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Kiss the Bride by Jody WallaceHerman Edward Heckley knows all about drywall, concrete, and nail guns. So what's he doing fighting off taffeta in a bridal salon? He's maid of honor for his best friend, Caroline Oakenfeld, in her wedding to a pencil-necked geek. But the closer he gets to the ceremony, the more he wonders if he's been missing out all this time. Caroline has bKiss the Bride by Jody WallaceHerman Edward Heckley knows all about drywall, concrete, and nail guns. So what's he doing fighting off taffeta in a bridal salon? He's maid of honor for his best friend, Caroline Oakenfeld, in her wedding to a pencil-necked geek. But the closer he gets to the ceremony, the more he wonders if he's been missing out all this time. Caroline has been missing out, and she knows it. She's been in love with Heck forever, but frittering her life away until Heck wises up isn't part of her life plan. She's agreed to marry her boyfriend so she can move on with her life. But the closer she gets to the ceremony, the more she realizes she has to resolve her feelings for Heck. For better or for worse....

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Kiss the Bride Reviews

  • Amy
    2019-03-11 00:03

    Did you happen to see the Patrick Dempsey movie called "Made of Honor"? If so, this book will seem a bit familiar. Even so, as far as fun books are concerned, this one fits that bill just fine.Caroline and Herman Edward Heckley, III, aka "Heck," have known each other their entire lives, and for those thirty-four years, Caro has loved Heck. But he considers her his BFF and nothing more. A girl can only wait so long, however, and since Caro's boyfriend asked, she decides she might as well get married, even if it's to the wrong man. A girl typically asks her bestie to be her maid of honor, though, right? So Caro asks Heck to stand in for her. Naturally, during this process, Heck discovers that he might not want to be just friends.Yes, it's completely transparent, but it's fun and silly and worth the $1.99. Another one of Caro's friends sees what Caro and Heck won't admit to each other and conspires to force them to face reality, and that part gives you the meat of the plot. There is a hot - and I mean nice and hot - bit of headboard rockin', such that you will wonder how any woman with half a brain would settle for being Heck's friend, unless it's a friend with benefits. Granted, there are times that either Caro or Heck - or both - is so aggravatingly blind that you might find yourself getting frustrated with their apparent cluelessness.This is one of those books that knows its place. You will not be asked to confront any of life's pressing questions, nor will you stay up late trying to figure out what happened (I'm looking at you, Dangerous Girls), but your time with this novella will be worth it, if for no other reason than that sex scene.Thanks to NetGalley for the previewPublished on cupcake's book cupboard@VivaAmaRisata

  • Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
    2019-03-09 22:27

    4 starsQuick, fun read. Friends to lovers trope, one of my favorites, though these friends are little slow to the finish line. Heck did try my patience near the end because he is a self-righteous prig. And he thought Dan was a dickwad. Jeez!full reviewReview:I have come to really like Entangled’s Ever After line. There are times when I want a shorter read, and after reading many titles from this imprint, it’s become one of my favorites. Kiss the Bride is a little longer than some of the other offerings in the Ever After line-up, clocking in at a little over 140 pages. This was a fun read, too, with the perspective mainly told from Heck’s eyes. Heck can be a self-righteous snot, especially near the end of the story, but he is an entertaining character, and his point of view kept me turning the pages. How he did not realize he was in love with his best buddy is a bit beyond me, but I guess realizing that Caro was the woman for him late was better than never. Thirty-four years late, but who beside Caro is keeping track of that anyway?Heck has been best friends with Caro for his entire life. When she agrees to marry Dan, her boyfriend for the last three years, he’s lassoed into being the maid of honor. He thinks Dan is a pencil neck, and wants to kick his ass more often than not, but agrees to help Caro with her wedding. He is leery that she and Dan are rushing the ceremony, and wonders why Dan is never around. He hasn’t lifted one finger to assist with the wedding arrangements, but as long as Caroline is happy, Heck’s not going to say anything. Much. For her part, Caroline has only agreed to marry Dan to get on with her life. She’s been in love with Heck for years, but he sees her as a sister. He’s not physically attracted to her, and for fear of ruining their friendship, Caro stays silent about her feelings for him. She’s not going to jeopardize their relationship by spilling her guts to him. What she does want, though, is a family, and after going out with Dan for years, she decides that, while he’s not Heck, he will have to do. Her clock is ticking away, and she doesn’t have time to waste on a guy who doesn’t even realize that she’s a girl. She likes Dan well enough, and they have similar goals in life, so they should have a comfortable married life, if nothing else.When Heck is helping Caro pick out dresses for the wedding, he suddenly realizes that she possesses a pair of ta-tas. A large pair of ta-tas at that. Suddenly, he can’t stop thinking about what’s under her dress. He keeps having very un-friend like thoughts about her. He is consumed with thoughts of getting her naked. Uh-oh. He can’t be having thoughts like this, not when Caro is getting married on Saturday! To the pinhead.I think I what enjoyed most about this story is the compressed time-line. It starts at the dress shop, where Heck has his big revelation about Caro’s boobs, jumps to the bachelorette party he’s planned on Friday night, and wraps up on Saturday, the wedding day. This is a romance on Red Bull. It’s quick, it’s funny, and it’s a diverting read. Both Heck and Caro have trust issues, and while it’s sad that they don’t trust each other, they eventually find the courage to admit their feelings. It’s almost too late for both of them by the time they do, and I was pretty disappointed with Heck at first, but his run in with the law convinced me that his feelings were real. If you’ve got some free time, sitting down with Kiss the Bride would be an entertaining use of your time.Grade: B

  • Lori Palle
    2019-03-05 05:28

    What do you do when the man you love has stuck you so firmly in the friend zone that you don't see any way of getting out?  For Caroline Oakenfeld, the answer is to move on with her life and settle down with her boyfriend of three years--key word being "settle."  However, what's a girl to do when right before the wedding, the man she really loves realizes that he might possibly want to be more than friends?I can see why Caro is in love with Herman Edward Heckley, also known as Hecks.  *I'm* practically in love with the guy!  Ms. Wallace made a really fun character when she came up with Hecks; reading his thoughts when the POV shifts to him are hilarious as he slowly realizes that Caro, his best friend, is *gasp* actually a female--who is actually quite hot!  It's hilarious how he's such a man's man trying to throw Caro the best bachelorette party since he's the Maid of Honor.  He's so clueless about women, but he tries hard anyway to make the best of the situation--being thrown to eleven tipsy and dirty-mouthed she-wolves--because Caro is his best friend. I can totally see where Caro is coming from, but I didn't like her decisions at the start, which made me slow to warm up to her.  I wanted to scream at her, because she was engaged to such a thoughtless, controlling jerk!  While I understand that she wants to get married and start a family, I found it sad to think she would do it with someone who doesn't seem to care much for what she wants.  If the guy wasn't such a total jerk, I actually would have more respect for Caro's character at the start.  However, despite that, she's relatable, because I can see the whole wanting to settle down with a mister not-perfect for her (although, seriously, the guy is so controlling!  And here I go again, yelling at her!). I enjoyed the story but mostly because of Hecks.  I wasn't a fan of Caro at the start and the fact that Caro couldn't just tell him how she feels.  I didn't like her other best friend Jhi (but that's because she was so mean to Hecks, and I adore that character!) even though she does have Caro's best interests in mind.  There's one intense love scene and some dirty talk through out, so I'd rate the heat level on this as med-high.  Overall, I give this a 4 out of 5.(Originally published on my blog. I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.)

