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Cara Connelly's second Save the Date novel proves that opposites do attract...The PlayboySexy billionaire Adam LeCroix has a mission: hunt down the sultry spitfire he blames for his troubles, demand her help, and exact revenge while he's at it. Maddie St. Clair will help him . . . or else.The ProsecutorFormer prosecutor Maddie damn near nailed Adam for stealing, but the luCara Connelly's second Save the Date novel proves that opposites do attract...The PlayboySexy billionaire Adam LeCroix has a mission: hunt down the sultry spitfire he blames for his troubles, demand her help, and exact revenge while he's at it. Maddie St. Clair will help him . . . or else.The ProsecutorFormer prosecutor Maddie damn near nailed Adam for stealing, but the lucky bastard walked. Now, five years later, he's back, arrogant as ever, giving her an ultimatum—work for him to collect the insurance money, or she'll never work again.The ProblemMaddie's all about right and wrong. Adam's shades of gray. So when he uncovers the hot body under her hard-ass veneer and she finds he's a thief with a heart, can the law-and-order lawyer and the fast-and-loose felon put their prickly past behind them?...

Title : The Wedding Vow
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ISBN : 9780062282361
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Number of Pages : 400 Pages
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The Wedding Vow Reviews

  • Mandy
    2019-04-19 18:15

    I love this series.  Ms. Connelly has taken two adversaries and turned their chemistry on it's head.  Holy crap.  These two have quite a history, she tried to put him in jail for burglary and NOW he wants her help to get back insurance money after one of his paintings is stolen.The story is quite interesting and the characters are so well executed.  Adam is a bad boy billionaire and Maddie is ALL business, in fact, her nickname is The Pitbull.  The woman can seriously bust some balls and let's face it, Adam could use some humility, lol.  One thing I liked about Adam was that he really, really liked Maddie just the way she was, feisty and badass.  He didn't want her to change or tone down who she was. Madeline St. Clair might be tiny enough to fit in his pocket, but she had the grit of a two-hundred pound cage fighter. Let's talk about the chemistry.  Adam and Maddie have it in spades, whether it's left over from being in an adversarial relationship, plain old UST or a combination of both..I don't know, but there is PLENTY of it.  Ms. Connelly crafts those moments so well and they just spill over with passion and HOTNESS.The two MCs come into this coupling with some pretty serious baggage.  Both had less than idyllic childhoods and have pretty much given up on marriage and family.  As they spend time with each other, they come to realize that creating a family and having someone else to rely on, to come home to, wouldn't be such a horrible thing.   They fight it, more so Maddie that Adam but the pull towards each other is undeniable.Ms. Connelly's books are ALWAYS passionate (HOT):And with everything hanging on it, everything balanced on the head of a pin, he dipped his head, took her lips.  He held back this time, chained the animal within, and kissed her softly, licking inside, nipping lightly at her swollen lips.She lay perfectly still, clutching the blanket, rigid with tension.  And he sank deeper, still gentle, but his tongue wanted inside.  She let it stroke her, let it learn the shape of her teeth.His hand came up to cup her cheek.  His thumb grazed her jaw, touched the corner of her mouth.  Then pushed inside.AND her books are ALWAYS funny (the beginning of each chapter features Maddie's BFF's perspective Wedding Vows)Vicky: I promise to walk with you through the light and the dark, the good times and the bad.Maddie: Unless there are zombies, then you're on your own. I found myself laughing, sighing and fanning myself.  I cannot wait for the next book in February 2015!    Book 3- The Wedding Vow:❃ Amazon// B&N ❃Book 2- The Wedding Favor: ❃ Amazon // B&N ❃Book 1- The Wedding Date: ❃ Amazon// B&N ❃Add the series to your TBR: Goodreads

