally great, The Tyler off stage, the one only a hand full of people get to know and see is what makes him top book boyfriend material. He's funny, he's loyal, he has a heart of gold, he's driven and talented, he has goals and dreams, he's just a huge slice of perfection.

This book came at me from both sides in the feels department. If I wasn't sighing and grinning like an idiot, I was sighing and wiping away the tears. There was just the right amount of angst. It wasn't so overwhelming that it crushed your heart into a million pieces before trying to fix it once again. All too often lately, a lot of authors travel down that road when creating tension and issues for their couples to work through before the happily ever after. But with Accidentally Married on Purpose there's never that hopelessness where you're asking yourself 'why am I even rooting for these two?' It was exactly what I needed at the time.

Things I loved:

  • Post-its
  • Spunky, adorable, funny Sherry
  • Gorgeous and swoon worthy Tyler
  • Appearances from characters of the past books in the series Colby, Jason, Cane, Angelle and most especially Emma. On my wish list? A book all for Emma once she's grown up because that little girl would be such a fun heroine all on her own. Even if it was only a novella. Perfection.
  • Meeting new characters. I adored the little bits and pieces we got to see from Charlie and I would love to know him more and see him fall in love. Also a wish list item ;)
  • Elvis taking sides.
  • Rain. If you read it you know :)

Those are just a select few reasons. Not all of these will make complete sense unless you've read it. If you have, I'm sure you'll be nodding along and agreeing with me. And if you haven't, really? Well I guess you're just going to have to go get it and find out. Then as you read you can think to yourself 'Ohhhh now I see what she meant' ;)

Things I didn't like:

  • It's done.

Thank you Rachel Harris for being one of those people to keep giving me ridiculous schoolgirl hopes. Seriously y'all. In my opinion this is, hands down, her best book yet. If there was a rating higher than 5 stars this would get it. Okay fangirling over I promise! LOL

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