High society wedding organizer Lauren Remington's plans for her best
friend's wedding have come to a dead halt. Literally. Because
Henri the caterer has most inconveniently passed away, which means all
other chefs worth their salt will be at the funeral set for exactly the
same day and time as Betsy's wedding. The frantic Lauren's only
option now is to risk a chance on some low-class food service called "Born
to be Wilde".
Tattooed cookout king
Max Wilde can't resist a person in need. Usually. But this
time the desperate person is none other than Lauren Remington, a woman who
once descended from her lofty social circles long enough to crush his
heart. Still, he's willing to come to her rescue--for a price.
Her royal highness must accept the menu he prepares: no samples, no
questions asked. And she must bestow on him a single dance at the
reception. In front of every member of "who's who" in well-heeled
desperate. But is she desperate enough to serve up a BBQ buffet and
dance with the hired help at the wedding of the year?!
What worked for me:
I have a real soft spot for bad guys with broken hearts of gold, so I
thought Max was as yummy-sounding as his culinary creations!
The main storyline
was very cute, and the subplot of finding the lost sister added an
interesting tension to the story.
What didn't work for me:
was a potential mystery sub-plot, but it didn't have enough time spent on
it to make it anything more than a footnote in the book.
It took me a
long time to warm up to this heroine. In fact, it almost didn't
happen at all. And I'll never be able to warm up to her mother,
tears or no tears. That gal is just plain toxic to her daughter.
This fun, light read brought a smile to my face several times.
Definitely a good choice for tossing into the beach bag this summer.
(And if this one book isn't enough, be sure to pick up the other titles
from this series.)
If you liked "Born to be Wild"
you might also enjoy
"Love at Large",
"Some Girls Do",
"Midsummer Lightning", "The Independent Bride",
"The Bridesmaid's Reward",
"Runaway Bay", "Carried Away",
"His Seductive Revenge",
for Laura", "It Had to be You",
"This Heart of Mine".
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