Emergency Engagement by Samanthe Beck

Posted in Advanced Reader Copy/ Chick Lit/ Contemporary Romance/ Erotica/ Netgalley/ Reviews 6th February 2016
Emergency Engagement by Samanthe BeckEmergency Engagement by Samanthe Beck
Series: Love Emergency #1
Published by Entangled: Brazen on February 15th 2016
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four-stars

Glass artist Savannah Smith expected a marriage proposal for Thanksgiving—just not from her strong, silent, super-hot neighbor. But when misplaced mail and a wayward can of paint lands them in a compromising position right as her family arrives for dinner, they assume he’s “The One” she’s been talking about.
Then his family shows up.
Fate dealt a crippling blow to paramedic Beau Montgomery’s heart, and he isn’t about to put it at risk again. Except, with his mother crying tears of joy over his surprise engagement to the sexy little blonde next door, he can’t bring himself to ruin her “Christmas miracle.”
Somewhere between the paint can to the head and the chaotic family trip to the ER, Beau manages to talk Savannah into being his fake fiancée long enough to survive the holidays.
If, of course, they don’t fall in love first…
He needs the kind of rescue only she can provide…
Series order:Love Emergency Book 1: Emergency EngagementLove Emergency Book 2: Emergency Delivery

A freak accident involving a noisy neighbour and a paint job turns Beau Montgomery’s uncomplicated existence upside-down. Chasing a criminally insane idea from this incident, he convinces said neighbour Savannah Smith to play along in a fake engagement to keep his parents happy. But it’s an admittedly juvenile scheme, which predictably backfires when attraction and circumstance change this relationship into something neither both expect.

Savannah in particular, was a great female protagonist: compassionate, spontaneous and beautifully perceptive to what Beau seems to need, who in turn, made me grimace more than usual when his own fears and emotional stuntedness cause him to do an abrupt – and inexcusable – turn with her towards the end.

Nevertheless, Samanthe Beck’s confident and witty writing made this book a breeze and a joy to go through and when the laughter finally stopped, the angst that eventually turned up doesn’t disappoint. Yet the rather rushed ending lessened my ability to believe in Beau/Savannah’s HEA and I thought that an added epilogue could have ended the story more solidly.

four-stars

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