Saturday, February 27, 2016

My TBR List - Book Review: Diary of a Single Wedding Planner by Violet Howe

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The Winner

My Review:

This month's winner was a winner. I could relate in some ways with Tyler and then there were other times when I just wanted to smack her. In a lot of ways this is a coming of age story. Most of us think about the phrase 'coming of age' and think about the transition from teen to adult. But coming of age does just happen once. It can happen multiple times throughout a person life. I am going through a transition myself. It's called the dreaded midlife crisis. I'll tell you guys about it in another post.

This not your typical romance in that she isn't dating any one person. So here' s the deal. Tyler fled town after her high school sweetheart breaks up with her only to marry someone else a month later. I know right. I might not have left town but he sure would've gotten more than a half of my mind. She was understandably upset. Years later, she still has dealt with that pain. So much so that she hasn't realize how much she has missed out on by closing herself off.

Tyler finds herself dating the weird guys. She wishing for Prince Charming but dates a bunch of frogs. The message in the book comes across loud and clear. There isn't such a thing as a Prince Charming. The is only the work and choice of love. Even when told out right she didn't get it. She frustrated the yet out of me by some of the things that she did. But in the end, she made the right choice so I guess all well that ends well (I think that's how that saying goes o_O).

*I am in the middle of reading The Man Test. And Ellyphant is on my list to read next.
Rating 3stars

Book Description:
Wedding planner Tyler Warren left heartbreak behind when she ran away from her small Southern hometown and started a new life in a big city. Years later, she wants to believe in the fairy-tale endings her job promotes, but the clients she meets day after day seem to be more “Crazily Ever After” than “Happily Ever After.” 

Meanwhile, her own attempts at romance play out as bizarre comedies rather than love stories, and she’s starting to think Prince Charming either fell off his horse or got eaten by a dragon. When unresolved issues from Tyler’s past complicate things even further, she discovers she may yet have some things to figure out before she can find her own happy ending. 

This delightful first book in the Tales Behind the Veils series chronicles Tyler’s wacky misadventures, both personal and professional. Whether she’s getting insane requests from brides or outlandish requests on dates, you’re sure to be charmed and entertained by the Diary of a Single Wedding Planner.

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Violet Howe

Violet Howe enjoys writing romance with humor. She lives in Florida with her husband (her knight in shining armor!) and their two handsome sons. They also share their home with three adorable but spoiled dogs. When she’s not writing, Violet is usually watching movies, reading, or planning her next travel adventure.

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The Runners Up

In this romantic comedy, Marin Johns is San Francisco’s Pollyanna couples therapist. She’s months away from wedded bliss when she discovers her fiancĂ© is having an affair. After nursing her broken heart with Kleenex and break-up songs, she adopts a new brand of thinking when she uncovers a tell-all book that proves all men are liars and cheaters who will do and say anything so they’re not found out. No exceptions. 

In an attempt to convince her friends of her newfound truth, she begins a fictitious relationship with James, a do-gooder from Montana. Marin seeks any means necessary to catch him cheating from hiring a PI to enlisting the help of a fidelity tester. Will her new "boyfriend" beat the statistic or will Marin regret the satisfaction of being right?
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The year is 1999 and Elly Palmer and Kent Lytle are embarking on their senior year of high school. Their lives change forever when a stranger comes into town riding in her candy apple red Audi Cabriolet.

Jen Derby wants one thing: Kent. And no one is going to stand in her way, not even his best friend "Elly-phant." When winning Kent's complete attention isn't as easy as she thought it would be, Jen fights back with a vengeance.

The poison-laced smiles Jen threw her way made one thing clear to Elly: Jen isn't the one for Kent. How long would it be before Kent saw Jen for who she really was? And when he did would he turn his attentions in Elly's hopeful direction?
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  1. This book sounds fun! And I absolutely love the cover! I am definitely going to check this one out!

  2. It was fun. And the cover is what got me too.

  3. Glad you enjoyed it even though she was a bit frustrating! Great Review, Bunnita!

  4. It does sound like you enjoyed this one even though you wanted to shake the main character sometimes. It nice to hear she makes the right choice in the end. Great review!

  5. Still love that cover!! Glad you did enjoy it. Great review!

  6. This book certainly sounds like interesting fun. Glad you enjoyed it. I might have to check it out myself. Great review!

  7. I really like the book. It's a quick read too. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

  8. I'm happy it was enjoyable overall, Bunnita! It sounds like it was pretty cute. :) I look forward to your review of Ellyphant too. And your story of mid-crisis. From you profile pic, you don't look old enough to be having one of those. ;)

  9. Hopefully I'll have the Ellyphant review done by Saturday. LOL yes my midlife crisis story is coming and thanks! I'm not revealing my age though lol not yet anyways.

  10. Glad it was a winner! It was the one I voted for too! I'm with Grace, I really liked the cover!