Thursday, December 19, 2013

Review: The Wedding Favor, by Cara Connelly

Tyrell Brown is stuck at a destination wedding with the woman he despises most. Victoria Westin has been a thorn in his side for months, and now they're forced into this charade of pretending to be friendly to make sure the wedding goes smoothly. Except, darn it, she's growing on him. Vicky's had her share of hardships in life, but nothing compares to the feelings this sexy cowboy is instilling. And once they're back in the States, things heat up and get even more complicated. Could be they both had each other pegged wrong.

This is Connelly's debut book, and overall, I'm impressed. She has a smooth voice, apt to humor, and knows her conflict. The love/hate relationship between the hero and heroine was hot. The array of secondary characters didn't detract, but added to the story. The setting, bouncing from France to Texas to New York, was illustrated perfectly. My issue lay in the pacing. I could've done without the last half to quarter of this book. I understand why she separated them and allowed a "cooling off" period, but it only dragged the plot and made me lose interest. In saying that, I wouldn't hesitate to buy more of her books.

1 comment:

Cara Connelly said...

Hi Kelly, Cara here! Thanks so much for reading THE WEDDING FAVOR and writing such a thoughtful review. I really appreciate it. Happy holidays!