Published by Self-Published on April 10th 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
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When Valerie Stephens made the resolution to say yes to new adventures, she never thought she’d end up in the tiny town of Shambles, fake engaged to one of Ireland’s top rugby players. But there’s a first time for everything.
They say bad things happen in threes.
After my boyfriend broke off our engagement, I lost my apartment, and was laid off from my job, I can definitely attest to that.
They also say life is what happens when you say yes to new adventures.
So when my two sisters invited me to ring in the new year in Ireland, I decided to throw all caution to the wind and go for it. I was going to let “saying yes” be my new resolution.
Little did I know I’d spend New Year’s Eve having a hot and dirty one-night stand with Padraig McCarthy, one hell of a sexy Irishman. I also didn’t know that the brooding and intense sex god was one of Ireland’s top rugby players.
A rugby player with a proposition for me:
Come with him to his tiny hometown of Shambles and pretend to be his fiancé for a few days, just so that his ailing father can have some peace of mind.
It sounded simple enough.
It was anything but.
Not when a town gets up in your business, not when the media hunts you down, not when your past comes back in the picture, not when there are real hearts and feelings at stake.
Not when there are secrets that could break you.
They say life is what happens when you say yes to new adventures.
This is my life in Shambles.
I thought this would be just your typical ” heartbroken woman takes a trip and finds the perfect rebound and uses him to make the ex jealous” kind of book BUT My Life In Shambles isn’t like that at all.
What I loved about this book was the heroine – Valerie Stephens. Her life literally imploded within a one weeks time and instead of wallowing in self-pity she agrees to be a part of her sisters’ shenanigans and take a chance. Her strength knew no bounds. Padraig didn’t stand a chance once he gave her the time of day. Everyone thought Padraig had it all but his life too was in shambles.
At first, I imagined Val just needed something or someone to keep her mind off her troubles but man was I completely wrong. Their connection was instantaneous. It wasn’t just the chemistry and passion that I loved about them. Both were carrying so much baggage and they drew strength in each other.
I felt like the ending was cut a little short, as if I needed another Epilogue but I enjoyed it nonetheless. This book will make you stop and think – that perhaps there is, in fact, one person really out there that was meant for you. If you’re in search for an amazing fated romance then this book read this book!