Misadventures of a Backup Bride
by Shayla Black
Book Blurb from Back Cover:
An Overnight Billionaire…
When Carson Frost inherits a confectionary that rakes in billions but is too cash-strapped to last another sixty days, he agrees to take a loan from his late father’s rival. There are two catches: Carson has to sign over a permanent stake in the company and marry the man’s daughter.
Concocts a Fake Bride…
Two weeks before the wedding, he gets cold feet an claims he’s in love with someone else. The investor says he’ll still hand over the cash if Carson takes a stroll down the aisle – with the woman who owns his heart. Since he isn’t even dating anyone, Carson panics. Where is he going to find a bride willing to jilt him at the altar on such short notice?
And Whips Up a Little Love.
Ella hope is an actress happy for any paying gig, but jilting a hottie in public isn’t what she had in mind. Still, she needs rent, and he’s in a bind. How hard can it be? While playing at matrimony, suddenly their intimacy isn’t so fake. Ella can’t help but fantasize that Carson is her groom and they will live happily ever after. But once his company is safe, will he want her anymore?
My Opinions on Misadventures of a Backup Bride
This is my first time reading anything written by Shayla Black, and I absolutely loved it.
First off, I absolutely adore the cover. I think those shoes are to die for and I wish I had some in my closet. Also, I find the color scheme to be easy and fun to look at. What do you think?
Second, I find the characters likeable and relatable. I can totally emphasize with Ella. A working girl working towards her dreams but she is not the ideal body type. Thus, she struggles to get jobs and pay rent. She is very average and down to earth. If we met somewhere, we could be friends. Then, there is Carson. Of course, he is hot, but he also has personality, worries, and concerns just like in real life. He is just not some brooding hot guy to fill up scenes. The way they interacted with each other was cute and charming. I found myself rooting for them throughout the whole book.
Third while the plot wasn’t a new idea (I have read countless romance where someone has to marry someone against their will to save something) Ms. Black added enough twists and turns and nuances to make the read light and enjoyable. Her writing style had me engrossed in the story and left me wanting to read more.
Thank you to the publisher, Waterhouse press, for this book. This is my honest opinion.