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Misadventures of a Backup Bride (Misadventures, #2)

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An overnight billionaire ...When Carson Frost inherits a confectionary that rakes in billions but is too cash-strapped to last another sixty days, he agrees to take a loan from his late father's rival. There are two catches: Carson has to sign over a permanent stake in the company, and marry the man's daughter. Concocts a fake bride ...Two weeks before the wedding, he gets ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published October 17th 2017 by Waterhouse Press LLC
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]

Misadventures of a Backup Bride is book four in the Misadventures series. This book is by Shayla Black. This book was so sweet (and I mean that both literally and figuratively) and sexy and I completely enjoyed it. There were also a couple of little surprises that I never saw coming!

Carson Frost has unexpectedly inherited his birth father’s multimillion dollar candy company, Sweet Darlin’, after his passing. Carson couldn’t have been more surprised since he barely knew his father
Melanie (mells_view)
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
InstaLUST straight into instaLOVE!

Carson is marrying a woman he isn't in love with. Don't worry. She isn't in love with him either. He's doing this in order to please her father so he will help him out with his company. It gets down to the nitty gritty and he knows he just CAN'T go through with the marriage, so he comes up with a spur of the moment alternative plan that involves an actress he met months back that he can't stop thinking about.

Ella is an actress in a bit of a slump. She isn't the
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
This was so sexy and so much fun! It’s a favorite trope of mine and the chemistry between the main characters is off the charts hot!! It’s a super quick and fun read! I’m really loving this series so much!

Here’s the breakdown: Carson inherited his biological father’s company after a cousin made some poor financial decisions. While working to bring the company back into the black he makes a deal with a rival businessman to bail the company out. The only catch….he has to marry the guys daughter.

Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4.5 'Not so Fake Wife' Stars!

It's been quite some time since my last book by Shayla Black. I got curious about this series and I decided to give Misadventures of a Backup Bride a go. Well, I was pleasently surprised! It was sexy, entertaining and with a good dose of emotions. It had everything I enjoy in a good novella and I also like Shayla's writing so I am not complaining at all!

Really enjoyed this story and these characters. Definitely recommend reading this short story!
This is definitely my favorite of the series! I absolutely loved Carson and Ella. Carson is being forced into a marriage with a rival’s daughter. He confesses to loving another woman and then finds himself having to prove it. Ella is an actress but hasn’t found success yet. When the man she met six months ago calls to offer her a job she accepts. The money is a great motivator but the truth is she was and still is very attracted to him.

This plot moves along at a constant pace never getting old.
Jacqueline's Reads
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star-books, arc
4 Stars

I’m all about these Misadventures series. I find them fun, flirty and different. I love that there’s a different author and theme to every book.

Misadventures of a Backup Bride is written by Shayla Black and I have to say this book is one of my favorites by her.

I found this book to be cute, quick and steamy.

Carson inherits his father’s company, the only thing is, it’s a failing company and he needs an investor to help him out.

His investor is a man who wants Carson to marry his daughter.

Misadventures of a Backup Bride is the first book I have ever read by author Shayla Black and it's also part of a series of standalone novels that have been hit or miss with me based on their level of erotica content. Misadventures of a Backup Bride was still a bit too steam heavy for my personal taste but at least it had enough storyline to keep me engaged in something other than scene after scene after scene. The storyline centered on a pretend girlfriend/fiance arrangement which is one of my ...more
Ambriehl Khalil
Dec 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars
⭐️ [3.5/5 Stars] ⭐️
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Such a fantastic story! 4.5 Stars!
I've been following the series of books and I finally got chance to read and review one of these stories. And what a great one I chose.

This book follows along the familiar story of the pretend to be my fianceé plot but with an added twist that made it unique and super enjoyable.

This is a fast-paced, not too long and not too short, book which I absolutely enjoyed. Not a lot of fluff; not a lot of filling conversation. Just get right down to it st
This was another weird one.