  • Angie
    2019-02-26 00:09

    I received an ARC through NetGalley.When I picked up Kiss the Bride, I was expecting a sweet, probably wholesome, small town romance. Upon reading the first page, that was not what I got at all! And that’s a good thing! While I wanted to try something new, I’m quite glad that the story was a lot sexier than I had anticipated. It’s mostly told from Heck’s POV, which was nice, since a good male POV is hard to find. His parts are clearly male, and at times a little raunchy! He’s a little rough around the edges, but I adored him! Heck’s been recruited as his life-long best friend’s maid of honor, an honor he’s not too thrilled about. For starts, it’s a woman’s position! Secondly, he hates the groom. Finally, he’s in love with the bride, Caroline.Kiss the Bride was a ton of fun! It was funny to see Heck’s reactions to all of the wedding planning stuff, especially since he was doing everything with the women, such as dress shopping and the bachelorette party. Caroline’s bachelorette party has to be one of the funniest scenes I have ever read. It’s clear that Heck is trying his hardest, but he really has no clue what he’s doing. Until the strippers arrive. I was seriously laughing out loud. That part is way too hilarious! In addition to be funny, the story is also super sexy. There’s quite a bit of sexual tension throughout, but once Heck and Caro get together…dang! The author definitely knows what she’s doing! Kiss the Bride is most definitely not the wholesome romance that it appears to be!Of course, there’s some miscommunications about Heck and Caro’s feelings toward each other and what them having sex means to them and for the wedding. I was slightly annoyed at this part, since they’re both 34 years old and should have better communication skills by now! It was only a minor annoyance though, since I quite enjoyed what followed. It’s not the typical fight and reunion, so the ending was quite refreshing. Obviously, I really enjoyed Kiss the Bride! It’s a fun romance that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and would be perfect for all romance fans who like a lot of steam with their love.Read more of my reviews at Pinkindle Reads & Reviews.

  • Char (1RadReader59)
    2019-03-18 05:27

    Kiss the Bride (A Tallwood Novella) was just such a fun over the top book. Caroline Ann Oakenfield (Caro) and Herman Edward Heckley III (Heck) were best friends since diapers. Caro has been in love with Heck for longer then she can remember. She has even waited for him even after her divorced and she let him cry on her shoulder and she moved back home to Tallwood to let him do it. But enough is enough. A woman needs to get on with her life. Even though she doesn’t love Dan (the Pencil Neck as Heck calls him) the way she loves Heck and never will, Dan has given her the “Either we get married now after almost 4 years or we are done speech.” Over the phone no less, so she mustards up the courage to say a lack lustered “Yes.” Then she calls Heck and ask him to be his Man (maid) of Honor, he says, “Yes.”Jhi her girl BFF since she moved back home to Tallwood knows all about her secret love for Heck and can’t understand why Heck can’t get it. So, for that she just hates the guy on principle, plus she feels he has stolen her spot as maid of honor. But you have to hand it to Heck he does all the Maid of Honor duties and he gives it that old college try. Maybe not the way Martha Stewart would have done but all from the heart and all for Caro because he does love her like a sister, right? Or is there now something brewing in the undercurrent when he sees her in her wedding dress and notices she has, OMG! BOOBS!!! The poor guy just figures out Caro is a girl and a sexy as hell girl at that. Heck doesn’t like Pencil Neck because 1.) He doesn’t like Heck. 2.) He proposed over the phone. 3.) He didn’t give her a ring. 4.) He is not raising a finger to help with the wedding and it was his idea. 5.) Now this is a big one he found out he has stopped having S-E-X with Caro. Did I mention Jhi has a plan to fix this? Well, she does. I loved a lot of this book there were parts that dragged but not too long. There is SEX in this book be aware of that so if you are okay with that then this is the book for you.E-book provided by netgalley.com