  • Catherine Crook
    2019-03-24 18:25

    ***Given this book for an honest review***A few things before I start:1) This is my 1st Cara Connelly book. 2) I am dying to read the ones before and the ones after! 3) I would like to go to Italy now. In this novel, you get to know Adam (swoon!) and Maddie. Adam is "Oh, she understood the attraction on a physical level. The man was a god." "But he was also the devil." A playboy billionaire who has a rocky history to say the least with Maddie "The Pitbull." Five years ago, she almost had him arrested. He represented her only professional failure. And now that failure has walked back into her life in a ridiculously expensive suit. Bound by her commitment to her job, she was not in a place to turn down the job Mr. LeCroix laid out on the table for her boss. "I'm sure you have many fascinating and original ideas about what I can do with my whim," he said, "but that's not what I'm paying you for. I'm paying for your time, your efforts, and your undivided attention. And by undivided I mean 24/7."Arrogant ass is the best way to describe Adam. Always gets what he wants, but their is more underneath the ripped body and fast cars. Maddie is solid, and to the point. Like Adam, she has more underneath her exterior that nobody knows about. Together, they are explosive. Lust filled and uncontrollable. Adam breaks her walls down, and Maddie makes him human. One of my favorite parts (outside of the obvious STEAM) was all the food. Cara made me hungry with every dish served. "Oh God, oh God." Thin crust, thick sauce, and cheese... lots of cheese.Adam downshifted for a turn. "I didn't know you'd been lovers.""Good. Because it's none of your business."So many secrets are revealed and it takes turns you don't expect in your usual HEA. I loved EVERY turn. There were some intriguing and promising supporting characters that I would love to get to know in future books. And the snark-filled banter between Adam and Maddie was priceless. She puts him in his place time after time. When his employees start taking bets on his inability to get what he wants - her... I found myself giggling. "No way."He grinned. "Way."Her lips twitched as she fought a smile. "You're a jerk." "Ah, a step up from a$$hole.""They're not mutually exclusive."I adored Vicky. Maddie's best friend is getting married, and enlists Maddie (the obvious choice, LOL) to help with writing her wedding vows. The texts exchanged between these two friends reminds me so much of how my friends and I would have been if we would have enlisted each other. A few of my faves were: Vicky: I promise to stand with you again adversity of all kinds, be it enemies or illness or poverty or loss. I will be at your side. Maddie: Unless it's zombies. Then I'm outta there. Vicky: I promise to try not to hurt you, and if I do, I promise to say I'm sorry. Maddie: But not without talking to my lawyer first.Vicky: My heart is an open book. I won't keep secrets from you.Maddie: Except about that drunken weekend in Barbados. That's in the vault. The Wedding Vow gets a solid FOUR stars from me. I cannot wait to check out previous books from this amazing author. And come September 30th, I suggest you ONE-CLICK or run out to your local bookstore and pick up this gem.

  • Monique Daoust
    2019-04-14 12:13

    15 stars!What happens what to a tired old trope when it's written by a brilliant writer? MAGIC! Extraordinary complex characters, splendid writing, sparkling dialogue; everything in this book is perfect! Ms. Connelly has written a masterpiece, and if there is any justice in this world, The Wedding Vow will one day be a classic! Absolutely not to be missed!Fantastic! An absolute must-read!

