Wednesday, July 16, 2014
A June Bride - A Year of Weddings Novella - by Marybeth Whalen
About the book:
It takes a reality TV show for Wynne to realize love isn't just a game.
Wynne Hardy never thought she'd get engaged on a reality TV show, but when she met Andy on The Rejection Connection, the two of them hit it off. Now he's asked her to marry him, much to the public's delight and fascination. They're all set to wed on live TV in a seaside ceremony at the height of the wedding season.
But just as Wynne thinks all her dreams are coming true, her ex-boyfriend walks back into her life at the worst possible time. Callum broke her heart a year ago, and she's still sorting through her feelings for him. Her heart isn't as clear as her head that it's past time to move on-even though she's engaged to Andy.
At a local TV talk show appearance, Wynne meets Meredith, who won another reality TV show-Marathon Mom-proving herself nothing short of a superhero. As Wynne's beach wedding plans spin out of control, Meredith offers to help, unknowingly stepping on Wynne's secret feelings . . . and exposing some secrets Meredith has been keeping to herself. Can these two reality stars get real about their feelings? Will Wynne go through with her televised wedding and be the perfect June bride the network is looking for?
I wasn't that crazy about this story and that's mainly because I thought Wynne was an idiot. I can't really understand why someone would think they could fall in love for real on a reality show, but I can see how it would be flattering to have that many guys interested. She gets engaged to a man she hardly knows, not even bothering to really find out if he's a Christian and only starts to wonder if they should talk about it a few weeks before the wedding! She doesn't really think she loves Andy, yet still plans to marry him, even when she finds out something on the eve of her wedding. She seems to want to just stick her head in the sand and hope everything turns out okay. She finally prays for guidance, but does her own thing anyway. She claims to be sick of the spotlight, but worries about the wedding taking place for the show and then ends up on TV again at the end. I couldn't see what either guy saw in her. We didn't get to know either guy well enough to really root for either one. The dynamic with Meredith was interesting. I read another book by Whalen a couple weeks ago that I liked, but I'd have to say that this one wasn't worth it for me. You might like it if you like reality shows and romance.
This is only available as an e-book and an audio.
I received this e-book free from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.
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