Series: Chapel of Love #3
Published by Forever on August 29th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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There goes the groom . . .
For Professor Laurie Wilson, planning her wedding to longtime boyfriend Brandon Kopp has been a whirlwind. But somehow, between all the cake tastings and dress fittings, she never imagined being left at the altar. In the aftermath, she does what any sensible woman would - she swigs champagne and considers keying his car. Until someone knocks on her door with a much better idea for revenge.
Best man Andrew Lyndon thinks Laurie's better off without Brandon. But Laurie's father - and Andrew's boss - isn't going to accept anything less than a reconciliation. And he's made it Andrew's problem to solve. So Andrew decides to make Brandon jealous by setting Laurie up on a string of "dates." After a couple of weeks, Brandon will be begging Laurie to take him back. But Andrew's plan works a little too well because suddenly he's the one falling for Laurie -- and planning a proposal of his own.
Here Comes The Bride is one of those sweet and smart gems that will leave you feeling, well relief. From the very opening when Laurie Wilson is left at the alter, her life begins a accent toward enlightenment. Sure she’s broken-hearted but but once the grief lifts and she begins to follow her ex-fiance Brandons’ suggestion that they take a “break” and date other people, her world really opens up.
There to help her, is Brandon’s best man Andrew. There’s a complex web of connections in the small town of Shenandoah Falls, and Andrews hand at helping Laurie move on is brought about by the machinations of her father, his Aunt, and the input of the small group of friends Laurie and Brandon once shared. We quickly realize that Brandon is really not worthy of Laurie, that she can consider Andrew a genuine friend, and that she really is a bit of a lost soul. She’s left a lot of choices to Brandon and she has unfulfilled needs and a new path to forge.
The story is filled with a plethora of well developed characters that help to make this a very entertaining read. Even though some only appear sporadically, it was easy to get a clear take on the group people in the inner circle. As Laurie and Andrew begin to interact more, we come to see just how good a match they would make. But there’s many reasons why they are such a bad idea, why they can’t be, and Laurie’s time exploring all the options allows her to see herself more clearly.
Hope Ramsay plots this story out so well that we experience Lauries’ ups and downs. With hope dashed and feeling great disappointment, Laurie begins to make questionable decisions. It surprised me to find that this one kind of a nail biter but I had confidence Laurie would follow her intuition and find her way. Here Comes The Bride is a great second chance, friends to lovers read and I highly recommend it. 4.5 Stars
~Review by Cyndi
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