Book Review : Accidentally Married on Purpose by Rachel Harris

July 22, 2014 Book review 4 ★★★★

When I snuggle down with a Rachel Harris book, I know I’m all but guaranteed a book that will ooze with feel good feels. That’s what I expected and that’s what I got. And that’s why Rachel is on my must-read list, no matter what genre she is writing in.

Book Review : Accidentally Married on Purpose by Rachel HarrisAccidentally Married on Purpose by Rachel Harris
Published by Entangled Publishing, LLC on 14 July 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Romantic Comedy
Pages: 266
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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One ring plus one wild night equals one crazy loveSherry Robicheaux loves men. She loves love. And she loves an adventure. So when she meets a mysterious man while working backstage at a country music concert in Vegas, she’s all about what’s happened in Vegas staying there.

Country music superstar Tyler Blue just wants a weekend of anonymity…though there’s something about the spunky waitress with the streaks of purple hair that tempts him like no other. Until the next morning, when they both wake up with fuzzy memories…and rings on their fingers.

Convincing Sherry to maintain the ruse for his public image isn’t the hardest part—it’s reminding himself that their time spent playing husband and wife in her small town of Magnolia Springs can’t last. Tyler’s first love will always be music—and the road is no place for a sweet downhome girl.

 First Line of Accidentally Married on Purpose by Rachel Harris:

Sad eyes tracked Sherry’s movements as she said good-bye to the man in her life.

My Thoughts on Accidentally Married on Purpose by Rachel Harris:

 This book is the third book in The Love and Games series but each one will read fine as standalone. I haven’t read the first book in the series yet (but it’s high on my list as I adore the characters that feature in that book.) and the second book Seven Day Fiancé was one of favourite books from 2013.

It’s an adult contemporary fiction series and in my eyes that genre is overflowing with books that make for enjoyable but unmemorable reads. However I think this series is head and shoulders over all those and once I let these characters into my book life, they snuggled in and left lasting impressions. I didn’t just connect with the characters, I adopted them! I refuse to believe that they are not happily going about their business in New Orleans. In fact I bet you that right now the whole cast is probably enjoying a chaotic, fun, family gathering with mouth-watering food and oodles of banter.

Accidentally Married on Purpose follows the youngest member of the Robicheaux family – Sherry – and I just want to be best friends with this girl. She has a lippy attitude that I adore, an acky breaky heart that she is hiding behind a brave front and a zest for life that is endearing. She is disillusioned as a result of her past love affairs and is determined to have one last fling in Vegas and then come home and snare a boring but dependable man to marry.

And as you might have guessed from the cover; that plan doesn’t work. Instead she marries her fling and he is anything but boring! Tyler is a famous country singer who needed a wife for appearances sake but he doesn’t do relationships. Their drunken decision gives both of them heart attacks when they wake up and dazzle themselves with their brand new shiny wedding rings and their reactions are hilarious.

It is very obvious that the chemistry between should come with a ‘caution may burn’ notice slapped on it. And I love how Sherry and Tyler start their relationship with sparks but immediately take a step back and build a solid but very flirty friendship. And I really, really appreciate that there is no explicit detail in the book. I don’t need all the ‘he touched her here, she touched him there’ detail. I want romance and tension and sparks and that is exactly what I got.

The book has a snappy pace and you never get a moment to get bored. I felt immersed in the setting which I just soaked up and allowed it to my fill my heart with all the feels. It is such a character driven book that I was approaching the end with dread as I just enjoy their company so much. And yes, it’s predictable but when you are having this much fun reading a book, who cares!

Overall, this is great series with living, breathing, walking characters (don’t ruin the fantasy by telling me otherwise!), a smouldering romance and lots of girly giggly moments. And if you are someone who gathers book boyfriends then Rachel will spoil you as she dreams up some epic men for you to choose from. Or you could just love them all like I do!


Rating Report
Did I feel it?
Overall: four-stars


Who should read Accidentally Married on Purpose by Rachel Harris?

I’d strongly recommend this book (and the whole series) to anyone who is looking for a romantic read, with relatable, engaging characters. Or if you are looking for a book that is light, fun and sparkly then you won’t go wrong with this one. Fans of Caisey Quinn and Lindsey Kelk should also enjoy this one.

Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.


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4 Responses to “Book Review : Accidentally Married on Purpose by Rachel Harris”

  1. Lola

    I really enjoyed the first two books in this series (the first a little more then the second)), but haven’t gotten around to picking up the third book. I agree with you that this series has awesome characters! And all the food is a nice addition as well ;).
    Great review! And I am looking forward to reading this book 🙂
    Lola recently posted…Review: Silver Heart by Victoria Green

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