  • LJT
    2019-03-20 02:12

    Kiss the Bride, (A Tallwood Novella,) by Jody Wallace is a very well-written romance.Environmentalist Caroline (Caro) Oakenfeld, is engaged to Dan, a pencil-necked geek. Caro wants to move on with her life, get married, settle down and start a family. However, Caro and Dan's relationship is already fraught with problems, including jealousy, living separately and celibacy. He didn't even give her an engagement ring. The wedding is being held in Caro's hometown and her friends and family are helping her put it together. Especially her best-friend Heck, her man-of-honor and second best-friend, Jhi Yuan. Dan is not well liked and his lack of interest in the wedding is very troublesome.Caro is secretly in love with Heck, but after sending him subtle signals for thirty-four years, she has finally given up. She believes Heck thinks of her as a sister.Local contractor Herman Heckley is in love with Caro and doesn't even know it. As Caro's man-of-honor, he has been involved in almost every aspect of the wedding planning. A light bulb flashes in Heck's head as Caroline is trying on her wedding gown for the final fitting. For the first time, Heck realizes that Caro is a sexy, hot woman and from that day on, he tries desperately to talk some sense into her and convince her that Dan is the wrong man for her. Heck knows that he is the one for Caro.The engaged couple's issues come to head the evening before the wedding and they break up. Caro and Heck end up having mind blowing sex and both realize their love for one another. Once they work past a few pressing obstacles, they can begin their happily ever after.The characters are well developed and the storyline is good. The loves scenes are hot and sensual. I enjoyed the quick wit of secondary character Jhi, but truly despised her belittling and malevolence toward Heck, to the point where I had to put the book down for a while because I was so disgusted by her behavior. Jhi's malice spoiled the story for me.I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  • Sapphyria
    2019-03-15 05:19

    Imagine that your best friend is getting married and she asked you, yes, YOU, to be the Maid of Honor! How awesome would that be?! Except there's one problem.....You.Are.A.Guy.This exactly how Kiss the Bride begins. Herman Edward Heckley III (Heck) is now Maid/Man of Honor in his best friend Caroline Ann Oakenfield's (Caro) wedding. She's marrying a man that Heck can't stand and her family isn't to fond of either. Little does anyone know the reason Caro is marrying the "pencil-necked geek." And Heck better figure it out before it's too late for everyone involved.Kiss the Bride is short novella that isn't lacking anything. The characters are very likable. It's easy to relate to them and it pulls from very realistic scenarios. There are times when men and women just can't communicate anything properly. Kind of like the tv show "Three's Company" ~ half of the show focused on misunderstandings between the 2 female and 1 male lead, and don't get me started on the landlords. As Caro's wedding day gets closer both Caro and Heck have some serious soul searching to do in order to get to their Happily Ever After. What a wild ride it is, too. Even as Heck begins to realize his feelings, he still proceeds with doing the Maid of Honor duties for Caro's wedding, while she is questioning herself at the same time. The bachelorette party, complete with Officer Sexy, had me in stitches. This is a quick and easy read that is entertaining and has depth to the characters. The secondary characters were written pretty well and certainly knew all along that Heck and Caro has feelings for each other. Caro knew but Heck didn't provide any indications that he thought of her as anything other than a platonic friend. I enjoyed every bit of this novel and am glad that I had the privilege to read and review "Kiss the Bride" for Jody Wallace.ARC Review Copy Courtesy Of: The publisher, Entangled: Ever After, via NetGalley, at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

  • Lynn
    2019-03-27 00:27

    As far as Novellas go, Kiss the Bride by Jody Wallace is just right. Just the right amount of back story to get to know the characters, just the right amount of drama to keep you sucked in, and just the right amount of miscommunication to keep you wondering what will happen next. After being best friends for 34 years, you would think that Heck and Caroline would be on the same wave length of thought, and they are, for the most part, except for the important things like the l-word. Their interactions and responses to each other when their conversations get close to their true feelings were hilarious, frustrating, and definitely not what I expected; I loved every minute of it. Jody writes Heck as a true man’s man that doesn’t really have a clue about women or recognizing what is in his heart. He is a very logical and rational thinker. While Caroline is the caring woman who will sacrifice her happiness to make sure others stay happy and don’t have to face anything they don’t want to. Their relationship is one-of-a-kind that no one understands except for them….or maybe everyone else gets it and they don’t. But even though Heck and Caroline define the main story, the various other characters are incredibly memorable from their snide comments to their outrageous actions; each one has their own personality that you don’t usually get from a novella.Kiss the Bride is a novella that I would love to read as a novel with more from the wonderful characters of this book :D(I received an ARC for my review and this is my honest-to-goodness, straight from the heart review!)www.caretocommentanne.blogspot.com For more book reviews!

