Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A Wedding at Two Love Lane
by Kiernan Kramer

Publisher: St Martin's Press
Pages: 346
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Never say never when it comes to love.

Greer Jones has made a real name for herself at the elegant matchmaking agency Two Love Lane. For a lot of reasons--including a past engagement she broke off--practical tech expert Greer is more interested in the business of love than the experience of it, but she can't help but covet a gorgeous wedding gown that's the prize in an upcoming cocktail-party contest. In a moment of brazen inspiration, Greer asks a handsome Brit she's only just met to accompany her to the party. He agrees--and Greer believes her date is a starving artist. Little does she know the truth. . .

Ford Smith, as he calls himself, is actually Stanford Elliott Wentworth Smythe, the Eighth Baron of Wickshire. Fresh off a breakup with a money-grubbing siren who deceived him all the way to the altar, Ford has no desire to fall in love--especially with Greer who, like the desired wedding gown, is beautiful but only skin-deep. But soon Ford realizes that there's more to Greer than meets the eye. Her professionalism is matched only by her passion for life and love. . .and, best of all, she has no idea that he's to the manor born. Could it be that true love is priceless after all?
 


Kritters Thoughts:  The second in a series, but as in all romance series book one focuses on other characters, so you can skip ahead to this book, but I read the first one because I like to start at the beginning.  

To talk quickly about book one as I am not doing a full review here on the blog, it is called Christmas at Two Love Lane and you are introduced to four women, three partners who own a matchmaking agency in Charleston, SC and their office manager of sorts who they have known for years.  The first book centers around its main owner Macy and her love story.  

This is book two and it centers around Greer jones who is the numbers person of the matchmaking agency and there are a few reasons why she has avoided love and enjoyed setting up others, but never focused on finding her soulmate for herself.  Of course in the first few chapters you meet the probably main guy in the book and the journey sets off from here.

I love the setting and the characters in this series, but the plot and the writing were just ok for me.  At times the story jumps and was just a bit all over the place and then at other times it flowed just nicely.  There were also a few moments where I felt as though there were plot points that didn't quite make sense or just didn't work.  

I had mixed feelings when I finished book one and I had the same thoughts about book two.  Because I read a lot of romance books, maybe my bar is a little high, but these books were just ok in my opinion.  With each romance author, I like to read more than one book to get a full opinion and I may read one more in this series because the characters are just so easy to fall in love with.  If character drive your reading experience, than you will enjoy these books, just know that plot and flow may not always work.


Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row


Ebook 2018 Challenge: 3 out of 100


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from St Martin's Press.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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