A Marrying Man by Sandrine Gasq-Dion

marryingmanA Marrying Man by Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Reviewer: LisaG
Wilde City Press
Novella: 40,000 words approximate
Purchase at Wilde City Press
Roses: 4

It’s been almost a year since a disastrous bet dropped Blaine McKlintock and his best friend, Kent Samson in hot water. Now, Kent is getting ready to propose to Terry Barron. Blaine couldn’t be happier for his best friend, but when Kent asks Blaine to plan the wedding, Blaine is thrown for a loop, especially when Kent drops another bomb. Spencer Cassidy will be helping. Blaine remembers Spencer very well, but the former Wall Street force doesn’t seem to remember him. Blaine’s changed a lot since the bet, but will Spencer see it too?


A Marrying Man is the sequel to A Betting Man, however, the author does a great job of filling the background so that reading the first book isn’t a requirement to enjoy and follow along.

Blaine has worked quite hard to make up for suggesting the bet that nearly ruined his best friend’s relationship with Terry.  He is even willing to help plan their wedding on short notice.  The only fly in the ointment is that he has to work with Spencer Cassidy, his childhood crush.  He believes that Spencer dislikes him because of his part in the infamous bet and is defensive whenever Spence is around.  Not to mention the fact that Spencer is straight.

Spencer on the other hand finds Blaine quite attractive and interesting and wants to get to know him better.  Their interactions while planning the wedding are funny and creative.  The incident at the cake tasting was particularly humorous.  I loved Blaine’s reactions to Spencer’s daughter Valerie and the way she brought out the child in him at times.

The only problem I had with this book was the way the evil ex-wife suddenly had a change of heart at the end.  It seemed far too abrupt after the way she’d behaved all through the book.

This was a new to me author and I will be picking up more of her books, including the first book in this series.



Posted on Monday, July 22nd, 2013, in Book Review, Contemporary, Four Roses, Lisa, M/M Romance, Novella: 100-150 pages and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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