Title: Boomerang Bride
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Fiona Lowe
Publisher: Carina Press, 2012
Source: Free for review from Amazon Vine Program
Description from amazon.com:
Matilda Geoffrey had risked it all for love.
She’d left Australia to be with Barry—the man who had swept her off her virtual feet. Now, wearing a wedding dress, she’s alone on Main Street in small-town Wisconsin, and things aren’t working out exactly as planned….
In town for his annual family visit, Marc Olsen had never seen a bride quite like Matilda—staring into a storefront window, holding a tottering wedding cake and looking desperately in need of a groom. He doesn’t have many warm feelings for his hometown, but meeting Matilda just as she discovers she’s been scammed by her online “fiancé” stirs something in him.
Matilda is not the kind of woman Marc imagined himself with, and Marc is anything but the romantic hero that Matilda has always dreamed of. But as unlikely circumstances throw them together, can they let go of their misconceptions and risk their hearts for love?
It is hard not to imagine that Tildy and Marc were fated to be together. From the beginning it was one coincidence after another and Marc’s reluctant Good Samaritan that seemed to seal their fate. The interplay of Aussie foreigner and Cosmopolitan sophisticate thrown together in small town America was very well done.
This was light, fun and funny at times. The characters stayed true to their personalities and were well developed over the arc of the story. The side story and side characters were also very realistically portrayed. If perhaps it felt a bit too convenient for Tildy to acclimate to the small town, well, that can be overlooked for the sake of a good story. And a BIG plus, the cover picture looks like the heroine!
(Winner of Romance Writers of America’s 2012 Rita Award for Best Contemporary Single Title Romance)