Misadventures of a Backup Bride was so strange. In it, a dad is basically offering his kid up for marriage to anyone that has a pulse. I have no idea how Carson and Ella sat there with a straight face while her dad was bargaining with him about this. Yet, they somehow did.

Little did we know, that it wasn't a hard decision to make. They met previously but weren't available at the time. It didn't hurt that sparks were flying that one night because they easily crept up ag
Angel Payne
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful and twisty and heartfelt and tender--and containing all of the amazing things that I know and love and cherish about Ms. Black's work! If you've read all of her books like I have, you NEED to add this one to your Shayla Shelf!! So good! ...more
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun, quick, steamy read involving fake fiancés and ruthless business deals.
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Talk about a whirlwind! Carson Frost inherits his biological fathers billion dollar candy business that was leveraged too high and left the company cash strapped. He never had much to do with his father, nor stepped foot in the company before. He's working ten times harder to make sure he can turn things around and not let it go in default.

Carson is left with very little choice but to take the competitions offer. Sign over stock in the company and marry the daughter of his fathers rival. The pr
Nov 25, 2017 rated it did not like it
If you are Shayla Black or a fan of hers, please don’t read this. Also, I can’t promise that there won’t be spoilers born out of frustration. Sorry.

I’ve read some bad books in my live and that wasn’t the worst, but it was close. The book’s only saving grace was that it was short. The plot was ridiculous, full of predictable cliches, no character development that isn’t a result of misconceptions or stereotyping by the hero and features a workaholic that does basically no work but still has a succ
Umaiya ❄️Ramblings of a Scattered Mind❄️

2 stars
.5 for the ending which was the best part of it, not only did it make me smile it also signalled that the end was finally here.

I was supposed to like this. I mean for real. It sounded like a really spunky read. See I'm more of a third date kinda girl but these two just took one look at each other and BOOM! Insta-Lust! wasn't long before it changed into insta-love. Ugh.

Dude here's a piece of advice. Insta-love? Only acceptable in paranormals. That's it. Nothing else.

This read like a total
Ivy Deluca

3.5 stars

I liked it. A fairly standard fake relationship turns real trope, Ms. Black gave it a good amount of heat, reasonable-acting characters, and a legit relationship conflict (even if it’s resolved fairly easily). This is the fourth book in a series, but it works as a standalone. The little twists given to the tale by the secondary characters and the main antagonist gives this story a bit of soapy flair, which I wasn’t mad at. This is a easy little read for a Saturday afternoon and while i
Kayla Brunson
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I loved this book! I have to say this one was my favorite so far. I was hooked from the first page. I instantly fell in love with both Ella and Carson.

Carson is soon going to marry a woman that he doesn’t love in order to get her father to help out with his company. ( before you judge, she isn’t in love with him either). Weeks before the wedding he knows that cannot marry her. So he lies and says that he is already in love with someone else. The dad calls him on his bluff and says that he wants
Oct 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Misadventures of a Backup Bride
Shayla Black
4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Great quick and easy read. It's a funny love story that will give you a few laughs while reading.
A short story by one of my favorite authors about a scheming plan to prevent a marriage to a halfwitted 22 year old. But most plans never go as planned. It has just enough sexy parts to keep my interest. Not as much erotica that's usually in Ms. Black's books.
Thanks NetGalley and Waterhouse Press for the arc in exchange for my honest review.
Sophie's Reading Corner
This is the story of Carson and Ella. He hires her to play his fake girlfriend so he can seal a business deal with a man who wants to marry him with his daughter, but he wants to escape from that blackmail. In their ploy to fool everyone they get into a lusty relationship and end up falling in love. But the stakes change and the bargain is even bigger.

