A year’s worth of novellas from twelve inspirational romance authors. Happily ever after guaranteed. She thinks she has prepared for her wedding all her life…but it seems she may have forgotten the most important part. Ellie Martin, a country girl in Atlanta, has dreamed of a traditional wedding all her life—a wedding just like the one her younger sister is planning back home. Their single mom will pay for Alexa’s wedding, but Ellie started her own wedding fund years ago. She only needs to find a groom. At a wedding at her church, Ellie bumps into a man who’s one of the guests. She’s noticed him around the neighborhood, but today he introduces himself as Gray Whitby. They embark on a whirlwind romance, but her mother doesn’t trust freewheeling men like Gray. When Ellie risks her own future for her sister’s sake, Gray feels betrayed. Will he always play second fiddle to Ellie’s family? Will Ellie and Gray reconcile their differences so her dream wedding can come true, or will the romance they’ve begun come crashing down?
I love the opening scene of this book. Ellie is weeding at a church she doesn’t attend when a wedding crashes her work. She hides out in the bushes, but of course the gook looking guy sees her. The guy is Gray and the two will soon fall for each other.
I love how Meg laid this story out. Ellie has some baggage and expectations placed on her by her mother. They are really prejudices based on her mothers past. Ellie’s mother doesn’t trust anyone, especially a man that Ellie is in love with. This causes a lot of tension between the love birds. I think it is so true to life.
When two people come together they must learn to meld their two lives into one, and this isn’t easy. Our families have shaped us into who we are and what we believe. It takes a lot of work to overcome messages we have heard for so long.
But Ellie and Gray persist, you’ll just have to read the book to see how they do it! This is another good one from this series.
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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.