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Always the wedding planner, never a bride, Elliot Lynch is famous for orchestrating the splashiest weddings in Charleston, South Carolina. When her father’s sloppy management practices leave them on the brink of bankruptcy, Elliot will do whatever it takes to save the family business. When asked to appear on “The Marrying Type,” a reality TV show about the people behind the scenes as couples exchange I dos, she says yes to the invasion of privacy (and the hefty paycheck that comes with it).
With a camera crew capturing every detail of her life, Elliot faces her most challenging contract yet: planning a wedding where her ex is involved in every part of the process. Add in a lazy assistant, liquor-loving bridesmaid, and rival planner encroaching on her turf, and Elliot’s wedding season goes from high-end to high-stress.
Forced to confront her past, Elliot must live out her troubled present on national TV if she has any hope of saving her future.
The first thing I would like to say is that this book was fabulous. The characters were great, the main character was likable and real, and the main love interest was perfect. If you love Chick-Lit, why aren’t you already reading this?
Elliot has taken over her family’s wedding planning business with hopes of bringing it back to the top of the industry. Her Mom passed away several years ago and she is the only one left with interest in the company. However, she finds herself scrambling to make ends meet after finding a pile of bills in her father’s office. Ever the bridesmaid and never the bride, she puts all of her heart and soul into the business. She soon finds herself planning a wedding for Sadie Warner…the sister of an ex fiancee from college.
The two start out rocky at first, but eventually work on rekindling their love. Elliott plans remarkable weddings in the meantime, most of which are aired on the new TV show “The Marrying Type”. It’s crazy to have her life aired for everyone to see, especially scenes that involve Eric. In time it seems like looking at video of herself is the only way she can see how much she needs Eric back in her life..
Without giving too much away, I will say that this has already been one of my favorite reads of 2015. Elliott has depth that a lot of Chick-Lit characters seem to miss lately. This story is so well put together. I’m over here hoping for a sequel in the near future!
Props to Laura Chapman!
Laura Chapman is the author of The Marrying Type, Hard Hats and Doormats and the Autumn and Tuck series, which appear in Merry & Bright and A Kind of Mad Courage. A native Nebraskan, she loves football, Netflix marathons, and her cats, Jane and Bingley. Until she fulfills her dream of landing a British husband or becoming a Disney princess, you can find her in a bar penning her next novel.
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