  • Anna's Herding Cats
    2019-04-17 17:02

    Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.Oh Cara. She can write a fierce enemies to lovers romance and *giddy squee* it was SUCH a damn good time! The Wedding Vow...pits a former US prosecutor against the art thief she tried--unsuccessfully-- to put away 5 years earlier for stealing a multi-million dollar painting. And now...she's got to work for the bastard! helping him win an insurance battle after one of his paintings is stolen. Oh yes there's...he's more than ready to get his revenge on her for what she put him through years earlier. Hell of it is...he wants her too. And it was glorious!She was driving him mad. He wanted to shake her. Berate her. And God help him, he wanted to fuck her.I really enjoyed them both. Adam has pretty much everything going for him and is at the top of his game. He's cocky, powerful, sexy and charming as all get out though can really tweak a girl's nerves and under it all a pretty good guy even if he does have some things that...yeah...he's gotta work on. Can't say exactly what since it's rather spoilery but oh yeah I wanted to have a word or two with him over a secret he'd kept for years. But even still I kind of adored him and his cocky kinda naughty/infuriating self."She's shrimpy, but she's got a fuckload of attitude."And Maddie. Whewboy. She's one tough chickie. She's small but feisty and a badass lawyer who's not willing to take anything laying down. She's stubborn to a fault sometimes and petrified of love--with good reason. But she loves and cares for the few people in her life passionately. I liked her even though I didn't always quite understand her thought processes and now and again wanted to shake her a bit over some of the things she laid on Adam.Things are definitely passionate between them. When they're fighting, working, loving. They go into everything full force and head on. And damn it is HOT! I loved watching all of their clashes and the snark and humor that mixed in as they were forced to deal with each other. These two just undo each other and it was so fun to watch happen. They really were great for each other despite their very different views and sides on some things.There's some fabulous humor mixed in with the grrr-arrgs they throw at each other. Funny bits like not fighting in front of the dog (I totally fell for them right there) or his "proper" employees better on his now sex life. It was just a hoot. There were some hard moments for each of them to work through as well though. Secrets they'd ferociously kept hidden. Admitting that maybe they needed someone/something in life they'd never considered before. I loved that they both grew because of each other. Dealt with the past. Confronted it. Changed because of each other. It was nice having that bit of depth and seriousness to go with the grrrr arrrgs and the snort-worthy humor."Maddie. Darling."That brought her head around. "I told you not to darling me!" And he had the stripes across his cheek to prove it."I'd like to oblige," he said, "but you are darling to me." He pushed a hand through his hair. "I wish it wasn't so. You're the last woman I'd imagined feeling this way about."All in all, a total enemies to lovers win. The set up, the frustrations, the chemistry and surprises along the way all just made for a delightfully fun read as two fabulously frustratingly perfect people fell in love. These two will definitely have a lively happily ever after that's for sure and it was a blast watching them work their way towards it. Definitely one to check out if you have a thing for lively enemies to lovers romances.

  • Gaele
    2019-04-21 10:14

    I read the series “prequel” and found the writing smooth and polished, and characters easy to relate to. It was a good book, but Connelly exceeded my expectations in this book. The second full length, and third overall in this series, Connelly mixes a bit of mystery, secrets, horrible childhoods and take-no-prisoners characters to bring a story that kept me up WAY past my bedtime reading until I reached the end. It has been a VERY long time since I read until 2 or 3 in the morning, simply because I couldn’t bear to put a book down.Maddie and Adam- oh how the sparks fly between these two! Maddie is a determined, inflexible, commitment phobic and very vocal about her ‘no strings’ rules. A talented lawyer who doesn’t often ‘soften’ the tone of her words, her transition from US prosecuting attorney to working in contractual law for a private firm, her life is consumed with supporting her sister’s education, volunteering at the shelter run by a vet who lives around the corner, and convincing her friends that marriage is unnecessary. Adam is a self-made billionaire, used to calling the tune AND paying the piper, but only because he wrote the rule book. Adam has decided that Maddie’s personality, work ethic and reputation are the perfect addition to his team: and he will use her to gain an insurance settlement for a Monet stolen from his villa in Italy. Even Adam isn’t 100% certain about his motives, although intrigue with Maddie and thumbing his nose at the insurer who is ‘questioning’ the validity of the theft are certainly playing into his decision.These two are adorable together: Maddie is petite, but her personality makes her ten foot tall and bulletproof. Adam is controlled and domineering, not used to people saying no or not acquiescing to his every whim. Both he and Maddie have issues with relationships: while Maddie is more the “scratch an itch” and move on, Adam is consistently photographed with one piece of arm candy after another. The distance and space that the two set FOR their interactions with others gives them both a sense of control, even when their reactions are signaling far different.Adam’s refusal to allow Maddie choices, while catering to all of her favorites, using his very thorough background investigation to give him the upper hand in their relationship. But, soon he starts to see that Maddie’s hard shell and often brash speech are a cover for a soft and squishy underbelly, which she is protecting at all costs. In fact, he sees that when he manages to tweak a memory or touch on some real emotion with Maddie, she often reacts with absolute vehemence, so afraid is she of the emotions kicked up. What is more amusing is that he has so consistently compartmentalized his own life and emotions, he doesn’t see that his directing and controlling is a different tool for the same behavior.And there is so much more: a rescued from death’s door dog that derailed initial travel plans, fast cars, artwork from renowned masters, Maddie’s sister Lily and her new relationship, Maddie’s ‘critique’ of her best friend’s wedding vows, and her gift of a pre-nup and then: Adam and Maddie themselves. So damaged and tentative in anything emotional, and they have to learn that they really DO deserve everything that a relationship entails: not just the knee-shaking, you need a cold drink sex scenes that are liberally peppered throughout the story. Connelly balances a wonderful romance with emotion and plenty of self-revelations and healing, adds in a wonderful supporting cast of characters to add depth, and gives us an ending that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat until the last word.I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

