Title: The Bridesmaid And The Bachelor (Calypso Falls 0.5)
Author: Kris Fletcher
Expected Publication Date: November 15, 2016
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Rating: 2.5 Stars
In this all-new contemporary romance series, the five Elias sisters of Calypso Falls, New York, discover that love sometimes arrives in surprising ways…
The bride may be the one to wear a veil, but this time it’s the bridesmaid who has something to hide. Kyrie Elias has agreed to pretend to be her twin sister in a friend’s big fat Vegas wedding. Pulling off this deception could mean a chance at love for her sister and the forgiving of a loan Kyrie needs to save her struggling coffee shop back in Calypso Falls. But she didn’t count on the wedding party including gorgeous groomsman Ben Sitka, the sexy scientist who came close to stealing her heart two years ago.
Ben would know Kyrie anywhere. The electric connection between them is something she can’t disguise, and something he’s never forgotten—not since she ran out on him after a week of bliss. Now he vows to give this bridesmaid a reason to blush. He’s willing to keep the secret of her true identity, but he’s also determined to expose her true feelings for him, hoping that Kyrie will come to see that the person she’s most deceiving is herself.
Includes an exclusive preview of the debut novel in the Calypso Falls series, Life of the Party.
♦ Personal Thought ♦
Here’s the thing with reading a piece from new-to-me-author: anything could happen; it’s an uncharted territory. The beginning of this novella was promising enough; as the story goes though, it started to loose its appeal for me.
While I love the idea of second chance and nerdy hero, I couldn’t really buy the heroine’s reason to bolt the first time. In fact, I resent Kyrie’s fears that Ben could be anything like her father! In light of what father did, the comparison was way off base, at least to me it was.
On some parts, I also found the narratives bumpy and the characters’s mind too easily changing. That said, overall Kris Fletcher wrote an entertaining romcom even if the delivery lack the oomph I’m expecting on this kind of story. So I wouldn’t say this was a total fail experience for me and would consider reading the following installment of the series. Who knows, I might like it better than this one.
Advanced copy is kindly provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.