Thirty Days to Win His Wife (Harlequin Desire Series #2356)

Thirty Days to Win His Wife (Harlequin Desire Series #2356)

by Andrea Laurence

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Thirty Days to Win His Wife (Harlequin Desire Series #2356) by Andrea Laurence

Even with a baby on the way, Amelia's holding out for the perfect husband. Tyler has thirty days to prove he's the one. 

Best friends Tyler Dixon and Amelia Kennedy eloped to Vegas on a whim. But before they can deal with their quickie divorce, she confesses: she's pregnant. Now there's no way Tyler will agree to go their separate ways. He wants them to stay married, raise their child together, share a house—and a bed. 

Yet Amelia has always dreamed of a perfect marriage…and she doesn't think this self-made millionaire is lifetime material despite their friendship. She's given him just one month to prove her wrong…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781460349953
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 02/01/2015
Series: Brides and Belles Series
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 196,825
File size: 421 KB

About the Author

Andrea Laurence is an award-winning contemporary author who has been a lover of books and writing stories since she learned to read. A dedicated West Coast girl transplanted into the Deep South, she’s constantly trying to develop a taste for sweet tea and grits while caring for her collection of animals that includes a Siberian Husky that sheds like nobody’s business. You can contact Andrea at her website:

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"Amelia," Gretchen pressed, "tell me you didn't elope in a Las Vegas wedding chapel."

Amelia took a deep breath and slowly nodded. Her stomach was turning somersaults, but she managed to get the words out anyway. "I did," she admitted. "The details are a little blurry, but I woke up married to my best friend."

"Wait." Bree held up her hands in disbelief. "Did you just say you're married? Married?"

Amelia looked at her two friends and coworkers, not entirely certain she could repeat the words. It had been hard enough to say them the first time. She actually hadn't admitted it aloud until that very moment. The past few weeks it had all seemed like a fuzzy dream, but with Gretchen and Bree staring at her as though she'd grown a second head, it was suddenly very, very real.

"My high school reunion didn't go the way I planned," she explained. "I thought going back to Las Vegas would be fun, but it wasn't. Everyone was passing around pictures of their wedding days and their kids… " Her voice trailed off.

The sad state of Amelia's love life had hit her hard that night. She'd been in the dating scene for ten years with nothing to show for it but a string of almost-but-not-quite relationships. It wasn't for lack of trying—she put herself out there time after time, but with no luck. She refused to settle for anything less than a timeless love, and it seemed just out of her reach.

Her hectic career hadn't helped matters. She'd spent the past few years since college focusing on building the business she and her partners had founded, From This Moment. Running a wedding facility was a stressful job, and her area of expertise—catering—was no small task. Between menu tastings, prep work and wedding cakes, the wedding day itself was the least of her troubles. She loved her job, but it left little time to seriously dedicate herself to finding the love and family she'd always fantasized about.

She was only twenty-eight. Hardly old-maid material. But then she'd gone to the reunion and found that her schoolmates had left her in their familial dust. Even dorky Dave Simmons had come with his wife, and she'd been certain he'd never find a woman. Not even having Tyler there—equally single—helped. He was single by choice, too happy to play the globe-trotting CEO to have the burden of a serious relationship.

"I was feeling sorry for myself. My best friend, Tyler, kept bringing me drinks, and eventually we decided to blow off the party and go down to the Strip."

"Skip to the part where you eloped," Gretchen pressed, with an odd mix of wonder and glee on her cherubic face. She enjoyed living vicariously through others.

Amelia shook her head. "It's kind of a blur, but Tyler reminded me about this stupid pact we made on graduation night. We swore that if we weren't married by our ten-year reunion, we would marry each other."

"You didn't!" Bree said, her large blue eyes growing wider by the minute.

"We did." She couldn't believe it either, but they'd gone through with it. When Amelia woke up the next morning, the giant diamond ring on her hand and the naked man beside her in bed had confirmed her worst fears. The night before had not been just a vivid dream. It had really happened. She was married to her best friend.

