Thursday, May 9, 2013

A Timeless Romance Anthology: Summer Wedding Collection

Publishing Information:
A Timeless Romance Anthology: Summer Wedding Collection
Ebook Exclusive by Mirror Press
Released May 1, 2013
Six Award-Winning Authors have contributed new stories to A Timeless Romance Anthology: Summer Wedding Collection. Readers will love this collection of six sweet contemporary romance novellas, centered on a Summer Wedding, all with one thing in common: Romance.

In Melanie Jacobson’s charming novella, Love Bytes, Bree is the maid-of-honor and Dallen is the best-man. Living across the country from each other, they commiserate over their prospective best friends’ unrealistic wedding demands. While they plan and plot over email and texting, Bree
realizes that the best part about the Maui wedding might be meeting Dallen. She just hopes that he’ll feel the same way.

Romeo and Julie-ex is a sweet romance by Julie Wright. “Romeo” turns out to be a two-timing jerk, and when Juliet Moore’s pre-ordered wedding dress arrives from UPS, Juliet curses everything male. In a stubborn streak, she decides to keep the bridal photography appointment—if only because the money isn’t refundable and it was the one thing that her ex-fiance actually paid for. Plus, she has the perfect wedding dress. When Juliet shows up for the appointment and meets photographer Jack Montague, she might have to take back some of her curses on men.

In Rachael Anderson’s enchanting novella, The Meltdown Match, Courtney spends each summer in her hometown of Heimel, Alaska, to find inspiration for her next novel. Her writing method has become a pattern—outline a novel in Heimel, then move to the place her novel is set to finish writing it. But when she runs into former high school friend, Mitch Winters, and they both win the Meltdown Match—a traditional dating contest—Courtney discovers that leaving her hometown at the end of the summer might not be so easy this time.

In Golden Sunrise, an engaging romance by Annette Lyon, Natalie takes time out of her crazy schedule to fly to Vegas for her best friend’s wedding. Sierra and Jason, high-school sweethearts, are finally getting married. Fortunately for Natalie, her old high-school flame, Adam, has a work commitment and can’t be there as best man. But when she arrives at the wedding rehearsal—late and ragged—Adam is there. Memories from the past—and all her old feelings—come flooding back. When Adam makes a wild suggestion, Natalie just may take him up on it, even though she knows he’s moved on. A single choice may mean Natalie is taking a shot at reclaiming the past—or that she's putting her heart in harm’s way a second time.

Tide Pools is a captivating story by Heather B. Moore. When Lexi makes a quick trip to Hawaii to attend her friend’s wedding, she discovers that the engaged couple, Sydney and Apelu, are still trying to match-make for her. Lexi laughs because not only does their friend David have a serious girlfriend, but he owns a restaurant on the island. Lexi has too many plans that don’t include a long-distance relationship or coming between a guy and his girlfriend. But when Lexi meets David, she has a hard time remembering why all of her plans were so important.

In Sarah M. Eden’s delightful novella, A Regular Bloke from Stanmore, Abby is helping her sister, Caroline, plan her British wedding. That’s right, Caroline is obsessed with all things British and insists on an authentic wedding in . . . Oregon. When they arrive at Sainsbury House reception hall, it has everything Caroline loves, and the host, Matthew Carlton, even has a British accent. Yet Abby isn’t buying the whole good-looking-British man with impeccable manners thing; she’s determined to expose him as a fake. But the more Abby gets to know Matthew, the more she realizes how wrong she really is.

Squee, squee, happy dance.  Humming, smiling, more dancing.  (Those first two lines are set to music in my mind)  Yes, I know.  You can't hear it.  Probably lucky for you.

I just wanted to set the stage for my excitement over being able to read and review this book, or collection of stories put into one book.  If you are a reviewer, you always have a book (or two) you are supposed to be reading because you have a review coming up you need to write.  And we all know that sometimes when a book comes along that you just really want to read and cannot wait, you shove all other books aside (kindly and respectfully, of course) and you delve into the book that is calling to you because you just cannot help yourself.  I know I'm not the only one to do this.  (am I?!)

This collection of short stories falls right into my happiest reading place.  I must also mention that these are some of my very favorite authors.  These romantic snippets of love are just perfect for reading one at a time in between whatever other things you have going on or they are also equally perfect read all the way through, one right after the other, in an obsessed "I have to have more" style.  (I'm not going to tell you which way I read them because labeling myself as obsessed is just wrong.  I prefer dedicated.)

I loved every single one of these stories.  They were all satisfying and delicious.  This would be a perfect summer beach read with a tall glass of raspberry lemonade.  You will finish this book feeling happy and romantically fed.  :)

My thanks to Rachel Anderson (who is one of the 6 gifted writers in this book) for sending over the book for me to review.  She is awesome.  (and she has a new book coming out soon.  I cannot wait to read it!)

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