The Bride Next Door by Winnie Griggs
Publisher: Love Inspired
Series: Texas Grooms(Book 2)
Goodreads Summery: Love Thy Neighbor? After years of wandering, Daisy Johnson hopes to settle in Turnabout, Texas, open a restaurant, perhaps find a husband. Of course, she envisioned a man who actually likes her. Not someone who offers a marriage of convenience to avoid scandal.
Turnabout is just a temporary stop for newspaper reporter Everett Fulton. Thanks to one pesky connecting door and a local gossip, he’s suddenly married, but his dreams of leaving haven changed. What Daisy wants home, family, tenderness he can’t provide. Yet big-city plans are starting to pale beside small-town warmth.
Daisy has wanted to have a place of her own for a long time and when her father wins a building in a card game she is excited to begin her new life. What she did not expect was to have a grouchy neighbor who due to a innocent scandal becomes her husband. Everett only plans to stay in town long enough to let the problems from his past settle. When Daisy sweeps in and intrudes on his quite life he is not sure what to do. Then he finds himself married to her. Can they find love in this untraditional marriage?
This book was okay. It was a quick read and the story was interesting.
What I liked: I liked both Daisy and Everett. I also thought the plot was fun.
What I did not like: The romance was so so. They disliked each other quite a bit at first and then they where married and it just seemed like the story was missing something in this area. I don’t want to give the ending away but it felt kind of fast and it would have been nice for it to have had a little more explanation of how Everett came to his decision.
Over all I liked the book but it could have used a little more plot development at the end. It’s a quick read and perfect for a car ride or vacation. This is the 2nd book in the series but can easily be read as a stand alone.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.