So far I'm not a big fan of the Misadventures series. I get the feeling that they're too much sex and insta love and I'm not into either of them,
Erica Chaillot
Jan 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Cute little romantic reads. A perfect boon to read while I work out.
Erin Lewis
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Star review of Misadventures Of A Backup Bride by Shayla Black
What a complicated life Carson Frost leads! When he inherits a confectionery company, he turns to a competitor to assist him with much needed funds he cannot raise in time. The catch? He has to marry the man’s daughter and give up a percentage of his business.
What’s Carson going to do but go ahead with it. However, when doubt rears it’s head he knows he cannot marry her and so begins a web of lies that keep getting bigger and bigg
Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Misadventures of a Backup Bride' by Shayla Black is book Four in The "Misadventures" series. This is the story of Carson Frost and Ella Hope. This book is a standalone book.
Carson inherited his fathers business but it and he needs money to get it up and going again. When an investor says he will give the money if he would marry his daughter...he reluctantly agrees. But then he back tracks and says he can't marry the mans daughter because he loves another. So he is then told to marry the women
Sandy S
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date October 17, 2017

An Overnight Billionaire... When Carson Frost inherits a confectionary that rakes in billions but is too cash-strapped to last another sixty days, he agrees to take a loan from his late father's rival. There are two catches: Carson has to sign over a permanent stake in the company, and marry the man's daughter.

Concocts a Fake Bride... Two weeks before the wedding, he gets cold feet and claims he's in love with someone else. The investor says he
Lauren Luman
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first solo novel to read by Shayla Black. It was pretty good. I'm not really a fan of the rushed, insta-love method used here, but their physical chemistry was on point. Also, the conflict presented made sense with the storyline and the way it was resolved worked out.

I also wasn't a fan of some of the moments in the hero's pov. Just the way his character was written in some of the beginning scenes had him coming off as a douchebag, frat boy type, which is ironic considering he was t
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: from-the-library
I read this book as a buddy read with a friend! We picked it up randomly and it was my idea.
All that being said we are both reading Croatian translation editions - I was actually surprised to see this book is translated into Croatian! My copy was from the library.
I had a hard time reading this book not because of the insta lust story. What annoyed me were translated cheesy endearments and words used that I kind off never hear in everyday life. Those words were beyond strange for me. I understand
Meredith Wilson
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Misadventures of a Backup Bride was sweet, sexy and so much fun! This was my first read by this author and also from this series of standalone novels. I'm not usually a fan of novellas, but I found this one to be very entertaining. I am so glad that I decided to take a chance on it.

Carson Frost unexpectedly inherited his father's confectionery shortly after his passing. Due to some poor decisions made by his cousin, the company is in a bit of financial trouble. Unless he can secure a loan pretty
Steph's Romance Book Talk
4 Stars / 5 Steam Fans

Carson is trying to keep an inherited candy company afloat but to do that he needs to make a deal with the devil. To combat this deal Carson hires Ella to pretend to be his love interest. Carson and Ella have a connection from the past and as they explore this fake relationship they may find that they have a connection. The sparks fly from their first meeting and they continue to flare throughout the entire story. This story was fun, sweet, sexy, and a good time.

This spec
☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
I want to thank NetGalley for the opportunity in letting me review this book. It was a quick read but such an enjoyable story line. Carson is trying to keep his father's company by getting help from a man who will only help if Carson marries his daughter. So instead he comes up with a scam to prevent from marrying her by asking Ella to be his fake fiance but things become steamy and romantic between them and a twist happens. I really enjoyed this book of the series even though I have bounced aro ...more
Heather andrews
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's a battle of the wills between Carson and Ella at times Carson one ups Ella, and then there are those times when Ella gets a one up on Carson, “if you wanted a rise out of me”—he drags in a deep breath and glances down to his crotch—“you’ve got it.” Carson will always give his girl what she needs, "slowly, he releases me and nods. “All right, sweetheart. Because I need you, too. But we’re talking afterward.” I really liked this book, I loved reading about Carson and Ella. ...more
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an Advanced ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Wow! I absolutely loved this book. This book was fast paced and never slowed down. I loved the chemistry between Carson and Ella. Their story is amazing. Carson is left with a hard decision, but soon finds out the hardest decision is whether or not he can risk true love. This book has plenty of sexy and steamy scenes. Shayla Black did an outstamding job.
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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly eighty novels. For twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much

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