"We did it for a laugh, you know? In high school, the two of us were always coming up with crazy ideas. I think Tyler was trying to cheer me up, offering to marry me so I wouldn't feel like the single one at the reunion anymore. It seemed like a brilliant solution at the time."

"It always does," Gretchen noted, as though she'd had her share of impetuous experiences.

"What the hell kind of liquor were you drinking?" Bree asked at last, sliding away the bridal magazine she'd been reading to plan her own upcoming nuptials.

"Anyway," Amelia continued, pointedly ignoring Bree, "the plan was to annul it as soon as we can. He lives in New York. I live here. It's obviously not going to work long-term."

Work? What was she even talking about? Of course it wasn't going to work. She'd just married her best friend from high school! Tyler. She knew everything there was to know about him and she was certain Tyler was not husband material. He worked too much, he traveled constantly and he had a bad habit of falling off the face of the earth for weeks at a time. She loved him, but she couldn't count on him. And yet, here she was. Married to him.

"So far the annulment plan isn't panning out the way I'd like. Turns out you can't annul a marriage in Tennessee just because it was done on a whim. New York may have better laws, but if not, that means a full-on divorce. Either way, Tyler has been traveling too much to start the process. I've only gotten a few texts from him in between stops in Belgium, Los Angeles, India. I haven't even spoken to him on the phone since I left Las Vegas."

"So do you think he's really busy, or is he avoiding you?" Gretchen asked. "I would think that might be an awkward situation to deal with. I can't even imagine sleeping with one of my guy friends from high school. If the sex was bad it would be hard to face him later. If the sex was good…that might be even worse."

"The sex was amazing," Amelia confessed, quickly clamping a hand over her mouth. Had she really said that out loud? She shook her head. The words had spilled out because they were true. Tyler had been the most talented and attentive lover she'd ever had. Their wedding night had easily left her top five encounters in its dust. She wasn't entirely sure what to think about that.

"Well, then," Bree noted with a smile twisting her lips. "Do tell."

"Oh, no," she said. "I've already said too much."

"Maybe he's dragging his feet in the hopes of getting some more of that sugar," Gretchen suggested.

"There's no more sugar to be had. That was a one-night thing and we both know it," Amelia argued, even as she felt the untruth of her words. She wanted more, she just knew she shouldn't. "He's just busy. He's always busy."

Tyler obviously wasn't that concerned with fixing this.

In the few texts she'd received, he'd told her to relax. If annulment was off the table, there was no rush, so unless she was madly in love and needed to marry someone else right that minute, it wasn't a big deal. He, of all people, knew about her relationship struggles and knew that the odds of that were extremely low.

But it was a big deal to her. Especially considering the extenuating circumstances. She couldn't even wrap her brain around that, so she continued to ignore it. It wasn't a pressing issue…yet.

"So you're really just going to walk away from the man that gave you the greatest orgasms of your life?" Gretchen frowned. "I don't think I could do that, even if I couldn't stand the guy. You and Tyler love each other, though. It's not much of a hop from friends to lovers, is it?"

"It is a huge hop over a massive chasm, I assure you." Amelia knew for certain they shouldn't go there again. Tyler had been her best friend since ninth grade, but she had never really allowed herself to consider anything between the two of them. For one thing, there was no way she wanted to risk their friendship in an attempt to take it to the next level. If it failed—and the odds were that it would—she'd lose the most important person in her life.

For another reason, there was a big difference between being friends and being lovers. Being friends was easy. She tolerated Tyler's jet-setting, bossiness and extended radio silences just the same as he tolerated her romantic drama and pickiness. It wasn't a big deal because as friends, it didn't impact them directly. Dating someone magnified those personality quirks, and suddenly they were deal breakers.

Her raw emotional state at the reunion had apparently forced all those concerns out of her mind. The next thing she knew, she was on the verge of consummating her marriage. In that moment, nothing mattered more than peeling away Tyler's clothes and getting a taste of the forbidden. His hard body and sure touch had been an unexpected surprise, and she hadn't been able to get enough of him. Even now, the mere thought of touching him again sent a thrill through her body, awakening parts of her that should never, ever throb with need where Tyler was concerned.

