The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea by Jane Linfoot

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Brides by the Sea, the cutest little wedding shop in all of Cornwall, has it all, including cake baker Poppy who lives upstairs. But wedding planning is not the piece of cake Poppy thought it would be, and when her best friend Cate’s wedding planner walks out, Poppy has to tie up the loose ends so her bestie can tie the knot.
 
Double-booked venues, ‘rustic’ locations and gorgeous but grumpy farmer Rafe have this wedding pro feeling like she could be Cate’s ‘something blue.’
 
Will the wedding, the shop and the cake all come crashing down on her? Or will Poppy pull it off to give Cate – and herself – the happy ever afters they deserve?

Review

Jane Linfoot has such pretty covers, especially this one. It’s impossible to ignore the beautiful illustrations and dainty colours.However I have never read any of her books before, so I set about correcting this pronto. I love weddings and everything that goes with it. The cake, the dress (especially the dress), the romance of it. So what better book to start with?
 
The book is fun and pretty light hearted. It has a few moments that are sad and thoughtful but overall it is a book where you can just sit back and relax. The writing style is good and draws you into the story, the times I had to put it down for work, food and sleep, I was always eager to pick it up as soon as I had a chance to.
 
Poppy was an incredibly relatable character. Most of us have had our hearts broken, and at times it seemed to hit Poppy harder, but for a lot of the time it was more an emotional attachment to her wedding dress than her ex, Brett. No that I really blame her, if I had found ‘The Dress’ I would get emotional too, but when you’re more sad over never wearing a dress rather than losing ‘The One’, then it’s clear that Brett was never Mr Right.
 
She sounds a really conscientious person who cares about everything she does and when she first started her job on the farm in an unorganised chaos, I really felt her nightmare and annoyance at the previous event manager’s lack of any form of professionalism. I was begging for a scene where Poppy and Carrie would meet, just so I could meet Carrie and see her infuriating and useless ways rather than hearing second hand about her ineptness from her boss and ex-colleagues.
 
The two best friends were great. They annoyed me a little at times, but when push comes to shove, whenever anyone needed help and support they were all there for each other. Poppy shows herself as incredibly generous and kind, especially to Cate, and I am sure that Cate would help Poppy if the tables were turned, especially as Poppy deserves it. Rafe was the dark brooding type, and even though he was a grumpy so and so, you could instantly tell he could steal anyone’s heart. the only character that really got on my nerves (other than bridezilla Nicole) was Jules, he always seemed a bit… I don’t know, slightly too cocky maybe but something about him put me on edge.
 
Simply put, this book was a perfect romantic read. I cannot wait for the rest of the series!
 
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Published by: HarperImpulse
Gratefully received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
 
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The Winter Wedding by Abby Clements

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Hazel never set out to be a wedding planner. She was just helping her stressed sister Lila with cakes and décor for her big day. But when Lila and Ollie’s summer ceremony is a runaway success, with guests raving about the food and styling at the pretty venue, word about Hazel’s expertise soon spreads.
 
But Hazel’s clients expect the very best – she’s promised lawyers Gemma and Eliot a snow-covered castle in the Scottish Highlands, and laidback couple Josh and Sarah a bohemian beach wedding in a Caribbean paradise. But as weather, in-laws and wilful brides conspire against her, can Hazel get two very different couples to walk up two very different aisles to say ‘I do’? And will she find her own happy ending if she does?

Bride Without a Groom by Amy Lynch

I am so happy to be taking part in the book tour for ‘Bride without a Groom’, to check out the other stops, please look at the poster at the bottom of this post

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Single, coupled-up or married, this laugh-out-loud summer read is the perfect anecdote for the wedding season!
Rebecca has chosen the most luscious, five tiered, wedding cake. The engagement ring that she has selected is celebrity inspired. The wedding singer is on speed dial. He doesn’t usually do Michael Bolton, but as it’s for a first dance he’ll make an exception. Father Maguire is checking dates for the parish church as we speak. The deposit on the white sand honeymoon is paid for in full on Barry’s card. She has fallen for an ivory lace couture gown that is to die for. The down payment may require her to sell a left kidney, but it will be worth it. Isn’t that why you have two?
There’s one teeny tiny problem. It’s nothing, really. No need to panic! It’s just that Barry has yet to propose. Says he’s not ready! He can be a bit of a kill joy that way. It’s time to face the harsh reality – Rebecca is a bride without a groom!

Bad Bridesmaid by Portia Macintosh

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‘My wedding is ruined and my marriage is going to fail. And it’s all your fault!’
LA romcom writer Mia Valentina has it all; money, success, a tanned and toned body, golden blonde hair and a string of sexy lovers. She’s almost forgotten her previous self: plain old Mia Harrison. Until a wedding invitation arrives requesting (demanding!) her presence as chief bridesmaid at her younger sister Belle’s upcoming nuptials.
Mia’s barely been back in England before she’s accidentally injured the groom, unintentionally ‘cursed’ the wedding and been caught in a compromising position with her sister’s soon to be brother-in-law!
With the wedding of the year going dangerously off the rails, Mia has no time to waste – especially with sexy fireman and best man Leo on hand to help… Will she use all of her expert romance knowledge to save the day or will she just walk away? No one ever said a bad girl had to turn good…