Monday, June 1, 2015

Falling for the Bridesmaid - Sophie Pembroke

Falling for the Bridesmaid
Sophie Pembroke
Harlequin Romance, Jun 1 2015, $5.99
ISBN: 9780373743414

No longer willing to risk another broken heart, Violet Huntingdon-Cross prefers being the bridesmaid; though attending the marriage of her sister Lady “Daisy Waisy” (see Expecting the Earl’s Baby by Jessica Gilmore) hurts due to family disapproval of her single status.  Missing the Benefit Concert performance of her father and the Screaming Lemons, Violet heads to the airport to pick up author Tom Buckley; who is writing a biography of her famous musician dad.  

Tom and Violet are attracted to each other from that first meeting, but she places barriers to prevent a relationship.  Though he believes she feels the same way he does, Tom struggles with persuading a reluctant Violet to take a chance on him.

The key to the third Huntingdon-Cross Summer Weddings (see A Bride for the Runaway Groom by Scarlet Wilson for Rose’s tale) is the fully-developed lead characters remain consistent to their respective personality even while their love grows stronger.  Filled with drollery and angst, and enhanced by a solid support cast, this is a winning contemporary as true love answers the Bee Gees’ question How To Mend a Broken Heart?

Harriet Klausner

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