Mess optional

Messing with Matilda Book Cover Messing with Matilda
Cat Lavoie
romance, chicklit
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
(18 Mar. 2018)

As a professional organizer in New York City, Matilda Hart wages war against chaos and clutter on a daily basis for her clients—and she vows to never let it invade her own well-ordered world. But when her boyfriend decides to deviate from the path she’s been planning for them, Matilda's perfectly structured life begins to crumble. She reluctantly finds herself back in the tiny hometown she fled a lifetime ago—determined to lay low and avoid running into anyone she used to know. So why is she reconnecting with her former best friend and putting up with the bridezilla antics of Amber, her high school nemesis? When Matilda is tasked with keeping the bride-to-be’s heartbroken ex away from the ceremony, she discovers she has history with the man who’s trying to sabotage the wedding. Matilda quickly realizes that teaming up with cute and quirky—but hopelessly devoted—Silas Flynn could be mutually beneficial. He needs help wooing the woman he considers the love of his life and Matilda can't pass up the chance to finally get back at the meanest of the mean girls by assisting Silas in his attempts to disrupt her wedding. Will everything go according to plan for this mismatched pair? Or will working so closely together make uptight Matilda and laid-back Silas lose sight of their common goal? One thing's for sure—things are about to get messy.

A nice story but could have been better.

When someone has OCD as badly as Matilda does, it is not so easy to stop as this book implies.

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Weddings need help

Kiss a Bridesmaid Book Cover Kiss a Bridesmaid
Always a Bridesmaid
Courtney Hunt
romance, contemporary, women's fiction,
Kindle

Wedding caterer Shortie Campbell partnered with Always a Bridesmaid’s professional bridesmaid’s service to create the premier bridal business in Savannah. The Always a Bridesmaid staff will do anything to ensure picture-perfect nuptials—including chasing a mischievous canine ring bearer through crowded Forsyth Park.

When Abigail Browne strolls through romantic Forsyth Park on the first sunny spring day in Savannah, she never expects to catch a runaway puppy's leash—or to end up covered in mud with a twisted ankle. After Shortie escorts her home—and discovers that she is out of a job—he offers her a chance to work with Always a Bridesmaid.

Now, as Shortie and Abby work together to make wedding dreams come true, will their blossoming friendship become their own happily ever after?

Here we have a shrinking violet hiding a lovely girl with curves and excellent  skin and personality which shines through when she encounters real kindness.

And so she becomes a professional bridesmaid and finds romance.

A very sweet (! – think wedding cake icing) story. 

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Meringues ahoy!

Kiss a Bridesmaid Book Cover Kiss a Bridesmaid
(Always a Bridesmaid Book 3)
Courtney Hunt
romance, contemporary, romantic comedy
Kindle

Wedding caterer Shortie Campbell partnered with Always a Bridesmaid’s professional bridesmaid’s service to create the premier bridal business in Savannah. The Always a Bridesmaid staff will do anything to ensure picture-perfect nuptials—including chasing a mischievous canine ring bearer through crowded Forsyth Park.

When Abigail Browne strolls through romantic Forsyth Park on the first sunny spring day in Savannah, she never expects to catch a runaway puppy's leash—or to end up covered in mud with a twisted ankle. After Shortie escorts her home—and discovers that she is out of a job—he offers her a chance to work with Always a Bridesmaid.

Now, as Shortie and Abby work together to make wedding dreams come true, will their blossoming friendship become their own happily ever after?

 

Here we have a shrinking violet hiding a lovely girl with curves and excellent  skin and personality which shines through when she encounters real kindness.

And so she becomes a professional bridesmaid and finds romance.

A very sweet (! – think wedding cake icing) story.

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Are you wicked enough?

Wickedest Witch Book Cover Wickedest Witch
Eve Langlais
paranormal romance, mystery, contemporary, new adult, humour
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2nd Edition edition
(22 May 2013)

Evangeline is not a very nice witch, and she’s not afraid to show it. Her ruthless nature comes in handy as a problem solver until she lands a job where she’s forced to work with an uncouth shifter. He’s rude, cocky, totally unsuitable, not to mention part animal, but despite it all, she can’t help craving his touch.

Ryker is big, bad, and brash. When he’s partnered with a curvy witch, he does everything in his power to fight her allure. And fails. But he’s not too disappointed as he discovers wickedness has its uses, especially in the bedroom.

Vampires, a wedding from hell, and a cackling boss named Rumpelstiltskin, will these two wicked beings complete their job and admit, despite their stubborn nature, that they belong together?

The Wickedest Witch runs a ‘Solution’ agency – any problem solve – for a large fee.

Now Rumpelstiltskin has a daughter who he loves dearly and when she is threatened he calls in the WW. But he thinks he needs brawn too and calls in a cougar shifter to help and sparks fly in many directions.

If I was able to, I’d also wear a glamour that made me look taller and slimmer, but I just wonder am I really taller and slimmer? What would happen if you measured my height for instance? and what about my clothes? Are they real? Do I need 2 wardrobes? All questions I ponder…

Overall, another fun ride of a book with lots of mythical creatures.

I really liked this author’s style and proceeded to buy more of her books. I really must find out how the wedding happened – sounds good. An author with the style of Robyn Peterman but not as potty mouthed – less inventive language, but still lots of sniggers.

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Why change?

The Substitute Book Cover The Substitute
Wedding Pact #1
Denise Swank
romance, contemporary, women's fiction
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
(21 Jan. 2014)

Megan Vandemeer meant to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, it's time to come clean--a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her. With only one week left to save his business, Josh McMillan boards a plane to Kansas City in a last-ditch effort, leaving the details to chance. An unexpected answer is delivered in the form of the beautiful brunette beside him. Though she’s completely loopy, her honesty, openness, and humor charm him. So when she passes out before landing, he helps her off the plane--a good deed that leads to a colossal misunderstanding. Her parents assume he’s her fiancé. In a twist of fate, the mix-up might help Josh save his business, so he plays along, figuring he can help Megan too. All he has to do is stage a public break up convincing enough to appease her mother. Josh is only supposed to be a substitute groom, but the more time he and Megan spend together, the more their pretend engagement starts to feel real…and the less they want to break it off. Can a relationship that began as a farce turn into happily ever after?

A light enjoyable read for those times when you need a bit of the ‘feel-good ‘ factor even if a predictable ending is in sight.

I absolutely loved Grams – and she is definitely a member of the Growing Old disgracefully Club!

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