  • Kimia Safavi
    2019-03-29 15:04

    This is one of those book I had a hard time to decide about the stars. When I started the book, I thought this is a 5 stars book, but by the middle of the story heroine was so difficult to like she is a shrewd and rude,every single time she opened her mouth the "F" words was coming out.The plot is great and the hero is really likeable, this is a witty and romantic story.I wish there were less "F" words in the story.

  • Ann Lorz
    2019-04-17 12:24

    You won't be able to not fall in love with Adam in this story. He's all sorts of bad, but deep down, he's a loving caring man who would do anything for the people he loves. Maddie the poor thing has some bad issues that she really takes a while to work out. Understandably so. You'll love these two together. Many times I felt myself tearing up, then laughing. A must read!

  • Cara
    2019-04-15 17:17

    Favorite of the Save the Date novels so far! Romance, a little mystery to keep the pages turning. And Adam LeCroix is the sexiest leading man to date.

  • Stephanie
    2019-04-11 14:19

    Good. Really, really, really good. That's all.

  • kye_sg
    2019-03-24 12:57

    awesome read! an even better one than the previous! i love how the story unfolds & i must say the length of the book is just nice.

  • Trish Chase
    2019-04-02 10:07

    All the golden coins for this oneThe best of this series so far for me! How two people who didn't know anything about love find it in each other.And even if it has the ultra zillionaire fairy tale crap in it, it still manages to show us life and love beyond that. An imperfect hero and a heroine with a few flaws herself teach each other where the important things in life stand.***SPOILERS***I can sound repetitive some times but this time is for real! Adam is my favorite hero!!!! hahahahaBeside his dark-hair-blue-eyes look, how he handles himself and his was of reason with his circumstances hooked me for sure! Besides, I have a soft point for Robin Hood too - even if what he's stealing in this book it doesn't help at all at the poor or any of the causes his trying to save. Nevertheless, brownie points for doing it for good reasons. Then, there his matter with Dom, his son, and somehow the fact that he's a shitty dad works in his favor. Don't get me wrong, it's unforgivable that he had repelled his own child for 9 YEARS but the way he behaves after he finds out he screwed things is worth my forgiving side.And Maddie, wow! She was determined and loyal and even if sometimes she could come across as stubborn her reasons where more than justified. The fact that she even allowed herself to live a regular normal life after her traumatic experience as a child talks volume about courage and I respected her since I learn about that.Anyway, the biggest 5 stars for this book!!

