Wednesday 22 August 2018

Better Together ♥ Blog Tour ♥ Review ♥ Giveaway

Better Together
Crista McHugh
(One Fond Embrace, #1)
Publication date: August 20th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Hawaiian rancher Alex Kahale needs a temporary wife to close a deal that’s vital to the welfare of his herd. Thankfully, he’s already married to a woman stole his heart in less than a week, even if that same wife filed for divorce a few days after they said their “I dos”.
Rising country music star Britney Moore had a wild fling with a cowboy in Las Vegas a year ago which ended in a drunken drive-through marriage. Once she returned to Nashville, she filed for divorce to save her squeaky clean image. Besides, spontaneous marriages never last, and she knows better than to risk her heart on Alex. But no matter how many requests she sends him, he refuses to sign the papers. Then he sends her an intriguing offer. Come to his ranch on Kauai and pretend to be his wife for two weeks for business purposes, and he’ll sign the papers.
As much as Britney tries to resist his charm, Alex manages to tear down her defenses one by one until she falls for him all over again. But when the press finds out about her secret husband, will their revived romance be killed by the tabloids?

My Review: ♥ ♥ ♥  

The cowboy and the singer, set in the beautiful landscape of Hawaii. Britney has a secret identity. Her show name isn't her real name and her husband doesn't know she's a star. Alex is working hard to make his ranch a success. His life has been put on hold since his brother's death. He wants to make a success of the property he has gained. He doesn't see his friends as often as he would like and he is trying to impress a guy who could sell him some top quality cattle. The problem is the man who owns the livestock doesn't want to sell them to just anyone. He wants a family driven business to take them on. Alex has a wife but she left him after the wedding. He doesn't really know why but he gives her the opportunity to get the divorce she wants. The catch is to spend two weeks with him and help him show he's a family man. Alex wants to prove to Britney their marriage is more than a one trick pony in Vegas. 

Better together is a second chance romance. The book comes with a Hawaiian terminology glossary which will be needed if you do not know the local lingo. The story is sweet and sexy. Alex is a lads lad but also caring. He wants his marriage to work and knows Britney is the girl for him. 

I should have written the glossary down before starting this book as I'm not a fan of having to go back and forth. Overall a good start to a new series. 3.5 stars out of 5.

*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review as part of the blog tour.

Author Bio:
Crista McHugh is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING author of fantasy and romance with heroines who are smart, sexy, and anything but ordinary. She also writes fantasy with a little less kissing and bit more action (outside the bedroom) as C. A. McHugh.
Growing up in small town Alabama, Crista relied on story-telling as a natural way for her to pass the time and keep her two younger sisters entertained.
She currently lives in the Audi-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children, maintaining her alter ego of mild-mannered physician by day while she continues to pursue writing on nights and weekends.
Just for laughs, here are some of the jobs she's had in the past to pay the bills: barista, bartender, sommelier, stagehand, actress, morgue attendant, and autopsy assistant.
And she's also a recovering LARPer. (She blames it on her crazy college days)
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1 comment:

  1. This sounds romantic and the hawaiian setting seems very atmospheric! Glad you liked it! :)