Shelby Williams has never had a boyfriend worthy of her parents’ approval. The ones she dated were either not rich enough, not well bred enough, or just not good enough. Her luck changes when she meets Tommy Edwards. With an IQ of about a billion, a sexy smile, and a personality as sweet as the treats he bakes, he’s a guy even her parents will have to accept.
Between the pressure of graduate school and a needy ex-girlfriend, Tommy Edwards has had enough stress to last a lifetime. But when he meets Shelby, his plans to stay unattached go up in smoke. Shelby makes him laugh, and the passion she stirs in him is hotter than an oven. She’s the only girl he’s ever met who likes him for who he is rather than just for his intelligence.
When Shelby’s parents take a shine to Tommy, she blurts out that they are engaged, even though they’ve only been dating for three weeks. Tommy is furious, but before she can set everyone straight, both families go into full-blown nuptial mode, including hiring a wedding planner and shopping for a dress. Tommy and Shelby need to figure out how to tell their families the engagement was fake without ruining what’s real.
This was a sweet and memorable book. I have to admit, it took a little time for me to get into it, but once I did, I zipped right through it needing to know what would happen next. Shelby and Tommy were perfect for each other, but it seemed every time things were going great, something would happen to almost pull them apart. I was so happy they got a happily ever after because for a while I thought maybe it wouldn’t happen with all of the lies and misunderstandings.
I enjoyed the author’s writing and the characters she created. Along with the romance, there is family drama and close friendships that keep this story moving along nicely. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves romance or women’s fiction.