Tuesday, January 28, 2014

December Bride by Denise Hunter


What started as a whim turned into an accidental---and very public---engagement. Can Layla and
Seth keep up the façade in Chapel Springs this holiday season---for the sake of her career . . . and his heart?

Under normal circumstances, Seth Murphy - the best friend of Layla O’Reilly’s ex-fiancé - would be the last person she’d marry. But the news of their upcoming (and phony) nuptials convinces a big client that Layla may be high-society enough to work for his agency - a coup that would put her fledgling home-staging business on the map. Seth has secretly loved Layla for years, even when she was dating his best friend. Maybe she’ll never forgive him for the way he hurt her back then, but he has to try. And Layla is willing to keep up their engagement farce until she’s landed her client.

For Layla, it's the chance to save her career. But for Seth, it's his last chance to win her heart.


Here's my review of this enjoyable novella:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Denise Hunter and her publisher for sending me a copy of "December Bride" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.
“December Bride” by Denise Hunter is a charming novella.  When Layla’s wedding date falls through at the last minute, she must take desperate measures.  She can’t show up without a date to her ex’s wedding, and she can’t avoid the event since he’s marrying her cousin and her whole family will be there!  So she accepts the offer of Seth to escort her.  He is not only the best friend of Layla’s ex, he’s also been secretly crazy about Layla for a long time.  So, when a few bold words pop out at the wedding insinuating that Layla and Seth are getting married, Layla opts to continue the fiasco because the lie has opened the door to relationship with a potential client that wouldn’t give her the time-of-day previously.

This spunky novella made me laugh and sniffle and consider God’s purpose for marriage and relationships and how His timing truly is perfect.

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