One Week to the Wedding by Olivia Miles
Published by Forever
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Romance
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Sometimes the road to happily ever after takes a few wrong turns...
Kate Daniels couldn't be more excited to be planning her best friend's wedding...in theory. Lately, just thinking about gowns and centerpieces makes her want to hide under the covers with her dog and a good book --one that doesn't include a romantic plot, thank you very much. Maybe it's because her fiancé cheated. Or maybe it's because he cheated with her younger sister, Charlotte. Or maybe it's because her newfound reputation as jilted wedding planner isn't exactly doing wonders for her career.
Charlotte knows she messed up. Big time. But she also knows something Kate doesn't-something that might bring them close again, if her sister will ever take her calls. But as time passes and silence grows, Charlotte begins to realize she can't hide from her problems forever, and that sometimes the only place to run is home.
With the wedding only a week away, Kate expects a few surprises. But what she doesn't expect is to find herself believing...in the strength of family, and the possibility of finding love again. - via GoodReads
I couldn’t resist a small town romance. I needed a romance after quite a few thrillers. One Week to the Wedding by Olivia Miles was a good break. It was also blurbed for fans of Kristan Higgins so that got my attention. I didn’t find her quite as humorous as Higgins but Miles still gave me an excellent story that left me a little teary eyed.
I really enjoyed watching this story unfold. Kate reminded me a lot of myself in that we both have crazy organized lists and strive to be a perfectionist. To be honest I wasn’t sure how Miles was going to pull off a reconciliation between Kate and Charlotte. Kate was working on Elizabeth and William’s wedding but the focus of the story stayed on Kate working through her broken engagement. Not even the romance detracted much from the overall story line. The ending felt a bit rushed and that stopped this from being a full 5 star read.I liked Kate quite a bit; I really wanted to hate Charlotte. Click To Tweet
I liked Kate quite a bit and thought she was doing a great job working through a traumatic experience. I really wanted to hate Charlotte but from the first chapter told in her point of view, I liked her, flaws and all. Alec and Kate were perfect for each other. I loved watching Alec develop and face emotions better left alone (in his opinion). I kind of felt Elizabeth wasn’t very understanding of Alec’s position. I never got a clear impression if this was because William didn’t inform her of the realities or William wasn’t aware of the impact his leaving would have. The characters of Misty Point were a lot of fun to spend time with. I particularity liked Kate’s cousin Bree. I hope to see more books set in Misty Point.
I am burning to know if Kate and Charlotte’s names were a nod to the royal family! I enjoyed my time in Misty Point and would go back again. I’d like to check in on Alec and Kate and all their family and friends. A small North Eastern coastal town provides such a great setting.