Title: The Substitute Bride
Author: Kathleen O'Brien
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 153 Pages
Once upon a time, Marly Akers had believed that, for better or worse, people made their own luck…
Marly wonders how she could ever have believed it. Jilted and pregnant, she’s come back to Marietta with her tail between her legs, the blow to her ego huge as she begins working at her family’s small newspaper, the Copper Mountain Courier, and sharing a tiny apartment with her disapproving mom. Things can’t get any worse. Or maybe they can. Drake Everett, who secretly captured her teenaged heart and then publicly trampled on it, decides to make her re-acquaintance. Though Drake isn’t the sharp, funny, cocky, arrogant rich boy of yore. These days he seems sharp, funny… and supportive and decent, and Marly realizes she could fall for him all over again… if she listens to her heart. But what about her reporter’s head, which has sniffed out a story that paints Drake as the sweet talker she’s always known…?
I enjoyed this one. I especially enjoyed the family dynamics and the realness there. It's a nice quick read, that had me flipping the pages. I did feel that there wasn't enough cohesiveness in the relationship aspect. It flips around really quickly and that really irritated me.
This is a good one if you're just looking for something quick and light to escape but aren't really looking to get sucked into a story and fall in love with the characters.