One Wedding, Two Brides by Heidi Betts @HeidiBetts @entangledpub #bookreview #contemporary #romance

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…

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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.

Find this book online: 

Goodreads  /   Amazon

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.”

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20 replies

      • I haven’t gotten it from Netgalley yet. I’m wondering if I should email Entangled and say I’ve been reading their past wedding romances books and loved them this last month.

        I’m glad you liked it!! I’ll still buy it if I don’t get it. 🙂

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        • I’m guessing being the weekend you might not hear back until at least Monday but it wouldn’t hurt to drop them a note. All the ladies over at Entangled are always super friendly so I’m sure if they know you really wanted it they would get it to you. 🙂

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            • Yay! Glad you got a copy and I’m looking forward to seeing what you think of it. For me I always go by my mood, if I’m in the mood for series it’s a thriller if I want something to pick me up I head for the romance. 🙂

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              • I’m very much a mood reader these days too. Everybody else I know on here includes a a new TBR post along with their monthly wrap up post and I’m like…. lol….don’t even try!! For WWW Wednesdays what do you think you’ll read next question I literally enter like 10 books. And it’s usually not any of them. Every once in awhile they are.

                I’m glad I got a copy too! I’m trying to finish it tonight before I write the next WWW Wednesday post lol.

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                • Haha exactly why I don’t do either type of post. I can’t schedule what I’m going to read beyond trying to get them done before they publish with all my ARCs. If I’m not in the mood for a certain one at that moment and force myself to read it anyway it’s just going to lower the rating so why bother? Of course I’m also terrible at picking a favorite anything either, always have tons of choices come to mind.

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    • Thanks Jennifer! I certainly do too and while there was some “drama” going on in the story it was outside of the relationship building so that is such a plus to me, I have a hard time getting behind a HEA if they just fought the whole time about petty stuff.

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    • I would compare this one to At the Stroke of Midnight by Tara Sivek which you know I just adore that series with it being so fun. Sometimes I just need the laughs and after picking up a couple that were labeled romcom and not that funny this was a pleasant surprise. 🙂

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  1. Thank you so much for this wonderful review, Carrie! It’s the first I’ve received for ONE WEDDING, TWO BRIDES, and you made my entire weekend! I’m delighted you enjoyed Monica and Ryder ~ thanks for putting such a wide smile on my face. 😀

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    • You are so very welcome Heidi! I picked this up shortly after they approved my copy and absolutely loved it right off. Even your little intros each chapter are quite catching. Hopefully you will be getting a lot more wonderful reviews headed your way soon. 🙂

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  2. Nice review Carrie, this sounds like a fun new book.Seeing that you have compared it to At The Stroke of Midnight, you have hooked me. I know what I said, but click, clickety click.

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