Since she'd gotten home from the reunion, their night together had haunted her. The marriage could be undone. But the memories… Those couldn't be erased. The way he'd touched her. The way he'd coaxed pleasure from her body as though he'd studied his whole life for that moment… She could never go back to the blissful ignorance they'd once had. They had eaten the forbidden fruit.

A chime like a kitchen timer went off on her phone, rousing her from the mental spiral she'd just dived into. It was a new text. She frowned down at her phone when she saw the name. Speak of the devil, she had finally gotten another text from Tyler. Unfortunately, it didn't address her million questions or make up for the weeks of waiting he'd put her though since they'd married. All it said was, Are you at work?

He must be ready to talk about all this at last. Perhaps his jet-setting had abated for a few days and he was finally able to move forward.

Yes, she replied to his text. She would be able to call him back after the staff meeting was over. At that point, she could go into her office, shut the door and have the much-needed discussion to put this behind them. Natalie, the wedding planner and office manager, would arrive any moment with coffee, as she did every Monday morning. Not even Amelia's latest life catastrophe would throw off Nat's schedule.

On cue, Natalie pushed open the door of the conference room and stopped in the doorway. She had the cup holder clutched in her hands, four paper cups held tightly in place, as usual. But there was a strange look on her face. Her normally calm expression was pinched, her mouth tight. Something was wrong.

"What's the matter, Natalie?" Bree asked.

Natalie turned from Bree to look at Amelia, her long dark ponytail sweeping over one shoulder. "There's an incredibly hot guy here to see you, Amelia. He says that he's your, uh…husband"

Someone gasped. Amelia wasn't sure which of them it was. Probably her. She launched up out of her chair, her expression no doubt panic-stricken. He couldn't possibly be here. He'd just texted her and hadn't made any mention of being in Nashville. Natalie was surely mistaken.

"What does he look like?"

Natalie's brow shot up. "Five minutes ago, I didn't think you had a husband, period, much less so many that you wouldn't know who he was immediately when I mentioned him."

"Tall, dark blond hair, bushy eyebrows, icy blue eyes?"

Natalie nodded slowly. "That would be him. He's waiting in the lobby with a shiny wedding ring on his hand. Have I missed something?"

"Oh, yeah." Gretchen snorted.

Moving into the room, Natalie set the drinks on the table and then crossed her arms over her chest. "You're married? To the guy in the lobby?"

"Yes," she admitted.

"Amelia—the one who's had her wedding planned since she was five? Amelia—the one who just a few weeks ago was complaining that there was no one special in her life? I mean, you are the same person, right? You're not a pod person that just looks like Amelia?"

She wished she could blame her rash behavior on alien influences, but it was all her doing. Natalie was right to be surprised. Amelia quite literally had had a wedding planned for twenty-three years. Her files of cartoon drawings and magazine cutout collages had evolved into Pinter-est boards and spreadsheets, but the content was basically the same. And considering she had never been engaged, it was an excessive level of detail. She occasionally updated the color palette, but the rest was the same. She'd always fantasized about a big wedding with hundreds of guests, tons of good food, dancing and all the elegant touches she adored. All she needed was the love of her life to slip into that Armani tuxedo and make her dreams a reality.

To throw all that away so she could get walked down the aisle by Elvis and marry her best friend was…unthinkable. But Vegas seemed to have that power over people. "It's a long story. They can fill you in." Amelia started toward the door.

"Do you at least want your coffee?" Natalie asked, holding up the paper cup with her white chocolate-caramel macchiato.

Amelia started to reach for it, and then she caught a whiff of the strong aroma. Her stomach immediately started to turn, making her wince and step back. "Ugh—no, thanks. Maybe later. I just can't face it right now."

Turning quickly, she disappeared down the hallway. Natalie's voice easily carried the distance. "Will someone please tell me what the hell is going on?"

