Friday, December 6, 2013

A December Bride by Denise Hunter

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A December Bride by Denise Hunter
 What started as a whim turned into an accidental--and very public--engagement. Can Layla and Seth keep up the facade in Chapel Springs this holiday season for the sake of her career... and his heart?

Under normal circumstances, Seth Murphy--the best friend of Layla O'Reilly's ex-fiance--would be the last person she'd marry. But the news of their upcoming (and phony) nuptials convinces a big client that Layla might be high-society enough to work for his agency--a coup that would put her fledgling home-staging business on the map. Seth has secretly loved Layla for years, even when she was dating his best friend. Maybe she'll never forgive him for the way he hurt her back then, but he has to try. And Layla is willing to keep up their engagement farce until she's landed her client.
For Layla, it's a chance to save her career. But for Seth, it's his last chance to win her heart.

Author: Denise Hunter
Publisher: Zondervan, 2013

My Review
What a fun trip back to Chapel Springs, Indiana for the holidays!
After Layla's date to her ex-fiance's wedding cancels due to strep throat, her only other male option is Seth--her former fiance Jack's best friend who introduced Jack to his bride while engaged to Layla. Though giving Seth any attention whatsoever grates after he ruined her future, she agrees to attend the wedding with him, where he announces their engagement. Trouble is he hasn't asked Layla to marry him yet. But when the bride is tossing as many condescending remarks at Layla as the rose petals lining the aisle, and Layla's dream client is interested in her work now that she's "engaged" to Seth, what's a girl to do but play along?
I loved revisiting the characters from Barefoot Summer. This is quick yet satisfying and entertaining read. I highly recommend it to warm up your cold winter night.

I give A December Bride 5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads!

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