Thursday, April 15, 2021

Review of A Marriage of Inconvenience by Amy Vastine

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Welcome to the book tour for A Marriage of Inconvenience by Amy Vastine! This one gives you a unique "Meet Cute" and doesn't skimp on the romantic feels. My full book review is below. Be sure to also follow the rest of the tour for more, including an excerpt later this week at my site Candrel's Crafts, Cooks, and Characters. There's also a great giveaway at the end!

A Marriage of Inconvenience
(Stop the Wedding! #3)
By Amy Vastine
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 213 Pages
April 1, 2021 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She’s met the perfect man…
But he’s engaged!

Wedding planner Sophia Reed never imagined she’d meet her perfect man during a bank robbery. Evan Anderson is handsome and funny and makes Sophia believe in love at first sight. There’s only one small hitch—he’s engaged to someone else, and Sophia is planning his wedding! But Evan’s wedding is purely a business arrangement…and true love might just turn this almost-perfect wedding into a beautiful catastrophe!

USA TODAY Bestselling Author

Stop the Wedding!

Book 1: A Bridesmaid to Remember
Book 2: His Brother’s Bride
Book 3: A Marriage of Inconvenience

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**My thoughts**
Of all of the Meet Cutes I've ever read, I can't say that a bank robbery has ever been on that list. But Sophie and Evan meet while facedown on the floor while the bank they are in is robbed. That afternoon, they talk for a while, exchanging numbers, and having a great text exchange.

And then comes the next day, when Sophie is preparing for a meeting to plan the biggest wedding of her career - only to find out that Evan is the groom to be.

Now, as the reader, I already knew this, of course. But I had also started to develop a crush on Mr. Anderson, so I really felt Sophie's disappointment. And I was really not a fan of Jamie at the start because she seemed too bossy and unflinching. I admit that I did later come around, but I can't get into that in the review without spoilers.

Evan just gets more lovable as the book goes on. His relationship with Zeke is what completely did me in, though. Zeke has Down syndrome, and anyone who can so willingly sacrifice for his special needs brother (and not feel like he is sacrificing) is amazing. Plus I just adore Zeke. And I felt like the author really captured those special traits that have endeared individuals with Down syndrome to me throughout my work and personal life.

And then we have poor Sophie. I say poor Sophie, but she is amazingly strong. She is in love with Evan, and yet, is dedicated to fulfilling her duty. She is a very loyal person, which we also see played out in her relationship with her large family, especially her Yaya. She is also spectacular at her job. She is the kind of person I would want to have for a close friend.

The attraction between Evan and Sophie is absolutely undeniable. You're begging them to figure how to make it work out in a way that will not cost all of them their goals and reputation. 

I have read others of Amy's books, and just like those, this one did not disappoint. This will definitely be reread.

I requested and received a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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About the Author

Amy Vastine has been plotting stories in her head for as long as she can remember. An eternal optimist, she studied social work, hoping to teach others how to find their silver lining. Now, she enjoys creating happily ever afters for all to read. Amy lives outside Chicago with her high school sweetheart husband, three teenagers who keep her on her toes, and their two sweet but mischievous pups.

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Tour Giveaway

One winner will receive (US only):
- $25 Amazon gift card
- “I love you to the bookstore and back” book bag filled with several of my favorite Heartwarming books
- Blackwell Sisters cleaning cloth
- Bookmark

Three additional winners will receive an ebook of the first book in the Stop the Wedding Series, A Bridesmaid to Remember (open internationally)

Ends April 28, 2021

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  1. Thank you so much for being a part of the tour! Your review warms my heart!

  2. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this story, it sounds like an awesome book and series

  3. Thanks for sharing your review thoughts. Amy has been on my reading wishlist for awhile.


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