Tyler Dixon waited longer in the lobby than he expected to. When the dark-haired woman disappeared down the hallway to deliver his message, he was certain Amelia would come rushing out to him immediately. She would run and jump into his arms, greeting him with a big hug and a kiss on the cheek the way she always did.

Glancing down at his Rolex, he started to wonder if he'd miscalculated. He'd known she was here, even before she'd texted him back—he'd recognized her car in the parking lot. That meant she was either angry and making him wait for ignoring her, or she was avoiding him because she was embarrassed by the whole sex thing.

He didn't know what she had to be embarrassed about. With a body like hers, walking around naked could be considered a public service. Sure, they'd crossed a line, but they could work through that. They'd weathered rough patches in their friendship before.

It probably had more to do with him not calling her back. His schedule had been pretty hectic since the reunion, but it had to be. He'd bought some raw diamonds and taken them to India to be cut. He'd hit an auction in Belgium and picked up an antique sapphire brooch formerly owned by French royalty before the revolution. He'd closed a huge deal with a Beverly Hills jewelry designer to provide diamonds for their pieces. Whenever he'd thought to call her, the time zones were off. She wouldn't have appreciated getting those calls at 2:00 a.m.

This was why he didn't get in serious relationships anymore. He'd gotten burned with Christine and learned his lesson. He knew that most women didn't appreciate his schedule, even if they appreciated the money that resulted from it. At first, his diamond airline status and exotic travels seemed exciting, but it didn't take most women long to realize that meant he was always on the go. No, he wouldn't be able to go to that work thing with you. No, he couldn't talk about your crappy day when he was ten times zones behind and busy working.

Amelia had never minded his schedule before. Had that changed along with their marital status?

What was the rush anyway? She hadn't found Prince Charming in the ten years leading up to now. Certainly she hadn't found him in the past month while he'd been gone. He loved Amelia, but she wasn't known for her successful relationships. He'd only met one woman in his whole life who was as high maintenance as she was, and that was his ex. He'd known that about Amelia going into this, but she was his best friend and he would do anything to make her happy. Apparently.

They'd take care of the divorce. That was why he was here at his first opportunity. Despite what Amelia might think, Tyler wasn't deliberately dragging his feet. Although, if he was honest with himself, there was a part of him that was sad that he'd never get to touch those soft curves again. He'd always been happy to be Amelia's friend, but he wouldn't mind spending a little more time exploring her body before they went back to being just friends. He'd only had one brief taste, and that wasn't nearly enough for a woman like her.

