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Bride by Mistake [Kindle Edition]

Marilyn Shank
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)

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Book Description

If Meg O’Malley could play pretend fiancée to any man on the planet, there’s no question she’d choose Zach Addison. She had a huge crush on him back in high school, though he barely noticed her. To this day, she still compares every man she dates to him. So how could she refuse when her identical twin, Liza, asks Meg to take her place in a fake engagement to Zach (even if Meg is already practically engaged to someone else)?

Zach only “proposed” to his friend Liza in order to please his ailing grandmother during her final days. In reality, his heart is still healing from a nasty divorce. But the longer he pretends at romance, the more he finds himself really falling in love. The problem is, Zach doesn’t know he’s actually head over heels for Meg. And having been burned by a bride once before (his ex said she loved him but really just loved his money), Zach may commit to permanent bachelorhood when he learns he’s been duped again.

Sweet and heartfelt, Bride by Mistake is a smart, romantic comedy that finds out whether two wrongs can make a right.

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About the Author

Though she was born in Chicago, Illinois, Marilyn Shank has lived in Independence, Missouri since she was a young girl. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and speaks German fluently. Before succumbing to her passion for writing, Marilyn worked as a legal secretary, an office manager, and was the founder and owner of Word Power, a small editing-services business. Marilyn is the author of several romance novels and also teaches writing workshops in public schools and libraries. When she’s not writing, Marilyn enjoys reading, amateur radio operation, and traveling the world with her husband.

Product Details

  • File Size: 547 KB
  • Print Length: 174 pages
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance (January 8, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008RBT5DW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,288 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too many words for too little plot February 16, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I felt the idea behind the plot was fun, but the execution was poor. Both characters spend too much time stewing and take too long to move forward. The story and internal monologue was repetitive and I didn't find the characters to be very believable.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ending March 6, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The whole story was interesting but then the end was plain and quick. Like the author wanted hurry up and end the book.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Comedy Romance!!! February 13, 2013
I recently received a request from author Marilyn Shank to review her new book, Bride by Mistake, which was released January 8th, 2013. As you all know, I am all about covers and needless to say, I fell in love with the cover after looking it up. Something about the cover screamed shabby and chic so a took on the request for the review and I'm very glad I did!

Bride by Mistake has to be one of the cutest comedy-romance books I have read in a long time. My only complaint is that there isn't a movie in the making!

...Think something along the lines of Wedding Planner, How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days, or one of the other awesome chick flicks out there.

Just when you think Meg is about to give in, Liza finds some way to hold her out for one more day. Meanwhile, Meg is falling in love with her high school crush who practically failed to realized she even existed back then. But, what happens when he finds out the truth about the girl he fell in love. What happens he realized he has been betrayed by not only his best friend, but the woman he thought he fell in love with. Well, I won't spoil the party but - be prepared- this one is a tear jerker!

Bride by Mistake was not only charming and witty, but also a great comical romance that will leave you wanting more! Luckily, when author Marilyn Shank sent me Bride by Mistake she also sent Daddy With a Deadline to review and now I will be able to read more of her awesome work shortly.

All and all, if you are looking for a great comical romance that is rather short, but yet long enough to enjoy, consider Bride by Mistake by Marilyn Shank.You will be glad you did!

You can read my entire review on my book blog, Stephanie's Book Shelf at:
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring and unbelievable February 6, 2014
By Jen
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
First, there is no way he is going to forgive her her in less than 24 hours for all the lies. It took over a year for his ex-wife.

How do you like to read a book when it is nothing but lies. How do you fall in love with some one based on lies.

I hated Liz for all her lies and hated meg because I found her so stupid and a cheater. I can't get past all the lies, found the story stupid not romantic at all.
The book was a waste of money and a waste of time.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but short July 17, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I read this on loan from Amazon and it was light and entertaining, just as I was hoping. However, if you are paying for it you should know it's much more of a novella than a full length novel.

It's a nice romantic comedy, very little steam.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Younger readers November 20, 2013
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Simple reading. Younger audience appeal. Good clean literature. Cute story but the reader can anticipate the ending from the first page. Sweet though.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good love story. April 15, 2013
By brenda
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Nice story line...kind of reminded me of The Parent Trap story model. Price was right and the book downloaded on my Kindle easy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Life's filled with surprises! August 3, 2013
This easy to read book is all about love and relationships. When we love our family, we do anything for them. This is what this book is all about. It's about helping each other and doing all one can to make that person feel loved and special. It's about listening to those around you to make sure you don't miss out on your own life. Think about it: if you didn't speak with a friend about what you're going through, would you miss out on something?

Life is for living. It's filled with hope and love.

Live your life fully. Be there for yourself and for those in your life who you care about.

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It was a cute, twin story.
Published 19 days ago by MLT
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It was a sweet book, some curve balls here and there. Overall a good read.
Published 25 days ago by Jaqueline
4.0 out of 5 stars Adorable
Very cute. Flash read. A little silly at times. But over all a cute story. Glad I read it. I'd like to read the sequel if there is one.
Published 1 month ago by Amy
2.0 out of 5 stars Cheesy
This is one of those summer time very light read in a day books. For those of you who want to escape and not have to think this is the book for you.
Published 2 months ago by Red durango
2.0 out of 5 stars Good in theory
In theory, this seemed like a good idea. It certainly had a plot that hasn't been done to death. But it wasn't executed well. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read
I enjoyed the book now I need to know how the story will end. We Meg move will there be a happily ever after.
Published 2 months ago by Diana Pierce
4.0 out of 5 stars Bride by Mistake
Enjoyable read. It was paced well and adequately entertaining. I felt the authors mentioning of Denise was redundant to the point of when I saw the name I'd skim parts. Read more
Published 2 months ago by JULIE
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Recommended
I wasn't able to finish this book. The writer sounded like a 15 year old girl talking. Much of the "dialogue" was repetitive. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Light read
Usual romance, light read
Published 4 months ago by JANE CRAIGJONES
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 5 months ago by Donald Prunkard
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More About the Author

Marilyn Shank worked as a legal secretary, office manager, editor, and proofreader before she found her true passion: writing fiction. The author of six novels, Shank also enjoys amateur radio, traveling, and spending time with her family. Originally from Chicago, she now lives with her husband in Independence, Missouri.


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