Title: Then Comes Marriage
Author: Emily Goodwin
Publication Date: June 30, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Fall in love—check.
Get engaged and plan a perfect wedding—check and check.
Find my fiancé with another woman—I never thought I’d check that off the list, yet here I am, putting a giant “X” in that box just months before we take our sacred vows.
Along with recovering from a broken heart, I’m left with the mess of canceling all things wedding. The venue gave me the deposit back. The florist canceled my order with no charge. The resort we booked for the honeymoon—yeah, they’re not giving me a dime. But I’ll be damned if I throw away a chance to spend two weeks in a tropical paradise, lounging on the beach with a drink in my hand, looking for anything but love.
When I see Derek Turner—a sexy homicide detective I’ve run into a few times before—walking along the beach, I’m not sure if he’s stalking me or if it’s fate. Dark and brooding with a past he refuses to talk about, Derek is the last thing I need…and is exactly what I want.
But when what started off as a rebound turns into something more, something neither of us can deny, I’m left with love’s greatest irony: finding the right person at the worst possible time.
This book was not what I was expecting.
The whole crime/ killings/ Mention of drug cartels thing going on in this book. I just wasn’t in the mood for all that right now. I even stopped to reread the synopsis to see if I missed anything about this storyline.
Yes… I know Derek is a homicide detective. I honestly didn’t think his line of work would be a big part of the story. I honestly think that should have been in the synopsis. Because it did affect the story for me.
I also thought too that it brought nothing to the story itself.
Because… It had nothing to do with Rachel at all. Or Derek other than the fact that he was a detective.
I had a hard time getting into this book. It I had to rate this book just from the beginning alone… It wouldn’t have been that great.
I really didn’t get into Derek until he went to Hawaii. That’s when the book took off for me. That’s what I needed…. Rachel and Derek. I LOVED the way they were with each other. All their crazy talk about stalking and murder was pretty funny!
The sexual attraction was spot on. So was the sex between them. I just wish there’s was a little more from them right from the beginning. It felt like it all happened a little too late into the book.
Derek secret was kind of a let down. He made it a point not to let Rachel know about his secret. Kind of a build up. So when she finally finds out about it. It fell flat. Then it just felt like everything rushed there after.
I don’t understand why spend so much time in the beginning of the book about murders and rush through it in the end.
I honestly don’t even get why that was even in the book.
Overall… This was an ok read. I just wish the whole murders wasn’t apart of this story.
*ARC provided for an honest review*
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About the Author
Emily Goodwin is the author of the twice banned dark romance, STAY, as well as over a dozen other titles. Emily writes all types of romance, from love stories set in the zombie apocalypse to contemporary romances taking place on a western horse ranch. Emily lives in Indiana with her husband, children, and many pets, including a German Shepherd named Vader. When she isn’t writing, Emily can be found riding her horses, designing and making costumes, and sitting outside with a good book.