Thursday, February 22, 2018

Book Review: "The Reluctant Groom" by Kimberly Rose Johnson

About the Book When everything goes wrong, can two friends discover true love?

When Ray O'Brien's world is turned upside down, Katie Fairchild wants to help, but the personal cost is high. Neither desires a marriage of convenience, but when Katie blurts the first thing that comes to her mind, Ray can't dismiss her offer of marriage. It would solve all his problems except for one thing--they aren't in love.

Can these two friends team up for the greater good and perhaps find love along the way, or are their expectations impossible?

My Thoughts "The Reluctant Groom" is the first book in the "Brides of Seattle" series. I thought it was a cute twist on a marriage of convenience story set in modern times. It isn't easy to make that kind of story line fit into a contemporary setting, and I think Kimberly Rose Johnson did a nice job of making it believable and had a good "why" behind it. I did like that Ray and Katie had known each other for awhile, so it didn't seem unrealistic that they fell in love so quickly. The book was a quick read and I enjoyed it. The other conflicts/struggles that take place during the book help to round out the story and make it realistic. I look forward to reading the other books in the series.

Kimberly Rose Johnson
About the Author Faith Hope and Love Reader's Choice Finalist, Kimberly Rose Johnson, married her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child Kimberly has been an avid reader. That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing. She especially loves romance and writes contemporary romance that warms the heart and feeds the soul.

Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. 

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"The Reluctant Groom" is available paperback:

  • Series: Brides of Seattle
  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Sweet Rose Press (February 25, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0998431540
  • ISBN-13: 978-0998431543
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches

and in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 2499 KB
  • Print Length: 140 pages
  • Publication Date: March 1, 2018
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B077XN4LHB

I got a free copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own and given voluntarily. No compensation was received for my review.

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