It’s cynic versus romantic in this light-hearted opposites attract romance. Whenever I start reading a book by Jennifer Probst, I know I’m going to get solid writing, complex characters, chemistry, a semi-serious tone, and a relationship that’s a little messy. And this one is no different – I wholeheartedly enjoyed the tension between these two as they try to work past their differences, and there were plenty of fun moments that paired well with the shots of angst. There were times when I found our hero to be a little overbearing and frustrating (though that’s all part of the story), and it was kinda somber sometimes, but I enjoyed it the whole way through.
Essentially, the story follows Avery and Carter, two people who are thrown together while helping to plan a wedding. Carter’s sister is getting married and Avery was her college roommate, so they’ve met before but don’t know each other well. When Carter met Avery, he got the impression that she’s a wild troublemaker, and as a steady, predictable kind of guy, it immediately made him wary. Now that they’re spending time together and digging deeper, they clash and break down each other’s walls until that tension turns to love.
Probst is a great writer, so I have no complaints about that. The story – though predictable at times – is interesting and has plenty of depth. Avery and Carter’s road to happily ever after is messy and emotional at times, but there’s also a lot of lightness. It’s a slow burn with a few steamy moments, and I loved the buildup of intimacy. I didn’t love the rushed feel of the ending or just how serious our hero is at times, but it didn’t detract from my enjoyment. Overall, it’s a sweet and sexy romantic read that’s well worth your time.
True love is in the details for the Jersey shore’s premier wedding planner in this heart-swooning series about big dreams and happy endings from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst.
Avery Sunshine might not have a soul mate of her own, but she still believes in happily ever after—for her clients. Making dreams come true is her business at Sunshine Bridal, which she runs with her two sisters. When her best friend announces her engagement, Avery is thrilled to take charge of the giddy bride-to-be’s big day. Less thrilling? Her best friend’s arrogant and demanding brother, who just so happens to be the man of honor.
Carter Ross’s first instinct: call 911. He promised to always take care of his impulsive little sister, and he honors that vow. Even if it means taking over her wedding, where he is sure Avery will fail. At best, Avery is unpredictable. At worst, if she’s anything like the spitfire of a college girl he remembers, the main event could run wild.
With Avery and Carter wrestling for control, tempers heat up. So does the spark of attraction they’re fighting with every kiss. As the wedding draws near, it’s time to reconcile a rocky past and make a decision that could change everyone’s lives. Because what they’re rebelling against looks a lot like love.