Tara Stewart’s boss at Weddings Today magazine sends her to Heart’s Landing to debunk its romantic legends. This could devastate the many local businesses that cater to weddings, from Forget Me Knot Florist to Dress for a Day.
The locals convince Jason Heart, the handsome descendant of the town’s founder, to show Tara around the town. But can he persuade her to believe in the romance?
Title: A Cottage Wedding
Series: Heart’s Landing #2
Author: Leigh Duncan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: June 2, 2020
Publisher: Hallmark Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
‘A Cottage Wedding‘ is the second title in the ‘Heart’s Landing‘ series, and I was easily swept back into this charming small coastal town completely devoted to a happy ever after wedding for all of its guests and visitors… and perhaps residents as well.
Tara is the type of heroine I enjoy most. She’s faced with a problem from the start yet she’ll do what’s necessary to fulfill her obligations… up to a point. She’s smart, not afraid to speak the truth when it’s needed, and willing to admit when she’s wrong. When she discovers there is absolutely no truth to the idea of her boss that Heart’s Landing is a horrible destination wedding location and should lose its first-place spot in that category she will stand behind her decision – even when it will cost her the promotion she so deserves. Unfortunately, she didn’t come clean about her real reasons for being in town with the one person who deserved to know quickly enough… and there will be consequences for that action.
I adored Jason from the start. He’s a good man, one who isn’t afraid to show his feelings, one who wants what is best for not only his business but for the community as well. It is vital for the town to hold on to their precious best destination wedding location top spot in order for the town and the businesses there to flourish. Everything about Heart’s Landing is related to the wedding business and if they lose that number one spot it will devastate family businesses and good people’s livelihoods. He certainly didn’t expect to fall so hard or so fast for Tara, but he did, and when her true reason for coming to his town is learned it turns his world upside down.
Trust is a precious thing, perhaps more valuable than any other emotion. Tara broke that trust, and now she has to convince the townsfolk and Jason that she’s not out to destroy them in spite of her boss’s command. I loved watching this story unfold for we all know that no secret is going to stay that way long in any story.
Jason and Tara fit so well together that their journey to everlasting love, in spite of potholes along the way, kept me flipping pages, completely engaged, and loving every moment back in Heart’s Landing. If you love a really good love story then this romance and this series are perfect matches for you.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from Hallmark Publishing via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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