Note from the Author
Greetings everyone! I hope you’re settling into the new year. It’s a great time of expectation, hope and looking forward to the surprises and adventures 2018 will bring. I’m excited about the release of my newest Harlequin Heartwarming book, His One and Only Bride. If ever there was a story about fresh starts, this is it.
Zoe and Mitch, high school sweethearts who married young, were at a crossroads when Mitch disappeared while on assignment. Presumed dead, Zoe resigned herself to starting over. Until Mitch returns home, injured, and Zoe drops her own bombshell, he has a son. Let’s just say these two must decide if the marriage they remember is worth saving. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy Mitch and Zoe’s journey as they discover what is really important in life.
His One and Only Bride by Tara Randel
He never thought he'd see her again!After being reported missing, presumed dead, globe-hopping photojournalist Mitch Simmons never thought he'd see his estranged wife, Zoe, again. Yet here he is back in their coastal Florida town, where Zoe is mayor. Turns out she isn't the only one he left behind. Discovering he has a baby son awakens thrilling new emotions in Mitch. And there are his still-powerful feelings for the high school sweetheart he vowed to love and honor forever. Thankfully, they'll have the chance to find the love that was always there...
Mitch had been pronounced dead over a year ago, finally Zoe listened to her friends and accepted a date with Tim, a very handsome, eligible firefighter. She had experienced a trauma in her teen years that, along with being the parent, had cause her to be very protective and strong-willed.
After having several miscarriages, her marriage had become very stressed and "heated" with arguments. That is the last memory she had of Mitch when he left on assignment. Little did she know how much her life would change over the next year.
As acting Mayor, she was performing the marriage of one of her best friends when duringthe reception she received shocking news, Mitch is alive and in town. He was injured badly and had partial amnesia but was very much alive! How can she possibly deal with this? The divorce papers she had drawn up when her husband left sat at home unsigned in her drawer.
Mitch knew his arrival would be a shock. He had spent months in the hospital in a coma then in rehabilitation. He had eventually remembered parts of his former life with Zoe. How can he compete for her love as a cripple?
Mitch soon discovered there was more than the issues with his wife to fight a\nd keep his marriage together.
This is a very predictable story but very well-written in a smooth, flowing manor. The characters are easily connected with and the scenes easily visualized.
There were a few twists.
The Title and Cover were an okay "fit".
This earns a Four Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no request for a positive review. This is my honest review.
I really enjoyed reading this book. It has suspense, romance and a lot of other fun happenings.
The characters are well-developed and I enjoyed learning about each one of them.
The setting is good and everything flowed well from chapter to chapter.
The title is perfect for the story.
I would highly recommend this book to other readers.
I give this book a literary rating of 5/5
written by vickie
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About the Author
USA Today Bestselling Author Tara Randel has enjoyed a lifelong love of books, especially romance and mystery genres, so it didn't come as a surprise when she began writing with the dream of becoming published. Family values, mystery and, of course, love and romance are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. Tara lives on the West Coast of Florida, where gorgeous sunsets inspire the creation of heartwarming stories, filled with love, laughter and the occasional mystery.Website│Goodreads│Facebook│Twitter
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