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Her Surprise Engagement (The Sorensen Family #4)

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Single mom Daisy Sorensen doesn’t believe in fairytale endings—at least not for her. All she wants is to enjoy a much-needed, stress-free family vacation at a friend’s Lake Tahoe home. So of course everything that can go wrong does. Including a gorgeous man and his daughter showing up in the middle of the night.

Soon-to-be Governor Jack Harrison has had a crazy week, but he
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Published June 19th 2017 by Entangled: Bliss
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Irene
4 stars

Her Surprise Engagement by Ashlee Mallory was a sweet and heartfelt read.
I enjoyed the storyline, the characters Daisy and Jack were likeable, very relatable and I loved how they were able to bring their families together and find love and happiness.

The Sorensen Family series has been a joy to read, each book has touched my heart and I've loved watching all the Sorensen's find their happily everafter.
Each book can be read as a standalone and I highly recommend them all.

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Elaine
Rating 4.5/5 stars!

This is a delightful sweet romance, I loved it!

After her ex husband unexpectedly cancelled the trip to Disneyland for their children, Daisy Sorensen has to come up with something quickly that won’t cost a fortune. She takes up a friend’s offer to use her family’s holiday home on Lake Tahoe. Nothing goes as planned, especially when she discovers a single man and his daughter also thought they’d got use of the home for their holiday, too. It wouldn’t be so bad if he wasn’t so a
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wrecked_life
May 29, 2017 wrecked_life rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
It's a sweet story, which I enjoyed reading a lot. Daisy is a single mom. She is trying her best to raise her kids and protect them from disappointments in life. Their father is not a very considerate man. When he cancels their trip to Disney, it is up to her to taker them on a vacation. She can't afford Disney but she can try to have a good time with them. The point is to have fun, relax, and be a family.
Jack's wife died and left him with their daughter. He has tried his best to raise
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Stephanie
I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review.

I’ve been a fan of Ashlee Mallory’s The Sorensen Family series since the first book, Her Backup Boyfriend, and have enjoyed each book since. I love the relationships between the Sorensen siblings and have enjoyed getting each of their stories.

In Her Surprise Engagement we focus on the last of the Sorensen siblings, Daisy. Daisy has recently become a single mother and she’s determined to prove that she can provide for her
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Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Ashlee Mallory returns readers to Salt Lake City, Utah and the lovable, close-knit family of the Sorsensens. In the final installment of the series, oldest Sorensen sibling, Daisy finally gets her happily-ever-after.

Daisy Sorensen is a single-mom of three kids. For the past two years, she has been pretty much taking care of the kids alone, since her ex-husband only likes to acknowledge he has kids when it’s convenient for him. Daisy is headstrong, stubborn, full of pride, and doesn’t like to ta
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Suzzie
May 31, 2017 Suzzie rated it it was amazing
Truly one of the best romance books I've read lately. Loved how both Daisy and Jack worked through their past hurts to find that love is enough. That due to past hurts you can be blind to the motivation of loved ones. This is a wonderful book that I highly recommend. I received this book in exchange for my honest review. I hope you enjoy the heart warming story of Jack and Daisy.
Ayekah
Jun 06, 2017 Ayekah rated it it was amazing
Daisy Sorenson gives the word stubborn a new meaning. Daisy and Jack, a winning combination!! There's a little something for everyone in this book and if you've been reading the series you get to catch up with the rest of the Sorensons.

Daisy, single Mom with 3 kids, stubborn as they come, refuses to ask for help and badly burned by her ex. The story opens with them piled in a tow truck headed to Paytons family's summer house on Lake Tahoe with Aunt Glenda in tow as well. Oh and it's pouring ra
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Sam (Clues and Reviews)
Jun 20, 2017 Sam (Clues and Reviews) rated it really liked it
When I find myself in reading slump, I always find myself drawn to a good ol’ fashioned romance. Her Surprise Engagement by Ashlee Mallory was just what I needed to lighten my load.

Single mom, Daisy, still struggling with her divorce and financial troubles from her prior marriage wants nothing but a stress-free family vacation at her sister in law’s vacation home. This is thrown for a loop when widowed, soon-to-be Governor Jack arrives with his daughter in tow. Thinking he has booked the vacati
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Cindy Hale
Jun 25, 2017 Cindy Hale rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, romance
When I heard about this book I knew I had to read it. I'd just gotten back from a trip to California and had stopped by Lake Tahoe to show my kids how beautiful and magical it was. So when I saw it was a romance set at Tahoe I was totally hooked. I related to this book on so many levels. First of all, the characters are from Utah which is where I live, and next, it's about a single mom with three kids. Until recently I was a single mom with four kids. I found this great guy who swept me off my f ...more
Isha Coleman
Jun 16, 2017 Isha Coleman rated it it was amazing
The kids are older. The parents are somewhat wiser and emotions run deeper. Her Surprise Engagement is about starting over when happily ever after doesn't work out as planned. The kids are precocious and the romance borders more on sweet than heat, but Ashlee Mallory uses that to her advantage. Not only do Daisy and Jack gain a second chance at love, but along the way they learn the true meaning of family.
Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

