Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Kiss the Bride by McClone, Hatcher and Springer

Kiss the Bride: Three Summer Love StoriesBook Description:
Meet the people who make it all happen—the planners, the photographers, the musicians who have helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples—as they find their own happy endings in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.

Picture Perfect Love: A June Wedding Story by Melissa McClone

When image becomes everything, it’s up to love to refocus the heart.

Photographer Jenna Harrison wants every bride and groom to look picture perfect on their special day. But her own heart is still broken, the unworn wedding dress hanging in her closet a reminder that relationships aren’t always as perfect as they look through her camera lens.

Attorney Ashton Vance is the one that got away, but he wrongly blamed Jenna for ruining his political aspirations. Even if Jenna can forgive him, dare he hope for a second chance at her love?

I Hope You Dance: A July Wedding Story by Robin Lee Hatcher

Can two left feet lead to one perfect romance?

Grant Nichols is a genius in the kitchen and a klutz on the dance floor. But his friend’s wedding is shaping up to be a shindig the likes of which Kings Meadow has never seen—including dancing. Lots of dancing.

Former rodeo queen Skye Foster is offering dance lessons for the wedding party. Grant and Skye are no match on paper. But when they step onto the dance floor, they create a melody all their own.

Love on a Deadline: An August Wedding Story by Kathryn Springer

MacKenzie “Mac” Davis returns to her hometown of Red Leaf, Wisconsin, and takes a job at the weekly newspaper writing about social events.

When Hollis Channing, Mac’s high school nemesis, returns to Red Leaf to marry her celebrity fiancĂ©, the editor asks Mac to cover all the festivities for the newspaper. The last thing Mac wants to do is reconnect with the person who made her life miserable when she was a teenager . . . unless it’s spending time with Ethan Channing, the bride’s older brother—and Mac’s first crush.

My thoughts:
All 3 of these novellas were good, clean, quick reads.  The first one, Picture Perfect Love, was ok, I had issues with the man but the writer did a good job with the story.  I just didn't connect or maybe I just took issues with some of the things he did.  Either way, still a good story and very much about second chances.
I Hope You Dance was better.  Very much an instant love.  I loved the dancing element to it.  I kind of wish this one had been longer, maybe a full length book, all by itself.  It really was a good novella, I just wanted more of it!  The last one, Love on a Deadline, was my favorite of the three.  Mac was always just a kid to Ethan but now she is all grown up.  I liked it was a first crush and coming home story.  Like the second one, I wanted more but that was mainly because I really connected with these characters and didn't want it to end.
Overall, I enjoyed these novellas.  3.5 rounded up to a 4/5 for me.

Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via BookLook).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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