Book Review: WEDDING CAKE AND BIG MISTAKES by Nancy Naigle

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Published: July 9, 2013

Format: Paperback  (258 pages)

ISBN: 9781612182776  

Series: An Adams Grove Novel (Book 2)

Origin: Publisher through NetGalley (eGalley)

***Though the publisher provides the free ebook, I offer the opinion.***

My Look:

Although Carolanne Baxter had been more than ready to live back home, she wasn’t ready for the many challenges that seem to arise in Adams Grove.  

Some irritations are small, some are tedious, some are weddings, and sometimes it’s a murder!

It all starts with something small.  

The laid back lifestyle of a small town is hard to get used to with her transplanted city roots. Carolanne did grow up in this town, but this lifestyle wasn’t the reason she ran far. Back then, major reasons like a deceased mother, a heartbroken, drunk father, and limited career possibilities made her go.   She’s back among friends, and her law practice is a partnership affair where they each live upstairs and practice downstairs.  It’s a platonic relationship that everyone seems to think is or should be something else entirely.  

Her move should help change that view.  In fact, her house is done ahead of schedule, and during her tedious maid of honor duties, when everyone is trying to pair her up, even though she doesn’t want to be paired up at all, she is starting the moving process.  Away from her partner, she will go and those persistent people should get the message loud and clear.

Meanwhile, preparations for Jill and Garrett’s wedding start to stir up some feelings that Carolanne is certainly not used to having, but she takes it in stride and keeps with the plans. Until, soon, the wedding is upon them. 

Carolanne sees to all the usual traditions like something old, something new, and something borrowed, but the something blue is really only the beginning of this event.

She doubts anyone expected someone blue to pop up at this affair, not even the murderer.

My Take:

WEDDING CAKES AND BIG MISTAKES by Nancy Naigle successfully blends romance, mystery and family drama into a read you can’t miss!  

I enjoyed getting to know Carolanne Baxter, and I’m sure you will too.  This character’s reasons for coming home are still unclear even to her, but those around her see everything perfectly clear.  These people prove not only valuable to her life, but they start Carolanne’s desperate desire to prove them wrong, which only proves them one hundred percent correct. Meanwhile, she has family fences to mend and a new house to pay for, all the while she’s loosing her best friend.   

Nancy Naigle’s WEDDING CAKES AND BIG MISTAKES is a standalone novel, but you’ll want to read the SWEET TEA AND SECRETS (Montlake Romance 2012) while you await the next Adams Grove novel!

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