Two families, one vacation house, a mix up in communication on the availability of that house and one politically damaging situation equals the need for some fast thinking and a possible solution for two strangers. Daisy just wanted to get her three kids and her aunt to the vacation her sister-in-law had offered them at Lake Tahoe. A poor substitute for Disneyland, but then it’s just one more time that their father, her ex, had let them all down for his own selfish r
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Mommaleena
Jun 24, 2017 Mommaleena rated it really liked it
Her Surprise Engagement (Sorensen Family #4) by Ashlee Mallory
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Although this is the 4th book within the Sorensen Family series is the first one I've read (so far). I own book 1 and plan to go back to read it as well as the other books within the series to find out the little hidden details in each book as the story progresses. Her Surprise Engagement was a great story of putting your heart on the line a second time after it being crushed, one way or another. You just have more to thi
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Lucia
A sweet (with just a little heat - nothing explicit) fake engagement romance between two single parents.

Her Surprise Engagement is a sweet (with just a little heat - nothing explicit) fake engagement romance between two single parents. This is a fairly light-hearted read with just enough tension underlying throughout the book to keep things on edge and make you eager to find out how things play out. While this is book 4 in the series, it can be read as a standalone (I personally have only read b
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Linda Quick
May 30, 2017 Linda Quick rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! It's sweet and fun with lovable characters. Dixie is a single mom of three that was badly hurt by her ex-husband when he abruptly left her for a woman half his age. Dixie suddenly found herself without an education or skills and needing to support her children without dependable help from her ex-husband. So, she dug deep and started working hard to make it on her own - in the process developing a strong sense of pride and self sufficiency. However, she accepts use of a Tahoe vac ...more
Lori
Jun 14, 2017 Lori rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for Daisy to get her happy ever after since she first appeared in the first book in this series, Her Backup Boyfriend. And I have to say that Jack was perfect for her. Daisy is fiercely independent and wants to be successful on her own. She refuses help from others and sees it as pity. You have to admire a strong woman like that. One who is trying to take care of herself and be the example for her kids. She was such a remarkable character for me. I loved her and her strength. ...more
Teresa
Jun 06, 2017 Teresa rated it it was amazing
**I received a copy of Her Surprise Engagement from Entangled Publishing and Net Galley in exchange for a voluntary and honest review**

Her Surprise Engagement by Ashlee Mallory is the fourth book in the Sorensen Family series. I haven't read any of the previous books so I read this addition as a standalone without any problems. I really enjoyed the story and would give it 4.8 stars.

Daisy Sorensen is looking forward to a mini vacation with her three children in her sister-in-law Peyton's home at
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Becky
Jun 18, 2017 Becky rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, arc
A sweet fake-to-not romance story!

Though Daisy and Jack's "relationship" started out a bit heavy on the side of insta-lust, once the two of them really started to get to know each other? the whole story became pretty magic. Each of them brought out the best in each other, and together with their kids/dog also managed to make their incomplete families whole again. Such a fun, satisfying read, and a great ending to the Sorenson family series :)

Her Surprise Engagement could work as a standalone, if
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Lesley
Jun 10, 2017 Lesley rated it it was amazing
Lovely and Engaging Romance.
Daisy Sorensen has had to be strong to cope with her husband divorcing her for a much younger woman and leaving her with three young children, little money, no credit rating and a desire to never be dependent on anyone again. Daisy is a creative baker and dreams of opening her own bakery but obtaining a loan without assets and a good credit rating is almost impossible but accepting help from friends and family is something she's not prepared to do (she's stubborn to a
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Bette Hansen
Jun 13, 2017 Bette Hansen rated it it was amazing
Loved this one!! These characters were so good you couldn't help but get involved with each of them.
Daisy Sorensen is a single mom working hard to raise her kids and do something more than work for someone else. Jack Harrison is a widower raising his teen daughter on his own and soon to be named the next governor. Both are looking for a little down time and decide to take advantage of the mountain cabin their friends have offered. Much to their surprise they end up at the cabin at the same time.
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Yvonne
Jun 06, 2017 Yvonne rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book and Ms Mallory , a new author for me, has a new fan.
One of the main characters is Jack Harrison , a politician, currently LT .Governor and soon to be the governor of Utah. He’s a widower with a teenage daughter.
The other one is Daisy Sorensen , a single mom of three adorable kids. Daisy and Jack end up accidentally sharing the same vacation home.
Between the public image, the make believe engagement , a rambunctious dog, and 4 kids , the story is not only entertaining
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Kathy
Jun 02, 2017 Kathy rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017


Content: mild language, implied/closed door sex
Elizabeth Neal
**3.5 Stars**

Daisy, a divorced single mom of three, is on the way to Lake Tahoe, thanks to her new sister-in-law, Payton's, generous offer, with her kids and Aunt Glenda. Jenna, Natalie, and Paul were supposed to go to Disneyland with their father, Daisy's ex-husband, and had been looking forward to it for months. However, he decided taking a vacation with his new girlfriend was more important.

