Very tall, full-figured
Simmons, bright, dependable, no-nonsense Montessori teacher never takes
chances like this. Yet she's packed all her things, moved out
of her home, and is now hovering on the doorstep of her fiancÚ's Chicago
mansion. It sounds like the perfectly natural thing to do, except
for the fact that Kristina has never laid eyes on the man, nor even heard
his voice over the phone. She accepted his surprising proposal only after
a flurry of email exchanges!
Handsome Drew Connelly is a success at
everything. Except relationships. He hasn't managed to connect
with a woman since he lost his wife years earlier. The only light in his life is
his family, especially the young daughter who adores him. Feeling
guilty about his frequent business trips and revolving door nannies, he swears to find her a mother, never dreaming that his daughter
has taken things into her own hands . . . with a little help from
her great-grandmother and the internet!
Drew meant to straighten things out
between himself and the stranger on his doorstep, he truly did. But
he never expected to feel attracted to her, let alone fall in love with
her! Yet no matter how afraid he is of losing his new romance with Kristina, his
conscience can't let them live out a lie. How can he break it to her
that he never actually proposed marriage, but wishes with all his heart that
worked for me:
liked Drew and Kristina as individuals as well as together. I was
really rooting for things to work out for them.
Size-wise, thanks to a mother who can't pass up telling her daughter about
the latest diet fads, Kristina really disliked her appearance at the start
of the story. But with Drew's support she was able to begin her
journey towards appreciating her ample curves.
What didn't work for me:
another late-blooming virgin. (Truly, I have nothing against folks
who choose to wait. But it just seems like there's been a high
number of plump, older virgins in the contemporary stories I've read
Aside from a sketchy history, we
really aren't given much information on Kristina's background. On
the other hand, there's an overload of confusing information on Drew's
wealthy, aristocratic family because this story falls smack dab in the
middle of the Connelly Dynasty series.
The plotline is a bit far-fetched, but
I was willing to overlook it since I do like surprise encounters in my
A fast, solid read. Fans of
category novels and family series should enjoy this one.
Be aware that there are some steamy
scenes toward the end.
If you liked "His E-mail Order Wife" you might also enjoy
"Love at Large",
"Baby at His Convenience",
"The Independent Bride",
"The Bridesmaid's Reward",
Course of True Love", "More to Love", "Runaway Bay",
"His Seductive Revenge", "Carried
Away", "Dear Cupid",
for Laura", "Spellbound", or "Sweet Memories".
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