Accidentally Married on Purpose

Rachel Harris
Accidentally Married on Purpose


Entangled Publishing - Bliss Line
Release Date
July 2014
Book 3 of A Love and Games Novel
Contemporary Romance

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 down home girl.

Book Review by Angie Just Read... (reviewer)
Jul 13, 2014
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With her penchant for always picking the wrong guy, a last impulsive weekend fling would be her last hurrah before settling for a stable, reliable, boring man who'd treat her well and never cheat. Music was his life and there was no room in it for long-term relationships or a woman who'd need to come before his music career. So, how'd they end up married in Vegas?

Wild child Sherry Robicheaux, with her sassy mouth and purple streaked hair, had a fatal attraction for the wrong type of man, and the kind she found herself attracted to always broke her heart. So, Sherry made a New Year's resolution to date and settle down with someone like the Mr. Boring who worked across the street from her family's restaurant. But, first, a weekend trip to Vegas to cover a catering event for some unknown country music star would give Sherry the opportunity to have a memorable no-strings-attached weekend with some hot, amiable guy before returning home to Louisiana and the prospect of an uneventful life with the lackluster man of her choosing.

Louisiana born country star Tyler Blue, a man of humble beginnings fret with family struggles, was not only living out his own dream; he was living out his father's dream, too. His father's broken dreams had driven Tyler to hit the pinnacle of country music stardom at the young age of twenty-six, but industry pressure and fan's expectations led his critics to question how a man who avoided relationships could write legitimate country love songs.

In the face of his publicist's nagging that he at least give the impression he planned to settle down so his record label, his fans, and the media would be appeased, Tyler vowed to ignore all the hoo-ha making the current media rounds. Sooner or later some new subject would capture everyone's attention and, after all the physical demands of life on the road, Tyler simply wasn't going to acknowledge there was any issue with his relationship status. At that moment, he just wanted to get a quiet bite to eat in the green room before going on stage for a Vegas charity event. And, that's when he saw her; the pretty brunette with purple streaked hair, curves in all the right places, a sassy Cajun drawl, and a come-hither look in her eye.

Sherry mistook Tyler for a roadie for Blue, the band Tyler headlined. And, Tyler, wanting to just be the simple man he was before stardom overtook his life, decided he wouldn't correct Sherry's assumption, especially if it meant they could just be a man and woman spending quality time together before going their separate ways. Tyler intended to confess his identity to Sherry before they parted as friends, not after waking up with a hangover, a wedding band on his finger, and an unwanted wife heaving her guts out in the bathroom of his hotel room!

In the light of day and no longer under the influence, they know they're wrong for each other and it would be a mistake to stay married. To bring an end to things, there are confessions and rules to be made. Somewhere between the revelation of one big lie of omission, the hurt, fears and disillusionment, and the damage control that leads to the pretense of a happy marriage, lies the truth that they were Accidently Married on Purpose. And, with a month spent together getting back to their common Louisiana roots and creating the illusion of happiness after a hasty marriage, the creeping onset of mental clarity has Tyler and Sherry slowly discovering the underlying causes behind one reckless Vegas wedding was merely the beat of two hearts in total synchronicity to the tune of love.

Rachel Harris is a relatively new author and with Accidently Married on Purpose she hit my absolute sweet spot and has made me a new fan. (And, I confess this is the first book of hers I've read.) I fell so totally in love with Tyler and Sherry's story that it now rates as one of the top five contemporary romances I've read in 2014 because of its memorable, feisty heroine and driven, misguided hero.

Sherry is a lovable, traditional Southern belle with a fondness for expressing her individuality with purple highlights and girl power songs. Tyler is a man who's seen first-hand how love and devotion can cause one to sacrifice their dreams and ambitions, and he's trying to live the dream his mother's cancer diagnosis kept his father from achieving. The night of their marriage is clouded in a haze of alcohol and neither Ty nor Sherry can fathom why they did it when they really didn't know one another.

After revealing her characters in depth and their battle to resist their mutual attraction and building temptation, Ms. Harris reveals the truth surrounding Tyler and Sherry's nuptials and has Tyler rethinking everything he ever thought about the institution of marriage and what constitutes true happiness and fulfillment. And, lest you long for the finer details of their wedding experience, you'll delight in knowing the wedding officiant was a young Elvis impersonator in black leather and not the well-aged Elvis in a rhinestone jumpsuit with tassels, bell-bottoms, and big sunglasses.

Enjoy yourself with this one, because Ms. Harris will have you teary one moment and laughing the next and that kind of romance is the absolute best kind ever.
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