  • Laura
    2019-04-07 13:00

    Even though this is the third book (second full length book) in this series, it was actually the first one I read. After finishing it I proceeded to read both The Wedding Date and The Wedding Favor over the next 2-3 days and I am now waiting for the next book in the series even though this one hasn't even been published yet.To be honest I was nervous about reading this one because I often have a hard time relating to female leads who are super tough and have a lot of sex-only, no emotions involved "relationships". I was very quickly won over by Maddie and I could tell there was something horrible that made her the way she was and actually wound up admiring her very much (even though I still can't relate to the whole sex-only, no emotions bit, I could understand why she was that way) for all that she accomplished. Even though Adam was a thief, I found him very charming and was constantly thinking about Thomas Crown Affair (both versions!). I wanted to smack him upside the head a couple of times for his idiotic arrogance, but the pitbull took care of that for me.Those who are already a fan of this series won't be disappointed, and those who are new to it, like me, will find a new author to love. I highly recommend to those who are fans of Susan Donovan, Rachel Gibson, Lori Foster, Susan Andersen and Shannon Stacey (just to name a few).

  • Donna
    2019-04-17 17:03

    I am enjoying this series. Thankfully, this book had a different narrator and made the book that much more enjoyable. I liked Maddie from the Wedding Favor, but she was getting on my nerves in this book. She was argumentative all the time that it was getting old. Adam had more patience with her then I would have thought anyone in his position would have. Still well worth reading.

  • Bette Stanek
    2019-04-01 18:00

    3.75 Matisse stars rounded to 4. This one was more than I expected. I've been on a wedding theme kick just b/c it's June and I figured, "What the heck." I was happy that this one wasn't quite the typical story. Maddie, aka The Pitbull, once prosecuted Adam as an art thief. She would've gotten him too if her boss hadn't dropped the case before it could go to court. Adam has always been fascinated by Maddie's determination, grit, and tenacity. Plus, she's fearless. Well, for the most part. She is also a complete and total realist about marriage and relationships. They totally are fairytale and simply don't work. Ever. When Adam has a priceless Matisse stolen from his Italian villa he immediately turns to Maddie to represent him in his insurance claim. She's the best and Adam always gets the best. Maddie refuses until her boss gives her no other option. That's how the rocky relationship between Adam and Maddie begins. The rest of the story has several surprises, some pleasant, some not so pleasant. This is a quick and interesting read. A good summer book.

  • Candis Terry
    2019-04-20 13:56

    Wow. I loved this book! Now, I have to say that I loved Cara's other "Save the Date" books too, but honestly Adam and Maddie kept me on my toes so much that I felt like I was at a world class tennis match. First I wanted to strangle Adam. Then I wanted to strangle Maddie. Then they completely sucked me in with the depth of their faults, struggles, fears, and desires. Excellent characterization. Amazing sensuality. And unbelievably awesome banter. This was a fun and very satisfying read!

  • Christina Chang
    2019-04-11 17:07

    ohohoho. They were freakin hot! I love heroines who can give the hero the Finger and the time of day at the same time. Both characters are filled with laughter, stupidity, stubbornness, and SECRETS. Not going to share any so everyone else will have to read it for themselves. NOTE: DO NOT READ IN PUBLIC. better yet, not in front of your partner because Conelly will give you ideas! Just saying! Happy reading:)

  • Wendy Keel
    2019-04-07 14:19

    I received this book for the purpose of an honest view. I have to say this was a wonderful read! I have not read the other stories in the series and did NOT feel lost. The characters are interesting, entertaining, and fun. The story itself is quick, keeps you turning pages eager to see how it ends, and at times emotional. Fans of great stories with great characters and engaging moments will enjoy this one. I am eager to read more from Cara Connelly.

  • Wiewi
    2019-04-11 10:22

    at first, i like the heroine. she was strong and not intimidated by the hero power. but it's seem to long the heroine's character held coldness, bitchy, and grudge toward the hero. in the end i hate the hero for ignored his child. my heart aching for his son

  • Bette Hansen
    2019-04-18 10:24

    Loved this one! The characters of Adam and Maddie really take you on an emotional roller coaster. I really wanted to hate Adam. He has everything but he is still so unhappy. In the end though I have to say I loved both of them. It's a great, fresh story and I highly recommend it to everyone.