Jack, a widowed single father, decided a road trip, with his daughter and their five-month-old Lab, Ol
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Bec
Jun 23, 2017 Bec rated it really liked it

Daisy Sorensen was looking forward to the few days she was spending at Lake Tahoe with her three children and her aunt until Jack Harrison rocks up at the holiday house they're staying at and turns her life upside down. Being the soon-to-be Governor comes with a certain level of invasion to privacy moments, and when the paparazzi arrives believing they could have a possible juicy story on their hands, it seems Daisy has no choice but to go along with Jack's plan of changing their relationship st
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LJT
Jun 19, 2017 LJT rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

I typically prefer books that offer a little spice along with a well conceived romance. However, since the Bliss imprint from Entangled always offers a great story, I tend to overlook my need for more. Her Surprise Engagement by Ashlee Mallory, is a wonderful book, with well-developed characters and a plot that kept me engaged from start to finish. This is the fourth book from The Sorensen Family series, and it can be enjoyed as a standalone.

Daisy Sorensen is slowly getting her life to
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Floryie
Jun 20, 2017 Floryie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
I had just finished Her Backup Boyfriend when I came across the opportunity to review Her Surprise Engagement. So I of course jumped on the chance because I was intrigued by Daisy's character. She showed strength in it but I was in two minds about her. So I am happy the way her story turned out.

One thing I have to note is that the book cover doesn't seem to fit Daisy and Jack. Oh it is attractive but it doesn't go with their characters for me.

My perception of Daisy was different from how she is
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Char Sowers
Jun 25, 2017 Char Sowers rated it really liked it
Ashlee Mallory produces another sweet and engaging Sorensen Family romance with a fiery Heroine and a dashing Hero. Daisy's a single mother of three children suffering from a deadbeat husband and dead-end job. She's independent and hates asking for help. However she asks her sister-in-law, to loan her the use of her family's vacation house. Coincidentally, Jack asks Mrs. Vaughn permission to use her vacation house as well. He's assured it's free for his and his daughter's quiet vacation. Jack's ...more
Char Sowers
Jun 19, 2017 Char Sowers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ashlee Mallory produces another sweet and engaging Sorensen Family romance with a fiery Heroine and a dashing Hero. Daisy's a single mother of three children suffering from a deadbeat husband and dead-end job. She's independent and hates asking for help. However she asks her sister-in-law, to loan her the use of her family's vacation house. Coincidentally, Jack asks Mrs. Vaughn permission to use her vacation house as well. He's assured it's free for his and his daughter's quiet vacation. Jack's ...more
Sassy Southern
Jun 29, 2017 Sassy Southern rated it it was amazing
WOW!!!! I LOVED this book! I started reading it and was hooked from the very start and could not put it down. Her Surprise Engagement is the 4th book in the Sorensen Family Series, but it was able to be read as a standalone. This was the first book that I read in the series and I could tell that if I had read the other books before hand, I would have loved these characters even more than I already did.

This book gives Daisy a turn at her own story since her siblings have all gotten one of their
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Kristen Johnson
Jun 15, 2017 Kristen Johnson rated it really liked it
Her Surprise Engagement was a quick by sweet read, perfect for a summer afternoon binge read.

This book brings us the fake engagement turned real trope - with a few twists of its own making it an intriguing read.

Daisy Sorensen has had her bouts of bad luck, the latest of which has her pulling into her sister-in-laws vacation home in a tow truck. Trying to make the most of her vacation and bring some happiness to her children after they were disappointed by their father, Daisy has no idea what t
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Melena Torretta
Jun 26, 2017 Melena Torretta rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, netgalley-arcs
I am sad that the Sorensen Family series is likely ending with Her Surprise Engagement, but it is a fabulous way to wrap everything up!

I had been so excited when reading the previous book, The Playboy's Proposal (Benny and Henry's story), and there was mention of the delicious dessert chocoflan! One of my best friends makes it and I hadn't heard about it anywhere else.

When I saw that Daisy was dreaming of opening her own bakery, I knew that there would be more delicious baked goods mentioned and
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Ashlee Mallory is a USA Today Bestselling author of Romantic Comedy, Suspense, and Thrillers. A recovering attorney, she currently resides in Utah with her husband and two kids. She aspires to one day include running, hiking and traveling to exotic destinations in her list of things she enjoys, but currently settles for enjoying a good book and a glass of wine from the comfort of her couch.
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Other Books in the Series

The Sorensen Family (4 books)
  • Her Backup Boyfriend (The Sorensen Family, #1)
  • Her Accidental Husband (The Sorensen Family, #2)
  • The Playboy's Proposal (The Sorensen Family, #3)

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