AWRW Book Review: The Three Mrs. Monroes, Penelope (Book 2), by Bernadette Marie @WritesRomance @5PrincePub

penelopeFrom loss breeds new life.

Penelope Monroe married on impulse and her heart had been broken by Adam Monroe’s lies. Pregnant she wonders how she will survive, alone, with her baby.

Brock Romero held Adam Monroe when he died in combat. Now released from the Army he makes it his priority to find Adam’s wife and share with her his last words.

On the verge of making the same mistake twice, Penelope must trust her heart—especially when new lies are uncovered.

***Complimentary paperback copy provided in exchange for a fair, thoughtful, and honest book review.***

Paperback, 254 pages

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Military Romance

Published August 26th, 2014 by 5 Prince Publishing


Series: The Three Mrs. Monroes

What’s It About?

“Adam’s lies had entangled them. Adam’s death had brought them together. Adam’s life grew inside of her.”

Brock Romero held Adam Monroe in his arms as he died in army combat. Before he took his last breath, he asked Brock to take care of Penelope and their unborn child. Brock made good on his promise, and before returning home, he makes a stop at the Monroe residence.

Penelope has been burned before, badly. When Brock Romero shows up at her door, the Monroe women are suspicious of his motivations. Penelope, being six months pregnant, has raging hormones. She is falling, fast for Brock, despite what Vivian and Amelia think.

“I still don’t understand why you want to be around me. I’m someone else’s discarded, pregnant wife. I have nothing to offer a man.”

But, are the feelings mutual? Or is Brock only fulfilling a promise he made to a fallen soldier?

Book 2 of The Three Mrs. Monroes is Penelope’s story.

My Thoughts

0822151952aWOW, what a story! I loved how the author crafted this story, connecting the romance between Brock and Penelope, distantly to Adam. I’m dying to get to book 3, Vivian’s story, for her to get her turn at romance! –Although I will be absolutely depressed to end this excellent series.

Book 2 is a continuation of Book 1, but the focus is on Penelope’s perspective, rather than Amelia’s, like in Book 1. Book 2 finds Penelope heavily pregnant, and the women scrambling to get everything done in time to open their daycare center. The women are closer than ever, and more like sisters in this installment of The Three Mrs. Monroes.

What I enjoy the most about this series is the well-developed, lovable characters. Their relationships to one another, and the situations surrounding them, makes the story worth reading. You just WANT to know what the Monroe women will be up to next. I eagerly anticipate reading Book 3, Vivian’s story!

And to top it all off, the Author introduces Brock to the mix. The reader gets to witness a slow-simmering romance between the two, with a satisfying happily-ever-after. ❤

I highly recommend this series to fans of contemporary romance with an HEA, and novels that focus on friendship!


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About The Author

Bernadette MarieNotebooks and pens have been my obsession since childhood. Later it became books and stories others weaved into the perfect escape. The day I received my first typewriter was the day the passion for spinning a tale hit me – and it hit hard.

I was thirteen when I first sat down to write the great-American love story. I didn’t have much to say at thirteen. But over the years I did fall in love, get married, have children, and an array of amazing adventures happened along the way. And the passion for writing stayed with me.

That first book took me twenty-two years to write the way I really liked it. When I was done, I boxed it up, put it away, and went to write twelve more books that next year and a half. In December of 2009, I signed my first contract and the published author was born.

I enjoy writing about close-knit families, the bond of friendship, and of course falling in love. Happy endings are a must and characters that my readers can associate with keep me typing into the wee hours of morning.

Contemporary Romance is the genre I call home for now, but in the future be assured that you will see a Paranormal Romance or a Historical and who knows – maybe someday you’ll see a Romantic Suspense.

I enjoy writing for those whose guilty pleasure is the happily ever after. I hope you’ll come along for the ride!Goodreads Author Bio

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4 thoughts on “AWRW Book Review: The Three Mrs. Monroes, Penelope (Book 2), by Bernadette Marie @WritesRomance @5PrincePub

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