Thursday, August 25, 2011

Throwback Thursday - The Getaway Groom

Author: Milly Liholm
First published in 1998 by Harlequin Books


Happy Endings Guaranteed!

Need a wedding planned in only two weeks? Groom has cold feet? Bridal consultant Emma Delaney could solve any kind of wedding crisis, because she passionately believed in love and romance. She wanted every bride to have a happy ending. For Emma knew firsthand what it was like to have your wedding day turn out to be a disaster. Eight years ago Emma's groom, Max—her perfect sexy lover—had abandoned her at the altar.

Megan Cooper's nuptials were just another assignment, another chance to create a romantic, spectacular wedding. Until Emma met Meg's perfect sexy groom…and got the shock of her life! Max! Could she plan a second walk down the aisle for the man who'd once broken her heart?

I didn't care for this one. I'm not a big fan of infidelity tales and that is what this book is all about. Emma and Max were set to be married 8 years before when he left her at the altar. Now, Emma has been asked to plan her friend Megan's wedding to Max. Gee, wonder where this story is leading? I should have known.

I didn't like either Emma or Max. I was really turned off by their handling of the whole situation. They keep saying they don't want to hurt Megan, yet they continually fool around and eventually sleep together. All the while lying to their friend and fiance. I would have liked the book better had they been upfront with her from the start and then resumed their relationship. Honestly, I also thought it was a bit tacky that they end up getting married using Megan's dress and wedding plans. There is a little mystery running throughout the book, but it wasn't enough to enhance the story for me.

If you are looking for throwback to read, you can probably skip this one. You aren't missing much.


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