An Unexpected Bride
The Bride Series, Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Romantic Comedy
Cover Artist: Ramona Lockwood
AN UNEXPECTED BRIDE (Book 1 in The Bride Series) - #1 Bestseller in Humor
Emma Wiggins is about to marry her heart-stopping, gorgeous boss, CEO Evan Fletcher, in seven days--too bad he doesn't know it yet!
Desperate to fulfill her ailing grandfather's last wish to see her settle down and get married, Emma Wiggins, a 30-year-old, career-focused executive tells him a little white lie on his deathbed that she is in fact engaged--to her boss, deliciously handsome and emotionally unavailable, Evan Fletcher.
The situation takes an unexpected turn when her grandfather's condition improves slightly and to her shock, he goes ahead and arranges a wedding ceremony at his hospital bedside before he passes on. Now, all Emma has to do is convince unsuspecting, commitment-phobic Evan to tie the knot with her in seven days. Can love blossom in the most unlikely situation?
The Bride Series novels and novellas have sold over 260,000 copies in the last year
***The Second Anniversary Edition! Newly published with an additional 5,000 words, added scenes, a new ending and a bonus steamy love scene!***
THE TOP 20 LOVE SONGS
I’m Shadonna, author of An Unexpected Bride, a romantic comedy about Emma Wiggins who is about to marry her heart-stopping, gorgeous boss, CEO Evan Fletcher in seven days. Only he doesn’t know about it yet! Since An Unexpected Bride centers around the theme of dream weddings, I thought I’d compile a list some of the most romantic songs for weddings (in no particular order). Check this list out:
1. At Last by Etta James
2. When I Fall in Love by Nat King Cole
3. The Power of Love by Celine Dion
4. Can You Feel the Love Tonight? By Elton John
5. Eternal Flame by The Bangles
6. This I Promise You by ‘NSYNC
7. You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker
8. Here and Now by Luther Vandross
9. All My Life by K-Ci & Jojo
10. Have I Told You Lately? By Rod Stewart
11. On Bended Knee by Boys II Men
12. A Moment Like This by Kelly Clarkson
13. Thank You (For Loving Me) Bon Jovi
14. Everything I Do (I Do it For You) by Brian Adams
15. We Belong Together by Mariah Carey
16. My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
17. I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
18. Love Me Tender by Elvis Presley
19. Always by Atlantic Starr
20. Endless Love by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
Hope you enjoyed the list.
My Review: 4 stars
This was a good book to get lost in for a while. I thought it was adorable that Emma was willing to go to such lengths for her Gramps. I also had to chuckle to myself when I found that not only was Emma fantasising about Evan, but he was doing the same about her. I'll also have to admit that the end was a bit of a surprise to me, I thought Emma was going to have to come clean, and then the unexpected happened. I liked that both of the main characters seem to have their own epiphany about what's happening to them, and act on it. The characters are great, the storyline was believable, and the end made me tear up a bit. I love when good things happen. I've never read anything by Shadonna before so I was pleasantly surprised with this book.
About the Author:
Shadonna Richards enjoys reading and writing about the magic of romance and the power of love. She has sold over 260,000 copies of her bestselling romance novels, the Bride Series and Whirlwind Romance Series, in the past eighteen months.
Born in London, England, she has a B.A. Degree in Psychology and a Diploma in Nursing. She is also the author of the non-fiction books, A Gift of Hope, Count Your Blessings and Think & Be Happy: 365 Empowering Thoughts to Lift Your Spirit (an Amazon Kindle #1 Bestseller in Meditation).
Winner of Harlequin's So You Think You Can Write 2010 Day Two Challenge, she is also a member of Romance Writers of America. She's a proud mommy and wife and lives in Canada with her husband and son.