There Goes the Bride
by: Lori Wilde
Published by: Warner
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Reviewed by Yuka Mizushima
Delaney Cartwright is getting married. She has the Vera Wang dress, Dr. Evan Van Zandt (her childhood sweetheart) and a wedding that will be the highlight of the season. Unfortunately Delaney also has cold feet.
After meeting with her friends for drinks and appetizers, Delaney finds the perfect wedding veil. At first, the owner of the store refuses to sell it. Legend has it that the veil will grant your wishes but it has a history of backfiring. Delaney is very insistent and a small fortune later, gets her way.
When Delaney thinks of true love, instead of seeing Evan, she envisions a tall, dark and handsome stranger. Shaken she tries to kidnap her fiance for a romantic rendezvous. Unfortunately she grabs the wrong guy.
Nick Vinetti is an undercover cop who is on medical leave due to an injured knee. He's interested in Delaney but knows she's getting married and therefore is off limits. But Fate keeps throwing the two together. Delaney is a house stager (she gives houses for sale a makeover) who is hired by Nick's grandmother. Delaney and Nick grow closer as they work together to restore the house.
Nobody listens as Delaney tries to discuss her feelings with her fiance and her parents. With her wedding date quickly approaching she is getting desperate. She decides to hire a kidnapper so she can get out of her wedding and hopefully pursue true love. Does she?
I really enjoyed Delaney and Nick's relationship. Delaney finds out that love means being confident enough to reveal your true self. She has been busy trying to live up to everyone's expectations. With Nick, she relaxes and becomes more confident and happy. Nick is able to share what he's really thinking and feeling, something that he hasn't been able to do with non-family members since his mom died
This was a fun, sweet romance. The plot kept moving and the characters were interesting and likeable. There Goes The Bride is the first in a series. I'm looking forward to the second installment due out in 2008.
Armchair Interviews says: If you believe in "magic," you'll enjoy this book.
Author's website: http://www.loriwilde.com
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