posted on November 2, 2016 by Kyra Jacobs

There to Pick Up the Pieces

by Kyra Jacobs

herunexpectedengagement_1600Hi all! I’d love to introduce you to Stephanie Fitzpatrick, the heroine of HER UNEXPECTED ENGAGEMENT—my newest sweet romance in the Checkerberry Inn series.

Stephanie grew up a headstrong tomboy, and middle child to a family of three daughters. She was used to vying for attention, to getting in trouble one and off the soccer field, and following after the neighborhood kids—especially her best friend, Miles Masterson. But when her up-and-coming pro golfer hubby goes and gets caught kissing another golfer’s wife on national television, the spotlight is the last place Steph wishes to be. Unfortunately, Florida’s paparazzi don’t see it that way…

Miles Masterson, on the other hand, grew up an only child, convinced that true love was about as real as Santa or the Easter Bunny. Stephanie, to him, was just one of the guys…until she showed up that first day of college looking, well, all grown up. Suddenly he’s having feelings for one of his besties that he’s not used to, and having to keep his distance to for fear of ruining the relationship they had. Unfortunately, Liam Fitzpatrick stepped in to steal her away and a decade later broke her heart. Now Stephanie’s back, and Miles can’t help but fall into his old role of comforter, there to help her pick up the pieces.

Don’t be fooled—this may be a sweet romance, but it’s also a story with plenty of snark and lots of heart. Stephanie’s jaded about love and feeling broken, but at her core she’s still the tough cookie she always was. It just takes a sense of home to reawaken those tendencies. And maybe a healthy dose of one Miles Masterson.

So what about you? If life gave you a swift kick in the toosh, what kind of hero would you want to swoop in and rescue you? A rough and tumble alpha male?  The quiet hunk from the coffee shop? Maybe the class clown from 7th grade, the one sure to make you laugh?

HER UNEXPECTED ENGAGEMENT is the second book in my Checkerberry Inn series, and is a sweet romance where old friends reconnect to fool the world, but end up discovering the people they’ve spent far too long fooling is themselves.

HER UNEXPECTED ENGAGEMENT releases November 7th.  It’s a standalone novel that shares the same setting and supporting cast as book one, HER UNEXPECTED DETOUR. Be sure to visit for a full list of my available novels. And to stay “in the know” on future releases, click [here] to sign up for my newsletter.

I’d love to hear about the kind of hero you’d choose to swoop in and rescue you after life’s knocked you down! And while you’re here, be sure to enter my giveaway for your chance to win. I hope you enjoy your visit (or hopefully, your repeat visit) to the Checkerberry Inn.

Happy reading, everyone!

Kyra Jacobs
Release Date: 11/7/16

Stephanie Fitzpatrick wanted out of the spotlight after her pro-golfer husband was caught on camera cheating. But when she returns to Michigan for a job interview and some much-needed R&R, a fib told by her well-meaning sister has her looking for a temporary fiancé, or she can kiss her new start good-bye.  Desperate to hide the truth, she goes to the one man who can help—her former best friend.

Miles Masterson is relieved to see the Checkerberry Inn beginning to thrive once more. Not only does it ease his mind about his grandmother’s financial future, but also about his decision to finally escape town. But then one all grown up and sexy as hell friend from the past shows up needing to be rescued. Now the temptation to change the “temporary” arrangement into something more is making it harder to think about leaving.



Kyra Jacobs

Kyra Jacobs

Kyra Jacobs is an extroverted introvert who has always called Indiana home. That means she's well versed in fickle weather, pork tenderloin patties that don't fit on a bun, and sarcasm. Putting her Indiana University degrees in Public Management to good use by day means Kyra does the bulk of her writing late into the night. Fueled by caffeine and funny memes, she weaves tales of love and relationships, including the humor and/or chaos both can bring. Kyra's published novels range from sweet contemporary romance to chick lit and paranormal/fantasy.When this Hoosier native isn't at a keyboard, daydreaming through her fingertips, she's likely outside, elbow-deep in snapdragons or on a sideline somewhere cheering (loudly) for her sporty sons. Kyra also loves to go bowling, tries to golf, and is an avid college football fan.

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