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Sheilag2367 More than 1 year ago
Best friends to lovers is always a favorite and this is no exception! The poignancy of not knowing whether it's love or obligation and the confusion of feelings genuine or forced! The dialogue is snappy, the attention to each character developed and the writing superb... can't wait to read each book in this series!!
yazmin593 More than 1 year ago
A friends to lovers story is not always easy, as Amelia and Tyler will soon learn. Tyler no longer believes in love thanks to his ex-fiancé and her actions days before their wedding, while Amelia wants the perfect marriage that her grandparents had. But his story begins with a pact they made in school, that if neither of them was married by their tenth year high school reunion, then they would marry each other. On the night of their reunion Amelia and Tyler decided to get married by Elvis. But with the light of day, the regrets and second thoughts begin and soon Amelia wants a divorce. Only their one night has created a little someone, and now Tyler has thirty days to win his wife’s heart while trying not to lose his own.
MADreaderMD More than 1 year ago
This is the second in the Brides and Belles series about four ladies who run a wedding planning service. None of the women had found their true loves before the series starts, so it's interesting to see how all their preconceived notions about love and marriage get thrown out the window when they meet that special someone. Amelia is the caterer in the group. She's also the one who really believes in a fairy-tale love. The trouble is, she's been so picky over the years, she's never found anyone who measures up to her ideal. In a lonely, drink-fueled moment at her high school reunion, she decides to get married in a Las Vegas wedding chapel to her best friend Tyler. It was just supposed to be a joke, but she didn't expect the sex to be so great. Now, she's hoping this whole situation can be cleared up and she doesn't lose the best friend she's ever had over one crazy night. However, any plans to sweep the whole thing under the rug are impossible when it turns out that Amelia is pregnant. Tyler sees this as an opportunity to convince Amelia that they can be a real family and to give the relationship a chance. Just because he may not be willing to risk his heart, doesn't mean they can't be a happy family. This is a whirlwind romance, but since they've both known each other since high school, the scenario seems to work. It's an unusual situation in a modern story to be married first and then have to work to actually fall in love. Spoiler/Trigger Alert: There is a very sad event that occurs. I'm not sure it was necessary to get the desired outcome for the story, and it seemed like everybody got over it way too soon to be realistic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this friends to lovers story. Even though at times i wanted to shake some sense into Amelia, she came through in the end
sweeterica0712 More than 1 year ago
I just love best friends to lovers stories. And Thirty Days to Win His Wife takes a new spin on this conventional trope. Tyler and Amelia said they'd marry each other if they both showed up to their 10th high school reunion single. What was a silly teenage vow ends up happening, but as the saying goes, what happens in Vegas.... I loved both Tyler and Amelia - watching them try to figure out what to do next after their whirlwind marriage in Vegas. Tyler, the business man and the atypical romantic wanting to fight for their marriage, while Amelia is still holding out for the white knight to come sweep her off her feet. The other characters in the story are a lot of fun as well - Amelia's business partners play a smaller role, but they are definitely a fun batch. Another winner from Andrea Laurence! Her books are already quite cute and have a great romance unfolding with every page.
MELHUTCHINSON More than 1 year ago
I have to say that I am loving going back and reading all the earlier books that Andrea Laurence wrote. They are all so well written and contain such a great story. Amelia and Tyler are long time friends that are going to their 10 year class reunion. Both Tyler and Amelia are pretty well set in their careers and have very little time for a social life. When Tyler realizes that Amelia is done with the reunion and being around all their now married friends from high school, he asks her if she is ready to get out of there and they make their escape. When Tyler takes Amelia for a walk and they start to talk about old times, Tyler asks Amelia if she remembers the pact they had made to each other that they would marry each other at their 10 year reunion if they were not already married. Amelia is surprised that Tyler even remembers their talk about this, but when Tyler gets down on one knee and asks for Amelia to marry him right there, she knows that he is serious. They elope and go back to their separate lives. When Tyler finally goes to Amelia to get the divorce going, she confesses that she is pregnant from their consummation of their quick marriage. There is no way that Tyler is going to leave her now. Amelia is not so convinced about the whole marriage thing working out, even if they do have a child together. Amelia decides to give Tyler 30 days to prove himself to her. Tyler jumps at the chance to wine and dine Amelia and to profess his love for her. The two of them quickly realize that there is more to their relationship than they had at first thought and wonder why they hadn't discovered it earlier. This was such a great read and I am so glad that I went back and picked this one up. Andrea Laurence has a list of great reads that I am positive you will enjoy if you just give them a chance!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful story of love and insecurity untill both of them look within their hearts for the truth of their dreams...good friends can fall in love as my wife and i found out 43 plus years ago,
