Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Married 'til Monday - A Chapel Springs Romance 4 - by Denise Hunter

About the book:

With a big anniversary party in the works for her parents, Ryan will pretend to be Abby's husband for just one last weekend.
Ryan McKinley has tried to move on from his ex-wife, Abby. He's sulked, he's gotten angry, and ultimately he bought her dream house. Big mistake. Living alone in the massive 2-story has only made him miss her more. When her parents call him out of the blue about their anniversary party in Summer Harbor, Maine, Ryan believes God has dropped a golden opportunity straight in his lap.
Abby McKinley never exactly told her parents about the divorce. A strained relationship with her dad has culminated in a distant relationship with her parents, but she's finally succumbed to her mom's pressure to make the drive for their 35th-anniversary party.

Then Ryan shows up on her doorstep, looking as devastatingly handsome as ever. When he insists he's going to Seabrook, with or without her, Abby knows she can't say no. Her parents still think they're married and now Ryan knows it too. Besides, he only wants to check in with his best friend from college-her cousin Beau, who just lost his dad. It's just a one-week road-trip with the man who broke her heart. What could possibly go wrong?

My review:

Denise Hunter has done it again!  This was a wonderful love story about second chances.  I've read a couple books in the Chapel Springs series and loved them.  It was great to revisit this cozy town and the wonderful McKinley family.  I loved Abby and Ryan and I felt for them as they struggled to understand what went wrong in their marriage.  It was eye-opening for Ryan to visit her parents and he came to understand what her childhood had been like and the family dynamics.  I find psychology very interesting and this book delved more into that, to understand how your past shapes your future and the way you react to things.  There were also plenty of sweet romantic moments.  I also liked the stronger emphasis on faith in this book than I've seen in some of Hunter's others, as Ryan prays a lot and feels led to go with Abby and Abby has struggled with bitterness and anger at God.  This works as a stand-alone, but I definitely recommend reading this series.  Denise Hunter's one of my favorites and I highly recommend this book for fans of romance!

I received a kindle copy of this book free from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.

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About the author:

Bestselling novelist Denise Hunter has received the Holt Medallion Award, Reader's Choice Award, Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist. She lives in Indiana with her husband and their three sons. Twitter: @deniseahunter Facebook: authordenisehunter

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