The Wedding Hoax

Heather Thurmeier
The Wedding Hoax
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Publisher
Entangled
Release Date
September 2014
ISBN
9781633750876
Series
Book 1 of Entangled Lovestruck
Genre
Contemporary Romance

SUMMARY
To save their companies, they'll plan the fake wedding of the century…

Meet the bride…

Daisy Willows is a wedding dress designer who longs for her own happily-ever-after. In the meantime, she's struggling to keep her business going even as she covers her mom's increasing medical expenses. So when a bridal show expo owner offers to help her out, she can hardly say no. And all it takes is Daisy pretending she's back with her playboy ex. And that they're engaged…

Meet the groom…

Cole Benton works for his father's bridal magazine, which is on the verge of downsizing. All he really wants is a crack at an outdoor lifestyle magazine, and if he has to fake-marry Daisy to make it happen, he's definitely in. Now Daisy and Cole are playing up their fake engagement, shopping for rings, and even kissing upon request. All of which is makes it a whole lot harder to remember that their big white wedding is a big white lie…

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Oct 21, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
108 people found the following review helpful
If you're in the mood for a lighthearted read with a healthy dose of fun, look no further than THE WEDDING HOAX.

Cole Benton is desperate to make his bridal magazine, Exclusively Yours, a success so his father will put him in charge of the magazine he really wants, Prime Outdoors. Numbers are down and Cole's got to make a big move if he's going to succeed, so when he's approached by bridal show tycoon Mason Bridgewater about an influx of cash, he's ready to listen. But Cole isn't prepared for Mason's promo idea--pretend to marry his former girlfriend, wedding designer Daisy Willows. Cole and Daisy were media darlings when they were together, and Mason is certain that their engagement will help the entire wedding industry.

Daisy's heart was broken when Cole declared that he wasn't interested in being Mr. Right...only Mr. Right Now, so she's understandably wary about spending so much time with the man again. But neither of them can afford to deny the influx of cash that Mason is offering, and they soon find themselves falling into bed once again, muddling the waters of their faux relationship. As intense feelings start resurfacing between the two of them, will they be able to make a real go of it this time around?

THE WEDDING HOAX by Ms. Thurmeier was the perfect read after a super emotional charged book had me on edge. Light, frothy and full of humor, THE WEDDING HOAX wasn't terribly unique but it was fun and lighthearted and easygoing. Even though the story has been done, Ms. Thurmeier didn't make it seem like it was a cookie cutter repeat.

I really didn't care much for Cole's character and had a tough time connecting with him in the beginning. He was just such an emotionally bankrupt MC who was only after a physical release instead of a long term relationship, which he makes no apologies for. Between his douchey brother Troy and asshat father, who made sure to let Cole know frequently that it was impossible to have a family AND a career, his attitude wasn't entirely surprising.

Daisy was the dreamer, the one who wanted the white picket fence and the golden retriever and the 2.5 kids. I liked that she left his ass after realizing that he wasn't going to EVER give her those things, but I hated that she kind of fell right into his bed once they started spending time together again. She came off as slightly whiny and needy, but their sex scenes were terrifically hot and their chemistry was well written.

Overall, THE WEDDING HOAX was an enjoyable way to spend a Fall evening.
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