That said, I have A LOT of baggage with infertility story lines I appreciated that we don t get a dreaded Miracle Pregnancy Epilogue, but the whole I can never give him his OWN children thing sets my teeth on edge I did appreciate that the author actually talked about things that too many authors who write these sorts of conflicts gloss over the idea that you re still a woman even without the lady parts, the idea that family is what you make it, the idea that you don t need to push a child out of your birth canal to be a mother Butthis is me, this conflict is a MAJOR hurdle for me, and.
meh I can recognize that what the author has done here is good, even though it s not my jam.
The First Rule Of Wedding Planning Be Prepared For Anything Wedding Planner Adele Hawthorne Is Prepared For Wedding Hitches But Not For The Best Man To Be Dan Her Ex Thrown Together At Every Turn, Adele Can T Escape Their Chemistry Or The Fact That Her Heart Breaking Reason For Leaving Him All Those Years Ago Hasn T Changed With Just Days Before Dan Leaves Their Winter Wonderland, Can He Convince Adele They Still Have Something Worth Fighting For Marrying A Millionaire Duet Book Best Man For The Wedding PlannerAnd Look Out For The Next Book, Coming Soon Book Secret Millionaire For The Surrogate A Lovely Setting, Well Written Characters And A Completely Believable Conflict Make For An Engaging read RT Book Reviews On Hired The Italian S Bride Love And Romance Artfully Knitted In A Well Written Story Featuring Family, New Traditions, And How One Successful Woman Forged A New Path In Life Goodreads On A Cadence Creek Christmas Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog how many authors there are out there it s always wonderful when you find those authors that no matter what they are writing you just love their stories That s how I feel about Donna Alward I remember before I started reading her seeing the covers of her books and thinkingsomeday Then she started a new series we all know how I hate reading out of order and I jumped on reviewing it Since then I ve been enjoying her books I will admit that I didn t know anything about this book before I agreed to review it See, I told you I liked her books Going in blind it s always easy When I started reading it and realized it was of less a second chance romance I thoughtoh no I m being honest they aren t my favorite but since it happens a lot in romance I do read them Right from the start I fell into the story For me it was classic Alward Of course you need to read her to truly understand what I mean She writes these wonderful stories that are both complex and light hearted at the same time Right off the bat I loved both Dan and Adele Yes, they both had their issues but who doesn t The past might not have worked for them but I liked how much they still had that attraction Sometimes timing isn t always right For them in the past it wasn t Now they are older and hopefully wiser Things change Adele is able to be honest with him and tell him her most hurtful secret I want to share this with you but I hate to ruin anything The author did a good job of not making the us and the hero wait till the end of the book If you would have the ending would have been way to rushed The way she did it opened up their relationship to another level I really enjoyed their story and was happy to be on the ride to true love with them Bumpy as this may have been it was well worth reading it Follow me on received for a honest review Some years ago, in their early twenties, Adele Hawthorne and Dan Brimicombe were in love, and looking forward to a family together Then Adele was diagnosed with cervical cancer It had spread to her uterus, and she needed a hysterectomy No children, ever.
Dan had a large, happy family, and looked forward, like his siblings, to raising his own large, happy family Instead of telling Dan about her diagnosis, and letting him support her through her treatment and make his own decision about whether he wanted to stick with her despite the loss of any prospect of children together, she decided for him Convinced that he couldn t be happy without children, and that he would nevertheless try to do the right thing and might persuade her, she tells him her feelings have changed, and breaks it off.
They re both heartbroken, but since they no longer have any contact, neither knows how the other feels.
Now, with thirty closing in on both of them, they meet again.
Dan stayed in Toronto and went to work for a clean energy company He s now CFO, and the youngest executive in the C suite Adele moved to Banff, and started her own business, as a wedding planner.
Dan is now best man for the biggest, most spectacular wedding she has planned so far It s a shock to both him and Adele when meet when he arrives for the pre wedding preparations.
The next week is a wild roller coaster for them.
