Kiss the Bride: Three Summer Love Stories


Kiss the Bride: Three Summer Love Stories
Written by: Melissa McClone, Robin Lee Hatcher, & Kathryn Springer
Publisher: Revell
Month, Year: May, 2016

A brief summary from Robin Lee Hatcher:

Picture Perfect Love: A June Wedding Story by Melissa McClone

When image becomes everything, it’s up to love to refocus the heart.

Photographer Jenna Harrison wants every bride and groom to look picture perfect on their special day. But her own heart is still broken, the unworn wedding dress hanging in her closet a reminder that relationships aren’t always as perfect as they look through her camera lens.

Attorney Ashton Vance is the one that got away, but he wrongly blamed Jenna for ruining his political aspirations. Even if Jenna can forgive him, dare he hope for a second chance at her love?

I Hope You Dance: A July Wedding Story by Robin Lee Hatcher

Can two left feet lead to one perfect romance?

Grant Nichols is a genius in the kitchen and a klutz on the dance floor. But his friend’s wedding is shaping up to be a shindig the likes of which Kings Meadow has never seen—including dancing. Lots of dancing.

Former rodeo queen Skye Foster is offering dance lessons for the wedding party. Grant and Skye are no match on paper. But when they step onto the dance floor, they create a melody all their own.

Love on a Deadline: An August Wedding Story by Kathryn Springer

MacKenzie “Mac” Davis returns to her hometown of Red Leaf, Wisconsin, and takes a job at the weekly newspaper writing about social events.

When Hollis Channing, Mac’s high school nemesis, returns to Red Leaf to marry her celebrity fiancé, the editor asks Mac to cover all the festivities for the newspaper. The last thing Mac wants to do is reconnect with the person who made her life miserable when she was a teenager . . . unless it’s spending time with Ethan Channing, the bride’s older brother—and Mac’s first crush.

 My Thoughts:
I am so smitten with these 3 novellas in Kiss the Bride: Three Summer Love Stories! They are absolutely adorable! It makes me almost want an outdoor June wedding…until I remember that North Carolina is already in the 90s and way too humid for my taste! …I think I’ll stick with another season 🙂

Picture Perfect Love: A June Wedding Story by Melissa McClone
After a failed relationship that ended while she was walking down the aisle, Jenna picked herself up and created a new and exciting life for herself. One that involves owning her own booming photography studio, volunteering with teenagers, going on adventures with the single’s group, and finding a church she loves.  When Ashton, her ex, comes knocking at her studio to apologize, Jenna doesn’t know what to think of her former almost-husband. As Ashton sets out to prove himself worthy of Jenna’s affections, he comes to realize that trust easily broken is harder to redeem the second time around.

I loved how Jenna doesn’t immediately start swooning after Ashton the minute he shows back up. And how she makes him work to be a part of her busy life.  I really admired her strength of character.  The will they/won’t they get back together made this novella really hold my interest.

I Hope You Dance: A July Wedding Story by Robin Lee Hatcher
When Skye offered up free dance lessons for an upcoming wedding, she never imagined her next love would come walking through those doors, much less a cowboy with two left feet! Grant certainly never anticipated that dancing could be so disastrously fun. As these two waltz around one another on and off the dance floor, they learn that love sometimes involves toes being stepped on in order to get to perfection.

I found myself laughing at Grant’s mishaps on the dance floor. That would so be me! I totally have two left feet. But I do love to be in the kitchen! 🙂

Love on a Deadline: An August Wedding Story by Kathryn Springer
MacKenzie “Mac” is itching to write the next big story for Red Leaf’s local newspaper. Only, her boss wants her to stick to writing pieces on the town’s social events, more specifically, her arch-nemesis’ upcoming wedding to a big-time celebrity. Not only is Hollis back in town, but so is her older brother, Ethan, Mac’s first and major crush and local football legend. When Ethan stumbles upon Mac photographing the gazebo on his property, he realizes that the girl next door has transformed into a gorgeous, independent woman.  And that his work is cut out for him if he’s going to win her heart.

I loved seeing Mac’s rough-around-the-edges exterior soften whenever her father or Ethan showed up in the story. She’s not nearly as tomboy as she thinks she is, and I enjoyed her decisiveness and take-charge attitude.

I’m telling ya’ll, if you want all the feels of a rom-com movie but in book form, pick up a copy of Kiss the Bride: Three Summer Love Stories ASAP! It’s such an adorable trio of novellas that you’ll just be sighing and aww-ing the whole read through.

I was graciously provided a free hard-copy of this novel from BookLook Bloggers and a free e-read of this novel from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. 


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