  • Bridget
    2019-03-24 22:27

    Heck (it is his nickname) and Caroline have been best friends for their whole life. Caroline is to be married Dan. Dan is not the man of her dreams, but she no longer wants to wait for him that guy to show up. Caroline wants to be a mother and have a family before life gets away from her. Dan is the solution. Heck is Caroline's maid of honor. This plot point is humorous. Heck has no idea what a maid of honor's duties are. He does not even want Caroline to marry Dan. Heck is quickly waking up to how deep his feelings for Caroline run as she prepares to walk down the aisle. There is not much time left, so Heck and Caroline had better get moving!The characters were frustrating in their stubbornness. Not frustration where I did not like them, but rather the kind I wanted to take them aside and have a chat. Always a good sign when I start talking to the characters in the book. Yes, I wanted Heck and Caroline to lay the cards on the table. Putting your heart in the hands of someone else is frightening. What if they reject you? What if he/she does not want to be more than friends? I understand the desire to feel the situation out. Knowing this did not make me want to throttle Heck or Caroline any less when I was afraid they were going to mess up my happily ever after.One character I did want to hit was Lisa. When you read the bachelorette party scene, you will see Lisa. What is the most annoying sound in the world? Lisa talking. Again, I think the author intended this.

  • Snarky Mom
    2019-03-07 01:09

    “Kiss The Bride” by Jody Wallace is a novella length story – 115 pages for $1.99, published by Entangled (Ever After division). Caroline is getting married to a “pencil neck geek” and has asked her best friend, “Heck” (Herman Heckley) to be her “maid” of honor. They are days away from the wedding, and all of a sudden, EVERYONE is getting cold feet!When I first read about the book, I immediately thought, “Uh oh. It’s gonna be a rehash of ‘Made of Honor’ or ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’“. I was happy to find out that no – it’s NOT just a rehash! Okay, so we all realize this is going to end up with the two of them realizing they love each other… but the way they get there isn’t formulaic and is actually quite hysterical in sections. Jody Wallace relays her impressions of how Heck handles gown shopping, decorating for the bachelorette party (envision duct tape bows & shower curtains as wall coverings) and being the focus of the stripper he hired for the party. The author does a great job also showing how easily miscommunication happens between men and women, and you find yourself rooting out loud for Heck & Caroline to make the right choices and COMMUNICATE.Such a great novella – read it right through with a smile on my face. Great beach read or carpool pick-up lane read!

  • MelodyMay (What I'm Reading)
    2019-03-20 05:09

    Posted What I'm ReadingI just finished Kiss the Bride by Jody Wallace. All right, I picked this book to read, because I thought the cover was really cute. If we all remember, I'm a cover whore. Anyways, I started reading thinking this should be a lot of fun. First off I had a hard time getting into the whole story. You have Caroline Oakenfeld whose about to married some guy she shouldn't really, because he just happen to ask her. Hello, he propose over the phone, if that doesn't scream "say no", I don't know what will. Then she has her best friend, Herman Edward Heckley III, as her man of honor who opposes the marriage. Plus, he's not the only one. As I said, I had a hard time getting to the story. I think a lot of it has to do with Heck finally realizes that he might have more feelings for Caro. Yet, he's willing help her marry some jerk. However, about the middle of the story the disastrous bachelorette party had me laughing out loud. I think that party save the story for me. I had tears streaming down my face, but other than that the story was an all right read. However, if Kiss the Bride appeals to you, you might want to give it a try. Copy provided by the publisher