  • Rae
    2019-03-30 17:08

    I really wanted to like this but Maddie is just a witch. They kept showing her soft side with the dog and kids but nope...witch...didn't like her

  • Mary
    2019-04-05 10:25

    I am reading her entire backlist as fast as I can get them. Engaging characters, snappy dialogue, handsome sexy billionaire. I loved Maddie. Great book.

  • Hanne
    2019-04-12 10:59

    So the plot is a bit (a lot) unbelievable but the characters are fun, smart and not one dimensional. And of course the heroine being a lawyer is a big plus.

  • Sadie Forsythe
    2019-03-22 13:09

    I have to give this at least three stars for being well enough written, even if the story itself drove me batty. This is one of those contemporary romances that is all fantasy. By which I mean that the events, if they happened in real life, would be traumatizing and love would NOT be the outcome. NOT. AT. ALL. But as a fantasy, where all the trauma of being forced into situations (especially for someone with a history of being controlled) is removed—along with any fear, realistic staying power of anger and lingering resentment—it's an amusing enough read. If the book had been a hundred pages shorter, I'd have liked it more. By the last hundred pages I was tired of having the same themes harped on about. It became pedantic and repetitive. I was just ready for it to be over.In the end, I suppose if you like this sort of book, this will be a good one to pick up. If, like me, this isn't really your jam, it's not likely to be the one that changes your mind. It didn't change mine.

  • Valentia D'Ambroise
    2019-04-15 16:19

    So... did this have a strong plot? NopeOriginal characters? Nope ... well the woman was ridiculously tiny and the man in comparison ridiculously tall; that’s new for meLike all billionaire vs poor college girl/ salary depend girl; it had Fifty Shades vibes... just without the abuse.... mostly The I’m totally in control attitude of miss... St. Clair Is tiring, but like I said: it isn’t a strong plotHowever I enjoyed myself. I laughed with friends about the absurd wording and cringy metaphors and rolled my eyes at the sex scenes. (How these women aren’t torn apart by The Biggest Dick is beyond me) It was an easy read and I like it :)

  • Adria (Musings and Reviews)
    2019-04-05 16:20

    Originally posted on Adria's Romance Reviewshe Wedding Vow was such an unexpected trip!Five years ago, prosecutor Madeline St. Clair came so close to putting billionaire/thief Adam LeCroix behind bars for the theft of a priceless painting only to watch him walk away. Now she’s face to face with him again and this time he’s in control. She has two choices: Work for him or don’t work at all. Now Maddie has to swallow her pride and do as she’s told.At first, The Wedding Vow seemed like a regular, run of the mill contemporary romance which was exactly what I was expecting, but once I got about 30% in, I found that it had more going on than I originally thought. Adam and Maddie are complicated characters, both with histories of heartbreaking moments and those moments warped them as adults. They both feel the need to control their lives because in the past they had zero control over what happened to them.The Wedding Vow doesn’t hesitate to put Adam and Maddie through the emotional wringer even while it shows how combustible they are together, at least physically. I enjoyed their journey as individuals and as a couple. It was slow, it was turbulent and it wasn’t perfect. These two had to learn to go from a “Me” mentality to an “Us” mentality and it wasn’t easy at all. They hit a lot of road blocks, in their growth and some parts had me wondering if it was going to be possible for them to let go of their pasts enough to allow a healthy future.I did admire Maddie’s spirit. Though she was emotionally damaged, that didn’t stop her from loving her little sister Lucy. Maddie made some huge financial sacrifices in order to make sure that Lucy wouldn’t ever be at someone else’s mercy. Unfortunately, Maddie kept people at a distance. It’s not that she wasn’t a caring human being because she was; she just didn’t let anyone get close enough to care about her. To Maddie, the world was either right or wrong, black or white and Adam’s grey areas threw her for a loop.Adam on the other hand, hides a cold, ruthless side behind his expensive clothing and charming smiles. He was used to ordering people around and getting exactly what he wanted no matter the means. His ego was more important than people’s feelings yet he didn’t realize what he was doing until he forced Maddie into his life. At times his controlling attitude bothered me but not as much as it would have if Maddie hadn’t stood up to him whenever she got the chance. No matter how rich or handsome Adam was, Maddie never had trouble pointing out his flaws and as harsh as she was sometimes, I admired her for sticking to what she believed and her way eventually got through to Adam and he started to change. It was the more aware Adam that I started to like. So credit goes to Maddie for that.One other thing about The Wedding Vow that stood out to me was that this story’s characters were rarely what they seemed on the surface. The heroes sometimes acted like villains and the would be villains were just misunderstood. It knocked me off balance more than once and I liked it! Characters I didn’t think I’d like ended up being some of my favorites. Just like Maddie, I had preconceived notions about this story, most of which ended up being wrong.Final Verdict: I love it when a book blurb sounds a certain way but the actual story ends up taking me on a totally different journey than I was expecting. The Wedding Vow was definitely one of those.

