About the Book
Book: Avoiding Marriage
Author: Karin Beery
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Release date: April 13, 2021
Two years ago, Jessica Miller made a mess of her already confusing life. Now, she’s back in Boyne Heights, and she’s determined to fix her reputation. She can’t seem to avoid the past that haunts her, but that’s the joy of small-town life—word spreads and people remember. Intent on her mission, however, she faces her past head-on, taking a job with her ex-boyfriend while avoiding her grandmother’s attempts to find her a new one.
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Guest Review from Donna Cline
What I think you should know:
Avoiding Marriage by Karin Beery is a contemporary fiction, clean romance novel. This book is a sequel to Practically Married. I highly recommend that you read the first book prior to starting this book as it contains a critical back story. This book picks up shortly after the ending of the first book and contains Jess as the lead.
What you might need to know:
Jess’s brother is dealing with addiction.
What I think about his book:
When I first read the synopsis I was so confused that Jess was going to be featured in this book and was quite shocked to see the direction that Beery took with the story! Jess admits in the first story that she was a Hot Mess, it is very interesting to see everything from her perspective. I enjoyed getting to know her and felt sorry for all that she had dealt with in her past. I hated how she felt she was responsible for her family’s actions. I enjoyed Carter and would have loved to have seen more of the story from his perspective. This was a fun story to read.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Celebrate Lit, this in no way influenced my review. All opinions are my own.
About the Author
Karin Beery grew up in a rural Michigan town, where she wrote her first novel in high school. Today, she writes contemporary stories with a healthy dose of romance. When she’s not writing fiction, she’s reading, editing, or teaching it. In her free time, she enjoys watching University of Michigan football and action-adventure movies with her husband and fur babies.
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I am so excited to go back to Boyne Heights!
**SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t read Practically Married, skip the following paragraph and go to the next!
When we Boyne Heights, Russ was in a hospital bed after a car accident with Ashley by his side, and they’d agreed to get really married, not just practically married. That was around Thanksgiving. Now it’s spring time. Russ and Ashley are enjoying the newly wed life, but they need help. Enter Jessica Miller.
Jess is exactly what Russ and Ashely need at the Russell farm, but nothing is ever as easy as it sounds. I mean, Jess thought she was going to marry Russ—now she’s working for him and his new wife? As if that’s not enough, Gran’s adjusting a little too well to life in the care home, meeting every single guy there to introduce to her favorite granddaughter, but Jess doesn’t have time. On top of the new job, it looks like her brother might be relapsing, and her wayward mother’s name keeps popping up in conversations.
I hadn’t planned on writing Jess’s story, I kept asking myself: what kind of woman did Russ date before he met Ashley? I knew the ex-girlfriend had to be smart, kind, motivated, yet hurting. It was so much fun to explore her story!
I hadn’t planned to go back to Boyne Heights, but I definitely enjoyed the trip. I hope you will too!
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