Sunday, February 17, 2013
by Janice Thompson
About the book (from the publisher):
Feisty wedding photographer Hannah McDermott has dealt with her share of difficult brides. But none can compare to the ultimate Bridezilla she's dealing with now. Still, she's trying desperately to impress Bella Neely, Galveston Island's most sought-after wedding planner, so she can take the top spot in Bella's list of recommended photographers -- a spot currently occupied by her arch-rival, Drew Kincaid. What she doesn't count on, however, is falling head over heels for the competition.
I really loved this book. From the very beginning I felt drawn into Hannah's story and her "rivalry" with Drew Kincaid. I love photography, so all of the photography references struck a chord (or should I say "hit the shutter"?) for me. I also loved how "Irish" this book was. Being Irish myself, it was fun to read about an Irish-American family.
I think my favorite part of the book was the aspect of forgiveness. This wasn't just a romantic comedy. It hit on some real issues that people have, including jealousy and unforgiveness. I really liked how the author made these issues a part of the storyline.
I also enjoyed reading about Bella Neely. She and her family were fun characters. Now that I know there are 3 other books with her in them, I will make sure to read them. I am also looking forward to the rest of the books in this series.
I give this book a "5" and recommend it to anyone who enjoys romantic comedy with a message.
Available February 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
About the author:
Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and former screenwriter. An expert at pulling the humor from the situations we get ourselves into, Thompson afford an inside look at TV land, drawing on her experiences as a screenwriter. She is the author of the Weddings by Bella series and Stars Collide. She lives in Texas.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."