A brand new, irresistible series about finding love in unexpected places by New York Times bestselling romance author Jean Oram. Come fall in love...
Sometimes exes come in handy.
Devon Mattson’s week couldn’t get much worse. Not only is he fake engaged to the sexy woman who broke his heart (then stomped on it for good measure) a decade ago, but his goal of saving his hometown of Blueberry Springs has become dependent on the two of them playing nicely.
Olivia Carrington isn’t happy to have her ex back in her life. She’s spent ten long years regretting how they ended things back in college and she’s worked hard to move on. She should be focusing on saving her family’s company, not on the handsome, helpful, fun-loving Devon who has just offered her a lifeline she can’t resist…
Tied together by mutual need, will they ruin each other’s chance of success or will a fake engagement help them overcome their painful past and lead them back to love once again?
This is the first book in the Veils and Vows series and it can be read out of series order and as a standalone. The couple, Olivia and Devon, also have a prequel novella, The Promise, which can be read before or after this book for readers who want more about Olivia and Devon’s past.
Read the entire Veils and Vows series!
The Promise (Devon and Olivia--prequel)
The Surprise Wedding (Devon and Olivia)
A Pinch of Commitment (Ethan and Lily)
The Wedding Plan (Luke and Emma)
Accidentally Married (Burke and Jill)
The Marriage Pledge (Moe and Amy)
Mail Order Soulmate (Zach and Catherine)
And a bonus spinoff book in the Indigo Bay Sweet Romance Series: Sweet Matchmaker (Logan and Ginger)
All books in this series can be read out of series order so jump in anywhere and fall in love with the unexpected.
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Jean Oram grew up in a small town in Alberta, Canada and her experiences have inspired her Blueberry Springs series. But while Jean grew up in an old schoolhouse tending to the family's honeybee operation, her characters haven't! Well, not yet, anyway.
Jean loves to ski (downhill and cross-country), hike, camp, read, write, watch romantic comedies, and say random things like "Buckle your seatbelts, kids, Mama's driving!" in order to make her kids crack up.
She lives in Canada with her husband, two kids, and very large dog.
Read the Entire Blueberry Springs Series:
Whiskey and Gumdrops
Rum and Raindrops
Eggnog and Candy Canes
Sweet Treats: A Blueberry Springs Valentine's Day Short Story Romance Boxed Set
Vodka and Chocolate Drops
Companion novel: Champagne and Lemon Drops
Also by Jean Oram, The Summer Sisters:
Love and Rumors (Book 1)
Love and Dreams (Book 2)
Love and Trust (Book 3)
Love and Danger (Book 4)
Thanks for reading!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Second Chances This is a great story. Devon wants to save his town from a dam being built, so he is running for mayor and trying to reconnect with his college love. He has a natural resource for her cosmetic company. Olivia was trying to avoid Devon until he showed up at her hotel where her father's company is having a retreat. He brings her to Blueberry Springs and shows her. Now they have worked to do.
Wonderful Story! A second chance romance filled with heartbreak, hope and redemption. A great start to the new Veils and Vows series! Devon & Olivia story is sweet, sexy, romantic and heartbreaking at times. My favorite line in the story was "Somewhere between your world and my world is our world". That line just melted my heart and pretty much says what this story is all about, bringing two worlds together and working through life's minefields to get to the HEA!! Can't wait to read the next story!!
Emotionally thrilling, sweetly sexy, highly entertaining second chance romance with a fake not so fake fiance twist. Very enjoyable reading. Devon Mattson is a sweet, charming and sexy hometown boy that never dreamed he would be fake engaged to the one women that broke his heart to save his small hometown. Olivia Carrington is a sassy, sexy, sweet and determined woman looking to save her family company. She never dreamed a fake engagement to the one that got away a decade ago would be the solution. Looking forward to more Veils and Vows.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. Great story and great detail is taken to draw the town of Blueberry Springs and the people in it for you. I felt like I was there, and living thru the annoyance, pain and forgiveness between Devon and Olivia.
