Title: Once Upon A Wedding
Series: One Day At A Wedding #1
Author: Kelly Rae
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: January 12, 2016
Publisher: Forever Red Publishing
My Rating: 4 stars
Cassie Anderson, bridesmaid extraordinaire, is tired of attending her friend’s weddings either solo, or with her best friend, Thad. Finding a real date is simply too much work. Especially when she sees an old acquaintance from high school, Dan, at her friend Shelley’s wedding. After the spark shared between them, Dan has become the object of her affection. Too bad he has a nasty habit of having a date on his arm at every turn. Stealing another woman’s date is against the rules, but if she could just catch him at an event alone…well, that would be fair game! Unfortunately, timing is everything, and she and Dan seem to have the worst. Always the bridesmaid, walking away with nothing more than a dreadful dress,
Cassie is committed to changing her luck and getting her man.
Dan daydreamed about Cassie Anderson through most of his high school classes. She barely knew he was alive – but that didn’t stop him from wanting her for all those years. Unfortunately, her return to his life comes at the worst time possible. As he tries to put his life back together, he keeps an eye on her, hoping to find her single at the right time. A time when it all hurts a bit less. A time when he can offer her all of the love she deserves. After three weddings of happenstance meetings, Dan finds himself to be a little more ready for everything that is Cassie. Putting himself out there, he can only hope she is everything he thinks she might be — his forever girl.
Read on for my thoughts on Once Upon A Wedding. No true spoilers, promise.
Once Upon A Wedding is a charming, lighthearted romance that is surrounded by weddings and possibilities.
Cassie and Dan attended high school together. In the years since they have often been at the weddings of high school friends – although not together. Cassie seems to be the perpetual bridesmaid, and Dan usually has a lady on his arm at every event. There is a spark of attraction between them, but Cassie will never break the ‘don’t make a move on a guy with a date’ rule, so they harbor their attraction to each other in silence.
You get a very good idea of this romance from the cover description. I found Once Upon a Wedding to be such a fun, fast read. Two people who come together at varying points in their lives until that one moment that will allow them to explore the ‘what if’s’ about their mutual attraction.
If you’re looking for a story that will simply let you experience falling in love all over again – then Once Upon a Wedding is a perfect choice for you. This is definitely a feels good read that will leave you smiling.
*I received an e-ARC of Once Upon A Wedding from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
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