My rating: 4 of 5 stars
After years of dreaming, Jessica is finally getting married, but the marriage isn't exactly what she thought.
Daniel is her best friend, and she's known him all her life, but he's never gotten over losing his wife two years ago. His dream is to become the pastor of the church in their hometown, but the small-town congregation keeps balking over calling an unmarried minister. Since Daniel needs a wife and Jessica wants a husband and family, she proposes an arrangement that benefits both of them.
They can get married. They can build a life together. They can celebrate Christmas as a couple. It's fine that he doesn't love her. And it's fine that she's not exactly suited to be a small-town pastor's wife. And it's fine that she's more attracted to her sexy, brooding husband every day.
Jessica can be practical about this marriage. She knows what she's getting into, after all...
This book includes fully-developed sex scenes between a husband and wife.
3.5 star read!!
Heart felt, warm and spiritual!
This was a beautiful Friends to Lovers story with a non-conventional marriage twist..
Daniel was a Pastor and recent young widow. He hasn't been able to get over his tragic sudden loss, but won't let that get in his way of doing his job and being there for others.
Jessica was focused on her career and didn't give much thought to marriage since the only person she would have considered perfect was already taken. An unfortunate event brought her closer to her Best Friend and she's done everything possible to be supportive and understanding
Daniel & Jessica come to an agreement and marry for the convenience of it. She wants a family which he could provide and He needs to be a family man if he wants to be respected further in his congregation and it doesn't hurt that their best friends already and have a history of memories and do Love each other, but just not in that way or so they thought!
The story was pretty steamy and a bit angsty at parts when Daniela or Jessica would pull away due to the uncertainty of their feelings.. The Holidays and some Life altering events brought to light what should have been from the first.. They truly were meant to be together!
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