Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Don't Call Me Sweetheart - Codi Gary

Weddings are big business in picturesque Sweetheart, California, and Something Borrowed’s rent-a-bridesmaid service is thriving among the Hollywood elite. For the women who work there, a walk down the aisle is just a paycheck—until the right guy makes it priceless . . . 
Marley Stevenson never imagined her stint as a rented Maid of Honor would practically become a career. Then again, nothing in her life has gone according to plan. At least the money’s good—and she needs it to pay off student loans and help out her mom. But the job has rules, which have never been an issue . . . until one encounter with a gorgeous best man—and his swoon-worthy Southern accent—sends Marley reeling. 

Determined to get through the weekend with her professional reputation intact, Marley grits her teeth and sends out her best “unavailable” vibes, but Luke Jessup doesn’t give up that easy. A former Marine and a current SWAT team officer, his focus is legendary—and it’s on Marley. Jeopardizing her job is bad enough, and starting a relationship based on half-truths is worse—yet Marley is beginning to wonder if certain risks are worth taking, especially in the name of true love . . . 

Marley is working as a bridesmaid for hire to be able to leave Sweetheart, CA. She meets a fun and amazing man and they click and their chemistry bounces off the pages. She discovers he's the best man in one of her weddings, so she must keep her distance and stop seeing him. Luke, he made this story flow. When Marley was a bit hard headed he was able to break the story with humor and wit at the perfect times. I enjoyed this story from the beginning to the end.  The horrible bride Marley had to work for was psychotic and verbally and mentally abusive. That was the main draw back. Also, that Marley's boss allowed her employees to be treated like crap. I have high hopes with the next story there will be much less negative and mostly about the love. (There has to be some twists).
If you enjoy a wedding romance where love conquers all in the end then I recommend checking out Don't Call Me Sweetheart.

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