Book #37: The Wedding Hoax by Heather Thurmeier

Meet the bride…
Wedding dress designer Daisy Willows always imagined marrying the man of her dreams. The fantasy did not include a fake engagement or a fake wedding. Or that her ex, Cole Benton, would be the groom. But as her mom’s medical bills pile up, Daisy can’t refuse the help of a well-known bridal show expo owner…or his plan for the fake wedding of the century.

Meet the groom…
Cole Benton’s bridal magazine is on the verge of capsizing, taking Cole’s dream of an outdoor lifestyle magazine with it. So Cole agrees to the publicity stunt and becomes “engaged” to Daisy. But despite their searing-hot chemistry—both in public and in private—not everyone is buying the charade. And now the only way to save their skins and prove that their big white wedding isn’t a big white lie is to say “I do…”

Each book in the Hoax Series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:
Book #1 The Wedding Hoax
Book #2 The Hookup Hoax
Book #3 The Hometown Hoax

I received this book from the publisher, Entangled Press, via NetGalley for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone.

Contemporary romances and I have a very interesting relationship. I say I don’t like them, but really, I kind of do. They are great one day reads that are fluffy and bring back the good feelings.

The thing that is great about the romance read is that it’s predictable. You know what you’re getting and you know what the ending is going to be. It’s reliable and it is the journey of the characters that matter. It’s this that makes me go back to a romance every so often.

The Wedding Hoax had that predictable format of a romance, but with a twist. I actually didn’t see the book blow up the way it did. Thurmeier was able to send out little hints that threw me off as to what would cause the inevitable conflict. It was well done.

As a whole, the romance was a fun read and I found myself smiling throughout the book. There were snort-worthy moments, but not really any moments that made me want to throttle either Daisy or Cole. It was a fun read.

Final rating: 3/5

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