Sweetheart Bride : Brides of Paradise

  • by Vicky Loebel
  • Narrated by Emily Beresford
  • Series: Brides of Paradise
  • 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Growing up on the tropical paradise of St. John, Ellie Green had three goals: study ecology, save the planet, and marry Ryan Andersen, the dreamy older boy who hung out at the Paradise Resort next door. Ten years later, Ellie's college plans are in ruins and the planet isn't saved, but she still has a chance to marry Ryan. All she has to do is help him bulldoze her childhood home and build an island-destroying casino.
Billionaire Ryan Andersen has it all: charisma, women, and a talent for starting new businesses. But Ryan's never managed to stick with any business - or woman - for long. When Ryan gambles his fortune on developing a world-class casino, he finds himself accidentally engaged to environmentalist Ellie Green. But convincing Ellie to go along with the project won't be a problem. As long as he doesn't lose his head and fall in love....

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Marriage of Convenience

Four years ago, Ellie Green left her home on the island of St. John to pursue an ecology degree at the University of Costa Rica. Spending those four years teaching tourists the joys of protecting the rain forest and reduce reuse recycling left her fulfilled, but after a dishonest professor stole her funds she's left without a degree or tuition. Ellie returns home to St. John only to find her childhood home near ruin and her childhood crush Ryan Andersen ready to bulldoze the property to build a massive casino.

The casino project is Ryan's last effort to regain control of his finances and more importantly, earn his father and uncle's respect. He's determined to do just about anything to accomplish both dreams. Ryan hasn't seen Ellie since she was a spunky little girl, and he's surprised to see she's grown up to be gorgeous and sweet. When they're forced to pretend to be engaged, neither seems to mind.

I really enjoyed this sweet romance, it was a nice tropical escape. The characters are fleshed out well, Ryan is vulnerable and charming, while Ellie is fun and endearing. Ellie's Gran is a crackup and I can just picture her striking a disco pose! I loved the ploy the author used to keep Ryan and Ellie close by each other in the beginning. I did wonder why a security conscious family like the Andersens with so many bodyguards would invite a known kidnapper to all the family events, but it didn't detract from the story.

The narrator was great, her pace, tone, and pitch were perfect. She gave each character a distinct speaking voice. I was provided a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. I'll be keeping an eye out for more by this author and narrator!
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- Heath "Devourer of fantasy and romance, lover of all things fiction. I can be reached at castawaycreations at gmail dot com about reviews."

Great Addition to the Brides of Paradise Series

This is a great book! It was interesting and kept me hooked all the way to the conclusion. The characters are well developed and very likable. I love romantic comedies and this one was great!

The narrator did an outstanding job bringing the story to life. Her voices were perfect and easy to tell who was talking. Great intonation.

There are no cliffhangers and it does conclude with a HEA. It is part of a series but you could read as a stand alone. I loved her first book and this one is just as good.

This is a very talented author and I'm looking forward to her next book.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."
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- Adriana B "Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. - Plato"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-07-2017
  • Publisher: Pentachronistic Press