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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Wedding fever is an illness for sure

Bride without a groom

by

Amy Lynch

3 stars.

Netgalley review

I really don’t get this obsession with the perfect wedding day that small girls plan from childhood. Is it a US phenomenon? Does it happen in the UK? It certainly didn’t in my childhood.

In fact I didn’t plan marriage at all – until I went to university and then decided that the late 30s was best but definitely not until then. Sure enough I was just 22 when I actually married!

But, I insisted on no meringue dress. No big wedding hair – I put my own hair into 6 big rollers to create ringlets. No coronet and no veil – just a big floppy hat and cream and lilac Victorian style dress.P1000674 modd2

I don’t remember ever reading a Bride magazine and certainly I didn’t lust after an engagement ring. So this whole topic wasn’t of any interest to me.

That said, you begin to feel very sorry for the heroine with her obsession that was fed by TV and celebrity culture fetish. And the competition that arises to have the ‘best’ wedding ever. And to marry when your friends marry. And to have a designer wedding dress eg by Vera Wang. And to compete on cakes and rings and then there are those wedding fairs.

The cost of a wedding in the UK is now running at around £21,000 and many couples are living together and having children whilst waiting to save up for this and the big blow-out honeymoon (We had a weekend in Hastings as I was due to have an operation on the Monday and couldn’t fly, so Paris was cancelled).

So the book shows well just how sad it is to get sucked into these ways of thinking. And that even the potential grooms understand that it is no use trying to stop these runaway wedding plans once a female has them in her head.

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