Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Review: A Wedding for Christmas by Lori Wilde

A Wedding for Christmas
by Lori Wilde
October 25, 2015
Avon Mass Market

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About the Book:
The whole town is ready for the holidays: the Cookie Club is baking, Main Street glitters with lights, the carolers sing…there’s even a Christmas wedding.

When bodyguard Ryder sees his best friend’s sister, Katie, at an L.A. Christmas party, he mistakes the slinky blonde for a celebrity stalker and tackles her. Then they tackle each other . . . at his place. The next morning, Katie’s gone, and Ryder tells himself it’s for the best. It isn’t. Now, one Christmas later, Ryder’s falling for the woman he’s been missing in the town he hasn’t missed at all. . .

Katie Cheek’s outgrown the romantic fantasies she had about Ryder when she was fifteen. Katie’s packed their hot night away in a box labeled “fling”—or tried to. But Twilight’s bad boy is the best man in her brother’s wedding. And up-close and personal, Ryder’s impossible to ignore. So Katie can either go into hiding—or surrender to Christmas magic. 

My Thoughts:  A Wedding for Christmas is a heartwarming, fun, and sexy story that will make you both smile and swoon.  Katie Cheek has been in love with Ryder Southerland since she was 8 years old, but.....he was older, a bad-boy, and her brothers best friend.  Not to mention she was a bit of an ugly duckling.  Ryder ran away from the town of Twilight, his family who'd mistreated and abandoned him, and now Katie crossed the line and he left her behind as well.  Fast forward 13 years and now Katie finds herself in LA for Christmas, at a party, mistaken for a stalker, and looking into the eyes of the man she hadn't seen since she was 15 years old.  Ryder knows it's Katie, but the former ugly duckling has turned into an exceptionally beautiful swan.  They spend a heated night of passion together, but this time, it's Katie who runs away.

Now, one year later, it's Christmas, there's a wedding, and Ryder Southerland and she both are going to be in it.  That and a job Katie takes on throws them together once again.  Romance blossoms while a lot goes on with family and friends.  When something really serious happens, Katie and Ryder have to decide if they want to run to or run away from each other.  

A Wedding for Christmas is a great story that contemporary romance fans will enjoy.  Add this one to your holiday TBR list.  

About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Lori Wilde has sold seventy-eight works of fiction to four major New York publishing houses. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and a certificate in forensic nursing from Kaplan University. She is a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

Lori’s first New York Times bestseller, the third book in her Twilight, Texas series, The First Love Cookie Club has been optioned for a television movie. The town of Granbury, Texas, upon which her fictional town of Twilight, Texas is loosely based, honors Lori with an annual Twilight, Texas weekend each Christmas. Learn more at www.twilighttexas.com

A popular writing instructor, Lori is a three time RITA nominee and has four times been nominated for Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She’s won the Colorado Award of Excellence, the Wisconsin Write Touch Award, The Golden Quill, the Lories, and The More than Magic. Her books have been translated into 27 languages and excerpted inCosmopolitanRedbook, Complete Woman, and Quick and Simple magazines. She lives in Texas with her husband, Bill, and her two New American Shepherds.

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