The Wedding Charm – Susan Hatler

Maid of honor Sarah Carlton hasn’t failed at anything since her high school science project was sabotaged by a relentless competitor. So, she’ll do whatever it takes to make her best friend Jill’s wedding absolutely perfect. That includes taking the next flight out of Sacramento to retrieve the panicked bride’s cherished family wedding charm from her late grandmother’s attic in Atlanta, Georgia.

Unfortunately, someone else has offered to come to the bride’s rescue—best man Ben Atkins, the same man who destroyed Sarah’s high school science project all those years ago. Now he wants to one-up her by retrieving the charm first? Sarah refuses to let that happen. The race is on.

When Sarah and Ben arrive in Atlanta, instead of finding the wedding charm there’s a letter from the bride’s grandmother directing the bride and groom to complete a series of tasks in order to prove their commitment to each other. With the wedding only two days away, Sarah and Ben must join forces by pretending to be the bride and groom in order to earn the wedding charm. Should be a cinch. After all, how hard can it be to fake true love for forty-eight hours?

My review

The word to best describe this book would be… Charming. It is a short story about Sarah and Ben, who share a history in rivalry. So, when Sarah’s best friend is getting married, but really, really, really wants to wear the wedding charm from her grandma to her wedding, the game is back on.

Sarah wants to best Ben, the guy who destroyed her science project all those years ago. The story is funny and not quite believable, but who cares? It is a light read and because it is such a short book, Susan did not have the time to go in depth into the characters. Which is a shame, because you loose a lot of credibility without it. So, maybe she should have gotten more on paper and made the story a little more interesting.

However, for a happily-ever-after-junkie like me, it was a perfect read. Especially after the rollercoaster ride of The Flame in The Mist, I could use something less heavy. And for that, three out of five stars from me.

Publisher: Hatco Publishing

Published: April 2017

ISBN: 9780998694603

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