Wednesday, October 22, 2014
A November Bride - Beth Vogt
In A November Bride, personal chef Sadie McAllister has just been dumped by text. Again. She grapples with lingering childhood insecurity over the teasing she endured, and wonders if she'll ever find someone who makes her feel beautiful. Just as she's offered a great job several states away, her long-time friend and serial dater, Erik, asks her out. On a real date. Can she trust him? Will they ruin their friendship? Or can they build something beautiful out of a lifelong friendship?
I enjoyed Sadie and Erik's story; their friendship and the leap it took to let them move beyond it felt real, and even with the compressed storyline of a novella didn't feel extremely rushed. As with many of the Year of Weddings novella, I did feel that the wedding itself was forced into a timeslot due to the construct of the series. While I can appreciate the desire for a short engagement, especially between friends who have known each other so long, going from *just* friends to married in just a month feels incredibly short. However, I did enjoy the unusual twist to the wedding scene.
I give this novella 3.5 stars; I enjoyed the characters, and their relationship - both as friends and as more.
You can find A November Bride HERE.
You can find the author's website HERE. This is a new author to me, but one whom I intend to look for again!
I received a copy of this e-book from the publisher, in exchange for my honest review.