13 July 2020

Her Surprise Engagement | Book Review + Giveaway


A football star and a single mom…

Teach each other to trust again.

To impress the executives buying her app, Nichole Moore enlists the help of old friend and pro quarterback Chase Jacobs. A pretend marriage is the perfect ruse: Chase’s celebrity status will impress the executives, while likable, hardworking Nichole could fix his fading career. But as their fake relationship plays out under the glare of the public eye, Nichole realizes her feelings might be the real deal…

Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming
Release Date: July 7, 2020



I love romances that involve sports, but definitely do not read enough of them. Add in a fake relationship, and Cari Lynn Webb’s new Her Surprise Engagement sounded too perfect for me to skip.

For the sake of her app, Nichole Moore could use some help from friend and football star Chase Jacobs. Considering his fading career, Chase could benefit from an arrangement with Nichole, too. They navigate their challenges together under the guise of a fake marriage—and realize that there may be more benefits to the arrangement than they initially anticipated.

Her Surprise Engagement is just such a delight to read. A sports romance with a fake relationship and friends-to-more… It all works so well together, especially with Nichole and Chase as the lovable couple at the center of it. Their personalities may be opposite in several ways, but their chemistry is undeniable. I easily enjoyed this romance.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She's been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent's 70 year marriage and her parent's marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn't always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers.


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  1. I enjoy reading this trope and have read three other romances with the relationship of convenience--two adult and one YA.

  2. looks interesting

  3. I really liked the description of the book and I'm looking forward to reading it.

  4. Sounds like a good read.

  5. Thanks for your kind words, Hallie! I really appreciate it. Hope you and your family are staying healthy and safe! Happy Reading!