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Her Unexpected Engagement (Checkerberry Inn #2)

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Sometimes you’ve got to fake it ‘til you make it…

Stephanie Fitzpatrick wanted out of the spotlight after her pro-golfer husband was caught on camera cheating. But when she returns to Michigan for a job interview and some much-needed R&R, a fib told by her well-meaning sister has her looking for a temporary fiancé, or she can kiss her new start good-bye.

Desperate to hid
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Kindle Edition, 176 pages
Published November 7th 2016 by Entangled: Bliss
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Pearl Angeli
4 Stars!

I finished this book with a smile on my face.

Her Unexpected Engagement was an enjoyable light-spirited romance read. The kind of book that gives you warm and fuzzy feelings all because of its sweet portrayal of second chance romance. I've never read anything by Kyra Jacobs prior to this book but her way of writing captivated me. It was so Harlequin-ish and it certainly brought out nostalgic feels.

The story started when Stephanie Fitzpatrick's famous golf player ex-husband cheated on her
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Nicola
Oct 24, 2016 Nicola rated it really liked it
Kyra Jacobs takes us back to Michigan for the second book in her Checkerberry Inn series, bringing readers a romance between a couple who were once best-friends.

"She was exactly the kind of temptation he didn’t need."

Miles and Stephanie have a wonderful chemistry from the moment they're reacquainted and, despite Stephanie leaving her hometown to follow her pro-golfer and now ex-husband, she soon falls back into the comfort and familiarity of her surroundings and Miles' company. For Miles she
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Irene
Nov 07, 2016 Irene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

Her Unexpected Engagement was a beautifully written and heartwarming read.

I really enjoyed Her Unexpected Engagement, the storyline was sweet, entertaining and my interest from start to end.
Miles and Stephanie were likable, relatable characters that I easily connected with. Loved watching them open up to each other, learning to trust and taking another chance at love.
They truly were perfect for each other and I knew without a doubt they found their happily everafter.

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H.L.
Oct 21, 2016 H.L. rated it it was amazing
Once I started this book I couldn't put it down! It is an fantastic read with an incredible storyline that makes you want to keep turning the page to find out the end. Until this book I have never heard of Kyra Jacobs but after getting invited to NetGalley to read her book in exchange for a honest review, this author will be permanently on my look out list. She took an ordinary idea and turned it extraordinary story. It took two longtime friends who turned into lovers. Kyra's writing style is tr ...more
Erin Kelly
Oct 26, 2016 Erin Kelly rated it really liked it
“Her Unexpected Engagement” is the second book in the Checkerberry Inn series by Kyra Jacobs. I read the first one and enjoyed it, so I was more than ready for this book. The Checkerberry Inn is the perfect backdrop for romance; it’s like a Hallmark movie with a touch of extra spiciness. Like a cup of warm cider with just a splash of bourbon.

The Story-
Stephanie has had a crap time of it. Her jerk ex-husband is a famous golfer who cheated on her in a very public way, which has made her suspicio
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Rhenna Morgan
Nov 13, 2016 Rhenna Morgan rated it it was amazing
I don't think I could have picked a more perfect weekend read. After reading the first in the Checkerberry Inn series, I knew I'd snatch up any subsequent books and I wasn't disappointed with that call. This one revolves around the Checkerberry Inn and features Miles--the hunky CFO who nudged the HEA along in book 1--and it was sooo enjoyable to watch him fall.

The heroine, Stephanie, was an equal treat to read. An intelligent and confident woman growing up, she's been brought low by the circumst
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Julie

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This is the first time in a very long time that I've gone against my rule of not reading a book in the middle of a series when I haven't read the books that came prior. I think I was pulled in by the statement on Goodreads that reads: Each book in the Checkerberry Inn series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. I think that this is what did the story in for me. I'm not completely sure why I wasn't a fan, but I really do suspect that it's my own damn fault for not
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Suze
Nov 04, 2016 Suze rated it it was amazing
Stephanie's husband cheated on her and he did it on camera. His pro-golfer image was more important than his wife's career and he cost her everything she had. Stephanie's sister has arranged a job interview for Stephanie, something that definitely lifts her spirits. There's only one catch, Stephanie needs a fiancé. To get a wonderful new job she has to find someone quickly. Fortunately she can always count on her former best friend Miles.

Miles needs a new start. He's working together with his f
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Jennifer Pierson
Nov 10, 2016 Jennifer Pierson rated it really liked it
Stephanie Fitzpatrick's pro-golfer husband betrayed her in the spotlight, and the humiliation was crippling. She wanted nothing more that to stay out of the spotlight, but the media stay camped outside of her door. So basically, she became a hermit, until her sister's made her come home to Michigan for a job interview, and some much needed breathing room. Her sister thought she was well meaning when she told the people that Stephanie was engaged now, so it has her trying to find a temporary fina ...more
Brigitte
Oct 27, 2016 Brigitte rated it really liked it
This is a novel about best friends and second chances.