Both Adele and Dan are good, decent people And they re both being unfair Even when Adele finally tells him what really happened, he still feels that he can t trust her, because she didn t trust him, and because she lied to him And Adele yes, she did lie to him She didn t give him a chance, and she couldn t bring herself to trust him to not resent her in the future to really decide whether or not he could accept a life without children of their own, and tell her the truth.
Now, it turns out Adele really does have reasons, unrelated to this, for having trust issues That s not Dan s fault And Dan isn t understanding just how traumatic the cancer diagnosis and the hysterectomy were for her That was upsetting for any woman, but especially for a young woman planning on a family.
They ve never gotten over each other They both tell themselves they ve moved on, but they haven t They both have a lot of issues to work through, with each other and with themselves.
And Alward handles it very, very well This is a warm, kind novel, with people you can care about and not just our main characters.
I received a free electronic galley from the publisher, and am reviewing it voluntarily.
Best Man for the Wedding Planner by Donna AlwardMarrying a Millionaire 2I really felt for both Adele and Dan as I read their story of love and loss that might have the potential for love in the future The two broke up before college ended and the reasons that it happened were ones I could understand but really wished had been handled differently BUT one cannot undo what has been done in the past because one lives in the present And, that saidI do understand the reason for the decisions made at the time in spite of what I wished had happened instead.
Adele is a wedding planner creating a perfect wedding when in walks the man she thought was the one when in collegeandhe is the best man at the wedding she is in charge of With virulent flu going around causing some glitches and a few other catastrophes averted with and without Dan s help the two do eventually spend some quality time together and discuss not only the past but the potential of a future together It is not smooth sailing for either one of them but it is very realistic and times gritty and definitely poignant There were times I want to sit Adele down and talk to her and than one time I wish I could undo a few of the choices she made both in the past and in the present The fact that I felt and cared and became involved with the characters indicates the writing ability of this author and makes me realize and how much I look forward to reading each one of her books as they come out.
Thank you to the author and Jenna Bayley Burke for the ARC this is my honest review.
5 Stars In the midst of pulling off a dream wedding for a client Adele Hawthorne is is thrown for a loop when she meets their chosen best man Dan Brimicombe, the same Dan that use to belong to her, until she walked away from him eight years ago She thought leaving him was the hardest thing she had ever had to do, but facing him again after all these years is by far worse on her heart, especially when she realizes that there is still a lot of love in there for him The moment Dan s eyes landed on Adele he was taken with her all over again, but his head isn t so happy to see her again, it keeps telling him to run in the other direction She broke his heart in two eight years ago, and since that day he has wondered what her real reason was for leaving, he knows she wasn t being completely honest when she said goodbye He wants answers, but he also can t handle all the sparks that start flying when she comes close, so he decides to avoid her which happens to be easier said then done Best Man for the Wedding Planner is a sweet little read that will do good things for your heart The instant I met these wonderful characters I found myself smitten, and I couldn t help but root them on This was a refreshing change of pace for me, with it s light and fun story line, it kept me engaged and smiling Highly recommend I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.
Her secret regret has become a life sized reality Alward has a way of turning heartbreaking moments into humorous tales of courage Best Man for the Wedding Planner is a laugh out loud, don t forget your tissues, irresistible find For every pond of tears, there s a rainbow waiting to be born Alward shoots straight from the heart and helps us find that rainbow.
Thanks to author Donna Alward, NetGalley, and Harlequin Romance for providing me with a digital ARC of BEST MAN FOR THE WEDDING PLANNER Book 1 in MARRYING A MILLIONAIRE duet, which provided the opportunity to read the book and write an unbiased review This second chance at love story was both heartbreaking and romantic with humour Adele Hawthorne, Daniel Brimicombe and Harper were realistic enough to walk off the page and into my world, and the plot was believable, engaging and well developed I have been to Banff and the Rocky Mountains several times and enjoyed reading the familiar names of restaurants, ski resorts, and other landmarks Donna Alward, a favourite author, has once again written a romance novel that I could not put down I read this in one sitting.
This 5 star romance is available on December 1, 2018
Entertaining and full of hope, I thoroughly enjoyed Best Man for the Wedding Planner.