Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Book Review - "All Dressed Up in Love"

"All Dressed Up in Love" is another addition to the second Year of Weddings series and this is a sweet, quick read. 

Book Description from the publisher:

They've helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.
Greg Elizondo hadn't bargained for this. Any of this.
Satin. Lace. Tulle. Pearl inlay, embroidered bodices, and Swarovski crystals.
The bridal shop business it took his mother three decades to build, the enterprise that covered his university and law degrees in full, was struggling because he might be part-genius when it came to contract law . . . But corset-style gowns with a mermaid flair? Shoot me now.
Tara Simonetti hated law school, but loved the community grant funding her presence at Temple University's esteemed school of law. She could not fail. Would not fail. But when a notice for bridal store help appeared on the community notice board, Tara applied for the job immediately. While grants and loans helped pave her way, money for food was scarce. Legal precedence, moot court, and judicial clerking all had their place, but they were nothing compared to Alcenon lace, tucked silk skirts, and a well-placed peplum.
Greg had grabbed her help as the act of a desperate man. Within weeks, he was desperate again, this time to win her heart. But after using community funds to get her degree, how can Tara turn her back on the people who helped finance her goal?
But if she leaves Philadelphia and Greg to return to her small-town in northern Pennsylvania, she'll be leaving her heart behind. A heart he won, fair and square by posting a help wanted notice on the coffee shop board . . . A heart that filled the missing niche in his mother's acclaimed bridal store. A heart Greg longed to cherish forevermore.
About the Author
Award-winning author Ruth Logan Herne is the author of over a dozen novels for Love Inspired and Summerside Press. The mother of seven children, she loves kids and pets. She is married to a very patient man who is seemingly unthreatened by the casts of characters living in her head.

My Review:
I really enjoyed this novella!  Not only was it a sweet love story between Tara and Greg, but it also gave me such a good feel for the wedding dress and fashion industry.  Greg and Tara share several things in common including law school and Greg's mother's shop, yet they are so different as well. As they spend time together and feelings develop they are faced with decisions to make as well.   I loved their interactions with each other and seeing their relationship develop.  Honestly, while reading this I was felt as if I was transported to this shop in Philadelphia and was there in the midst of all of the dresses, the yards of tulle, lace, satin.  I look forward to a new novella each month and I was not disappointed in the least with this addition to the series. 

*Thanks to the BookLook Bloggers Program for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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