Review: Merging Wright by L.B. Dunbar (Road Trips & Romance #2)


Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.

Merging Wright is the second novel in L.B. Dunbar's Road Trips & Romance series, and this go-around, we've got the oldest Fox sister going on a sudden road trip wth none other than one of her bosses. Forty-five-year-old Jane Fox has proven to be an asset to Impact, the media marketing company she's been a part of for the past eight years. In all that time, forty-eight-year-old Machlan Wright has come to rely on her, knowing that her work ethic matched his and that she would go above and beyond. When unexpected arrival comes with sad news from his hometown, Mach makes Jane an offer he knows she won't be able to refuse. He needs her to attend a funeral by his side...pretending to be his wife. In exchange, she becomes a partner at Impact. Things turn complicated upon their arrival at Wrightwood--especially once Mach learns Jane has to be his wife for real.

Five facts about Mach and Jane's story: 1. It can be read as a standalone (but read the Road Trips & Romance series starter, Hauling Ashe, anyway because it's fab romance); 2. It has a grumpy hero who was wary about love; 3. It has a strong heroine who gives her all in everything she does; 4. It has angst, making the angst addict in me a happy camper, but it's balanced quite nicely with lighthearted and witty moments; and 5. It has heart and heat and well-deserved but hard-fought happily-ever-after. L.B. Dunbar is my favorite go-to author when it comes to over-forty romances, and she shows why that is so with this story about trusting love, coming home, and finding family. Mach and Jane led such a notable cast of great characters, and Dunbar's creative and original touches made this marriage-of-convenience romance a standout. Merging Wright easily snags five stars.

Release Date: 13 October 2022

Date Read: 12 October 2022

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