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From New York Times Bestselling Author GINNY BAIRD, a new laugh-out-loud romantic comedy…

My Best Friend’s Bride

Relationship expert Jillian Jamison is in a bind. While her first book was a successful bestseller, her second tome tanked. Now, her publisher wants a spin on the third book, Married Love: Keeping Those Home Fires Burning, that's up close and personal. With fina
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Carol
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Do best friends share everything….Even a Bride?? Wait, it is
not as it sounds.
Jillian and Brad are friends since childhood. Both are single but
Brad is going to marry Susan. Jill needs a husband for a year to
write and promote her books successfully. Her aging
grandfather’s care depends on her book sales.
Brad makes an excellent choice for a fake one year marriage.
Susan decides Brad should not go through with this fake
marriage so Brad asks his best friend, Hunter to marry Jill.
Hunter gets passed
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Dawn Pearson
Jun 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Note: I received an advanced copy for an honest review.

In this offering, Ginny Baird has written a new twist on the "marriage of convenience" genre. Jill is in a bind. She supposed to be a relationship expert and her book publisher is making strict demands before they will publish anything else. At first, she turns to her life-long friend, Brad, to come to her rescue. She thinks that if she can fake a marriage, that the publisher will be appeased and print her book. However, Brad has a long term
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Victoria Trout
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy for an honest review.

My Best Friend’s Bride really surprised me. When I read a contemporary book it is usually a mystery or thriller or time travel story. I don’t enjoy stories that are primarily sex with a little plot mixed in. I believe sex is private between the two people involved and I have no wish to have a voyeuristic view through the pages of a book.

I do know “sweet” romance stories out there, but I am really not interested in many of the stories I see in this cate
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Katrina Epperson
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ginny Baird brings us a delightful, romantic comedy. When I first saw this book cover I knew the story within was going to be wonderful. Yes, I was swept away by the romance and really didn't want it to end.
Have you ever made a bad decision for the wrong reasons?
Of course when you make a decision you hope for the best, but what do you do when doesn't turn out the way you hoped?

Author Jillian Jamison was at the top of her game with the release of her first book, but the second didn't do so well.
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Melinda Garza
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jill is a single woman who has the sole responsibility of taking care of her elderly grandfather's finances. Jill, by no means, minds but just isn't at place at the time to continue. Her publisher asks Jill to pen a third book and getting it published would secure Jill's ability to continue to pay for her Grandfather's finances. She has already written a bestseller but her second book did not succeed. She felt forced to wed so she came up with a wedding contract. Her childhood friend, Brad, was ...more
Rosemary K
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Being a relationship expert is hard work. Just ask Jillian Jamison. She needs to write a successful book if she's going to take care of her grandpa. She gives in to her publisher's demand that she find a husband. It's necessary if she's going to write a blockbuster book on making a marriage work. Finding a in-name-only groom is easy, she'll get her friend, Brad. When he backs out, Hunter Delaney, a notorious womanizer, agrees to be the groom. Their encounter twelve years ago didn't go well and n ...more
Candy Laine
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jilly needs a husband, and her friend Brad is all set to play a fake one for a year for a share in the profits from Jilly's upcoming book. Then Brad's sweetheart Susan decided that is no way to get their relationship up and running. In a bind Brad gets his friend Hunter to stand in for him. Hunter is a heart breaker with a string of relationships behind him. Jilly doesn't want anything to do with her fake husband beyond a year.
It seems like they can have the ideal marriage for a year, clearly d
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Anna
Jun 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jill is a best selling relationship author whose second books has tanked. Now she has to clench this third book deal or she will have major problems. The only problem is : she stinks at relationships. And when her best friend throws an idea at her involving Hunter she is completely against it. Or is she really?

Hunter is vying for a big account and partner at his ad firm. But what do they want, a family man. When his best friend throws an opportunity his way how can he refusees. Especially since
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Winnie Lim
Jun 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
My Best Friend's Bride is a little different from the usual marriage of convenience story. Jillian was supposed to marry her best friend Brad but ended up marrying Brad's best friend Hunter when he backed out. Jillian despies Hunter because of something that happened in their past while Hunter thought that Jillian was "stuck-up". However, when they meet again for the first time after so many years, their attraction to each other was something both had not expected.

I enjoyed the development of th
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Tina
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another great read from Ginny Baird! I could not put this down until the very end, but even then I wanted to keep reading.

Jill needs to marry, so she talks her best friend into having a marriage agreement that will only last for one year. When he backs out from being her groom he offers to have his best friend step in as his replacement. Jill had a crush on Hunter in high school, but she hasn’t really spoken to him since the night he tried to get her into the back seat of her car.

Hunter doesn’
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Anita
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ginny Baird is an author who writes books I enjoy. This particular novel isn't my favorite, but it's still a good read. The story is a bit more contrived than her usual writing. I just wasn't sure 6 seemingly intelligent people would all act this way.
The Good:
There were some good insights about relationships.
The dialogue between different characters is light and witty.
I grew to like most of the characters.
It was fun to read.
The Not as Good:
These characters were more one-dimensional that most Gin
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Shari
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
A twist on the marriage of convenience between Jill and Hunter. Jill is an author/expert relationship and needs to write her third book, Married Love: Keeping Those Home Fires Burning, this book is suppose to be up close and personal. Jill is suppose to marry her best childhood friend, Brad. Brad backs out at the last minute but gets his confirmed bachelor friend, Hunter to step in. Anything can last a year. This marriage will also look good for Hunter and his job. What neither was counting on w ...more
Joan Mueller
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My Best Friend's Bride by Ginny Baird

This story has a fast paced plot with a storyline that leads to romances between other characters. It's like a birthday when you expect one present opening that giant package. Instead, you get three or four presents as you delve deeper into that box. The author uses relationships between the characters as another avenue to surprise the reader. This book has you thinking about yourself and analyzing how you view relationships. However, before you get nervous,
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Linda Dunn chilson
Absolutely Beautiful Story

What an absolutely beautiful story about love found when you've least expected it. Jill had her reasons for needing a fake marriage as did Hunter. Brad was Jill's best friend and was going to go into a year long fake marriage with Jill but then his girlfriend decided she couldn't handle it so he talked his other best friend into doing it instead. At first neither were too excited about the idea but came to an agreement, after all it was only for a year and they weren't
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Bette Hansen
Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
A fun entertaining twist on the marriage of convenience trope! How believable is a "Relationship Specialist" that can't seem to maintain a relationship?? So Jillian Jamison plans to marry her best friend. When he backs out and sets her up with his friend Hunter Delaney, Jillian's best laid plans are completely derailed, but it may just be what she needed in her life!

Really enjoyed this one. Very well written with a great story and characters. I definitely recommend this one.
Joyful
Jun 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Well written, witty, fun characters. A different take on marriage of convenience where the bride marries the friend of her childhood friend when her childhood friend backs out at the last minute. Will this marriage of convenience last or will they take different roads at the end of the contract. I was given a copy for an honest review.
Sherri Romero
Sep 30, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Stupid

Good thing this one was free, or I would really be angry. Ridiculous plot with both parties "having" to get married for their careers. Our roving gossip columnist wanting to out them as frauds. Don t waste your time on stupid.
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