Review: Her Accidental Husband (The Sorensen Family #2) by Ashlee Mallory

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Synopsis from Good Reads:

Payton Vaughn’s trip to Puerto Vallarta for her friend’s wedding was her big escape from her ridiculously overbearing mother–oh, and that little matter with her cheating fiancé. Now, her flight’s been cancelled, and she’s crammed into a tiny car with the gorgeous-but-irritating best man.

Viva la road trip from hell…

Cruz Sorensen doesn’t have time to babysit some spoiled socialite, even if she is the future daughter-in-law of the man who could change the fortune of his family’s company. He has no business getting to know her better—not even for all the tequila in Mexico…until they wake up with grande-sized hangovers as man and wife.

Now Payton and Cruz must decide if they’ve reached the end of their journey…or the beginning of a new adventure.


I received a copy of this title from NetGalley. It does not impact my review.

When I started to read Her Accidental Husband I realized it was the follow up to Her Backup Boyfriend, which is a super cute fake relationship story. I’m happy to report that this one is just as cute.

Cruz and Payton have always had an attraction to each other – even if they can drive each other crazy. It’s a moot point, however, since Cruz has all but sworn off relationships to focus on work and Payton is engaged to someone else. But when Payton finds out her fiancé has been cheating and their mutual flight to Mexico to Cruz’s brother’s and Payton’s best friend’s wedding is grounded, they must come together to find a way to make it there in time.

This book unfolded a little differently than I thought it would. I thought the marriage would happen almost right away and the rest of the book would be them trying to get out of – while falling in love. However, it focuses a lot on their road trip as they learn more about each other and their attraction grows into something more, which I really liked. We also get to see them deal with the fallout and the range of emotions and decisions they go through. I thought the overall arc was done well and I appreciated that it was a little different than I’m used to reading when it comes to this particular trope.

I loved seeing Dominic and Kate again from the first book in this series and how happy they are. I also enjoyed seeing the rest of the Sorensen clan again. I really enjoyed both Cruz and Payton. They were well-developed and likable characters. I like how Payton started to stand up for herself and make her own decisions and especially liked that it didn’t take until the final chapters for it to happen. They both had moments where I wanted to clunk their heads together for their miscommunication, but overall they were pretty great characters.

Overall, I really enjoyed Her Accidental Husband. It was a quick, fun read and pretty darn adorable. I think my biggest complaint is that the cover has nothing to do with the book – they are never once on the beach together. I would recommend it to fans of romance and those looking for a light read.

Overall Rating (out of 5): 3.5 Stars

3.5 stars

10 thoughts on “Review: Her Accidental Husband (The Sorensen Family #2) by Ashlee Mallory

    • Well I guess a lot of covers don’t necessarily come from the book, but if it was going to be a couple coupling, at least use a setting that looks familiar from the book.
      I’ve read all of Rainbow’s books except her newest, Carry On. I’m on the waiting list for the library. I’m sure it will be amazing because it’s her, but I’m a little nervous about it. It doesn’t really look like anything I would pick up if her name wasn’t attached to it. But, anyways, I’m so jealous you might get to see her! I hope it’s amazing!

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