The Engagement Arrangement

Jaci Burton
The Engagement Arrangement
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Release Date
June 2021
Book 2 of A Boots and Bouquets Novel
Contemporary Romance

What do you do when you catch feelings for your fake fiancé? From New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton comes an accidentally-in-love romance sure to warm your heart.

Brenna Bellini will never get married again. She plans to live out her days as a happy, successful, single woman. When she's chosen to be a bridesmaid in her friend's wedding at the Bellini family vineyard, she's thrilled. That is, until she realizes who else is in the wedding party. Brenna's going to have to spend four days in the company of not only her ex-husband, but also her high school nemesis. She just knows the fact that she's single and alone is going to be rubbed in her face all weekend long. Well, not if Brenna can help it. She's going to find herself a fake fiancé.

Finn Nolan is thrilled to be offered the job. He's had it bad for Brenna ever since he came over from Ireland to live at the vineyard. After falling for Brenna from afar for years, this Irish cowboy is determined to show the woman of his dreams that he is her Mr. Right.

So what does a confirmed never-getting-married-again woman do when the man of her dreams unexpectedly lands right in front of her? Because for the first time, she might not be able to walk away. This time it might be forever.

Book Review by Ashia (reviewer)
Jun 29, 2021   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
26 people found the following review helpful
THE ENGAGEMENT ARRANGEMENT is a feel-good, heartwarming romance that lit a bright spot in an otherwise dismal few months.

Brenna took some getting used to--she was a bit prickly, in my opinion, especially toward Finn sometimes--but over the course of the book, she grew on me as I understood more of her past and how it affected her. I love her family, how supportive her mother and her sisters were toward her, how they were the voice of reason she needed to hear sometimes. The family dynamics was written well--it makes me wish I was a part of them!

Finn was the perfect hero--sweet and thoughtful and so caring of Brenna. I wish there were more of him in real life! An orphan at age 18, he was welcomed into Brenna's family as their moms were close friends, and he found immediate friends with the local boys--Clay, Jason and Owen. I love their conversations; I feel it's realistic and how guys talk with each other--so much care and concern beneath the insults. :)

Another thing the book showed me is that real people are rarely one-dimensional (as most books would have us believe), and while that's a good thing to be reminded of, some people rarely change or become mature so fast, unless of course, a life-changing event happened, like in the case here. (Sorry if that's vague, but trying not to give spoilers)

Overall, I had fun reading this book. My first Jaci Burton, but definitely not my last!

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