How can she become a new version of herself when she’s married to her past?
After two of his buddies found love through the military's matchmaking program, Lucas Craiger decides to give it a shot. He’s not necessarily looking for love, just companionship and a kind, reliable stepmom for his young son. When he’s assigned to his high school sweetheart who shattered his heart, his plan for an uncomplicated relationship becomes acutely complicated.
Riley Thompson signed up for the matchmaking program because she needs a fresh start—and the health insurance. She desperately wants to build a life with a man where her autoimmune disease doesn’t define her and she can prove herself. But being matched with Lucas isn’t the new beginning she wanted. He’s the love of her life she let go when she was first diagnosed.
Lucas is determined to make the most of this second chance with Riley, but when his custody battle heats up, his new marriage isn't the only relationship in jeopardy.
This was an emotional story about second chances, miscommunication, and a serious illness. This book was very well written; you can see the author did an amazing job with research. In addition, this was some thing that I have never found in a romance novel before and I thought it was done honestly and delicately with the facts not being underplayed. I admit to being curious about the particular disease pertaining to the heroine and thanks to the author, I learned more about it.
While this story was well written, it was just not for me. I had a hard time with the miscommunication between the hero and heroin. They hardly spoke to each other. Due to past history and hurts, I would have thought they would’ve wanted to clear the air immediately. But neither of them spoke up. Also, I wasn’t a fan of the heroine for I felt she was dishonest about some intentions.
Because of the intense nature of the premise, there really weren’t a lot of happy times until the end. And I missed that. I needed there to be less dark so that I could feel this book was well-balanced. As I mentioned earlier, this book is very well written and researched, but for me it didn’t fully hit the mark due to main character interactions; or lack of honesty.
“Assigned” is the third book on this series. While I did not read the previous books, I was able to follow along just fine. In fact, I enjoyed some of the interaction with those past characters. They added more depth and entertainment to the story. When I have some extra time, I would like to read the first book in the series.
Well I received an advanced reading copy of “Assigned” this is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. :)
Assigned his Bride
This is truly a remarkable book it has so many ups and downs it will take you thru the life of a military family and someone with a debilitating disease on the body. I liked how Riley wanted her independence but also to be given the chance at a normal life. I thought Lucas tried so hard, but was given so many challenges with his life changing and making honest mistakes, yet willing to learn from them at the same time. I was really rooting for this couple, that was given some many obstacles throughout their time together. The ending was very fitting as everything comes out and is very emotional.
I am voluntarily leaving a review for this book that I received free.