Friday 24 August 2018


In Jennifer Shirk’s newest installment in her Accidentally Yours series, town widower Wade Roberts is being bombarded by Cape Harmony's matchmaking mamas. His only way to stop them: pretend to be in a relationship with his sister's best friend, Arden Pearson. But when what started as an act begins to shift into something more, it might take a village to convince Wade that Arden’s his perfect match.

Catch Him If You Can
Accidentally Yours #2
By Jennifer Shirk
Releasing August 13th, 2018
Entangled Publishing

Veterinarian Wade Roberts is done with love. But try convincing the elderly folk of Cape Harmony who are determined to play matchmaker. Now the young single women in town are bombarding him with baked goods and love notes, and being “taken” is the only way to stop the meddling grannies—which is why he needs a fake fiancée. Fast.
Arden Pearson loves planning weddings. Other people's weddings, that is. After her own engagement ended in disaster, she prefers to live vicariously through her work. But when she needs to persuade a big client that she’s capable of planning the celebrity wedding of the year, she’s willing to go as far as pretending to be engaged herself to her best friend’s older brother.
Soon their ruse has everyone in town believing they make the perfect couple—including Arden. She’s always been nothing more than a kid sister to Wade, and it might take a village to convince him otherwise...

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In Catch Him If You Can (Accidentally Yours #2) by Jennifer Shirk, in order to save her business as a wedding planner, Arden Pearson needs a fiancé quick. Luckily, there's someone that needs her just as much to stop the women of their small town from matchmaking. When Wade agrees to be her fake fiancé, Arden soon finds herself in trouble since falling in love was not part of their deal. Will Wade ever come to feel for Arden the way she feels for him or is their relationship never ever going to be more than fake?

What an absolutely entertaining, fast-paced, marvellous read Ms. Shirk has delivered in this second book of her Accidentally Yours series where the main characters were compelling; the dialogue was a wonderful combination of intense moments due to the main characters back stories and playful banter that had me loving these two together; and the obstacles these two faced to be together had me reading quickly, determined to discover whether they'd be able to overcome them since Wade has already had a great love and Arden is his second chance. Will he be able to let go of his past to be with Arden?

With the characters, I loved both the main and secondary ones because everyone wants Wade to find happiness again and isn't afraid to matchmake for him. Really, the matchmaking efforts of the secondary characters are amusing, especially with the way this story starts and I could understand why Wade would do anything to put a stop to everyone's efforts, even if he has to resort to a fake relationship with his sister's best friend. While the heroine, she's been through tough times when it comes to her career and I could understand why she's desperate for Wade's help. Will Arden and Wade be able to pull their fake relationship off? 

As for Arden, she's resilient, courageous, hard-working and I liked the endearments she and Will called each other. I also liked the close friendships she has with Wade's sister and their other friend Elena, especially when things happen and they need each other. While Wade, I couldn't help but sympathize with him because of things that happened in his past that make him afraid of giving happy ever after another chance. How does he know that he won't lose someone else he loves? However, I liked that he was willing to help Arden in her time of need. Really, he's a good guy that would do anything for those he cares for. 

Overall, Ms. Shirk has delivered a fantastic read in this book where the chemistry between Arden and Wade was powerful; the romance was on the sweet side; and the ending had me loving how Wade makes things right between the pair. Deals are made to be broken and struck again to be bigger and better. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up perfectly, as these two are definitely meant to be. I would recommend Catch Him If You Can by Jennifer Shirk, if you enjoy the sister's best friend trope, the fake relationship trope, or books by authors Sonya Weiss, Victoria James, Tara Sheets and Coleen Kwan. 

Copyright© 2018 Catch Him If You Can
Jennifer Shirk

Wade stood in line at the Drip N Sip, about seven people back, mentally warming up to let good old matchmaking Judy Tavish have an earful. What a friggin’ exhausting morning he’d had at work on Saturday, combating the flirting, the date requests, and the come-ons. Becky was right. His office had served more like a singles bar than a veterinary clinic. Well, no more. He was done with that, but mostly he was done with the meddling gray-haired coffee barista, looking over at him now and shooting him that wide, cheery-assed smile of hers.
“Oh, hello, Wade!” Judy waved, all sunny and good-natured, which ironically had the direct opposite effect on his already foul mood. He gritted his teeth and didn’t wave back.
“And what animal peed on your parade?” a feminine voice asked beside him.
He glanced to his right. Arden Pearson stood next to him with arms folded and an amused grin on her glistening pink-glossed lips. Arden was his sister’s best friend and all-around town sass-mouth—at least to him. He’d known her since high school when she had braces and blond hair down to her butt. Her mouth was still as sassy—maybe more so—but the braces were gone and her straight hair was cut shoulder length in a mature, professional style now. He’d always thought she was a cute girl back then, but as an adult, she was pretty damn stunning—when she wasn’t ribbing him. She had moved back to Cape Harmony about five years ago to open up her wedding planning business. Wade rarely ran into her in town unless she was with Kinsley, which made this day all the more agitating.
He turned away. “Right now, I’d actually welcome being peed on,” he muttered.
She made a tsk tsk sound. “Wow, you are having a bad day. Well, join the club.”
“Join the club?” Wade turned back to her and blinked. Damn, she had the prettiest eyes. The most unique kind of blue he’d ever seen. He immediately looked away. “Are you being bombarded at work and at home by hordes of single marriage-minded women?”
 “Well, no— Wait.” She laughed. “Hold on. Are you?”
Yes. And it’s all Judy Tavish’s fault,” he said, jerking his thumb in Judy’s direction. “She’s taken it upon herself to become my own personal walking, talking Tinder account.”
“Hmm…” Arden’s delicate brows drew together. “So, does this mean you want to book me ahead of schedule for a discount, or do you want to wait until the actual wedding proposal?” she said with a chuckle.
 “I knew you wouldn’t see the seriousness in the situation.”
“You’re right. I don’t.” She shrugged. “I mean, so what if Judy thought you should get out and have some fun and gave your number to a few nice women. Oh, boo-hoo.”
He looked her dead in the eye. “Twenty-six women, Arden. Twenty-six. Not including the crowd that showed up at the clinic on Saturday with their fake sick pets. And did you know that when I got home from work there were brownies and half a baked chicken left on my doorstep.”
Arden whistled. “Damn. Remind me to use Judy when I’m looking for a date. Or need a snack.”

Jennifer Shirk is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of sweet (and sometimes even funny) romances for Montlake Romance and Entangled Publishing. Her novel, FIANCE BY FATE—a 2015 Readers' Crown Finalist—became an Amazon #1 best seller for Series Romance. And recently, Wrong Brother, Right Match, WON the Sweet Traditional category of the 2017 Golden Quill Contest and became a #1 Amazon bestseller for Holiday Romance.

She resides in a beach resort in NJ, so when she's not writing or working on her tan, she's taking care of her most treasured possessions: her husband, daughter and puppy (Sox).

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