By: Samanthe Beck
My Copy: Netgalley.com
The BookWhisperer's Rating:
He needs the kind of rescue only she can provide…
Glass artist Savannah Smith expected a marriage proposal for Thanksgiving—just not from her strong, silent, super-hot neighbor. But when misplaced mail and a wayward can of paint lands them in a compromising position right as her family arrives for dinner, they assume he’s “The One” she’s been talking about.
Then his family shows up.
Fate dealt a crippling blow to paramedic Beau Montgomery’s heart, and he isn’t about to put it at risk again. Except, with his mother crying tears of joy over his surprise engagement to the sexy little blonde next door, he can’t bring himself to ruin her “Christmas miracle.”
Somewhere between the paint can to the head and the chaotic family trip to the ER, Beau manages to talk Savannah into being his fake fiancée long enough to survive the holidays.
If, of course, they don’t fall in love first…
Yes, we have read a ton of books that are about fake engagement deals being made under pressure to either appease family or friends or to get back at an ex. And Emergency Engagement is a fake fiancée deal to appease Beau’s family but I found Samanthe’s take on it fun and fresh. She has built two characters that are so opposite that they are uniquely right for each other. Savannah, an artist who longs for love so deeply that she can see it in the worst possible suitors. Beau is a paramedic who wants nothing to do with love but is the best candidate that Savannah will ever run across.
Beau and Savannah are characters that I found myself really liking and hoping that the stars would aligned just right so that everything would be glorious in regards to their relationship, even if it was fake. But what made it all so beautiful was the fact that while playing out their fake engagement, Beau and Savannah learned a lot about each other and themselves. This helped the start of their friendship and eventually said friendship grew.
But it really wasn’t as easy as it seemed. There is sadness lurking around handsome Beau and throughout this book he fights with his inner demons and this effects the budding relationship that Savannah and Beau are building (fake and non-fake.)
Samanthe also set up an interesting character Hunter in this book and I hope that his story is next.