Review ~ A December Bride (A Year of Weddings Novella)

December Bride

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What started as a whim turned into an accidental – and very public – engagement. Can Layla and Seth keep up the facade 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-fiance 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. A year’s worth of novellas from twelve inspirational romance authors. Happily ever after guaranteed.


My ****4 Star**** Review

It’s the big day, except it’s not the big day Layla O’Reilly originally anticipated. It’s her ex-fiance’s big day, and he’s marrying her cousin. Layla thinks she has everything lined up to show just how much she’s moved on, but her plan falls apart when her date calls with strep throat just hours before the wedding. Seth Murphy decides to be the answer to her problem. There’s only one thing wrong with that, though. Layla blames Seth for her break-up with Jack. Seth’s the one that introduced Jessica to Jack. Things heat up from there at the wedding when Seth announces to a snotty Jessica that he’s engaged to Layla. Then even further when he starts to show Layla that he really has feelings for her.

This story had me cracking up from the start. While it’s a story that has been told many different times with just different characters/settings, it was still thoroughly enjoyable. If I wasn’t laughing, I couldn’t wipe the smile from my face. It’s a good thing for me that this was a novella. I needed my sleep last night, and this is one of those stories that you can’t put down until you’ve finished. Seth was so incredibly sweet, and I was just mush right along side Layla. Then when he got jealous, it was absolutely adorable. I also have to say that they had an incredible first kiss! That’s where it stopped, though. This was a clean romance through and through. It is an absolutely perfect story for the holiday season! A warm and fuzzy 4 STARS!!! I look forward to reading more from Denise Hunter.

About the Author ~ Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter
Denise Hunter is the award-winning author of 20 novels, including The Accidental Bride and Convenient Groom.

Denise lives in Indiana with her husband Kevin and their three sons. In 1996, Denise began her first book, a Christian romance novel, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she’s been writing ever since. Her books often contain a strong romantic element, and her husband Kevin says he provides all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!

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