  • Melinda
    2019-03-19 22:27

    Kiss the Bride is the rare romance novel that is told mainly from a man’s point of view. Which is a fresh change of pace to read in this genre.Herman Heckley aka Heck is the “man of honor” in his best friend’s wedding. They’ve been best friends for 34 years but can’t really figure out why Caroline is marrying this guy. Heck considers the groom a complete jerk with no real redeeming qualities. The POV switches to Caroline and we realize that she’s been in love with Heck for most of her life but is sick of waiting for him to realize this.The closer the ceremony gets the closer they both have to get to their actual feelings. There has to be some kind of resolution that doesn’t involve ending their life long friendship.This was a short book, more like a long novella almost. It was a quick read and I enjoyed seeing not only a romance book from a male’s POV but also wedding preparation from that POV too. As the man of honor it was endearing to see while Heck didn’t want to see Caroline marrying this guy he did want her to have a great wedding experience. I found Heck and Caroline adorable and the rest of the bridesmaids were enjoyable injections of humor. This was a nice and light quick read.

  • Lexee Toste
    2019-03-16 01:32

    This book was a fun read. I really enjoyed the characters and the storyline. Heck is his best friend's maid of honor though he wasn't too sure about doing it. Caroline is struggling with feelings for her best friend and believes that he only sees her as a sister so when asked she agrees to marry her boyfriend. Heck is very unhappy about this. He doesn't like the boyfriend and thinks that this is a bad idea. He speaks up quite loudly about his disagreement to Caroline while also helping her out and supporting her. Heck is totally out of his comfort zone in this book as he tries to show that Caroline's boyfriend is wrong for her and that she shouldn't marry him. I really enjoyed the characters in this story. They were funny and watching Heck figure out his feelings was very enjoyable. He had no idea why he disliked all of her boyfriends. Heck is man's man and so watching him in the wedding world was hilarious. He was the one planning and checking things out with Caroline and it was very entertaining. I laughed in this book fairly often and there were some twists that I wasn't expecting when I started out. This is just a fun, enjoyable read to sit back and relax with.

  • Cafebiblioart
    2019-03-13 02:15

    I really liked this one, it was a short-ish read just perfect for this summer. The first thing I noticed about this book is that it wasn’t as easy to read as expected, it was like the words were a bit forced. This story did not give me the impression that it was written by someone who enjoys writing that much, or the author was under a lot of pressure while writing this book thus making it hard for the reader to get into the story and truly enjoy it. Sadly, I was unable to connect with the characters until the end.The book is interesting, the plot is nice and complex for a book of this size, but I felt like something was missing. What made the book more enjoyable were a few funny scenes that were inserted at the right moments. I really liked the characters, especially the main ones – Caroline and Heck, but I found the so frustrating at times. I wish they were sitting in front of me so I could yell at both of them for being so stupid. Thankfully, they realize what they truly want just in time. The cover is interesting, the title fits the story perfectly. I recommend giving this book a try if you liked movies such as Made of Honor.

  • Lisa Guertin
    2019-03-11 22:31

    Herman “Heck” Heckley and Caroline Oakenfeld have been best friends for 34 years, which explains how he finds himself swamped in taffeta in a bridal shop and planning a bachelorette party as Maid of Honor in Caroline’s wedding to a pencil-necked geek. So why isn’t Caroline happier and what are these odd feelings he’s having for his best friend? Caroline after loving Heck for years and finally giving up on having him return her feelings, finds a nice man to marry and move on with her life.This was not your typical friends to lovers story. There were times I wanted to reach out and slap both Heck and Caro on their heads for being so dense. Both of them are scared to admit to their feelings for the other. Add in a conniving, delightfully evil bridesmaid and you have a hilarious read. Heck is a man’s man and is so out of his element dealing with various wedding chores. His confusion over his changing feelings for Caro is believable. Caro’s fear of losing Heck’s friendship kept her from declaring her love and leads her to accept Dan’s proposal. The highlight of this book is a riotous bachelorette party which will leave you laughing, just don’t eat the icing.

