Sunday, February 14, 2016

Review: Emergency Engagement by Samanthe Beck

Emergency Engagement by Samanthe Beck
Series: Love Emergency, Book 1
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 9781633755581
Release Date: February 15, 2016
Source: Publisher
Buy it here: Amazon | B&N

He needs the kind of rescue only she can provide…

Glass artist Savannah Smith expected a marriage proposal for Thanksgiving—just not from her strong, silent, super-hot neighbor. But when misplaced mail and a wayward can of paint lands them in a compromising position right as her family arrives for dinner, they assume he’s “The One” she’s been talking about.

Then his family shows up.

Fate dealt a crippling blow to paramedic Beau Montgomery’s heart, and he isn’t about to put it at risk again. Except, with his mother crying tears of joy over his surprise engagement to the sexy little blonde next door, he can’t bring himself to ruin her “Christmas miracle.”

Somewhere between the paint can to the head and the chaotic family trip to the ER, Beau manages to talk Savannah into being his fake fiancée long enough to survive the holidays.

If, of course, they don’t fall in love first…

Samanthe Beck has kicked off her Love Emergency series with one heck of a steamy romance! Emergency Engagement is by turns sexy, funny, and heartbreaking and its characters will keep you captivated from the first page to the last.

Beau is the strong, silent type with walls built a mile high around his heart. He’s suffered the kind of devastating loss that will scar a person forever, and my heart broke for him. Beau has a lot to offer – he’s caring, protective, and a fantastic paramedic – but because he lost so much, he refuses to open his heart again. Instead he lives a half-life, one that’s sterile and lacking in true human connection. Savannah brings color, laughter, and life back into his world. She’s an artist who has had a string of bad luck lately, but she never loses her sunny nature. I absolutely adored her liveliness and determination; it’s clear that she’s just the person to break down Beau’s barriers.

When an accident lands Savannah and Beau in a compromising position and both sets of their parents believe them to be engaged, Savannah agrees to go along with it. Both she and Beau know getting involved for real would be a terrible idea, but the sparks that fly between them are too hot to resist. Together they make a dynamite pair. They’re charming, seriously funny, have incredible chemistry both in and out of bed, and are wholly endearing. It’s easy to be swept away by Emergency Engagement because the story feels light on its feet. That doesn’t mean it lacks depth. Savannah and Beau have their fair share of obstacles to overcome and they need to look into themselves and decide if they are brave enough to risk their hearts for a chance at happiness. It isn’t easy for them, and I loved that they owned both their strengths and their flaws. Though the ending of the story felt a bit rushed and I would have loved another chapter to give it that “complete” feeling, I still finished Emergency Engagement a well satisfied reader. My only true complaint is that I now have to wait for the next Love Emergency story. Savannah’s sister and Beau’s partner are such delightful supporting characters that I desperately hope they get books soon. Emergency Engagement is the first book of Ms. Beck’s that I’ve read, but Savannah and Beau’s romance was so entertaining that you can bet I’ll be back for more of her work.

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.