Kiss the Bride (Wedding Veil Wishes #1-2) by Lori Wilde

Kiss the Bride (Wedding Veil Wishes #1-2)
by Lori Wilde
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication: June 1st 2012
ISBN:1455512672 (ISBN13: 9781455512676)

Review courtesy of netGalley

Legend claims this antique Irish wedding veil can grant your heart's deepest desire. But be careful what you wish for . . .

The moment Texas socialite Delaney Cartwright touches the veil, she envisions a stranger's dark eyes and sexy lips. But she can't disappoint her family and call off her nuptials to her nice, predictable childhood friend. So instead she tries to spice things up by abducting her fiancé for a night of passion . . . only to grab the wrong guy! Now those oddly familiar eyes and lips inspire an even more outrageous plan . . .

Tish Gallagher is a wedding videographer whose business is about to go bust. Then she makes a wish on the lucky wedding veil . . . and sees the man she never stopped loving: her ex-husband, secret service agent Shane Tremont. When her dream job of recording the first daughter's wedding appears out of the blue, Tish knows it's her only shot to get out of the red. Just one teensy glitch: Shane is the groom.

My Thoughts:
I enjoyed both these stories. I have never read Lori Wilde before but if I had to do a comparison her writing reminded me of both Debbie Macomber and Sherryl Woods, two of my favorite writers. So needless to say, I will be checking out more of Lori Wilde's books.

The first book, There Goes the Bride, was about Delaney Cartwright, a rich Texan who figured out maybe too late that she was marrying for all the wrong reasons, well everyone else's reasons except her own. She loved her groom (Evan), but there were no sparks no undying love. Did I fault her, I usually like heroines that aren't wishy washy and speaks her mind... not wait until the last minute and leave a note saying ... "no hard feelings"... I know, I just said I like the book, I did, the storyline was cute, the romance between the wounded detective (Nick) was great!!  If you like whimsical, this is a very fun and entertaining read.

The second book was Once Smitten, Twice Shy.  Be careful what you wish for... it may come true... literally.. This was also a good read, but it was not a believable story to me. Down and out Tish's life couldn't get any worse:  she is max'd out on her credit cards, her car is repo and she just got the break of her lifetime, the catch: be the videographer for the Presidents daughter who just happens to be marrying your ex-husband who you still are madly in love with.  Too many unrealistic events that made it a little far fetched.  I stil think you will enjoy it.

If you are looking for a cute, beach worthy read, try Kiss the Bride by Lori Wilde. I was a great weekend read for me when I could have been doing housework.  I will read the next books in the series, want to find out what Rachael and Jillian wish for!!

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating (combined): 


Lori Wilde can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to write. She even went to nursing school so she could have a schedule flexible enough to allow her to write on the side. She nursed for 20 years, working in a variety of settings from the newborn nursery to the recovery room, to dialysis. But she never lost her desire to write.

She sold her first book in 1994 to Silhouette Romance but later discovered she had a flair for comedy and branched out to Harlequin Duets and now, to Blaze.

Lori is an adventuresome soul who loves to travel. She’s taken flying lessons, completed two marathons, rode in a hot-air balloon, performed with a professional jazz band, traveled Europe as a teenager, hiked volcanoes in Hawaii, trod on glaciers in Alaska, shot white-water rapids, water-skied, snow-skied, raced all-terrain vehicles, bodysurfed in the Gulf of Mexico, and photographed grizzly bears in Yellowstone.

She lives in her native Texas, with her own real-life hero, Bill, her red heeler/Australian shepherd dog, Cinnamon, and four ducks, Quacker, Big Guy, Affleck, and Sheepidy.


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