Second Chance With her Ex... I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. Devon and Olivia were from different sides of the tracks - she was filthy rich and he wasn't. But that had no impact on their love for one another and from young sweethearts they stayed together even when they went to college. But things happen and life intrudes and Olivia broke up with Devon. Devon is a character that was so easy to like and love. he cares passionately about their small town and all the people that he loves. Olivia has left their hometown and bitterly regrets the way that she broke up with Devon. Now, ten years later, she has to go back as her family business is in trouble. Devon offers her a lifeline and before they even realise what is happening, they are engaged to each other. Furthermore, Devon is still the wonderful fun-loving, caring and sexy male that she loved all those years ago. Is this fake engagement going to become real? Will they realise the mistakes they made were just that, mistakes, and grasp this second chance of being together? Remember Devon's heart was crushed by her leaving him and he's been guarding it ever since. I loved the way Jean Oram described the characters so well that they seemed like the type of people I would like to know in my friendship group. The storyline was good and very realistic. I realise that this is part of a series and I confess that I haven't read the book before but this was still easy to understand as a standalone. having said that I did enjoy this story very much and want to know more about the people and their town so I will be starting to look for more of the series to enjoy. DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED
I loved the small town of Blueberry Springs. All the eccentric, nosy and loving neighbors are wonderful. They look out for each other and are willing to lend a helping hand when needed ....or when they believe it’s needed. Hahaha I really liked Devon. He is such a sweet, caring and good hearted man. Seeing that his town is in trouble Devon is willing to do whatever it takes to save it. Even if that means working together with his ex. She blew his heart to smithereens years ago and he’s still trying to recover. Doing what’s in the best interest for his town will be hard but he’s not willing to just give up and let the town fall to ruin. Olivia is sweet, hardworking and determined. She’s on a mission to not only save her family’s company but make it better. Imagine her surprise when Devon is the one to present her with an opportunity to do just that. Their relationship had ended less than amicably and she always regretted it. With walls built high around her heart Olivia excepts Devon’s offer and travels to Blueberry Springs. Things start to get crazy as protesters attack every chance they get. Trying to win over the hearts and minds of the people in Blueberry Springs and dispel the negative PR Olivia and Devon suddenly find themselves engaged. Will this fake engagement end up destroying both their careers and leave them both still heartbroken...or will it help them to overcome the past? Allowing them to heal and mend the broken pieces. Will it rekindled the love they once had for each other?
This was a super fun story to read. I enjoyed the story line and the characters. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Devon and Olivia dated while they were in college. After a bad breakup, they didn’t see each other until 10 years later. Devon is running for mayor of the small town of Blueberry Springs. Olivia is working in her family’s cosmetic business. They each have something that will help the other’s career. Can they put aside the bad feelings that resulted from their breakup and work together? I thoroughly enjoyed The Surprise Wedding. This book had two of my favorite things. A second chance romance set in a small town. I recommend The Surprise Wedding to anyone who enjoys a good second chance romance.
This is the continued story of Devon and Olivia 10 years later....if you want the back story read the prequel...The Promise. When these two meet up again Devon is trying to save his hometown of Blueberry Springs and believes that he has the secret ingredient Olivia needs to make her family's cosmetics all natural...but will they be able to keep it strictly business or will the feelings that both thought they were over...come back from deep in their hearts??? Another great read by Jean Oram.
WOW! An awesome start to a new series! Devon and Olivia meet again 10 years after their college break-up. They need each other in order to further their careers. If Devon becomes Mayor, Olivia will get what she needs for her business venture. So, she helps Devon run for Mayor. Sounds simple right? Guess again. Nothing is simple when it comes to these two. I laughed, cried, got angry...the whole gamut of emotions. But this isn't an angsty book, it's a sweet romance full of hope for the future. Full of love. All kinds of love, not just romance. That is one of the things I love about Jean Oram's books--they showcase all kinds of love and are full of hope. A feel good read. The prequel, The Promise, offers a lot of insight into Devon and Olivia's relationship. While you don't have to read it first, I recommend reading it before you read The Surprise Wedding. It will make this book so much more fulfilling. I highly recommend reading all of Jean Oram's books. She is an excellent author and never disappoints.