Miles runs the family Inn alongside his grandmother and cousin. He feels "stuck" and is having itchy feet and wanderlust! He is all set for a job interview which will give him what he wants if he is offered the job.

Stephanie is disillusioned as her marriage has just devolved due to her husband's indiscretions. Her ex being a pro golfer, this affair went public and Stephanie is being hounded by the press. Her sister arranges a job interview
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Jen
Mar 03, 2017 Jen rated it really liked it
Cute friends to lovers romance! Miles and Stephanie are childhood friends sho drifted apart after she got married. Miles has a reputation for being a playboy, but that's only because he lost his chance with the only woman he ever loved - Stephanie. Now that she's back in town, old feelings resurface and soon pretend relationship is all too real. It was a quick read and perfect for an afternoon if you're looking fore something light.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. I w
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Pam
Oct 25, 2016 Pam rated it really liked it
Stephanie & Miles grew up together & didn't acknowledge anything but friendship existed between them. But when did those feelings change? "From the first time you came busting through the hedgerow between our yards, chasing after that silly pink Frisbee of yours."

Stephanie has just been publicly embarrassed by her husband, kissing another woman in public. Instead of standing up & putting the blame on him, she allowed it to give her panic attacks at being in public. She decides to go
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Book Lover
Oct 24, 2016 Book Lover rated it really liked it
Stephanie has been hit hard by her husband cheating on her on national television. For the last 5 months, she has hidden in her house to avoid the press. When she does go out, she wears a disguise and often has panic attacks. Her sisters are pushing her to get on with her life and come home. When she agrees to come home for an interview, she runs into the guy who used to be her best friend and secret crush, Miles.

Miles is surprised to see Stephanie. For him, she is the one who got away. Unfortu
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Kelly
Nov 07, 2016 Kelly rated it really liked it
Shelves: entangled-bliss, 2016
I enjoy books where they both liked each other but never acted on it growing up. He didn't think he was good enough for her and that love never lasted. She thought that he didn't have any feelings for him and married someone else just because and that just because turned out to be awful.

When they meet up again. everyone knows but them that they are good together. And with a little shove in a temporary needed engagement to get past her celebrity breakup they are unofficially and unexpectedly temp
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Samantha Kay
Oct 14, 2016 Samantha Kay rated it really liked it
This book was simply wonderful. It was really nice to return to the Checkerberry Inn and see Miles get his chance at love. He was one of my favorite characters in the previous book, so I was so happy he was this book's hero and he didn't disappoint. I loved him. I also really loved Steph. She was a great heroine and the perfect match for Miles. I especially loved that they had history because it made the romance more satisfying because their love story felt like it was a long time coming. Seriou ...more
Liz Sergent
Oct 02, 2016 Liz Sergent rated it it was amazing
Received this book from NetGalley for an honest review. I absolutely loved this book, having not read this author before I was pleasantly surprised. Stephanie who is trying to get past her cheating pro golfer ex-husband and reconnects with her best friend Miles. You can't help but fall in love with Miles. Great read!
Karen
Dec 18, 2016 Karen rated it it was amazing
Another great romance

Loved rooting for Stephanie and Miles. You know they are going to get it together but watching how it comes together is always fun.
Megan / MP93BB
Oct 20, 2016 Megan / MP93BB rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Very cute and sweet. No drama and no angst. Just a sweet romance novel.

Full review to come!
Caitlin Grace
Jul 03, 2017 Caitlin Grace rated it really liked it
Her Unexpected Engagement was a perfect summer afternoon read. I enjoyed the first Checkerberry Inn book (Her Unexpected Detour), so naturally I thought I'd give the sequel a try. I can say I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved this one, perhaps even more than the first. I am a sucker for the friends to lovers trope and this was exactly that. The two leading characters were lovable and had wonderful chemistry. Kyra Jacobs did not disappoint with this sugary sweet romance, it kept me gri ...more
Elizabeth Neal
Nov 10, 2016 Elizabeth Neal rated it liked it
**3.5 Stars**

After a very humiliating public reveal that her husband, Liam, was cheating on her, Stephanie needs to get away from everything having to do with her previous life. Her sister, Livvy, connects her with a potential job in their home state of Michigan and Stephanie eagerly takes the chance. As she's struggling to adapt to her new present, her past bumps into her in the form of her former best friend, Miles. The one who essentially disappeared from her life, despite her attempts to the
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Mari Cardenas ~ Bayou Book Junkie
*Copy provided to the reviewer via NetGalley for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

This book can be perfectly read as a standalone like I did, while the couple from the first book shows up in it, I never felt lost.

