Debbie Mason returns to the blog today with the sixth in her Harmony Harbor series, and today we have about-to-be-married Jenna with her story. Please read on for my review of
Jenna Bell is all the way in on her upcoming wedding: her final fitting is at hand when she gets THE call and it’s about the worst ever outcome. Not only is her groom unwilling to move forward and marry her, but he’s in love. With someone else. Her stepmother. As if that isn’t bad enough, her family is pretty much all in on the idea of love and weddings – so how badly will her own wedding planning business be hurt when word gets out. Her Stepmother? Seriously? There’s just nothing to do but run away from the dress shop – get away from it all – and the story would have been far different had she been hit in traffic. But, she is rescued by Logan, in town to meet his own woman as they are planning their wedding.
So – cute set up, and I am a huge fan of the light, airy and fun romances that Mason writes, she’s got a unique take and twist, with characters that always ring true to life. I knew that Logan and Jena would have a ‘thing’ and there would be some difficulty for both of them because each is just out of another relationship – but there were moments and situations thrown at them so hard and fast, that there wasn’t really time to breathe before the ‘next big challenge”. It was as farcical as I’ve ever read in a contemporary romance that isn’t wholly Rom Com, and even pushed the boundaries there. I found both Jenna and Logan a bit difficult to understand, and then to engage with, as there was always a new crisis or obstacle, not to mention the ‘second thoughts’ and moments of guilt, disbelief and worry. I just couldn’t. Yet I also couldn’t put it down – curiosity perhaps, or maybe that once I stopped viewing this as a ‘plausible’ story, it became one of the most enjoyable ‘what else could possibly happen’ (in the Monty Python skit way) to this couple. I don’t know if that was the author’s intention, but there you have it. Not my favorite in this series, I tend to lean toward more heart and less piling on of challenges and what would be worse situations, but enjoyable nonetheless.
Title: Sandpiper Shore
Author: Debbie Mason
Series: Harmony Harbor #6
Also in this series: Mistletoe Cottage, Christmas with an Angel, Starlight Bridge, Primrose Lane
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Family Saga, Small Town
Published by: Forever
Published on: 26 June, 2018
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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"Heartfelt and delightful!"- RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times bestselling author Wedding Planner Rule #1: Never, ever fall for the groom
There's nothing Jenna Bell loves more than a happily-ever-after. That's why being a wedding planner is her dream job - until the groom is Logan Gallagher. She's had a crush on him since . . . well, forever. And now she has to make his day magical as he walks down the aisle without her.
As a secret service agent, Logan's already married - to his career. A wife was never in his plan, until he finds out he needs to marry the woman he's been protecting. He takes his latest assignment in stride, but when he sees Jenna again, he can't deny the attraction sparking between them. Can he really say "I do" if it means saying goodbye to the woman of his dreams?
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.