As a rule I don't generally read romance novels. It's not that I have anything against them, but take away the historical or the paranormal aspect, and a straight up romance is not normally something you will see me talking about.
That being said, those that follow me regularly know that I can't resist a Hallmark Movie. Christmas movies especialy, but pretty much anything Hallmark in general is fair game, so when Leigh reached out and asked if I would like an ARC of her new Hallmark Romance book, I couldn't say no ...... and I was really glad I didn't.
This is literally a Hallmark movie in a book. When you read it you can see it playing out exactly as if it was on TV. In fact, I REALLY hope that the plan is for Hallmark to MAKE these into movies, because I feel it needs to happen. The story is pretty much your typical Hallmark romance, with the expected misunderstandings, and it is clear from early on what it going to happen. Well I never let that stop me with a Hallmark movie and I didn't let it stop me with the book either.
If you like romance novels (or Hallmark movies), then you should check this out. There is a lot of "cake talk" (the main guy is a baker), and some of the stuff mentioned just sounds delicious. There is even a recipe for Lemon Bars in the back, which look AMAZING, so much so that I might have to ask Greg to attempt them.
This actually gets a solid 5 stars from me. The writing really is excellent, and I felt transported into the story, and although I personally would have had a slightly different ending (no spoilers - but feel free to ping me if you read it), I would never remove stars purely for their creative vision not matching mine.
A Simple Wedding releases on March 10th but it is available for pre-order pretty much anywhere that sells books. Simply click your preferred buying destination below.
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