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MelodyMay More than 1 year ago
Rating 4 1/2 Stars  The past couple of days I have been working my way through Thirty Days to Win His Wife by Andrea Laurence. I have to say that I enjoyed these two best friends.  Anyway, Amelia ended up going to her 10 year reunion thinking it was going to be great cause she has a successful business. Instead she felt like a failure, cause it seem like everyone was married with kids. On an impulse she ends up marrying her best friend Tyler Dixon in Vegas. We should all know how I feel about Vegas and things that happen. If not, we should know that what happens in Vegas never stays there. In this case that holds true.  After they were married, they believed that a quickie annulment would work, but circumstances change from few weeks they were married. *Snickers* Now there magical time in Vegas has come to a screeching halt and Amelia has tell Tyler he's going to be a daddy. Now Tyler feels that need to stay together for the baby, and negates to tell Amelia he might have stronger feelings for her. So, she believes he's just staying for the baby. Loads of fun.  I enjoyed Thirty Days to Win His Wife, because Tyler and Amelia have this easy camaraderie. After all they have been best friends for 14 years, and each of them has put one another before anyone else. I love Tyler's determination to try to win Amelia to love him, at the same time he's kind of selfish, because he doesn't want to sacrifice his heart.  So, you see a tug of war between the two of them. We start to see that they both fall for one another, but neither one admits it. Honestly, this was a pretty fun story. Tyler's romantic gestures are super sweet, and slowly chips away Amelia's armor. I liked the turning point in the story, and enjoyed the revelation Amelia receives. Overall, Thirty Days to Win His Wife is a fun, loving story that brings these two friends to something special.  Copy provided by the author 
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
Laurence has second chance romances down to an absolutely unforgettable art.  This novel is simultaneously comical and heartbreaking.  There were a couple of times that I was actually laughing and crying at the same time.  It’s also 100% unique, original, and captivating.  Laurence captured me heart & soul with this one.  Her eloquent storytelling combined with the imaginatively vivid descriptions brought this world to life in a big way.   Laurence’s writing evokes emotions in both the characters and the reader.  Not only is the story heartfelt, but the characters are unforgettable.  We met these two briefly in the 1st novel in the series but they really come into their own here.  Both are well developed, strong, multidimensional individuals who easily carry this story forward.  This personal hang-ups combined with their combined histories makes for some explosive scenes.  They are the type of individuals that I could easily identify with and truly wanted to get to know. This was a fantastic, unique novel that is a brilliant read as part of Laurence’s new series or as a standalone.  I would highly recommend it to all lovers of romance. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
onlyminordetails More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts: At the end of the first Brides and Belles book, Snowed In With Her Ex (which was awesome, by the way), we get a tease of this lovely story. As soon as I heard this tease, I knew I had to read it. Amelia married her best friend Tyler in Vegas? Um, gotta find out how their story ends. Even more titillating is the fact that she's now pregnant with his child. Amelia, of course, wants a divorce still. However, now that there's a child involved, Tyler isn't going to give up that easily. So they're going to give it a shot--thirty days to fall in love. She needs to have love be part of this marriage, otherwise she's not in and they go back to being just friends. The journey the two of them take over those thirty days is full of ups and downs, but also the sweetest romantic and sensual moments. Thirty Days to Win His Wife held on to my heart and didn't let go. I was pulled into Amelia and Tyler's story, crossing my fingers and waiting on the edge of my seat. I wanted to see their love blossom and grow. Andrea Laurence is absolutely going to be a go-to author for me. There's no doubt about it. My Rating: Very good
Love_Books50 More than 1 year ago
Thirty days to win his Wife is another great read by Andrea Laurence. Best friends make the best lovers. Amelia and Tyler don't disappoint, they promised each other that if they weren't married by the ten year high school reunion they would marry each other. Evidently what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas. These two have loved each other forever, it just took a pregnancy and an unexpected marriage to make them see it. Pick up this book for a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good, quick read... Would have liked it more if I paid less...didn't have the 'wow' factor for me.
Trinley More than 1 year ago
