Sometimes you’ve got to fake it ‘til you make it…
Stephanie Fitzpatrick wanted out of the spotlight after her pro-golfer husband was caught on camera cheating. But when she returns to Michigan for a job interview and some much-needed R&R, a fib told by her well-meaning sister has her looking for a temporary fiancé, or she can kiss her new start good-bye.
Desperate to hide the truth, she goes to the one man who can help—her former best friend.
Miles Masterson is relieved to see the Checkerberry Inn beginning to thrive once more. Not only does it ease his mind about his grandmother’s financial future, but also about his decision to finally escape town. But then one all grown up and sexy as hell friend from the past shows up needing rescue. Now the temptation to change the "temporary" arrangement into something more is making it harder to think about leaving.
Each book in the Checkerberry Inn series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book one: Her Unexpected Detour
Book two: Her Unexpected Engagement
"Once I started this book I couldn't put it down! It is a fantastic read with an incredible storyline that makes you want to keep turning the page to find out the end." - Heather Bloggs
"The Checkerberry Inn is the perfect backdrop for romance; it's like a Hallmark movie with a touch of extra spiciness.Like a cup of warm cider with just a splash of bourbon." - Coffee& Wine Book Blog
"This was a great read about long time friends to lovers. I have always loved Kyra Jacobs writing style and this one was just a lovely as all the others." - Melanie, Goodreads review
"I absolutely loved this book...You can't help but fall in love with Miles. Great read!" - Liz Sergent, Goodreads review
"A delightfully sweet,and heartwarming romance." - Urvashi, NetGalley review
I finished this book with a smile on my face.
Her Unexpected Engagement was an enjoyable light-spirited romance read. The kind of book that gives you warm and fuzzy feelings all because of its sweet portrayal of second chance romance. I've never read anything by Kyra Jacobs prior to this... ...more
Kyra Jacobs takes us back to Michigan for the second book in her Checkerberry Inn series, bringing readers a romance between a couple who were once best-friends.
"She was exactly the kind of temptation he didn’t need."
Miles and Stephanie have a wonderful chemistry from the moment they're reacqu... ...more
Her Unexpected Engagement was a beautifully written and heartwarming read.
I really enjoyed Her Unexpected Engagement, the storyline was sweet, entertaining and my interest from start to end.
Miles and Stephanie were likable, relatable characters that I easily connected with. Loved watching... ...more
“Her Unexpected Engagement” is the second book in the Checkerberry Inn series by Kyra Jacobs. I read the first one and enjoyed it, so I was more than ready for this book. The Checkerberry Inn is the perfect backdrop for romance; it’s like a Hallmark movie with a touch of extra spiciness. Like a c... ...more
I don't think I could have picked a more perfect weekend read. After reading the first in the Checkerberry Inn series, I knew I'd snatch up any subsequent books and I wasn't disappointed with that call. This one revolves around the Checkerberry Inn and features Miles--the hunky CFO who nudged the... ...more
Stephanie's husband cheated on her and he did it on camera. His pro-golfer image was more important than his wife's career and he cost her everything she had. Stephanie's sister has arranged a job interview for Stephanie, something that definitely lifts her spirits. There's only one catch, Stepha... ...more
Stephanie Fitzpatrick's pro-golfer husband betrayed her in the spotlight, and the humiliation was crippling. She wanted nothing more that to stay out of the spotlight, but the media stay camped outside of her door. So basically, she became a hermit, until her sister's made her come home to Michig... ...more
Another great romance
Loved rooting for Stephanie and Miles. You know they are going to get it together but watching how it comes together is always fun. ...more
This is a novel about best friends and second chances.
Miles runs the family Inn alongside his grandmother and cousin. He feels "stuck" and is having itchy feet and wanderlust! He is all set for a job interview which will give him what he wants if he is offered the job.
