Title: One Wedding, Two Brides
Author: Heidi Betts
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Publication Date: July 23, 2018
Page Count: 263
My rating: 5 stars
About the book:
Jilted bride Monica Blair can’t believe it when she wakes up next to a blue-eyed, smooth-talking cowboy in the middle of nowhere and with a ring on her finger. It had sounded like a great plan at the time. Get married, get revenge, and get her money back. So why is she cleaning out stables and trying to keep her hands off the hot cowboy helping her?
Ryder Nash would have bet his best Stetson that you’d never see him walk down the aisle. But when the city girl with pink-streaked hair and a frog tattoo hatches a plan to expose the conman who married his sister, no idea is too crazy. And even though Monica might be the worst rancher’s wife he’s ever seen, he can’t stop thinking about the wedding night they never had.
What was supposed to be a temporary marriage for revenge is starting to feel a little too real…
One Wedding, Two Brides by Heidi Betts is the first book of the new contemporary romance Fairy Tale Brides series. I picked this one up because it’s no secret I’m a fan of the whole fake dating trope but I also found out rather quickly that this one was absolutely hilarious!
The book begins with Monica Blair busting into the reception of her ex-fiance Matt and his new bride. But not only has she crashed the party she’s done it after consuming a whole bottle of champagne and wearing her wedding dress, you see Matt didn’t bother to break things off with Monica before he married someone else and she found out from the announcement in the paper.
Ryder Nash is the older brother of the bride who is having her reception interrupted so he does what any caring brother would do and rushes Monica out of the event. Being a gentleman Ryder tries to take Monica where ever she needs to go but her drunken rant has now turned into a plan and Ryder is at the heart of it. Monica proposes that she need revenge and she needs Ryder’s participation.
Now one may ask why would the brother of the new wife help a stranger get revenge on his sister’s new groom? Well, because Monica promises him 50k to marry her temporarily and Ryder really needs the cash to save his ranch and it doesn’t hurt a bit that Ryder’s curiosity is skyrocketing about the man his sister married.
As I already mentioned it didn’t take long at all with this book to begin laughing and laughing some more. But shortly after the laughs came I really began to just love both of the characters in this one. Now of course I couldn’t help but want Monica to get her revenge, especially after hearing the whole sober story about Matt and Ryder was the perfect man to cross her path in her moment of need as he went above and beyond the Prince Charming persona with his every move. I would warn that the romance happens at a fast pace for those that prefer a slower build but the chemistry is off the charts between the couple from day one. I’d definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a fast paced, humorous but still steamy romance!
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
An avid romance reader since junior high, USA Todaybestselling author Heidi Betts knew very early on that she wanted to write these wonderful stories of love and adventure. It wasn’t until her freshman year of college, however, when she spent the entire night reading a romance novel instead of studying for finals, that she decided to take the road less traveled and follow her dream.
Soon after joining Romance Writers of America, Heidi’s writing began to garner attention, including placing in the esteemed Golden Heart competition three years in a row. The recipient of numerous awards and stellar reviews, Heidi’s books combine believable characters with compelling plotlines, and are consistently described as “delightful,” “sizzling,” and “wonderfully witty.”