Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Smooth, Enjoyable Read

Back Cover Blurb:

FALLING IN LOVE WITH A CLIENT COULD COST THIS WEDDING PLANNER HER BUSINESS; LEARNING THE TRUE IDENTITY OF THE GROOM COLD COST HER HEART.

When professional wedding planner Anne Hawthorne first meets the handsome Englishman George Laurence, she wonders if God has finally answered her prayers for a husband. But when the "best man" for her turns out to be a client--and someone else's to-have-and-to-hold--Anne quickly realizes that planning his wedding will be no honeymoon. Can she remain professional while falling for the groom?

A personal assistant fr a wealthy man who wishes to keep his identity--and his engagement--a secret, George Laurence has come to Louisiana to plan his employer's wedding and pose as the groom. Not only is this a challenge to the tenets of his Christian faith, but he can't stand the fact that he's deceiving Anne, the first woman who ever made his heart really sing. Will George ultimately risk his career to keep the woman he loves?

And what will happen when Anne finds out the groom's true identity? Can Anne and George find a way to a happy ending, or will this "I do" ruse destroy their chance at love?

Review: Stand-In Groom proved to be an interesting read that I couldn't put down. I loved the Hollywood aspects, as they weren't overdone at all, but certainly added a flair to the overall story. Anne's and George's unique careers (wedding planner, personal assistant) impressed me, and drove the story forward, along with their believable ideals and struggles. I found it totally refreshing to discover that the deception plot line took a wonderful twist mid way through this novel, giving plenty of time for a realistic resolve; but have no fear, there is plenty of further conflict to keep you turning the pages.

Kaye Dacus has written Stand-In Groom, a story about trust and forgiveness, in an entertaining, no flowery-prose way that I thoroughly enjoyed and was sad to see finish. I look forward to Kaye Dacus's future releases with anticipation of more great reads. One wonderful romance, indeed!

Purchasing Quick Links: Amazon.com , Amazon.ca

3 comments:

Jessica said...

Kaye is doing a great job of marketing her book! I'm seeing this everywhere.

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Hi, Jessica:

I agree. She has a huge blog readership. I'm sure that helps a lot. Plus, it is a great read!

Morgan Mandel said...

Sounds like a cute story.
Morgan Mandel
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