Saturday, February 08, 2014
What started as a whim turned into an accidental---and very public---engagement. Can Layla and Seth keep up the facade in Chapel Springs this holiday season---for the sake of her career . . . and his heart?
Under normal circumstances, Seth Murphy---the best friend of Layla O'Reilly's ex-fiance---would be the last person she'd marry. But the news of their upcoming (and phony) nuptials convinces a big client that Layla may be high-society enough to work for his agency---a coup that would put her fledgling home-staging business on the map.
Seth has secretly loved Layla for years, even when she was dating his best friend. Maybe she'll never forgive him for the way he hurt her back then, but he has to try. And Layla is willing to keep up their engagement farce until she's landed her client.
For Layla, it's the chance to save her career. But for Seth, it's his last chance to win her heart.
I loved this first novella in the Year of Weddings series! I love Denise's books and I really enjoyed Barefoot Summer, so when I found out that this was about the hero from Barefoot Summer's sister I was quite excited!
The plot of this story was fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed Seth and Layla's interactions. They were both great characters and I loved watching their romance! There were several funny moments as well as sweet ones that blended to make this a great little romance!
It was great to return to Chapel Springs and to see some of the characters from Barefoot Summer! This was a excellent novella and a brilliant start to this series!
Meet the Author
Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than 20 books, including "Barefoot Summer" and "The Convenient Groom". She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader's Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist.
In 1996, inspired by the death of her grandfather, Denise began her first book, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she's been writing ever since. Her husband says he inspires all her romantic stories, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!
When Denise isn't writing she's busy raising three heroes-in-the making with her husband.
You can learn more about Denise through her website www.DeniseHunterBooks.com or by visiting her FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/authordenisehunter
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.