A short dip into the work of wedding planners. Abby Blackwell and her boyfriend have recently gotten engaged. The only thing is, they’ve not planned the date nor is Abby really sure that the boyfriend is who she wants to spend the rest of her life with. Enter Hunter Price, Derrick Coltraine’s (the boyfriend’s) friend. Derrick somehow talks Hunter into pretending to be engaged to be married AND plan his wedding with Abby so Derrick and Abby can use that wedding as their own. The idea was to get Abby to basically plan her own wedding because Derrick really needed to be married, for work purposes. Interesting premise.
I didn’t like Abby nor Hunter and I especially didn’t like Derrick. It wasn’t that they weren’t likable characters. My problem was that there weren’t enough redeeming personalities that came through. Abby seemed flakey because I’m still trying to figure out why she would say yes when she was clearly unsure. Hunter was — I don’t know the right word here, but he seemed empty, one of those guys who goes along with something even when he doesn’t think it’s the right thing. Then there’s Derrick: he’s the classic user who will sacrifice those around him for his greater good. Even though I saw where the thing with Abby’s best friend and Derrick was going, I was still surprised that it actually happened.
Other than the story feeling choppy, the unlikable characters, and the whole think about Abby kissing a guy who’s not her fiancée while she’s engaged – this wasn’t a terrible story. It just wasn’t for me.
Happy Reading Folks!
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Four Weddings and a Fiasco – The Wedding Switch
by Sharon Kleve
Release Date: August 23, 2015