Stephanie is disillusioned... ...more
Stephanie & Miles grew up together & didn't acknowledge anything but friendship existed between them. But when did those feelings change? "From the first time you came busting through the hedgerow between our yards, chasing after that silly pink Frisbee of yours."
Stephanie has just been... ...more
Stephanie has been hit hard by her husband cheating on her on national television. For the last 5 months, she has hidden in her house to avoid the press. When she does go out, she wears a disguise and often has panic attacks. Her sisters are pushing her to get on with her life and come home. When... ...more
This book was simply wonderful. It was really nice to return to the Checkerberry Inn and see Miles get his chance at love. He was one of my favorite characters in the previous book, so I was so happy he was this book's hero and he didn't disappoint. I loved him. I also really loved Steph. She was... ...more
Received this book from NetGalley for an honest review. I absolutely loved this book, having not read this author before I was pleasantly surprised. Stephanie who is trying to get past her cheating pro golfer ex-husband and reconnects with her best friend Miles. You can't help but fall in love wi... ...more
Fake romance mixed with a second chance at romance for these former childhood best friends in a small town
Her Unexpected Engagement takes on the theme of a fake romance mixed with a second chance at romance for these former childhood best friends in a small town. The book is fairly light-hearted... ...more
Steph comes back home to Michigan to regroup after she found out on national TV that her husband a pro-golfer, had been cheating with someone else’s wife. Her sister found her a perfect job offer. There’s just one MAJOR problem, her soon to be boss thinks she’s not only over her ex... ...more
I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This is the second in a series but you really don't have to had read the first book. It was an okay read for me. I just wanted to love the main guy character way more. He was just not my favorite. ...more
I was ready to check into the Inn by the end of this story!!
Stephanie was humiliated when her husband cheated on her on television and went into hiding for a bit. Now ready to move forward, she's headed home to Michigan for a job interview. Little does she know that her younger sister has told he... ...more
*3.5 Stars Rounded Up
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This was a cute story, with some enjoyable characters. Stephanie is a great heroine and I loved her feistiness and humor. She was a fantastic match to Miles, who is a little rough around the edges while he figures out w... ...more
Her Unexpected Engagement is a second chance, friends to lovers story and I loved it!
I haven't read any of Kyra Jacobs' books before this but I'm definitely going to read the first book in the series (Her Unexpected Detour).
Miles and Steph were best friends growing up until things changed at col... ...more
I love friends to lovers books! This is book 2 in the Checkerberry Inn series and I have not read book 1 and wasn't confused at all!
Stephanie had to watch her husband (a pro golfer) cheating on camera! She's now looking for a new start in life and returns to Michigan for a job interview. Her wond... ...more
"Her Unexpected Engagement" by Kyra Jacobs is Stephanie Fitzpatrick and Miles Masterson's story.
Stephanie and Miles were best friends growing up. Once Stephanie got engaged, married, and moved away they lost touch.
Miles stayed in Michigan to help turn around his grandmother's inn. Now, that's th... ...more
ARC Review: Her Unexpected Engagement (Checkerberry Inn) by Kyra Jacobs
I love stories that have a small town vibe to them. The sense of family, the beautiful surroundings all appeal to me because I live in more of the big city where things are more fast paced. Kyra Jacobs caught my attention even... ...more
Loved this! After Stephanie Fitzpatrick's marriage blows up in a very public spectacular fashion, she returns home to Michigan to hopefully restart her life with a new job. When a little fib blows up into something more Stephanie finds herself looking for a temporary fake fiance. Who better to he... ...more
I received an advanced copy of this book thanks to Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This book was a quick easy read. I thought the characters were a little underdeveloped but that could be because this book is the second in a series and I haven't read the first. A simple story tied up n... ...more
Kyra Jacobs gives us another sweet escape to the charming Checkerberry Inn. I laughed out loud at the unintentional comedy that happens when two good friends try to deny that they are more. I cheered them on when they finally got it right. This light-hearted story is a perfect read for chilly nig... ...more