Marry Me: A Wedding Romance Duet by Noelle Adams & Samantha Chase

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Marry Me: A Wedding Romance Duet

What could be more romantic than a wedding… unless you’re stuck in a fake relationship with a hot man you don’t like. Warm up after a long winter with two fun, romantic wedding romances available together for a limited time.

Hired Bride by Noelle Adams – For years, Deanna’s eccentric grandmother has been trying to marry her off to a rich man, and she’s finally managed to do it. Sexy, obnoxious Mitchell Graves needs a wife to finalize a business deal, and he thinks she’ll be easy enough to manage as a wife. He couldn’t be more wrong.

The Wedding Season by Samantha Chase – To get through the six weddings she has to attend this summer, Tricia plans to pretend her best friend, Sean, is her boyfriend. But then Sean sends his brother, Ryan, in his place. Now Tricia has to go to all these weddings with her best friend’s brother, who is stirring up feelings she never expected.

The first story is Hidden Bride from Noelle and I really enjoyed it. The story is set in Savannah, Georgia and while its set in modern times, we do see a lot of the history of Savannah culture and the old families in the area. Our hero and heroine meet by chance at a Savannah social event. Deanna’s grandmother is constantly trying to marry her off and Mitchell is only there for business purposes. Somehow, they end up with the story they’re engaged to be married. Mitchell wants the 6 month marriage for business purposes and Deanna is really only doing it to assist her family.

One of my favorite aspects of this story is that its really the hero, Mitchell Graves, who really undergoes the transformation. Deanna changes some, but for her, its more about letting go of the tension and responsibilities that she puts on herself. But Mitchell’s character really evolves as his relationship with Deanna continues.

The next book is from Samantha Chase and is called The Wedding Season. Our story starts with friends Trish and Sean agreeing to endure the wedding season together. Many of their friends are getting married and both are tired of people pitying them or trying to set them up. But Sean can’t make it home for the weddings and asks the next best person to step up to the plate, his brother, Ryan.

Ryan and Trish’s story is really sweet. I actually really enjoyed this story and it follows some of the more traditional aspects that I see Samantha Chase go towards but then she adds in these twists that kept the story new and different from her other works. I really respect that, as an author, she does this. The stories have the feeling I’ve come to know and love but still add new elements and new situations for our characters to experience.

I would definitely recommend both of these books. The stories are sweet, feel-good love stories.

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Into The Nothing by BT Urruela

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To say I have been looking forward to this book would be an understatement. I loved reading “A Lover’s Lament” by BT and KL Grayson, and I was beyond excited when I heard BT was coming out with his own book.

So, without further ado, here is the synopsis:

Xander Evans has been on the road for many years. Never settling. Always moving from one place to another, unable to let go of his past. He lived a tragic childhood, spending most of those years in foster care. He’s never felt like he’s had a home.

That is until he stops in the small town of Truman Valley, Missouri, where he meets a woman who will change everything he’s ever known.

Paige Watson has it all. A loving family, beautiful home, and a great career. The only thing she’s missing….is love. After escaping an abusive relationship, she opens her heart up to a stranger. He is unlike any man she’s ever met. He came into her life and turned it completely upside down. Everything is perfect. That is, until one fateful night. 

A night that would tear the Watson family apart, never to be put back together again. 

A night that would send Xander away to prison for life.

I’m trying to find a really eloquent way to say this but I haven’t come up with one in the few minutes that I’ve sat here, but BT fucking gutted me within the first couple chapters. I felt so bad for Teresa. With that said, I thought it was a smart way to start for a few reasons. First, it was unique. But it also piqued my interest. I kept wondering if Xander really did this, and then subsequently, I kept wondering who else it may have been.

Paige and Xander meeting and the beginnings of their relationship are great. It was so light, flirtatious, exciting. I loved seeing them spend time with Paige’s family and friends, and how they interacted together. But things start to change.

I am honestly conflicted on parts of this story. I liked the overall plot. I thought BT did a great job at weaving in love, conflict, and mystery. I think I would have liked to see more development of Paige and Xander. Both had a lot of history that I think needed just a little more time to hear about. Not excessive but an extra couple chapters would have made it a bit easier to see and understand their individual backstories.

The ending of the book is heartbreaking. Seeing what appears to be a perfect family completely shattered was horrible. Again, I’m really torn on this. A part of me wished for more emotion from Paige, in regards to the last chapters of the book. But at the same time, I also feel like Paige was moving on and she needed to move on. She couldn’t just stay and wallow in her own sorrows.

I think some of the best books that are out there cause you to feel angry, hurt, conflicted. Even if I don’t like something, but it got a strong reaction out of me, I feel like the author accomplished their goal. With this story, BT managed to make me feel elated, sorrowful, heartbroken and hopeful all in one book. I am truly looking forward to what he comes out with in the future.

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