Follow by Email

2.27.2016

With This Ring? ~ Review

With This Ring?
A Novella Collection of Proposals Gone Awry
By Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, 
Regina Jennings, and Melissa Jagears

Fans of these four authors can find an enjoyable escape within the pages of these four novellas.  

First up is Karen Witemeyer with The Husband Maneuver. Marietta Hawkins has had high hopes for Daniel Barrett these last three years. But when she overhears his plans she knows she needs to take action to get a proposal out of him. And if she has to resort to deception and manipulation to get him to promise to say "I do" she'll do it.

The second offering is from Regina Jennings with Her Dearly Unintended.  Katie Ellen has forever captured Josiah Huckabee's heart.  Only problem she sees him as little better than an annoyance. But when a heavy rain traps them at her farm with stranger they play the perfectly wedded couple (who seem intent on killing each other).  But Josiah is determined to keep Katie Ellen safe from this stranger who is acting mighty suspicious to their eyes.

Get ready for some eye rolling as Josiah and Katie Ellen attempt to pull off the act of playing newlyweds.

Mary Connealy fans will enjoy seeing Big John Conroy find and fight love in the Runaway Bride. Carrie Halsey is determined to escape the man who is getting her hand in marriage to pay her father's gambling debts.  To keep Carrie safe Big John needs to call on the Regulators to back him up and they are more than willing to help him out.  And maybe give him a nudge in the romance department.

The final offering is Engaging the Competition from Melissa Jagears.  Harrison Gray has always felt that he has had something to prove to Charlotte Andrews.  Scholarly speaking he's always excelled but when it came to shooting Charlotte was the champion.  And riding and roping she held her own. So when he glasses get broken he needs help and Charlotte is his not quite willing teacher's aid.

But two weeks in the same building just might help them clear up the grudges and hurts from the past. But with Charlotte promised to another is a schoolhouse romance a possibility?

This is a cute story collection that will entertain the reader, perfect for a afternoon with nothing to do as one can easily read one within a few hours.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Melissa Jagears in exchange for my honest review.


About the Book:
Sometimes Love is Found in the Most Unexpected Places!

Love isn't always a fairy tale, and it doesn't always go as planned. Sometimes the best stories, though, are the ones that are the most unexpected. Join Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, and Melissa Jagears for novellas that celebrate the power of love to triumph... even when circumstances go awry! 

The Husband Maneuver 
When ranch foreman Daniel Barrett seems ready to leave her life forever, Marietta Hawkins decides to grab the reins on their relationship. But to have any hope of maneuvering him into a proposal, she has to act fast or risk losing him completely.

Her Dearly Unintended Josiah Huckabee just wanted to make sure Katie Ellen Watson was safe, but when the only bridge to her farm is washed out, the two find themselves alone. Alone, that is, until a menacing stranger appears. Maybe by pretending to be newlyweds, they'll save their reputations--but can pretending to be in love turn into the real thing? 

Runaway Bride Hired to help Carrie Halsey escape from a dangerous man intent on making her his wife, Big John Conroy never expected the job to interrupt his solitary Texas Ranger life. But now that he's promised to keep Carrie safe, he discovers he may just want to make a few more promises. 

Engaging the Competition Harrison Gray and tomboy Charlotte Andrews have been rivals for years. With Charlotte intended for someone else, it seems they'll never settle their differences until an accident changes things completely. When Charlotte breaks Harrison's glasses--without which he's nearly blind--she must help with his teaching position, and working together forces these former adversaries to reconsider everything.