Title: The Wedding Switch
Author: Sharon Kleve
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: August 23, 2015
Abby Blackwell runs a successful wedding planning business. She’s delighted when Derrick, her boyfriend of only a few short months proposes. Abby immediately accepts and dreams of the perfect wedding at the Rose Chalet. But, when Derrick with no explanation, pressures her to get married as soon as possible, she has to wonder why and drags her feet.
Derrick Knight’s future rests on portraying a settled, respectable and married man. All he needs is a wife—now—and Abby fits the bill. She’s successful, smart, gorgeous, and would make the perfect corporate wife. He just needs to convince her to tie-the-knot by the end of the month to close the most important deal of his career.
Hunter Price knows he’s made the biggest mistake of his life. Derrick Knight, a friend from school, hires him to pretend he’s getting married, in an attempt to trick Abby into planning her own whirlwind wedding. Abby is selfless, sweet, tastes like sunshine, and belongs to someone else—and he just kissed her.
Two grooms-to-be—one bride-to-be and one bridesmaid. Which couple will walk down the aisle to happily ever after?
The Wedding Switch is a charming Fanfiction novella based on NYT bestselling author Lucy Kevin’s Four Weddings and a Fiasco series (although I haven’t read that particular series… in fact, I haven’t heard of that series until I came across The Wedding Switch). This is a very short, sweet and romantic read! Abby Blackwell is soon to get married to her short-term boyfriend, Derrick Coltrane but she is a bit reluctant because she doesn’t really love Derrick. Meanwhile, Derrick has his own agenda in marrying Abby as soon as possible. Derrick hires Hunter Price to make it happen on a plan of his own brewing. Hunter didn’t want to be involved in Derrick’s schemes but when he saw Abby’s picture, he changed his mind… When they met, sparks flew like the 4th of July.
This was a good read, but I was a bit bothered by the syntax errors, as well as some typos. I also didn’t like Abby’s “best friend”; if you read this novella, I think you’ll feel the same too. I’m not really a big fan of instant love so that was another factor for me, but the ending made up for it as it was more of a case of happily for now. Other than my personal misgivings about this novella, it was a good read and it kept me entertained for about an hour or less!
This copy was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
About this author
Sharon Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband.
Sharon is a multi-published author of paranormal and contemporary romance.
She loves romance. She loves reading romance, living romance, and especially loves writing about romance. Sharon gets no greater feeling than watching her characters come alive in each other’s arms. Most of all, she loves giving her characters the happily ever after they deserve—with a few bumps and bruises along the way.
One of her favorite things to do is pick-up a new book and sinking into the story, immersing herself in the emotions between the characters. She hopes to inspire her readers the same way her favorite authors inspired her.
When not writing, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cat and a good book, or in the kitchen baking sourdough bread or bagels.
I’m asked on a regular basis why I have some sort of animal in every one of my books. It is simple…I love animals and I love writing about them. It doesn’t matter what kind, shape, or size. I love them all! Throughout my life I’ve had dogs, birds, frogs, lizards, rabbits and of course precious cats. My husband and I have a dozen bird feeders, two water fountains and multiple yard-art fixtures that we put food and water in for the critters.
Several years ago our cat of fifteen years passed away and we were going to wait awhile before getting another one but as the days went on we missed having a cat. It was during the winter so there weren’t any kittens available. I searched all the shelters and saw pictures of an eight-month-old female, shorthair cat.
When we picked up Ardy from the Bremerton, WA PAWS, they said we’d never be able to pick her up or touch her. She’d been abused. My husband played with her and instantly fell in love. We took her home and after many months of special care, she loves to be held. We laugh because she likes it so much she won’t let you put her down.
All animals deserve a little time, patience and a good loving home. PAWS is a wonderful organization. To volunteer your time or donate: you can contact them at http://www.paws.org/