  • Alan D.D.
    2019-02-25 23:17

    Me encantó. Simplemente fue fenomenal. Me gustó la forma informal de escribir que tiene Jody, la ironía, el humor negro que hay, y confieso que el personaje que más me gustó fue Jhi. LA AMO!Nunca pensé que en una noche las cosas pudieran cambiar tanto como lo hicieron en este libro, me parece algo loco e improbable, pero me encantó. Sinceramente lo recomiendo a todos los que tengan la posibilidad de leerlo!I loved it. It was just phenomenal. I liked the informal form of writing that has Jody, irony, black humor there, and I have to confess that the character I most liked is Jhi. I LOVE HER!I never thought that in one night things could change as much as they did in this book, I find it something crazy and unlikely, but I loved it. I sincerely recommend it to all who have the opportunity to read it!

  • Nerea Nieto
    2019-03-11 01:27

    Caroline has been in love with his best friend for years - but he's so dumb to realize the way she feels! Therefore, Caroline has decided to settle down and marry in an attempt to forget Heck. Will she? Will Heck guess her feelings? And what about his own feelings?Kiss the Bride talks about friendship, about love, about hiding feelings and not having the courage to face them! Who hasn't been afraid of speaking up and revealing them, fearing that they are one-sided?It's a really entertaining book, it made me laugh at several points (I loved Jhi!) and I wished it'd been longer so I could have enjoyed it for more time!Looking for some light summer reading? This is your book!I received this title through Netgalley in exchange of an honest review

  • Helena
    2019-02-25 21:07

    I'm a total fan of "Made of Honor," so I definitely had to pick up a book with a similar pretense. Although Heck's hillbilly attitude occasionally seemed a bit over-the-top stereotypical, I found him to be a kind-hearted hero, and Caroline definitely deserved her sweet man after dealing with her boring and selfish fiance.Although Caroline's friends were borderline neurotic, they were all so well developed that I felt as if I were with them in the limo at the bachorlette party. Considering how short this book is, I'm a bit surprised at how well fleshed out all the characters are.The romance is comfortable and sweet, making this a perfect book to read for a light and quick afternoon.Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book for honest review.

  • Becky
    2019-02-27 04:03

    2 1/2 stars. Such promise--one of my favorite troupes!--but it never quite got there. Sooooo many things the characters did, said, and thought just made no sense. Caroline, Jhi, Heck...I really didn't understand their motivations throughout most of the book. So many things could have been fixed quickly and easily with just one honest conversation. Parts were cute, but overall it felt like most of the drama was fairly contrived.I recieved an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  • namericanwordcat
    2019-02-24 01:24

    This is a cute angst ridden friends to lovers novella where the hero needs to get clue but is wonderful anyway. This quick read has southern charm and a great best friend who needs her own book. The sexy times are smoking and it is easy to tell the hero and heroine really love each other. This isn’t a deep or complicated book that will linger but it’s a fun snack cake. I was given this book for my honest review. So, there you have it!

  • Lyn
    2019-03-18 02:03

    Sweet & FunnyA great story of trying to move forward instead of waiting for Mr. Perfect. Friends, laughter and a happy ending. Well written and a fast read. Escape for a few hours and smile! Enjoy! NetGalley provided an advanced review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Jody Wallace
    2019-02-24 01:31

    I wrote this, so no rating from me, obviously ... Just adding it to my shelves!

  • Nicole Luiken
    2019-03-04 05:20

    Fresh, original friends-to-lovers romantic comedy: when Caroline asks her best male friend, Heck, to be maid of honor at her wedding hijinks ensue.

  • VickyS
    2019-03-05 00:21

    A sweet story, where two lifetime-friends finally sees each other as more than just friends.

  • Shona
    2019-03-21 22:03

    A fun friends to lovers story that kept the tension going the whole way :) There were also a few LOL moments.