  • MelodyMay (What I'm Reading)
    2019-04-14 13:10

    Posted on What I'm ReadingSo, I was able to read The Wedding Vow by Cara Connelly. I have to say that this is my first time reading her work, and I have to say that I enjoyed the story. I mean whats not to love about the story. First off, you have Maddie sees the world in black and white, right and wrong. Idealistic sounds fantastic, but not practical. In The Wedding Vow she kind of comes off as a bitch. There is no other way to describe her. However, as the story unfolds and you see why who she is the way she is. Her past shaped her to seek out justice. So, working for some like Adam really chaps her hid. Then you have Adam who sees the world in all shades of gray. Yes, he's a billionaire and a thief. The more I thought about why he steals art work, it actually made me think of Robin Hood. I know that's a bit of a tangent, but in his own way he seeking out justice. Morally not the best way, but are we going to do about it. Anyway, Adam needs help trying to get the insurance company to follow through with a claim, but they are unwilling the budge cause of his tarnish past, thanks to Maddie. So, he manipulates the situation to get Maddie to help him. All right, there is some serious animosity between these two. However, they need to work together, which in itself is a challenge. It all goes back to there perspective on life. I liked The Wedding Vow cause you have two people that are complete opposite with so much sexual tension between the two them. You see Maddie as a true cynic on the concept of love, so when Adam starts showing some affection towards her she starts to get all prickle. Normally you find men playing defensively when it comes to love. It surprising that Adam actually believes in love and romance cause of his upbringing. Compare to Maddie he's like Ms. Mary Sunshine. I like how Adam tries to show Maddie that he's more than a billionaire playboy. She's a really hard shell to crack. He actually does a lot of sweet things for Maddie. Overall, The Wedding Vow is a pretty good read. Yes, you can feel the sexual tension between these two. Some people might find Adam's thoughts a bit offensive, but I'm thinking he's probably thinking like a typical guy. Anyway, when Maddie and Adam do get together it's explosive. However, they do face some serious challenges like their views on what is right and wrong, of course overcoming past. Copy provided by Avon via Edelweiss

  • Violette
    2019-04-20 10:59

    Would you believe me if I said that I never read a modern romance novel? Yes. It's true. Give me highlanders or damsels in distress and I'm usually good but, seriously, "The Wedding Vow" completely changed that!The story centers on the relationship between Maddie, hard-ass attorney, and Adam, gajillionaire playboy. It just so happens that a few years back, Maddie was prosecuting Adam for a fine art theft that she was 100% convinced he committed. Although she lost the case, she gained an unwavering grudge against Adam. When he shows back up in her life and hires her as his new counsel - a monetary offer Maddie cannot turn down - their volatile relationship quickly turns into desire.As Adam's business quickly takes him and Maddie to Italy, more is revealed about them both - secrets I was definitely surprised by - and its all set against the gorgeous backdrop of Portofino, Bugattis, Ducatis, and star-studded events. Definitely adult fairy tale status!One of my only dislikes about the book was that it took Maddie a long time to grow on me due to her stubbornness and unyielding nature. While her reluctance to let Adam in makes sense, at the end everything was kind of rushed for me and I didn't get the full satisfaction of truly, really believing in her growth. Due to this I wavered between a 3 and 4-star rating, eventually settling on a 4 because while I may not have really cared for Maddie, Adam was the perfect drool-worthy guy. I also loved how this book was written - modern, youthful, and real. I always love it when a book's characters talk like real people!Overall though, I really enjoyed this book. It was hot, fun, and engaging. Though I haven't read the first book in the series, I am absolutely going to be picking it up, along with the next installment. Cara's writing is just THAT great!

