Monday, April 15, 2019

My Not So Wicked Ex-Fiancé (My Not So Wicked Series Book 2) by Jennifer Peel

He rocked her world. She wrecked his. Now their worlds are colliding again. 

Expensive schools and etiquette classes never prepared Shelby Duchane for Ryder Prescott. He taught her more about life in his hay field classroom beneath a blanket of stars than anyone. Under that Georgia sky, she pledged forever to the farm boy with soul-melting chocolate brown eyes, even though it meant forfeiting her large inheritance. She couldn’t wait to clip coupons and buy clothes off the sales rack until death do they part. But then she receives some photos of her intended with someone she had not intended. Brokenhearted, Shelby flees her hometown for Colorado without bothering to say goodbye to her cheating ex-fiancé.

A year later and wiser, Shelby’s doing her best to move on while running her boutique in Carrington Cove, when Ryder shows up and challenges all she thought she knew. Perhaps he wasn’t the wicked ex-fiancé she believed him to be after all. But will Ryder be able to swallow his pride enough to see why she was so persuaded? Will he realize before it’s too late that the only way to heal his own broken heart is to mend Shelby’s? 

Oh. My. Lan. Ta. Somewhere between Shelby's southern charm and Ryder's brooding masculinity, all my senses came alive. I was right there in the thick of it with Shelby; tormented, confused, sorry, desperate, determined, happy. My eyes saw Ryder (amen!), my ears heard Bobby Jay's support and confidence, my nose smelled those mouthwatering southern biscuits, and my heart twittered, pinged and pounded. It was SO, SO good.  

We first meet Shelby in My Not So Wicked Stepbrother.  She is a big part of the story but she isn't someone I was rooting for in that book.  I love that I had this chance to know her better and to love her.  She is a vibrant character who came across so clearly to me as a reader.  Her attraction to Ryder is palpable.  Yumma.  The intensity between Shelby and Ryder grows on every page.  

I also loved that the main characters in the previous book (Emma and Sawyer) were featured in this book as well.  It felt so good to have their familiar vibe threaded through Shelby's story.

 Thank you, Jennifer Peel, for another fantastic, romantic escape. I could live in your books forever.  

Oh, and one more thing.  I absolutely LOVE this cover.  The blue against the black and the sparkle!!  I just love it.  This book is available on Kindle Unlimited if you have that.

Content:  kissing, mild swearing

- I received a complimentary copy of this book.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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