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Today I’m happy to be featuring Ready to Wed:
Ready to Wed by Cindi Madsen
Dakota Halifax loves to be in love. In fact, as one of Las Vegas’s premier wedding planners, she’s built a whole career around romance. Which is why her own wedding has to be nothing short of perfect. And then her fiancéjilts her. While she’s waiting in her wedding dress. On a cruise ship already out at sea.Once back on dry land, Dakota tries to pour her heart into her business and weekly wedding advice column, Get Ready to Wed. But how can the heartbroken celebrate others’ true love? When she reconnects with her childhood best friend, surprisingly sexy and all-grown-up casino bouncer Brendan West, Dakota wonders if maybe she can fall back in love with being in love.But then her ex reappears, begging for another chance and suddenly Dakota questions if she’ll ever understand love. Can someone once-burned and twice-shy ever find her way down the aisle again?Ready to Wed was a fun and sweet read with its fair share of mini-drama and heartbreak.Dakota Halifax is a romantic at heart. She loves everything about love. And that is precisely why she runs a wedding planning business. But her own wedding is less than perfect and leaves her a cynic. When her fiance ditches her at the altar. In a foreign country. After she wrote in the newspaper about her upcoming nuptials, Dakota is bitter and cynical. She no longer believes in the power of love or that love can conquer all.How is Dakota supposed to advice her readers about love when she has herself lost her belief? How is she supposed to pour her heart and soul into her clients wedding when her heart is broken and her soul hurting? Enter Brendan West. Reconnecting with her childhood best friend Brendan helps her navigate through all the heartbreak and hurt she is dealing with.
Brendan was a sweet, hot, laid-back, fun guy. His chemistry with Dakota was amazing and he understood her very well. Sometimes even more than she understood herself. With the help of Brendan, Dakota starts having fun again and starts finding the girl she was before. The nine year old girl who believed in love, who accepted when Brendan proposed with a lollipop in hand.
The best part about this book was that despite their attraction to each other, Brendan and Dakota did not jump into a relationship. They re-ignited as friends and slowly moved on to be something more. I honestly did not have much love for Grant, Dakota’s ex. I understood his reasons for getting cold-feet, but that doesn’t mean I approve of his methods. He should have talked it out with Dakota and then moved on from there. But despite it all Dakota came out stronger in the end.
Overall it was well written and enjoyable. I really enjoyed Dakota’s independent nature and Brendan’s laid-back, fun nature. Dakota’s best friend was also amazing, sarcastic and cynical, but yet amazing. A good book recommended to all fans of sweet, contemporary romance.