Kiss the Bride by Jody Wallace
Herman Edward Heckley knows all about drywall, concrete, and nail guns. So what’s he doing fighting off taffeta in a bridal salon? He’s maid of honor for his best friend, Caroline Oakenfeld, in her wedding to a pencil-necked geek. But the closer he gets to the ceremony, the more he wonders if he’s been missing out all this time.
Caroline has been missing out, and she knows it. She’s been in love with Heck forever, but frittering her life away until Heck wises up isn’t part of her life plan. She’s agreed to marry her boyfriend so she can move on with her life. But the closer she gets to the ceremony, the more she realizes she has to resolve her feelings for Heck.
For better or for worse.
Herman “Heck” Heckley and Caroline Oakenfeld have been best friends for 34 years, which explains how he finds himself swamped in taffeta in a bridal shop and planning a bachelorette party as Maid of Honor in Caroline’s wedding to a pencil-necked geek. So why isn’t Caroline happier and what are these odd feelings he’s having for his best friend? Caroline after loving Heck for years and finally giving up on having him return her feelings, finds a nice man to marry and move on with her life.
This was not your typical friends to lovers story. There were times I wanted to reach out and slap both Heck and Caro on their heads for being so dense. Both of them are scared to admit to their feelings for the other. Add in a conniving, delightfully evil bridesmaid and you have a hilarious read. Heck is a man’s man and is so out of his element dealing with various wedding chores. His confusion over his changing feelings for Caro is believable. Caro’s fear of losing Heck’s friendship kept her from declaring her love and leads her to accept Dan’s proposal. The highlight of this book is a riotous bachelorette party which will leave you laughing, just don’t eat the icing.
Posted on Monday, July 22nd, 2013, in Book Review, Contemporary, Four Roses, Heterosexual Romance, Lisa, Novella: 100-150 pages and tagged Contemporary, Entangled Ever After, Four Roses, Friends to Lovers, Heterosexual romance, Jody Wallace, Maid of Honor, Novella, Wedding. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.