There goes the groom . . .
For Professor Laurie Wilson, planning her wedding to longtime boyfriend Brandon Kopp has been a whirlwind. But somehow, between all the cake tastings and dress fittings, she never imagined being left at the altar. In the aftermath, she does what any sensible woman would – she swigs champagne and considers keying his car. Until someone knocks on her door with a much better idea for revenge.
Best man Andrew Lyndon thinks Laurie’s better off without Brandon. But Laurie’s father – and Andrew’s boss – isn’t going to accept anything less than a reconciliation. And he’s made it Andrew’s problem to solve. So Andrew decides to make Brandon jealous by setting Laurie up on a string of “dates.” After a couple of weeks, Brandon will be begging Laurie to take him back. But Andrew’s plan works a little too well because suddenly he’s the one falling for Laurie — and planning a proposal of his own.
It’s Laurie Wilson’s wedding day. She has made some sacrifices: taking a job at a university that was not her first choice and buying a fixer-upper to refurbish while starting their lives together, but the sacrifices are worth it. After all, she is marrying her longtime sweetheart, Brandon Kopp. So when Laurie walks down the aisle and sees that Brandon is not smiling, she’s a little taken aback.
Brandon has decided that he is not ready to get married and tells Laurie she’s not ready either, another words, he dumps her at the altar. He explains that he is doing this for her own good… he and Laurie both need to date other people to make sure they are right for each other. Laurie doesn’t agree, she knows Brandon is her soulmate, or is he?
There are so many clichés that describe this book, “be careful what you wish for,” and “the grass is always greener on the other side” being just two of them. Busy bodies abound in this story stirring the pot and adding some confusion for the characters making this such a fun read.
If you are looking for a fast paced romance definitely pick up Here Comes the Bride by Hope Ramsay. It’s predictable, but enjoyable to read.