  • Sarah
    2019-03-31 11:59

    I would have given this 5 stars - if it had a solid story behind it!I loved this woman's style of writing, but it seemed the book was too long for the story she had in mind and she's ended up with a lot of 'fluff' to fill pages.Basically: 5 years ago lawyer Maddie had tried a case against hot shot billionaire Adam (something to do with a painting being stolen) She lost but caught his attention so well that years later he calls on her to help him when (ironically) he has a painting stolen from him. So she takes care of the legal stuff for him and ... well nearly 20 chapters in their going at it like bunnies (of course) And that's where the book lost me! I was more into the background stories of both characters, and the way they fight in both words and actions. Adam is determined to find out why Maddie sees him as nothing more than a 'fling' and digs into her past. In the heat of an argument he tells her he knows her 'secret' and the brown stuff hits the fan ... but the next breathe their in the sack again! In the next chapter she 'hits' him with her big revelation (but we already KNOW her secret!)I got so frustrated I started to skip pages. There are some wonderful characters in the background: Maddies sister and her rock star boyfriend; Adams son Dom and Dom's mother; Maddies friend Vicky and her nasty mother; and even the people that work in the background for Adam. But we learn little to nothing about them - and in the end they are used as mere buffers to help fill all the blank pages while we wait for the flippin end!I will read the 2nd book in this series (The Weeding Favour) and hope that it's got more story!

  • Josephine
    2019-04-03 13:10

    First read - 5 to 7 March, 20155 starsWhen I first read Adam was dealing with stolen paintings, I wasn't sure I wanted to continue with The Wedding Vow but this ended up being a book I couldn't put down. It was scorching hot, full of sexual chemistry, the relationship and character development were really well done, and the POV issues I had with the previous books in the series were not present. This put the hero and heroine together from the beginning and practically all of the scenes had them together; it was fantastic. There were a few things I would have liked a bit more information on by the end (such as how the press reacted to Dominick), and the phrase "stacked his heels" was used quite a lot (it was really noticeable). Otherwise, this was a great contemporary romance and I'm really looking forward to Dakota's story next.Second read - 19 to 22 July, 2017DNFI got about 100 pages in and I felt like the story had moved nowhere. Even more so, the character development was way too slow. Maddie's grudge against Adam and the way she acted because of it became tiresome. I also didn't care about the sister's boyfriend being introduced. This time around, this was a DNF for me.

  • Suzanne
    2019-03-26 15:23

    Cara Connelly has hit another home run with The Wedding Vow. I am a humongous fan of the series and her debut novel, The Wedding Favor, is one of my all time favorite books so the bar was pretty high, but this author just never disappoints. She gives us a ferocious female attorney and an arrogant self made bazillionaire and lets us watch the sparks ignite the explosions. Both main characters are who they are and where they are because of early life experiences and must face the past and especially Maddie must learn to be vulnerable if she wants to be in a relationship. One particular passage described her so well. "His voice was a draft of cool water after a parched week in the desert. She lapped it up. And hated her thirst. " Miss Connelly gives her readers beautifully developed and vividly described characters, a delightful storyline, plenty of grins and laughs and bonuses us with visits from our favorite past characters, Vicky and Tyrell, Cruella de vil and our favorite 390 lb bartender, Buster.If you love a romance between two strong and magnetic characters who play each other like a game of chess, neither one knowing the meaning of losing, this one is not to be missed.