Coffee and a Review with Driven to Matrimony by Barbara Barrett

Coffee-LoveIt’s yet another Monday.  But, I hope that my review will start your week off on an awesome note.  Today’s review is Driven to Matrimony by Barbara Barrett.   It’s a fun contemporary romance.  It’s a fast paced romance that keeps you rooting for the hero and heroine to finally get together.  It is definitely an enjoyable read to start your week off on a good note.  For the rest of my review check it out following the book blurb.

8192betM0FL__SL1500_Book Blurb:

Dina Maitland spends almost as much time extricating her movie star mother from
personal messes as she invests in her forensic accounting job. So much time, she
may no longer have a job once she cleans up her mother’s latest fiasco, her
engagement to a twenty-something film student. Vowing it’s the last time she
puts herself on clean-up duty, Dina sets off for South Carolina to stop the
pending nuptials, and along the way, almost literally, runs into the father of
the groom.

Ben Cutler has troubles of his own with his business under
attack from competitors and a government audit looming. Not one to trust women,
he must team up with Dina to balance his books as well as stop the

Though unwillingly thrown together Dina and Ben are surprised to
find their interest and passion for each other growing. Can they face their
pasts in order to create a union of their own?


Dina is on her way to clean up yet another mess her movie star mother has gotten herself into.  While trying to rent a car she finds another person wants to rent the same car.  When they realize there is only one car they are forced by circumstance to travel together.  Soon Dina finds that she and her passenger are on their way to the same place for the same reason.  Though she doesn’t revel herself she begins to appreciate her companion.  Ben is there to stop his son from rushing into a fool-hardy marriage to a much older woman.  This couldn’t have come at a more inopportune time but Ben feels he must stop this at all costs.  Ben gets to know Dina a little but when they arrive at their destination they go their separate ways.  That is until Ben goes to Dina’s mothers home to stop this wedding.  Though Ben and Dina are on the same side they start to discover themselves thrown into situations that force them alone together.  It is during this time that they realize they have much more in common and that spark between them is getting brighter the more they are together.  But can they navigate their feelings and this impending union without everything blowing up?

This was a highly enjoyable read.  I loved Dina and Ben’s love story.  Though placed in a short span of time it has a natural feel.  I loved the pretense and the set ups by Ben’s son and Dina’s mother.  This was a definitely a fun read that leaves you wondering what it is about water and sex.  This is quick read, but you definitely get a full read out of it.  I do wish this had an epilogue.  I wish I could have learned more about after the love of Dina and Ben.  If I had my way I would have found out a lot more.  So, the only thing I can hope is that Barbara Barrett has a sequel planned which would make this reviewer extremely excited.  Overall, this is a great contemporary romance with a love story that is fun, funny and natural.


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