Thursday, December 19, 2013

A DECEMBER BRIDE by Denise Hunter

Layla O'Reilly is about to attend the wedding of her ex-fiance and her cousin.  When her date cancels due to sickness Layla is wondering what to do.  She runs into Seth Murphy, who was her ex-fiance's best friend.  They decide to go together since neither of them have a date.  Circumstances arise at the reception that cause Seth to announce he and Layla are engaged.  Though it's not true, she gains an opportunity because of it, to win a contract with a major client regarding her home-staging business.  Layla is willing to keep up the deception until she gets the contract.  Seth has secretly loved Layla from afar and is hoping he can convince Layla within the next few weeks to make it real.

This was a cute and quick read although I must admit that I really didn't like Layla very much through most of the story.  You could understand her feelings but I just didn't really connect with her until close to the end.  Seth was such a great guy.  I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him and I loved the way he was with Layla.  His influence made a difference in Layla's life.  Some may say the plot is a bit far fetched but that's what makes it a fun get-away.  I will say that Denise Hunter has a real gift for writing romantic stories with good romantic tension, which I love.   It makes me want to go back an read Barefoot Summer.

*This complimentary copy was provided by Zondervan through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

File Size: 1827 KB
Print Length: 94 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (November 26, 2013)
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing

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