Miles is ready for a change. He feels he's not as needed at the Checkerberry Inn now that his cousin is happy and in love with Kayla and that they can both help his grandma run the inn. What he didn't count on was having his past crash
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Lucia
Fake romance mixed with a second chance at romance for these former childhood best friends in a small town

Her Unexpected Engagement takes on the theme of a fake romance mixed with a second chance at romance for these former childhood best friends in a small town. The book is fairly light-hearted with some tense moments and a little bit of drama that builds up throughout the book but ends up with a HEA to make this a standalone read. Also, personally, I have not read the previous book in this ser
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Penny
Nov 08, 2016 Penny rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Sometimes, a story just doesn’t work for you. It’s no one’s fault really, there’s certainly nothing wrong with this book, sadly it just didn’t do it for me.

Stephanie, the very publicly cuckolded ex-wife of a pro-golfer, is back home after a decade. The paparazzi attention alone has pushed her from being a confident and lively person into a tired and anxiety riddled woman in desperate need of a reboot back to her old self.

Miles has finally set in motion his plans to leave his job at the family in
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Mommaleena
Nov 07, 2016 Mommaleena rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-be-read-again
Starting Over

Steph comes back home to Michigan to regroup after she found out on national TV that her husband a pro-golfer, had been cheating with someone else’s wife. Her sister found her a perfect job offer. There’s just one MAJOR problem, her soon to be boss thinks she’s not only over her ex husband, but that she’s now engaged to her childhood best friend Miles. Who she had started to have feelings for in college, but then Liam came along and they end up leaving for Florida.

Miles trips ove
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Brittany
Dec 26, 2016 Brittany rated it really liked it
I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This is the second in a series but you really don't have to had read the first book. It was an okay read for me. I just wanted to love the main guy character way more. He was just not my favorite.
Laura
Nov 05, 2016 Laura rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
I was ready to check into the Inn by the end of this story!!

Stephanie was humiliated when her husband cheated on her on television and went into hiding for a bit. Now ready to move forward, she's headed home to Michigan for a job interview. Little does she know that her younger sister has told her perspective employer that she's completely over her ex's indiscretions and engaged to another man to show how emotionally stable she is. There is only one person who could potentially fill the role and
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Books Laid Bare
Nov 07, 2016 Books Laid Bare rated it really liked it
I whipped my way through this book and enjoyed every page.
Stephanie and Miles have been friends since they were children but haven’t seen each other for a considerable period of time but now they are back together, time may have passed but the feelings they had are still there and fighting them is verging on being futile.
The author dished up the book from both points of view and I think that they both needed the opportunity to express themselves. They had plenty to work through before the got to
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Samantha Bilodeau
*3.5 Stars Rounded Up

For more reviews like this, see my blog: Musings of Madjy

This was a cute story, with some enjoyable characters. Stephanie is a great heroine and I loved her feistiness and humor. She was a fantastic match to Miles, who is a little rough around the edges while he figures out what exactly he wants.

The setting of a smaller town in Michigan was a lot of fun and I really loved how it was described and how it worked with the story. This was my first Checkerberry Inn book, and fir
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Tracy
Nov 05, 2016 Tracy rated it really liked it
Her Unexpected Engagement is a second chance, friends to lovers story and I loved it!

I haven't read any of Kyra Jacobs' books before this but I'm definitely going to read the first book in the series (Her Unexpected Detour).

Miles and Steph were best friends growing up until things changed at college - neither was confident enough to face the growing attraction they felt and Stephanie ended up with someone else, ultimately making both of them unhappy and just getting through life.
Following a ver
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Judy
Nov 07, 2016 Judy rated it really liked it
I love friends to lovers books! This is book 2 in the Checkerberry Inn series and I have not read book 1 and wasn't confused at all!

Stephanie had to watch her husband (a pro golfer) cheating on camera! She's now looking for a new start in life and returns to Michigan for a job interview. Her wonderful sister told a little white lie and now Stephanie is looking for a temporary fiance. Well, since she doesn't have a fiance she does the only thing she can think to do...she approaches her former bes
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Kyra Jacobs is an extroverted introvert who writes of love, humor and mystery in the Midwest and beyond. When this Hoosier native isn’t pounding out scenes for her next book, she's likely outside, elbow-deep in snapdragons or spending quality time with her sports-loving family. Kyra also loves to read, tries to golf, and is an avid college football fan.
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Checkerberry Inn (3 books)
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