A Suitable Wife: A Sweetwater Springs Novel by Carol Burnside

A Suitable Wife by Carol Burnside

Reviewed by Shirley Buchanan

It was going to be a marriage of convenience: a temporary marriage of convenience.

Sam needed to provide the perfect family picture to a judge in case his ex-wife, Jasmine, decided she didn't like the arrangements she had agreed to in the divorce. Rosie needed a cash influx for her business so she wouldn't have to face her ex-fiance, Dean, to obtain a new loan. Each had a need. Each had a solution. Easy, right? Not when you throw in dormant feelings, exes who want to cause trouble and secrets too dangerous to be shared. Then anything can happen.

Stories with characters all living and interacting in the same small town are some of my favorite books to read. I really enjoyed this very romantic story of long time friends who started with a relationship in friendship that slowly morphs into love. The story unfolded at a steady pace, fleshing out the main characters. This is the first novel in the Sweetwater Springs Series. Although it is a standalone novel, the characters for the next novel, Her Unexpected Family, Claire and Travis were introduced and mentioned throughout the book.

This was my first time reading works by Carol Burnside, but it definitely will not be my last. Looking forward to more novels in this series.

I would recommend to all romance readers.

5/5 stars From friendship to love is sometimes be a bumpy ride, but so worth it.