"Thirty days to win his Wife" is the second book in the Brides and Belles series. I love best friends to lovers books and this book didn't disappoint. Best friends Tyler Dixon and Amelia Kennedy go to their ten year high school reunion in Vegas together. Amelia is envious that many of her class mates are married and have wedding photos and pictures of their adorable children to show off. Even though Amelia has a successful business she feels inadequate compared to her friends and realises that they have what she wants. After quite a few drinks Amelia shares with Tyler how she feels and Tyler reminds Amelia of a pact that they made in high school; to marry each other if they were both still single by their ten year reunion and being in Vegas... Due to a spur of the moment drunken decision, Amelia didn't get the wedding she had been planning since she was a little girl but is instead married to her best friend. Tyler wants to give their marriage a chance but Amelia wants a divorce ,so Amelia gives Tyler Thirty days to win his wife. I love how Tyler uses his wealth of knowledge about Amelia to try and win her over and how Amelia tries to resist him at every turn. This book is wonderfully written and kept me turning the pages to the very end.
Peachey04 More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful romantic read with lots of twists and turns throughout by the talented Ms. Laurence. It is well written with great characters that are detailed and have good interactions. One night can change lives forever! The storyline keeps you wondering from start to finish and I found it hard to put down. Awesome book! Received copy for review.
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
This book has one of my favorite themes friends to lovers, love the history between them. Amelia and Tyler have been the best of friends, but the night of the reunion changed that when they decided to get married by Elvis. The light of day regrets and second thoughts emerge, but one little surprise they made together changes everything. Now Tyler has a month win his wife's heart, but not give his in return. How will these two make it when neither wants to put their heart on the line? Will they realize what they've been looking for as always been right in front of them before it's too late?
judyrudy More than 1 year ago
Thirty Days to Win His Wife is Andrea Laurence’s second book in the Brides and Belles series. This book had me from the title. I love books where friends become lovers but even more so when there is the redemption of a marriage involved and Ms. Laurence definitely does not disappoint us. Amelia Kennedy and Tyler Dixon made a bet. If neither were married in ten years, they’d marry one another. Well, ten years have elapsed and they are at their high school reunion. Amelia is a little drunk and depressed and when Tyler asks her to marry him well what can she say but yes. And from that one word, Ms. Laurence takes us on a ride. After they realize their mistake, a quick divorce is inevitable, but unexpected consequences from their wedding night play into this as well. Tyler finally shows up to act on the divorce and discovers Amelia is pregnant. He wants to make the marriage work and they give it thirty days. Forever Amelia has wanted the perfect husband, the perfect wedding, but will she realize that she has everything that she’d ever wanted right before her eyes? They have thirty days to figure it out. I highly recommend Thirty Days to Win His Wife. I love this book and loved both of the characters. I’d like to disclose that I received a copy of Thirty Days to Win His Wife in exchange for a fair and honest review.
caitlinallycesmum More than 1 year ago
Thirty Days to Win His Wife by Andrea Laurence was well worth the time I spent reading it. It is about Amelia and Tyler, they have been best friends forever. It starts where they both attended a class reunion in Vegas, where Amelia found herself lacking because she was not married, this leads to a lot of alcohol, a remembered pact that two adolescents made, a marriage chapel and Tyler and Amelia find themselves married and after one really hot night of passion Amelia returns home and Tyler goes back to New York to jet off to his next business meeting. Amelia had her heart set on the big fairy tale wedding, she had been planning it from the age of 5, for a man who will love her with his whole heart and a drunken night and a Vegas Wedding Chapel was not it. Tyler had had his heart hurt by his ex and did not think that he would ever love again so marrying his best friend meant he did not have to put his heart on the line again. How wrong he was. When Tyler finally gets in touch with Amelia after their torrid night, he finds out that he going to be a father and Tyler then says to Amelia that he will not give her the divorce she wants so Amelia gives him an ultimatum 30 Days to make them both fall in love = Thirty Days To Win His Wife, or else they divorce and stay friends. Tyler loves a challenge and sets about making Amelia fall in love with him.I do not want to give too much away but Andrea manages to make you fall in love with these characters, you feel their happiness, pain and sorrow. I would definitely recommend this book to all romance lovers out there. This is one of my MUST READ books.
Sunflower_Spoiled74 More than 1 year ago
I was waiting on the 2nd book in this series and it didn't disappoint! Tyler and Amelia were best friends who decided to get married because of a pact they made in high school. She wants a divorce and he doesn't. It was steamy in places it needed to be but remained romantic throughout the book. This is the first book in a long time that made me laugh and cry and hope that two people could really make it work.