Every Bride Has Her Day by Janice Thompson

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Every Bride Has Her Day

Every Bride Has Her Day is book three in the Brides with Style series.  I have not read the first two books in the series, but didn’t feel it was necessary to enjoy the story.  That being said I would love to read the other books to get to know the characters even more.  Starting the series in this book, it took me a while to remember who everyone was.  After I got that down I really enjoyed the story.  The characters all have their own quirks, and kept me entertained.

 

Katie is so excited to finally be a bride.  She has dreamed of her wedding day her entire life, and to be planning it with Brady as the groom, she couldn’t be any happier.  Working at a bridal store, Katie’s co-workers have tons of ideas about how her perfect day should go.  And her fiancés mom wants her son to have the only the best.  The problem is no one seems to care what Katie wants, and she has a hard time telling those she loves no.  Everyone has ideas from where it should be held all the way down to what theme she should have.  The problem is everyone’s dream wedding is different than her own.  When you throw in the opinions of the ladies in her hometown, Katie is stressed beyond measure.  Will she get the wedding of her dreams?  Or will she settle for what everyone else wants?

 

This book was a lot of fun to read.  There were lots of secondary stories going on and it was interesting seeing how they panned out.  Thompson was great at keeping my interest and making me love the characters, even if I’ve only known them for such a short time.  I enjoyed hearing Katie and Brady’s faith woven through out the story as well.  I would recommend this book to anyone who has a crazy family and enjoys laughing through the craziness.  I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Silence in the Dark by Patricia Bradley

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Silence in the Dark is the fourth book in the Logan Point series.  I have read the second book in the series, A Promise to Protect, and the third book, Gone Without a Trace, and don’t feel that it is necessary to read them all in order to enjoy this book.  That being said, I did enjoy seeing some of the characters from the previous book I read.  Silence in the Dark follows Bailey and Danny as they try to escape Mexico and return to Logan point.  Bailey feels that once they are in Logan Point that they will be safe, but Danny doesn’t agree.

 

Why would the notorious drug cartel, the Calatrava, be after Bailey?  She honestly feels that God called her to minister in Mexico, but lately hasn’t felt safe.  Visiting her family feels like just what she needs.  But can she make it there?  Or is the Calatrava determined to make sure she never leaves Mexico?  Danny seems to be her only way out of the country; is it possible to put aside her feelings and let him help?  In a world where there are very few people you can trust, Bailey knows she has no chance but to rely on Danny.  Can they make it home safely?  Or will they just be bringing danger to those closest to them?

 

There are so many unexpected twists and turns, you will never be able to guess what’s going to happen next.  Bradley kept my interest the entire time, and I found the book nearly impossible to put down.  I loved that the characters had a past and had to look beyond their feelings to work for a common goal.  I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Romance and Suspense.  I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest opinion.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Her One and Only by Becky Wade

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Her One and ONly

Becky Wade is one of my favorite authors.  She is so good, that I want to savor her books, but then can’t put them down once I’ve started reading.  This is one of those books.  Her One and Only is the fourth book in the Porter Family Series.  That being said you don’t have to read the other books to enjoy this one, but you would be missing out on getting to know an amazing family.  This book follows Dru and Gray as they get to know each other under some unique circumstances.

 

Dru is the baby of the family, and having three older brothers has made her different than most women.  Being a former Marine made her even more unique.  Dru enjoys action and isn’t scared of danger.  Her current job as a protection officer seems like the perfect fit.  If Dru had a choice on who her next client would be, it would be someone who might actually take her advice and do as she says.  Not that there are many people who would do that, but a macho larger than life football player definitely doesn’t fall into that category.  Gray challenges her every chance he gets, and seems to love driving her crazy.  Can Dru protect this handful of a man?

 

Gray is a big guy.  He is used to doing what he wants, when he wants.  He is used to being recognized everywhere he goes, and enjoys the fame.  When he keeps receiving threatening letters, his team feels that he needs protection until the matter can be solved.  Gray finally agrees, but when he sees that a small beautiful woman is one of his protectors, he can’t help but think that it is some crazy joke.    Dru is the opposite of what he wants in a woman, but he can’t help but be drawn to her.  Maybe this body guard thing wasn’t such a bad idea.

 

I love Dru.  She has the coolest sense of style and she doesn’t hold back.  When she sees danger she runs towards it.  If we could all be a little more like her, the world would be a more awesome place.  Who doesn’t love a heroine who carries a gun and rides a motorcycle?  Gray is also very swoon-worthy in his own way.  He might not be the quarter back, but a very determined man in uniform, hard to resist.  I loved seeing how Dru was a good influence on him, and she wasn’t afraid to call him out.  I loved hearing about the other members of the Porter family.  I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good romance with some action mixed in.  I found it nearly impossible to put down, and when awoken in the middle of the night, hard to get off my mind.  I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.  All opinions expressed are my own.