Better Together (One Fond Embrace #1) Crista McHugh

Better Together
Crista McHugh
(One Fond Embrace, #1)
Publication date: August 20th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Hawaiian rancher Alex Kahale needs a temporary wife to close a deal that’s vital to the welfare of his herd. Thankfully, he’s already married to a woman stole his heart in less than a week, even if that same wife filed for divorce a few days after they said their “I dos”.

Rising country music star Britney Moore had a wild fling with a cowboy in Las Vegas a year ago which ended in a drunken drive-through marriage. Once she returned to Nashville, she filed for divorce to save her squeaky clean image. Besides, spontaneous marriages never last, and she knows better than to risk her heart on Alex. But no matter how many requests she sends him, he refuses to sign the papers. Then he sends her an intriguing offer. Come to his ranch on Kauai and pretend to be his wife for two weeks for business purposes, and he’ll sign the papers.

As much as Britney tries to resist his charm, Alex manages to tear down her defenses one by one until she falls for him all over again. But when the press finds out about her secret husband, will their revived romance be killed by the tabloids?

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I want to start by sending a huge thank you for Crista for taking me back home!

Just as an FYI I lived on Oahu for nearly 5 years and this book, brought it all back to me, in a way that nothing else had done so in a while.

Though, I actually have never been to Kauai, I was lucky to visit the Big Island and Maui too… But I can tell you that all the descriptives in the book regarding the island, the people and the whole atmosphere in general was so real!

Honestly, it made me want to go back again!

But back to the book and story, I have really enjoyed Better Together very much!  I really liked Alex and Britney very much, and I loved their back story and how they met.

Both of them are truly wonderful characters and have difficult pasts.  I am not sure which one is the worst, but I feel that this is what made them great… their humanity and wanting a better future.

This is something all of us can relate to quite easily.

I thought Better Together was truly well written, emotional, funny, sometimes sad and overall truly outstanding!  I read it all in one go and could not put it down.

This is book 1 of a series, so I am guessing the other books are about Alex’s other friends that we meet in this book. They seem like a really entertaining bunch so I would expect their story line to be as wonderful and I am hoping we get to see Alex in those books as well!

If you have never been to Hawaii, then this is a good way to get a good feel of the place, trust me as an ex-resident I promise you it is a true description and the book was a lovely romance that ticks all the right boxes.

I am going to very highly recommend it, and I cannot wait for the other books to come so that I get to go back to my old home!

I really hope that you love it as much as I did!


Author Bio:

Crista McHugh is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING author of fantasy and romance with heroines who are smart, sexy, and anything but ordinary. She also writes fantasy with a little less kissing and bit more action (outside the bedroom) as C. A. McHugh.

Growing up in small town Alabama, Crista relied on story-telling as a natural way for her to pass the time and keep her two younger sisters entertained.

She currently lives in the Audi-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children, maintaining her alter ego of mild-mannered physician by day while she continues to pursue writing on nights and weekends.

Just for laughs, here are some of the jobs she’s had in the past to pay the bills: barista, bartender, sommelier, stagehand, actress, morgue attendant, and autopsy assistant.

And she’s also a recovering LARPer. (She blames it on her crazy college days)

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